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Scooby-Doo: Abracadabra-Doo

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Good times, but scary images might spook youngest viewers.

Movie NR 2010 75 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

Scary and fun for little ones

My kids (4 & 6) are huge Scooby doo fans, they both enjoyed this movie and were pretty scared (they are both thrill seekers) and so did I, it was fun, filled with mystery and scary-hide-behind-mommy moments. I do have a little problem with it: why set Daphne & Fred as a couple? I know it's not a big deal but I don't see the need to push a love interest for characters that been on TV just as friends for over 30 years. They relate just fine being friends. For movies aim to kids I find it a bit pushy.
age 5+

not for preschoolers

We didn't like it. I did not check the rating first, being new to this site, and it was way to scar for my 4 year old!!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

Kids will like the recognizable pattern of the Scooby-Doo formula, even though Shaggy has a new voice (Casey Kasem has been replaced by the lovable Matthew Lillard). The predominance of scantily clad teenage girls in a kids' movie is a mystery, however. Otherwise, the gang's teamwork and the self-depreciating humor really work in this Scooby movie -- especially where the world of magic is concerned. Parents might even hear their kids mimicking some of the funny one-liners from this movie after it's over.

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