Saturday, September 28, 2019


family movie night
Warner Bros Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this blog post. 
Opinions I share are my own
The Halloween season is here and this geek daddy had some spooky fun by having a Scooby-Doo family movie night.  We baked up some Scooby Snacks with Pillsbury sugar cookies that feature the zany Great Dane on them and popped the all new original animated film SCOOBY-DOO! RETURN TO ZOMBIE ISLAND in the dvd player. Zoinks! This movie had my kids laughing through out it at the hijinks the Mystery Inc gang of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby get caught up in a brand new adventure.

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Shaggy and Scooby believe they are going on a relaxing, all expenses paid vacation to a tropical island. Fred, Daphne and Velma promise this vacation will be mystery free with all their attention being on having fun in the sun. When they arrive at their destination it looks strangely familiar?

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The Mystery Inc gang soon discover their free trip to paradise has a price to it when zombies attack their hotel. They've unknowingly returned to Zombie Island! Now they have to finish solving a mystery that they encountered in an earlier adventure.

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Will Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc gang finally solve the mystery behind Zombie Island? Or will the become permanent inhabitants of the island becoming zombies themselves? Sorry this dad blogger isn't going to tell you. You'll have to pick up SCOOBY-DOO! RETURN TO ZOMBIE ISLAND from Best Buy yourself to find out. Note that buying the movie through a link in this post will be supporting this blog as receives a small commission from these affiliate links at no additional expense to you.

Available on DVD and Digital from Warner Bros Home Entertainment, SCOOBY-DOO! RETURN TO ZOMBIE ISLAND has a vocal cast that includes Frank Welker who has voiced Fred Jones in all the animated versions of Scooby Doo for 50 years as well as contributes the voice of Scooby in this animated film. The cast also includes Grey Griffin (Daphne Blake), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy Rogers), and Kate Micucci (Velma Dinkley).  It has a run time of 1 hour 20 minutes. This movie has not been rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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Zombies are in fad right now but you most likely aren't going to be letting children watch The Walking Dead or World War Z so SCOOBY-DOO! RETURN TO ZOMBIE ISLAND is a flick in this genre that you can feel comfortable letting your kids see.  It is full of the goofy hijinks and gags that Scooby-Doo is known for that had my kids laughing throughout the movie. My fifth grade twins really enjoyed this movie despite not having seen the original Zombie Island Scooby-Doo adventure this is a sequel to.

Parents should be aware though that this movie isn't like the classic Scooby-Doo cartoons. Unlike those cartoons where the spooky creatures are always unmasked as people pretending to be specters and ghouls in this movie the monsters are portrayed as being real. There may be scenes that are too intense and scary for very young viewers so parents may want to be wary of preschoolers and kindergarteners seeing this animated flick. From my own family's experience though SCOOBY-DOO! RETURN TO ZOMBIE ISLAND gets a geek daddy nod of approval for providing a spooky fun movie night elementary school, tween and teen aged kids are sure to enjoy.


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