Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness isn’t the strongest of the modern animated movie line but it still has some entertainment value and if you have kids, they’ll probably eat every bit of it up. The animation itself isn’t bad either and the voice casting once again is well done.
Scooby-Doo: Moon Monster Madness
Genre(s): Animation, Comedy, Mystery, Science Fiction
Warner Home Video | NR – 80 min. – $19.98 | February 17, 2015
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THE MOVIE – 3.0/5
Plot Synopsis: It’s one giant step for dog-kind as Scooby-Doo (voiced by FRANK WELKER) and the Gang blast off for an epic, otherworldly adventure. After winning the last five seats in a lottery, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy (MATTHEW LILLARD), Fred (WELKER), Daphe (GREY GRIFFIN) and Velma (MINDY COHN) are off to space in billionaire Sly Baron’s (MALCOLM MCDOWELL) brand new ship, the Sly Star One.
It’s all gravity-free fun until a mysterious alien begins destroying the ship! As the ship breaks down, the crew is forced to land on Sly Baron’s base… on the dark side of the moon! Will the gang unravel this alien mystery? Will Scooby-Doo and Shaggy find snacks on the moon? Will Fred ever take his space helmet off?! Journey to the outer limits with Scooby-Doo to find out!
Quick Hit Review: I’m a general fan of these Scooby-Doo animated movies and rarely is there a bad one, Scooby-Doo: Music of the Vampire being my least favorite of the latest crop, and now Scooby Doo: Moon Monster Madness, while having a few fun moments, was a bit disappointing and even a tad dull in spots. The voice casting, however, once again is great not only the return cast of Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, Mindy Cohn and Matthew Lillard but the film also features Malcolm McDowell as a Richard Branson-like self absorbed billionaire and even Mark Hamill as a former astronaut on the voyage.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5
This release comes with a matted slip cover.
Space Travel is Groovy (12:20) – Mindy Cohn introduces us to the world of space travel with help from the world-famous Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
VIDEO – 4.5/5 | AUDIO – 3.75/5
Scooby-Doo: Moon Monster Madness spacewalks onto DVD presented with a 1.78 aspect ratio anamorphic widescreen transfer and as one would expect, colors are vibrant and no major instances of aliasing or banding.
The Dolby Digital 5.1 track provided is fine but nothing phenomenal. Dialogue comes through the center channel well enough but after that, the depth is limited where audio elements (like explosions) comes across as bland and hardly dynamic, even by lossy standards.
OVERALL – 2.5/5
Overall, Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness isn’t the strongest of the modern animated movie line but it still has some entertainment value and if you have kids, they’ll probably eat every bit of it up. The animation itself isn’t bad either and the voice casting once again is well done. The DVD released by Warner Home Video is pretty basic with good audio/video transfers but limited bonus material.