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ScoobyDoo

Website review by
Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
ScoobyDoo Website Poster Image
Zoinks! Scooby-Doo's surrounded by ads!

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

There are ads for videogames, movies, and TV Shows on the Kids WB network. There's also a shopping area.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there are ads all over: one short ad and one tall one on the side of the Web page plus a banner ad at the top. All are clearly marked "Advertisement" and point you to the Warner Bros. shop and purchases such as video games and faster modems. Mac users beware -- the games run very very slowly. PC users don't have this problem.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8 year old Written bythreee September 13, 2009

great

great movie
Parent of a 2 and 2 year old Written byShanna Ranae October 10, 2010

We Love Scooby Doo

We love the new Scooby Doo movies at our house! The kids are crazy for this show.
Teen, 16 years old Written byAvengingSon98 October 15, 2014
Teen, 14 years old Written byalexbess06 April 9, 2008

What's it about?

SCOOBYDOO.COM stars the Great Dane himself with the usual gang of friends plus a gaggle of ghosts and monsters. Fans will enjoy seeing his latest online adventures and playing Scooby-related games. There are also coloring pages, contests, and newsletters. Families with favorite pets might choose to submit a photo to the "Pet Gallery." Pooches and kitties predominate, but any kind of pet is allowed. Answer a few pet-related questions and then submit your digital photo. Site administrators monitor the submissions, so don't expect the photo to appear right away. Visitors get ten "Scooby Snacks" per day to "give" to their favorite pets. The pets with the most snacks get special Featured Pet status. You won't find any dog-biscuit recipes in the "Scooby Snacks" area, but you will find downloadable screensavers, buddy icons, and computer wallpaper. At the time of review, most had Halloween and monster themes.

Is it any good?

In general the games are clever and fun, but before you can play the games you'll have to watch a brief ad about an upcoming Warner Brothers movie, a CD, or Vanilla Mint Listerine, among others. Because of all those doggone ads, sometimes you'll be asking yourself, "Scooby-Doo, where are you?"

 

Also, watch out if you're using a Macintosh computer: The games run slowly and the controls react even slower. It's not impossible to play using a Mac, but PC users running Internet Explorer get an entirely different gameplay experience.

Online interaction: Kids can post comments in a moderated bulletin board and send postcards to their friends.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about amateur sleuthing. Do you think it would be fun to solve mysteries involving monsters and ghosts? How do Scooby and pals make the idea of chasing monsters and ghosts less scary?

Website details

  • Genre: Gaming
  • Pricing structure: Free

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