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Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Some scary creatures, peril in update to series classic.

Movie NR 2019 80 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Love Scooby-Doo!

Typical scariness of Scooby-Doo. My 7 year old and 10 year old loved it!
age 5+

Not bad

my niece's really enjoyed the movie scared them a couple times but not thing that bad

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

There's enough silly-scary in this Scooby adventure to satisfy the basic franchise formula, and it's fun when the movie sends up Alan Smithee's "auteur" director, a savvy (if obvious) inside joke. This entry will probably be fine for fans who haven't seen Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island from 1998. The 20-year-old movie is well-remembered, even considered a classic, so it's expected that comparisons with Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island won't be kind. Kids who are not yet comfortable with real versus pretend violence may find the frequent appearance of the werecats disturbing, with their gnashing fangs, glowing eyes, and stealthy movements. Even the zombies may be too much for little ones or supersensitive kids. Now celebrating 50 years, Scooby-Doo adventures, with their quirky, likable mystery solvers, find new generations of fans with ease.

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