Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy!

 
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Zoinks! Arrr! Scooby battles ghost pirates.
  • Review Date: November 19, 2006
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Running Time: 80 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Characters work as a team to rescue friends and family.

Positive role models

In their typical style the whole gang lives up to their positive reputation.

Violence & scariness

Mild cartoon violence with sword fights and cannons. But no one gets hurt, and tickling is actually used in one scene to battle a villain.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Part of the vast Scooby-Doo empire.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that a few scenes may be scary for younger kids, like when the ghost pirates first appear, or when a giant sea serpent rises out of the ocean. There's a little cartoon violence, but nothing too worrisome.

What's the story?

Scooby (Frank Welker, who also voices Freddie), Shaggy (Casey Kasem) and the rest of the gang set out on what they hope to be a relaxing, mystery-free cruise. But then terrified scientist Rupert Garcia (Freddy Rodriguez) is plucked out of the water and warns about a group of \"ghost pirates.\" And shipboard magician/hypnotist, Mr. Mysterioso (Dan Castellaneta) seems a little too mysterious for his own good. Before long, pirates overtake the ship and kidnap passengers and crew members. Scooby and the gang must find the pirates' secret lair and save the day, but not before braving the mysterious Bermuda Triangle. As the friends battle the ghost pirates -- led by the menacing Captain Skunkbeard (Ron Perlman) -- they also encounter other entities that have disappeared into the triangle, including phantom World War II-era fighter planes and a giant sea serpent.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Overall, this is a fun outing for Scooby-Doo fans with the usual great voice talent.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the different personalities and character traits of Scooby and friends. How has the gang changed over time?

  • Also, the movie provides a fun way to educate kids about the Bermuda Triangle, pirates, ships, and other sea-related themes. What would your pirate name be?

  • Do you think there are sea monsters, or are they just great fish stories that are more believable because the ocean seems so vast and mysterious?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:September 19, 2006
DVD release date:September 19, 2006
Cast:Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn
Director:Chuck Sheetz
Studio:Turner Entertainment
Genre:Family and Kids
Run time:80 minutes
MPAA rating:NR
MPAA explanation:not rated

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Parent of a 2, 4, and 4 year old Written byFowlerFan May 14, 2011
 

A little scary, but okay.

My 4 year olds really like it though at first they thought it was a little scary. I have a 2 year old who isn't quite ready for it, though. I find that some movies that are sort of scary can be okay - if it's middle of the day, room is well lit, and you talk to them through it. This is one. I wouldn't show it to them when it was dark, etc.
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Too much violence
Teen, 16 years old Written bymkalv December 1, 2010
 

Um, it was okay

This films is okay, just the usual Scooby-Doo film, so fans will enjoy, and non-fans won't.

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