Scooby-Doo-What's New, Scooby-Doo?-Volume 3: Lights! Camera! Mayhem! (2002)
Main Menu Audio
Featurette-Haunted Back Lot Tour
|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 3 contains another four episodes from the refurbished 2002 animated series. Debuting in 1969, the adventures of Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne have been an animated stalwart of family viewing for three generations. Equally as recognisable and beloved as William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's other classics The Flintstones and The Jetsons, the longevity of the property is quite amazing. The episodes contained in volume 3 are:
Sea Monster By The Sea Shore - While the gang is on holiday in Hawaii they are terrorised by a giant sea serpent.
Toy Scary Boo - The Happy Toyland superstore is in dire trouble when all the toys start coming to life and attacking the customers.
Lights! Camera! Mayhem! - A tour of Piranha Film Studios brings an unexpected thrill when Scooby and the gang come face to face with the ghost of a legendary teen idol.
Pompeii and Circumstance - Holidaying in Italy should be fun...unless you become the target of Ghoulish Gladiators and art thieves.
What's New Scooby Doo Volume 3 is presented full frame and is not 16x9 enhanced for widescreen viewing.
The episodes are flawless in their transfers. The images are razor sharp 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 this 3rd disc in the new series.
There are 4 Dolby Digital 2.0 surround encoded audio tracks available on this DVD. The tracks are in English, Italian, Hungarian, and Polish. The English track is reviewed here.
Dialogue remains clear throughout.
The series music is fun and adds the appropriate atmosphere to the show.
Surround channel use is minimal, with few really noticeable directional effects, but for an animated kids show the track is still fairly lively.
The subwoofer supports the 2.0 surround sound adequately.
|Surround Channel Use|
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
All versions appear to be the same.
What's New Scooby Doo Volume 3 is a pleasant diversion for the kids and not overly annoying to adults. The disc is graced with another pleasing audio / visual presentation with an adequate extra featurette.
|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|