Scooby-Doo-What's New, Scooby-Doo?-Volume 2: Safari, So Goodi! (2002)
Main Menu Audio
Trailer-Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Featurette-Learn The Lingo
|Year Of Production||2002|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||2,4,5||Directed By||
Warner Home Video
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Hungarian Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Polish Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
English for the Hearing Impaired
Italian for the Hearing Impaired
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||Yes|
What's New Scooby Doo? Vol 2 Safari, So Goodi contains another four episodes from the refurbished 2002 animated series. As a young fella growing up in the early 1970s I used to enjoy the original series, but quickly grew out of it as adolescence approached. 30 years later I am now getting to revisit the Scooby Doo phenomenon through the eyes of my four year old son. He absolutely loves the show and plays it endlessly. The animation is equal to, and sometimes slightly better in quality than, the original series that debuted in 1969. What's New Scooby Doo? is very entertaining for the G rated crowd and doesn't contain anything overtly violent or horrific for young eyes. As usual, the monsters, ghouls, and ghosts et al are always unmasked as impostors. The episodes contained in volume 2 are:
It's Mean, it's Green, it's the Mystery Machine - The gang's conveyance of choice, the Mystery Machine, appears to have a mind of its own.
Riva Ras Regas - Scooby and the gang travel to Las Vegas and take in a concert that also happens to be menaced by a mysterious phantom.
Roller Ghoster Ride - After winning a roller coaster design competition the gang is invited to an extreme rides fun park to christen the recently constructed coaster. All is not well when a vengeful goblin harasses the clientele.
Safari So Good - On a trip to Africa, Scooby and his cohorts are menaced by shape shifting jungle demons.
What's New Scooby Doo Volume 2 is presented full frame at 1.33:1 and is not 16x9 enhanced for widescreen viewing.
The episodes are pretty flawless in their transfers, as you would expect for a brand new animated series. Sharpness levels are spot on with no grain or low level noise inconsistencies.
Colours are vibrant with no image bleeding.
There are no video artefacts visible.
Warner Home Video has supplied a first rate transfer for Scooby and the gang.
There are 4 Dolby Digital 2.0 surround encoded audio tracks for this film. The tracks are in English, Italian, Hungarian, and Polish. The English track is reviewed here.
Dialogue is clear and consistent.
The show's music is excellent and adds the appropriate atmosphere to the on-screen proceedings.
Surround channel use is minimal, with few really noticeable directional effects, but for a 2.0 surround track it is still fairly lively and won't disappoint.
The subwoofer contributes well during each episode.
|Surround Channel Use|
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
All versions of Volume 2 available are the same.
What's New Scooby Doo Volume 2 is better than average entertainment for the young ones. The disc has a fine presentation with a few bonus special features.
|DVD||Pioneer DV-535, using Component output|
|Display||LG 76cm Widescreen Flatron Television. Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Sony HT-K215. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Speakers||fronts-paradigm titans, centre &rear Sony - radio parts subbie|