Mar 172024

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection, and was released on February 20th.



Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Animation, Family, Supernatural
Warner Archive | NR – 92 min. – $21.99 | February 20, 2024

Date Published: 03/17/2024 | Author: The Movieman

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Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Writer(s): Glen Leopold (written by)
Voice Cast: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Susan Blu

Features: None
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


THE MOVIE — 2½/5

Plot Synopsis: When Scooby (DON MESSICK), Scrappy (MESSICK) and Shaggy (CASEY KASEM) are hired as coaches at Miss Grimwold’s Finishing School, they soon discover to their horror that they’re not teaching at a girls’ school… they’re teaching at a ghouls’ school – home of the daughters of rich and famous monsters, like Winnie the Werewolf, Elsa Frankenstein, Sibella Dracula and the Mummy’s daughter.

Quick Hit Review: Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School was a made-for-television movie from 1988 but it’s one that’s missing Fred, Daphne and Velma, and frankly also missing any sort of mystery and instead is a hodge-podge of a plot that mainly focus on Scooby and Shaggy’s interactions with the children of classic monsters. This is a watchable enough of a film I suppose but unlike “Scooby-Doo: Where Are You?”, where both adults and kids can appreciate the humor, the comedy here seems aimed at a younger audience as I found myself pretty much bored.



No features were included.


VIDEO – 4/5, AUDIO – 3½/5

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School makes its debut onto Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection and is presented in the original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. For the most part this is a fine looking picture with decent detail for an older animated feature while colors are well balanced as are black levels that are stark without appearing crushed.

The movie has a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track that is serviceable and decent for something that aired back in the late 80s. Dialogue comes across with good clarity and there’s a fine level of depth for an animated feature.

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