My boys love to watch Scooby-Doo shows and movies. They were excited to review the latest release Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire, which is not only a movie, but also the first-ever original animated Scooby-Doo musical. Here is the synopsis of the movie:
Get set for big laughs, good times and cool tunes with the Scooby-Doo gang as they travel to the super spooky parts of the Deep South for the Vampire-Palooza Festival. The event kicks off with good fun and lots of tasty Southern snacks, but it's not long before the festivities are interrupted by a real vampire who threatens the townsfolk and tries to take Daphne for his vampire bride!
Good thing our intrepid heroes don't believe in the bloodsuckers-or do they? Packing a little garlic never hurt anyone, except a vampire, and so the gang sets out to investigate. Could the culprit be the descendent of a famous vampire hunter who is trying to sell his book? Or is it the festival's owner, who is trying to use vampire lore to promote the fair? Maybe it's the festival's traveling musical troupe, whose very handsome lead singer is taking his vampire role just a little too seriously?
Things get more complicated when Shaggy, believing he's been bit by a vampire, decides to hide from his friends in the swamp, but his loyal friend Scooby-Doo will not abandon him. And when Daphne goes missing, can Fred and Velma bring everyone together to prevent her from becoming the vampire queen? Everything culminates in a not-to-be-missed song-filled showdown in the swamp!
Our thoughts: Since I enjoyed watching Scooby-Doo as a child, I am happy that my boys love it too! Vampires seem to be the latest craze these days and here is a kid-friendly movie about them. There were two times during the movie, however, that my five-year old asked me to turn it off because he was a little scared. I just reminded him that vampires are not real, and it is the gang's job to unmask the villain. At the end of the movie, he said that he really did enjoy it. Although I enjoyed the story line, personally I would have liked a little less singing. But my oldest son, who is seven, said that the music and singing was his favorite part. And if you or your kids love to sing, included is a bonus feature Sing-A-Long that includes six songs. My kids loved the movie and thought it was a good addition to our Scooby-Doo collection.