Scooby-Doo and The Loch Ness Monster

  • Review Date: October 6, 2005
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Running Time: 74 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Sure to please young fans of Scooby-Doo.
  • Review Date: October 6, 2005
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Running Time: 74 minutes





What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence & scariness

Cartoon violence, a potentially scary serpent.

Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this feature is simply a longer version of the typical Scooby-Doo television cartoon. Sexuality, language, commercialism, and substance use are non-issues. The only potential red flag is the violence, which is rendered in very comic fashion -- no deaths, no injuries, but plenty of wacky chases. The monster that creates the violence is an evil-looking serpent-like creature and is potentially scary, especially to very young viewers. The film leaves open the possibility that the monster does truly exist, unlike most Scooby-Doo episodes, which typically expose monsters to be hoaxes perpetrated by unhappy humans.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Scooby, Scooby-Doo, where are you? In SCOOBY-DOO AND THE LOCH NESS MONSTER, Scoob and his pals are visiting Scotland in order to help Daphne's Scottish cousin Shannon host a Highland Games athletic competition. The competition is set to take place next to Loch Ness, where for centuries there have been sightings of a mysterious monster lurking in the water. Of course, with Mystery Inc. on the scene, it's not long before the monster materializes and begins to wreak havoc on the festival grounds, kicking the gang into high monster hunting mode.

Is it any good?


This feature is a beefed up Scooby-Doo television episode, with very little to elevate it above that. It does an admirable job of introducing children to some of the more unique aspects of Scottish culture, including the dialect, traditional sporting competitions, and foods, without making the Scots appear to be too strange.

The longer length will make the film drag a bit for parents and older kids, who will quickly recognize the repetitious pattern of chaotic chases followed by analysis of clues. However, younger children who are fans of the show should have a fun time piecing together a slightly larger mystery with the gang.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how the open ending is different from other Scooby-Doo adventures. Could there really be a Loch Ness monster? Why did Fiona Pembroke need to fake the monster if there is a real one?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:June 22, 2004
DVD release date:June 22, 2004
Cast:Casey Kasem, Don Barclay, Eleanor Audley
Director:Clyde Geronimi
Studio:Warner Bros.
Genre:Family and Kids
Run time:74 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Adult Written byJ-Gillian April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age

No thanks.

No way would I show this to young children. Scarey and inappropriate content.
Teen, 13 years old Written byTils October 14, 2009

Great for kids that are 8+.

When I was a little kid I loved to watch scooby-doo!!! There is nothing wrong with it for kids that are 8 and older. It might scare little kids, but that all. Scooby-Doo is the best!!!
Educator and Parent of a 4 and 6 year old Written bynancylorel April 9, 2008
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