Scooby-Doo-Aloha, Scooby-Doo (2005)
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!
|Year Of Production||2005|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||2,4,5||Directed By||
Warner Home Video
|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|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
English for the Hearing Impaired
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
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.
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.
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.
|Surround Channel Use|
A brief making of featurette that has some interview snippets with some of the cast.
An interview with the gang from Mystery Inc. Not really funny, but it has its moments.
Tom And Jerry Blast Off To Mars, Justice League Unlimited: Saving The World & Kangaroo Jack G'day USA!
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.
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.
|DVD||Marantz DV4300, using Component output|
|Display||Sony VPL HS10 projector on 100 inch 16x9 screen + Palsonic 76WSHD. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Sony STR-DE685. Calibrated with THX Optimizer.|
|Speakers||DB Dynamics VEGA series floor standers + centre, DB bipole rears, 10" 100W DB Dynamics sub|