It's high-seas hilarity when Scooby-Doo and the gang take a creepy cruise into the legendary Bermuda Triangle! Spooks and scares lurk around every corner -- from alien sightings to terrifying Skeleton Ghost Pirates that li... more »ke to sink cruise ships with cannonballs. If the crew can't solve this maritime mystery, they may walk the plank and become the Triangle's next victims!« less
Forrest H. (fzacharvey) from PLEASANTVILLE, PA Reviewed on 8/14/2010...
This is one of our favorite Scooby movies. Keeps you guessing!
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The Scooby Doo Animated Movies
Sky | New York | 09/25/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Scooby-Doo in Pirates Ahoy! is the silliest of the ten animated Scooby movies that I'm aware of since 1999. They're all pretty silly...deliberately...but they are usually quite entertaining--if not captivating--to children 3+...okay, and me too.
In an unofficial poll taken of my own kids ages 3 through 7, the results are in and Pirates is at the bottom. Here's the list, according to the experts, of the Scooby Doo animated movies that we...I mean...THEY liked the best:
1-Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999) 2-Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) 3-Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000) 4-Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001) 5-Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire (2003) 6-Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico (2003) 7-Aloha, Scooby-Doo (2005) 8-Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster (2004) 9-Scooby Doo in Where's My Mummy? (2005) 10-Scooby-Doo in Pirates Ahoy! (2006)
With the exceptions being switches of #1 & #2 and #7 & #8, the kids pretty much liked 'em best in the order that they came out. So let's hope that the pattern breaks in 2007! But for now, if your kids haven't seen any (or all) of the releases prior to Pirates, you might want to grab one to go along with, or in place of, this one.
Side note: Warner apparently got so many parent complaints about the first 4 films including "real monsters" (respectively: a real ghost, real zombies, real aliens and a computer virus that comes life) instead of villains in masks that starting in 2003 they abandoned the "real" idea. "
Scooby Doo on the Seven Seas
Matthew Greathouse | Chicago, IL | 09/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, I will completely admit that even as I approach the ripe, ol' age of 33, I've never let the little kid in me grow up. I'm still a huge Scooby fan who has every Scooby DVD out there and I still watch Scooby and the gang on a regular basis. So I was really stoked to hear that a new movie was coming out and scooped up a copy over the weekend.
Now that I've watched it, I can honestly say it's a pretty good Scooby flick, however adults who can't enjoy kid-friendly entertainment shouldn't apply. Pirates Ahoy sticks to the 'old' Scooby format of finding clues, setting traps and unmasking villains.
It was nice to see Fred's parents folded into the story line. Other than A Pup Named Scooby Doo, I don't ever remember seeing them in the regular shows. There aren't very many plot twists in Pirates Ahoy and the ones that do occur seem a little odd...like when the Billionaire with the Jet Pack lands on the ship...however none of them really detract from the story. Besides, you don't watch a Scooby cartoon expecting realism.
The movie is completely kid-friendly, no need to worry about adult themes, subjects, or even real monsters. If your little tyke loves Scooby, he/she will certainly love this film as well."
Scooby Doo is still the best
Bobbieanne Munn | Fontana, CA | 09/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am 34 and still love watching Scooby Doo. I love this one. It is definetly a keeper. It was nice to see Freddie's parents. The mystery cruise was a good idea. Scoopy and Shaggy thought they were getting a vacation. Once again no-way. I recommend any Scooby Doo fan to buy this movie. It is one I will watch over and over again. The graphics are great and the story line is fun."
Classic Scooby at it's Best!!
Daxx | Phoenix, AZ USA | 09/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love classic Scooby, where all the scary guys have masks that come off in the end you will love this Scooby. Fred's parents treat the kids to a mystery cruise into the Bermuda triangle. Needless to say mysteries ensue, the kids design some traps and "those meddling kids" unmask the bad guys in the end. The nice thing about this movie over the classic cartoons is that it is more watchable for adults since there is no laugh track and the animation is top notch. This is comparable to Aloha, Scooby Doo, if your kid's liked the tiki's they will love the pirates."
Inspector Gadget | On the trail of Doctor Claw | 08/09/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't so keen on watching this Scooby adventure as it has the shortest running time of all of them so far and I figured that it couldn't possibly have a substantial mystery worth taking an interest in.
And while that's true for the most part, they do make a huge effort to keep the viewer guessing by throwing in lots of distractions, more so than any other Scooby adventure. And despite it's brief running time it does manage pack in a fair amount of characters and guest voices, so in a sense they give more AND less.
The Mystery Inc. gang head off on a tropical cruise for Fred's birthday but things turn sinister when they pick-up a drifter floating in the water. No one believes his tale of ghost pirates (they're on a "mystery cruise" and are becoming quite jaded to the novelty), but only when said pirates show up do they gradually accept that it's real.
There's a few more in-jokes than normal in this one too. And while I usually hate in-jokes it's forgivable, and perhaps welcome, in a Scooby-Doo mystery. I am aware that the infamous Bermuda Triangle was the focus of a lower-wattage mystery in the third season of Scooby-Doo back in the early 70s, but this one is considerably better.
It looses points for being short, but it's still a worthy mystery."