Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!

TV review by
KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media
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Zoinks! A fun revamp with super Scooby snacks.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value
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 & Representations

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.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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 The old Scooby's spooky supernatural elements have been replaced by an action-oriented, spies-saving-the-world plot, but the mysteries are still easily solved by kids who've been paying attention.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byEmmiKatJohnson February 27, 2020

It would have been better without Shaggy and Scooby Doo

While it was mind-numbingly boring and had no semblance to any Scooby Doo media before or after, it is something that I don't have a problem exposing child... Continue reading
Adult Written byLowe's man June 29, 2017

Much appeal for young children, some for older children and perhaps adults.

Adults who grew up on Scooby-Doo may or may not find this interesting, especially if they miss Fred, Daphne and Velma. Some may not like the new looks of the c... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byThePawPatrolFan45 January 7, 2018

Ok

I love Scooby Doo but I don't like how the characters look and I wish they had the rest of the gang not just Shaggy and Scooby, however the episodes are ve... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byJoseph Rock February 28, 2012

Watch WordGirl instead.

I LOVE Scooby-Doo,but HATE this show! Let me tell you about the animation quality.It is BAD! The backrounds and layouts are basic,and it is bland,boring and bla... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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