Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur

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  • Ages 6 and over
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 15 min
  • 6.8  (1,959)

Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur is an animated comedy mystery film from 2011 that stars the voices of Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin, and Matthew Lillard. It is the seventeenth entry of the direct-to-video series of Scooby-Doo films. The movie begins with the gang going to visit the small town of La Serena Spa, which is famous for its hot springs that are said to have healing powers. Upon arriving, they find that the town is in a state of unrest because of a prehistoric creature called the Phantosaur that has been spotted in the area. The creature is believed to be cursed by angry cavemen spirits that are disturbed by the hot springs' development. The gang is curious about the monster and decides to investigate, hoping to solve the mystery and unmask the Phantosaur.

Shortly after their arrival, they meet Dr. Rick Spartan, a famous paleontologist, and his assistant, Candi. The two are in La Serena to study the area's dig sites, and they offer the gang their support. They also tell them about their recent findings of a rare dinosaur bone that they suspect may have something to do with the town's curse. Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo decide to investigate the bone's origin and soon find themselves on a dangerous adventure, dodging traps, and solving puzzles as they try to uncover the truth about the Phantosaur. However, they soon suspect that Dr. Spartana and Candi might not be as helpful as they appear to be.

The movie features the classic slapstick humor that the franchise is known for, while also introducing new elements such as a subplot about Velma's newfound interest in yoga and her struggle to overcome her fear of ghosts. There are many funny moments between the characters, such as Shaggy and Scooby's usual antics, but this time also includes a heavier focus on Velma's wit, which adds some depth to her character as she tries to solve the mystery.

The animation is bright and colorful, with lively backgrounds that evoke the film's tropical setting. The character designs are mostly faithful to their classic look, but there are some subtle changes that update the characters' looks without losing their original charm. The movie is well-paced and keeps the audience engaged with its various twists and turns as the mystery of the Phantosaur becomes more intricate.

The voice acting is also worth mentioning, as the actors do a fantastic job bringing their characters to life. Frank Welker, who has been the voice of Fred since the franchise's very beginning, does an excellent job as always, but it is the rest of the gang that stands out. Mindy Cohn's Velma is the standout performance of the movie, bringing a new level of complexity to the character while still maintaining her familiar traits. Grey Griffin's Daphne is also a highlight, as she plays the role with enough sass and humor to be entertaining without being overbearing. Matthew Lillard's Shaggy is as goofy and lovable as always, but he also has some moments of genuine concern as he tries to protect his friend, Scooby-Doo.

Overall, Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur is a fun-filled adventure that will satisfy both old fans of the franchise and new viewers alike. The animation, voice acting, and plot all come together to make a film that is both entertaining and engaging, without taking itself too seriously. It is a must-see for anyone who loves the Scooby-Doo brand and is looking for a lighthearted mystery adventure.

Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur is a 2011 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 15 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
    Ages 6 and over
  • Runtime
    1 hr 15 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (1,959)