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What's New, Scooby-Doo?

By Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Silly mysteries with harmless mayhem.

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age 6+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 6+
age 10+

No incarnation is as good as "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?"

Nothing has ever been the same since they made Fred an idiot instead of the inventive genius he was in the '60s. It started with "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island". That movie was the first to feature real satanic power/actual zombies. Things went downhill from there.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (15):

Scooby-Doo is silly and harmless. The most risqué moment in one episode set in Paris, for example, was a "wee wee" ("oui, oui") joke. (One nice touch in this episode was the use of French pop songs in the action sequences.) Although there are some scary situations -- a model is kidnapped by a gargoyle, a wrestler is challenged by a monster -- they're quickly resolved, and the scariness quotient is low. Some episodes have cliffhanger endings, which are quickly resolved at the start of the next week's episode.

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