Scooby-Doo and The Loch Ness Monster

Movie review by
David Gurney, Common Sense Media
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Sure to please young fans of Scooby-Doo.
  • NR
  • 2004
  • 74 minutes

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness

Cartoon violence, a potentially scary serpent.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMatt The Pirate August 31, 2018


It didn't do it for me. I SHOULD have really liked the dark atmosphere and the Scottish theme ... but I just didn't like the extra characters and the... Continue reading
Adult Written byGregory Nelson January 27, 2017

A movie with a perfect legend perfectly done

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster, will surely entertain you, and when it showed up, it was done perfectly, and the sounds were also done perfectly, and the s... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 December 30, 2011

Nice SD movie

Good movie, follows the typical SD tradition :). The monster could be scary for some kids, and usually the gang is running away from the monster, but I personal... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byTheGreatNoOne February 27, 2011

That freaky kind of fun!

There was very good CGI in this movie. It had a cool plot and should be put into the SD Classics file!

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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