I don't know about your children but mine are both huge Scooby-Doo! fans. This pleases me because I grew up with Shaggy, Scooby and the gang too, and have fond memories watching and waiting to see who the villain really was.
My kids have watched all sorts of Scooby programmes and films - some with real life actors, mostly as cartoons, so when I was sent this new DVD to review I was interested to see what they'd think, because Scooby-Doo! Adventures, The Mystery Map is a puppet movie.
In this DVD Scooby and the gang have to find pirate Gnarlybeard's hidden treasure, but encounter - as expected - some chilling obstacles during their pizza-fuelled dash!
Mini and Dollop really enjoyed it. 3 year old Dollop was a little confused to start with, and couldn't work out if they were real people, eventually coming to the conclusion that they were talking cuddly toys. Mini took it all in his stride, and enjoyed the story. The first time he watched it, it sort of semi-concluded half way through, and Mini got a bit disappointed thinking it had finished, but he was thrilled when it continued. He's since watched it another couple of times, and has been engrossed each and every time.
From my point of view I found the puppets a little creepy, but then I've never been a big fan (except for The Fraggles!) but the story doesn't disappoint, it's just as I remember - a typical whodunit, full of phantoms, ghosts and monsters, with that line about 'meddling kids', except in this story, the villain is a meddling kid too!
The DVD is available h, and if you've got Scooby-Doo! fans in your house, then I'd suggest buying a copy, settling down with some Scooby snacks and enjoying!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this DVD for free in return for an honest review.