Scooby Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map on DVD - A Review

11:15 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

Scooby Doo and his friends are back in an all new adventure and they have a fun new look. Scooby Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map sees Scooby, Shaggy and the crew return, in puppet form!

A year ago we reviewed a Big Top - Scooby Doo on DVD, Bud wasn't too impressed and he was a little bit scared by some of the adventure. He's more familiar with Scooby Doo a year on and he was very excited when I showed the DVD to him.

This adventure sees Mystery Inc on a chase to locate the Phantom Parrot, then follow the clues to find Pirate Gnarlybeards treasure, with the aid of a map and some spooky clues for Scooby to sniff out.

We weren't really sure what to expect from a puppet version of Scooby Doo but we weren't disappointed at all. The puppets are really cute and make the action a little more toddler friendly than the animated cartoons, although Bud is actually a fan of those now. Bud is a huge pirate fan and any stories or films featuring them are always well received, this was no exception. The puppetry is excellent and gives a refreshing take on the traditional Scooby Doo team. There are two animated episodes as special features on the DVD so fans of those won't be disappointed at all and we've enjoyed watching those too.

I'd really recommend this DVD, especially if you're looking for a spooky Halloween treat for younger children. I'd say age three upwards would be the perfect age range. There are lots of laughs and it is a whole lot of fun. I think we'll be watching this lots in the run up to Halloween and beyond.

Scooby Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map is available from Amazon and all usual stockists.

Disclaimer: I was sent this DVD in exchange for an honest review.