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Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

More peril and silly scares; gourmet meals added for fun.

Movie NR 2018 77 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

In a depressing trend from recent Scooby-Doo media, at least one character-a “celebrity” actress playing herself-wears a low-cut outfit.

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Velma (Kate Micucci) is in top sleuthing form; Shaggy and Scooby find themselves in foodie heaven; and a mystifying ghost threatens celebrities -- what could be more franchise-perfect than that? In fact, rather than the usual easy-to-figure-out villain, Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost has an array of evil-doing suspects. The mystery's unraveling may actually be surprising. Familiarity with Bobby Flay and the other TV celebrity foodies will be a plus for viewers, but regular Scooby-Doo! fans won't be disappointed even if they're not familiar with the big names, high-tech kitchen, and gourmet cooking.

This direct-to-DVD movie is the latest in a successful, almost 50-year run: The franchise first appeared in a CBS television series on September 13, 1969, when Hanna-Barbera delivered a "nonviolent" Saturday morning show to mollify worries about the pervasive, action-packed superhero programs. Always with an entree that's pretend-scary and a healthy side dish of silly jokes, as well as a little "food for thought," this gourmet adventure is a pleasing addition to the menu.

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