Be Cool, Scooby Doo!
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Be Cool, Scooby Doo!
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Be Cool, Scooby Doo! is a lot like the original show they remember. Ghosts and monsters chase, and try to scare, the Scooby Gang in each episode. Chaos is often created, and the characters find themselves in precarious situations -- stuck on roofs, in runaway cars, etc. -- but no real violence ever occurs. Also, the cast of characters are brave, clever, loyal, and accepting of each other's quirks.
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What's the Story?
In BE COOL, SCOOBY-DOO!, Scooby and his friends decide to travel in the Mystery Machine, seeking fun and adventure during what could possibly be their last summer together after graduating highschool. However, monsters and ghouls continually prevent them from completing their journey.
Is It Any Good?
Come for the retro vibes and stay for the spooky mysteries, which are refreshingly free of violence. In Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, the whole gang is back and as loveable as ever, with a few upgrades. First, Scooby himself actually speaks a little, which makes him more fun to get to know as a character. Second, the mystery van has been supped up with all kinds of Inspector Gadget-like upgrades. Each episode consists of a mystery the crew eventually solves using their detective skills, placing importance on brains over brawn. The underlying message here is that "there's a rational explanation behind every mystery." The most enjoyable part of the show is the last few minutes when the deception is explained and the viewers are walked through the hijinks. This one is a perfect fit for kids who are intrigued by mysteries but aren't ready for anything too scary.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how Scooby and the gang demonstrate courage and perseverance. Why are these important character traits?
Each of the characters are known for specific traits --Thelma is smart, Shaggy is spacey and scared -- how do you think that makes them feel? Talk about how everyone is made up of many different parts.
- Premiere date: May 13, 2022
- Cast: Kate Micucci, Frank Welker
- Network: HBO Max
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
- TV rating: TV-Y7-FV
- Last updated: February 25, 2023
Our Editors Recommend
Fun remake of '80s classic has multigenerational appeal.
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