Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred reunite to solve the most frightfully funny mystery of their careers. The scream team's headed to a haunted bayou island to investigate the ghost of Moonscar the Pirate. But it tu... more »rns out the swashbuckler's spirit isn't the only creepy character on the island.DVD Features:
Joan Street | Montgomery, AL United States | 03/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In this new movie it is the 90's. The whole gang are grown up with their own careers. Daphne is a reporter who has her own talk show. Freddie is a writer who produces her show, they are also dating. Velma owns a mystery bookstore. Shaggy is still exploring his career path. Scooby Doo still likes eating those scooby snacks. They take the mystery machine to New Orleans to find a real haunted house on a mysterious Bayou. They find that the ghosts and Zombies haunting the island are real! They must solve the mystery of Zombie Island.I grew up with Scooby Doo in the late 70's and the 80's. It is great to see Scooby Doo making a comeback in the 90's. The characters are still funny. I like it that they are not stuck in a 70's timewarp. The characters are grown up with careers. They wear 90's cloths and listen to 90's music. The music goes with the action in the movie. This is a great movie for anyone who has grown up watching Scooby Doo."
Scooby and the gang encounter real zombies, no masked put on
retrowens | Alabama, USA | 01/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ever since I was a toddler, Scooby Doo has always been one of my favorite cartoons to watch. "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island" is the first Scooby Doo movie I saw and I was pretty satisfied with it. Scooby-Doo and the gang are up to some of their usual things, and even taking on some new challenges. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy still eat every chance they get, the gang still drives the Mystery Machine, and they're still hunting ghosts no matter how scared Scooby or Shaggy get at the site of seeing a ghost. Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, and Velma all travel to a woman's house after she claims she lives in a real haunted house. They all soon find out that she's right, her house is haunted. Dead ghosts arise and form themselves into zombies. The biggest difference about "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island" when compared to the cartoon series is that in this movie, the zombies are real, no masks this time around, and I thought that that was a nice twist. "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island" is great for anyone who likes watching Scooby-Doo, but especially for kids. Its mystery is more mysterious than ever, it's entertaining, and it's also funny at times such as the way Scooby says "Cats" and then chases them around all over the place."
The gang is back, and they're better than ever!
Monty Moonlight | TX | 07/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Scooby-Doo and the gang are back, in the first of a new series of direct to video Scooby-Doo Movies. This time, the gang is dealing with some real horrors.
After years of finding nothing but crooks in masks, the gang gives up on ever finding any REAL ghosts. So, much like in the live-action movie (only this one came first), Mysteries, Inc. splits up. Shaggy and Scooby get jobs as customs agents, but are fired when they can't help themselves and eat all the contraband food. Velma opens her own Mystery book store, sorta reminiscent of what Ray did in Ghostbusters 2. And apparently Fred and Daphne couldn't pull apart from each other. Daphne became the star of her own investigative TV series, with Fred as her adoring Producer and one man crew.
As Daphne's Birthday approaches, she plans to start a special theme on her show, Haunted America! Daphne intends to search the country for REAL ghosts, starting in atmospheric New Orleans. As a birthday surprise, Fred gathers the old gang back together and Mysteries, Inc. is back in action! For a while they have no luck though. They are still finding nothing but men in masks. Until they run into a beautiful girl named Lena, who claims to live on a REAL haunted island. From there on, things get REALLY scary.
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is full of great laughs and scares, and a great story too, one that isn't dumbed down for little kids. The gang is totally updated, and yet Daphne still looks gorgeous! And for those of you who have always wanted to see some romance between Daph and Freddie, well, here you go! The first in a great new line of videos that every Scooby-Doo fan should enjoy, unless you're hung up on the masked criminal stuff. I for one am glad to see things go REAL for a change! And the Scooby-Doo gang has never been so well animated! Pick up a copy today! I can't wait to replace my VHS with the DVD!"
Making a Classic "Hip".
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 11/11/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure exactly what started the Scooby-Doo revival. Scooby was big in the early 70's through the mid 80's but then went out of style about the time Ronald Reagan started his second term as President. However, I have a strong hunch that it wasn't kids that originally started Scooby's return. No, I believe it was young adults like myself longing for a bit of nostalgia. However, you couldn't just bring back Scooby and the gang. I mean, the cartoon was so 70's (wasn't that part of the charm?). So, the whole cast gets a makeover and everyone in Mystery, Inc. is given a "modern" sensibility.The gang (well actually Daphne) got tired of tracking down monsters only to find they were people in masks. So, she broke up the gang and went off and started a talk show. Fred became her producer and cameraman and the two of them started dating. Velma went off and opened a mystery book store and Shaggy and Scooby, well, traveled around earning their eats.Fred gets the gang together to celebrate Daphne's birthday and travel together to investigate "haunted houses" as a new segment on Daphne's show. The only problem is that, the monsters are still just people in masks. That is until they reach Zombie Island where there aren't just real zombies, but real ghosts, and other monsters.The movie has a good plot. It was nice to see Scooby and the gang in a modern setting instead of the retro time warp they used to live in. However, this definitely isn't a kids movie. There is a lot of stuff with the supernatural that had this been a "real" movie, rather than animated, it would have warranted a PG-13 rating. Had I seen this version of Scooby when I was five or younger, it probably would have given me nightmares. Nevertheless, for older children it probably won't be a problem at all and adults who were fans of the old Scooby will probably enjoy this movie best."
Breathes fresh life into the '70s TV show
tvtv3 | 10/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first of four new Scooby Doo movies is better than the '70s TV show. I'm a fan of them for quite some time, and it was quite a pleasant surprise to see them use new people to voice the ghost-chasing crew. (Don't kid me, I liked the voices for the show also.)Also, it takes a fresh and exciting turn into the ghosts and the supernatural of New Orleans, when the team comes back to try and pursue real ghosts/monsters for Daphne's TV show, they run into a pretty young thing that strikes up interest in Fred (voiced by Tara Charendoff-Strong, who plays Gwen in the two "Sabrina" movies), who says that her boss's mansion is haunted and invites them over to investigate, which leads into unexpecting and scary stuff.What makes this movie and its sequels exciting is their turn into supernatural/ghosts that is real, not people in suits (some people and kids will be disappointed by this). Also, the animation is more bold and colorful. Lastly and mostly, the actors who voice them breathe fresh life and brings them from the '70s into the '90s-2000's.What I can say about this is that demanding Scooby-Doo fans can stay away, if they expect bad guys in suits and masks. If fans of it expect a plot twist and REAL scary stuff, then this is for you.Not rated, contains some animated violence and subject matter that may be too much for small fry."