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

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What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence & scariness

Cartoon violence, a potentially scary serpent.

Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism
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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?

QUALITY
 

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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Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 December 30, 2011
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7
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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 personally don't think it's too scary.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 16 years old Written byTheGreatNoOne February 27, 2011
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8
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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 other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Kid, 11 years old July 6, 2010
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5
QUALITY
 

boon's rating

most sea monster movies are known to be scary, but this one wasn't. there are no monsters popping out of the water. no one dies either. this is a very safe movie and it is appropriate for little kids who don't usually get scared. some kids may get scared of the ocean, but that is a rare possibility and will most likely not happen.
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