Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map Review #2


Get ready to experience the world-famous Scooby-Doo! and Crew like never before in this all-new, original puppet movie! What begins as a routine night for the Gang — which includes the slobbering sleuth and Shaggy eating a triple-extra-large Scooby snack pizza — becomes a mad dash to find the frightening Phantom Parrot, who has a map to pirate Gnarlybeard’s hidden treasure. Scooby sniffs out the map’s clues, which lead him right to a spooky pirate ship. Ruh-roh! What will Gnarlybeard be willing to do to protect his booty? The whole family will love casting off on this mysterious, fun-filled voyage again and again.


Like a modern day A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, but with puppets!

When Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map came out, I, like many other Scooby fans I’m sure, were a bit hesitant about it. The Scooby gang as puppets? It seemed like an odd place to take the franchise. Thankfully it turned out to be a rather enjoyable movie, mainly due to it being heavily influenced by A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. All the elements from APNSD are here: Daphne’s a fashion freak, Freddie{or Fredward as Daphne calls him for some reason} is clueless, and Velma’s a shy computer nerd. The APNSD style humor blends with the puppetry really well. The only thing missing is Red Harring.

The one thing I did not like is the music. It’s taken from other Scooby movies, and the song from “Legend of the Phantosaur” especially feels out of place. I would’ve preferred more original music. I also did not like the so called Dance Break. The movie is split into two 22-minute segments with a dance break in the middle. Instead of having the gang stop and dance during the chase scenes, the dance segments are put into this dance break. That mixed with the music just didn’t really work for me.


Had it not been based off of Pup, I’m not sure how well I would’ve liked Mystery Map. Those elements are what makes this movie work so well. I just wish they would have used different music for the chase sequences. 3.5/5.


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