Scooby-Doo-Aloha, Scooby-Doo (2005)

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Released 4-Oct-2005

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Comedy Main Menu Introduction
Main Menu Audio & Animation
Featurette-The Wiki-Tiki Tale Of Aloha Scooby-Doo!
Featurette-An Evening With The Scooby Gang
Game-The Case Of The Freaky Wiki Tiki
Trailer-Tom And Jerry Blast Off To Mars,
Trailer-Justice League Unlimited: Saving The World
Trailer-Kangaroo Jack G'day USA!
DVD-ROM Extras
Rating Rated PG
Year Of Production 2005
Running Time 71:25
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 2,4,5 Directed By Russell Calabrese
Scott Jeralds
Tim Maltby
Tom Mazzocco
Studio
Distributor

Warner Home Video
Starring Casey Kasem
Frank Welker
Case ?
RPI $19.95 Music Rich Dickerson
Gigi Meroni
Kim Shattuck


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Polish Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
Czech
Arabic
Dutch
Croatian
Slovenian
Romanian
Bulgarian
Polish
English for the Hearing Impaired
Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

       Aloha Scooby-Doo is one of the newest adventures featuring the gang from Mystery Inc. The gang have gone to Hawaii on an all expenses paid trip so that Daphne can design some swimwear. No sooner have the gang arrived and a gang of wild and mysterious tikis start terrorising the local surf town. The Wiki Tiki is a 10,000 year old spirit that lives in the local volcano.

    Mystery Inc get in on the case and start investigating. Highlights include Shaggy and Scooby trying to escape the Wiki Tiki on surfboards and a visit to a Temple of Doom like chamber within the volcano. The humour hasn't changed much and Scooby and the gang seem to have updated to the 21st century quite well.

    The original voice talent of Frank Welker (Freddy) and Casey Kasem (Shaggy) have returned for this new movie and this is certainly one of the strengths of the movie. Of course the original Scooby-Doo was voiced by the late Don Messick, and the main character is now admirably voiced by Frank Welker in his dual role. Velma and Daphne are voiced by Mindy Cohn (of Facts of Life fame) and Grey Delisle respectively. Teri Garr, Tia Carrere and Adam West also guest star in various roles. All up this really does feel just like an old Scooby episode, albeit with much sharper animation and a good 5.1 soundtrack.

    Overall, it's a lot of fun and should entertain the whole family.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    This Scooby-Doo offering has a very nice looking video transfer. It is bright, colourful, and quite modern looking animation.

    It is presented in the original made-for-TV aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and is 16x9 enhanced.

    The transfer is very sharp throughout with virtually no major blemishes. Grain is non-existent

    Colours look great. Like the other recent Scooby movies, the backgrounds here seem to have had substantially more work than you would expect from an original Scooby episode. The colours of Hawaii look luscious. There are a lot of jungle greens and beautiful ocean blues.

    This is a single sided and single layered disc only so there is no layer change with which to contend.

    There are plenty of subtitle options available; English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Arabic, Dutch, Croatian, Slovenian, Romanian, Bulgarian
Polish and English for the Hearing Impaired.

Video Ratings Summary
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Audio

    The main soundtrack on the disc is an decent English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s) track.

    This is a nicely engaging and quite wide reaching soundtrack that utilises all front speakers consistently.

    Dialogue is clear and easily understood.

    There is a little surround channel use, but it isn't very active. The subwoofer also doesn't see a significant amount of action.

Audio Ratings Summary
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Extras

Main Menu Audio & Animation

Featurette-The Wiki-Tiki Tale Of Aloha Scooby-Doo! (5:34)

A brief making of featurette that has some interview snippets with some of the cast.

Featurette-An Evening With The Scooby Gang (6:30)

An interview with the gang from Mystery Inc. Not really funny, but it has its moments.

Game-The Case Of The Freaky Wiki Tiki

Trailers

Tom And Jerry Blast Off To Mars, Justice League Unlimited: Saving The World & Kangaroo Jack G'day USA!

DVD-ROM Extras

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    Look identical so let's call it a tie.

Summary

    Overall, a fun addition to any family's DVD collection

    The video is great.

    The audio is great for a straight to DVD movie.

    Special features are bare, but enough to occupy the kids for a little while.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Ben Smith (boku no bio)
Friday, October 26, 2007
Review Equipment
DVDMarantz DV4300, using Component output
DisplaySony VPL HS10 projector on 100 inch 16x9 screen + Palsonic 76WSHD. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio DecoderSony STR-DE685. Calibrated with THX Optimizer.
AmplificationPioneer
SpeakersDB Dynamics VEGA series floor standers + centre, DB bipole rears, 10" 100W DB Dynamics sub

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