One of my favourite cartoons from my youth was Scooby Doo (not Scrappy Doo though - I couldnt stand the annoying half pint pup!) so when I was asked if
I Burton would like to review a new DVD staring the Mystery inc. I accepted.
Now Burton is aware of Scooby Doo as his older cousin has watched it at Granma's when Burton was there, but at 3 years old it is not something we have not made a habit of watching. Therefore, when the parcel from Warner Bros arrived Burton was allowed to open the box and he very excitedly recognised the DVD and asked if he could watch it.
(for the keen crime fighters amongst you, you will see from the photo that we were also sent some fun sports related items - more about these later )
So this is what we did, as being a PG certificate it is the responsible parental thing to do to sit and watch it together (Jenson was having a nap). The first cartoon, Spooky Games, is a modern day Scooby Doo and so some of the voices are slightly different, the picture is clearer and the clues are found using laptops!! How things have changed since the old skool episodes that I grew up watching! The concept is the same though, just a new setting at the Invitational Games where Shaggy is asked to compete in a sprint as all the running he has done from the bad guys over the years, has made him a recored breaking athlete!! However, the games are in jeopardy as a statue comes to life and vows revenge! The bad guy is eventually caught out though, and when the culprit's identity is revealed Velma and Daphne state that he was who they had suspected!!!
However, what made the DVD for me were the cartoons featured after the Spooky Games episode. The All Star Scooby Doo Laff -A -Lympics are old skool Hannah Barbera cartoons featuring so many weird and wonderful characters that I fondly remember. Captain Caveman, Yogi Bear and Mutley are to name but a few that appear. It certainly brought back memories and made me realise that when I was a child, Hannah Barbera featured a lot in my TV viewing!
some blasts from the past here!
We attempted to recreate our own laugh-a-lympics a few days later in the nearby park, in between the showers, using the items we were sent, so the boys and I held an egg and spoon race and a who can throw the hacky-sack the furthest competition. Burton enjoyed blowing the whistle the most!
We would have played for longer had it not been for those pesky rain showers!!!
I was sent the DVD for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions made about it are entirely my own.