Disclosure: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the movie I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
Press Release Synopsis: It's high action and spirited adventure when the Mystery Inc. gang visits the Crazy Q Dude Ranch, located in Sorghum City, an abandoned cowboy town-turned-tourist attraction. While visiting his cousin Tawny, Shaggy and his pals discover that the Crazy Q Dude Ranch, owned by Tawny's family is tormented by a ghostly cowboy named Dapper Jack Rogers, an ancestor who bears a striking resemblance to Shaggy!
The gang soon learns that Dapper Jack's ghostly apparition has frightened most of the visitors from the ranch and nearby Sorghum City, forcing many businesses in the area to close. Without any tourists, the Crazy Q Dude Ranch, which has been struggling, is sure to close its doors. Unless Tawny raises enough money for the next mortgage payment, the family business will be sold.
Determined to save his cousin's ranch, Shaggy puts the Mystery Inc. gang on the case, and together they set out to solve the mystery behind Dapper Jack's haunting. It's an unforgettable adventure set in the wild West, filled with rodeos, barn dances and non-stop cowboy high-jinks!
Our thoughts: My boys love Scooby-Doo movies, so of course they wanted to review the movie Scooby-Doo Shaggy's Showdown. I was a little skeptical, as I am not really interested in Western movies. I'm glad they convinced me because I did enjoy the movie. As always, it doesn't matter where the gang goes, a mystery is sure to follow. In this movie, I liked how the masked villain looked like Shaggy's ancestor Dapper Jack. I also liked the fact that being a cowboy came naturally to Shaggy, who is able to use his cowboy skills to help save the day. This was a great family-friendly movie to watch with my boys and it kept us entertained from the beginning to the end.