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Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Classic Scooby series has lots of spooky, nostalgic fun.

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This classic animated series, which was created at the time to boost the original cartoon's ratings, mainly centers on Scooby, Scrappy, and Shaggy as they work their way through one mystery after another. While Fred, Daphne, and Thelma participate in the sleuthing adventures, they are less relevant to each storyline. As a result, when the show was changed from a 30-minute morning cartoon to a series of seven-minute shorts after one season, those three characters were eliminated from the cast lineup.

Nonetheless, the first 16 episodes of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo feature all the zany, mystery solving adventures that the franchise is known for. Meanwhile, Scrappy adds some personality to the show, thanks to his spunky courage that Scooby and Shaggy decidedly lack. Classic Scooby-Doo fans may enjoy the nostalgia, even if it isn't their favorite series in the Scooby universe. But new generations of viewers who like the franchise will no doubt enjoy it.

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