Going into this film, I didn’t know what to expect, I watched the first trailer released for the film and the film looked good.
Scoob! marks the first CG-animated for the Scooby-Doo franchise. The film was animated by Reel FX which produced those CG-animated Looney Tunes cartoons released in theatres a few years ago.
Here’s what Scoob! is about:
With hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever — a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global dog-pocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone could have imagined.
I reviewed Scoob! on 4K Blu-ray and the film was upscaled to 4K resolution instead of native 4K like other animated films like Toy Story 4 last year. The 4K Blu-ray disc supports HDR10+ but sadly there’s no Dolby Atmos or Dolby Vision support.
The animation and effects in the film look great, the characters all look like CG versions of their 2D counterparts. The characters come to life and there’s a lot of detail put into their environments.
While the current voices of the Scooby-Doo cast aren’t lending their voice around, most of the voice cast does a great job.
I was skeptical at first at Will Forte doing the voice of Shaggy but he makes it his own, just like Matthew Lillard and Casey Kasem before he did. The only real voice that was slightly jarring was having Zac Efron as Fred. The original and current voice of Fred, Frank Welker is actually also the current voice of Scooby and he voices everyone’s favourite cartoon Great Dane in the film.
The story and writing for the film could have been a bit better, there were a few plot points and dialogue that didn’t make much sense or felt a bit cringy at times but those were fairly minimal.
Also, be on the lookout in the background for all sorts of references to past Scooby-Doo/Hanna Barbera cartoons, especially the first cartoon, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
At its heart, the film is about Scooby-Doo and Shaggy and their relationship and the film does a great job expressing and showing that. There are moments in the film where you’ll feel for the duo.
The 4K Blu-ray disc of Scoob! only included the film itself and no extras. The bonus features for the film are included on the 1080p Blu-ray disc. There’s also a digital code included.
For bonus features, Scoob! is fairly lacking and only comes with a handful.
- Deleted Scenes
- How to Draw Scooby-Doo
- New Friends, Newer Villains
Scoob! is an enjoyable film that looks great visually but needed more work in its storyline. If you’re like me and grew up watching Scooby-Doo cartoons, then you’ll enjoy watching the film at least once.
Scoob! is available now on Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.
- 4K version of the film looks good
- HDR10+ support
- Standard Blu-ray disc included with 4K Blu-ray
- Severely lacking in bonus features