Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!

Common Sense Media says

Zoinks! A fun revamp with super Scooby snacks.

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What parents need to know

Educational value
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Positive messages

Friendship and loyalty are the the keys to success, and the bad guys never triumph ... but there are an awful lot of laser guns.

Positive role models

Scooby and Shaggy show admirable loyalty, and they're clearly the good guys. But there aren't very many female characters.

Violence & scariness

Lots of laser guns from the bad guys, but they have remarkably bad aim. The beams never do anything more than knock someone (usually another baddie) off his (always his, never her) feet.

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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 while there's plenty of cartoon violence in this new Scooby-Doo series -- complete with baddies firing laser guns -- the effects are kept to a minimum even by 'toon standards. Bumbling bad guys may hit one another with ricochet beams, but the result is never more than singed hair or a sore butt. The old Scooby's spooky supernatural elements have been replaced by an action-oriented, spies-saving-the-world plot, but the mysteries are still easily solved by kids who've been paying attention.

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What's the story?

In SHAGGY AND SCOOBY-DOO GET A CLUE, Shaggy (voiced by Scott Menville) has inherited billions from his brilliant scientist uncle, who's missing -- presumably on the run from his Dr. Evil-esque rival, Dr. Phibes. Uncle Albert's latest formula has been hidden in the recipe for Scooby snacks, which now give Scooby (Frank Welker) pretty much unlimited powers -- until he burps. The intrepid pair must hide the formula, evade Dr. Phibes' evil minions, and search for Uncle Albert.

Is it any good?

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This series is good fun and there's plenty of good, broad humor that works for most age groups.The animation is different from that of the earlier incarnations; here, it's been given the feel of a graphic novel.

One of the old show's greatest strengths -- the goofy musical chase montage -- stays strong, and it's always easy enough to follow the clues and solve the mystery. This is the rare show that works for most of the cartoon-watching part of the family, although even the mild violence is too much for the youngest viewers.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how this take on Shaggy and Scooby compares to the original. Do you even miss Fred, Daphne, and Velma? (How about the animated celebrity guest stars?)

  • Was it more fun when the gang unmasked a different villain in every

  • episode, or is it better that the guys now just have a single nemesis?

TV details

Cast:Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Scott Menville
Network:CW
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Friendship, Monsters, ghosts, and vampires
TV rating:TV-Y7
Available on:DVD

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Adult Written byRoxielovesscooby April 9, 2008
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I have never been so horrified.

I've been on holiday for the last week and got back yesterday to find that they had changed the looks of Sccoby Doo and the Mystery inc. I cryed, and infact, i am still crying. I can not see the need, Scooby Doo, is Scooby Doo, and i can understand why in Whats new Scooby Doo, the alteration of costumes within the charcters was nessersary, times have changed. But why change their looks? It's now a different cartoon, why not just name it Dooby Scoo, and just rip it off completly? I have grown up with this cartoon and now something i have loved all my life, is completly ruined. Scooby Doo, does now no longer look like Scooby Doo, and the cartoon will never been the same again. Technology has ruiend this forever, and even if it was ment to appeal to a new generation to carry it on, it's just no longer Scooby Doo and has been ruiend for previous generations.
Teen, 17 years old Written byS&SDGAC April 9, 2008
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A must see show

Dear Reviewers, My name is Zachary Summers & I just want to say that Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! is a not to miss show. The action in it is awesome. Scooby gaining powers from Scooby Snacks is pretty amazing. I recommand you reviewers to watch it, watch the first second season episode, & get the Vol. 1 DVD. Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! has become such a success that they did a second season. IF YOU WATCH THIS YOU WILL BE AMAZED!
Adult Written bychavalabobby April 9, 2008
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Who they are?

Tell you truth, I'm kind of glad and finally Shaggy and Scooby-Doo went solo. I never seen these guys work together alone, mostly there is always somebody with them. It's great they get to solve and save the world by themselves. In Scooby-Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed they would solve the mystery in a heartbeat with or without the Mystery Inc Guys. I wrote the movie about Xander one time the spin off on Buffy, Xander is always been portrayed as the side kick, just once what would have been like he stopped an acyoplase or a vampire raid by himself. He got his wish, when I wrote it. When I wrote Raymond: Librarian P.I., my characters mostly portrayed as side kicks, but these guys are the heroes more than the sidekicks. Having Shaggy and Scooby with their own series, solving mysteries and saving the world is the best thing happen for him. When Scott Menville was playing Red Herring in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, this nerdy guy that Fred Jones pestered all the time, I'm kind of glad he played Shaggy, of all the actors who played shaggy, I like Scott Menville, because he can play that character than Casey Kasem did in a lifetime.

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