Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!



Zoinks! A fun revamp with super Scooby snacks.

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.

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 The old Scooby's spooky supernatural elements have been replaced by an action-oriented, spies-saving-the-world plot, but the mysteries are still easily solved by kids who've been paying attention.

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.

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
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Friendship, Monsters, ghosts, and vampires
TV rating:TV-Y7
Available on:DVD

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Adult Written bysnes64dsi October 13, 2012

Horrible Scooby-Doo show!

This series was horrible, crappy animation, Shaggy sounded like he had a severe case of laryngitis and worst of all, Fred, Daphne and Velma were only on screen about half the time, they weren't in all the episodes! This series was boring, thankfully it only lasted 2 seasons! Don't even bother watching this show, watch any of the other Scooby-Doo shows than this garbage!
Adult Written bychavalabobby April 9, 2008

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.
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 blah.Cartoon Network revamped Looney Tunes,making a new show called The Looney Tunes Show and it is awesome! But how dare they mess up Scooby Doo.One of the best cartoons of all times.The theme song is also horrific.DON'T WATCH THIS!


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