Confession time: I grew up watching (and loving) Scooby Doo but up until the middle of August, none of my kids had ever seen a single clip of anything Scooby related. I’m not sure why, maybe I just figured they weren’t old enough- but one rainy day at camp the counselors put some Scooby on the TV and both of my “big” kids loved it instantly! All three of my kids love dinosaurs and we’ve been reading lots of books about them, and with Halloween just around the corner, I figured this would be a really fun movie to watch with them to get excited for Halloween with a kid friendly “ghost” show – and what better way than with Mom’s beloved Scooby Doo character friends and dinosaurs? Legend of the Phantosaur is just plain fun!
What’s creepier than a dinosaur? A ghostly dinosaur! Just ask Scooby-Doo and his pals after they encounter a Phantosaur, one of the creepiest creatures ever, in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, the all-new, must-have, original movie from Warner Home Video (WHV). Viewers will want to join in the high-jinks and fun with the lovable Great Dane and the Scooby-Doo gang as they investigate a strange haunting that’s plaguing a group of paleontologists searching for ancient fossils. Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur released in stores September 6, 2011 and retails for $19.98 SRP and Blu-ray™ Combo for $24.98 SRP.
What begins as a relaxing spa getaway for Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne, somehow takes a very strange turn when the gang uncovers a frightening Phantosaur, a ghostly dinosaur that’s come to life to protect hidden treasures buried in secret desert caves. The Phantosaur appears to be on a mission to keep a group of paleontologists from digging for fossils. The gang sets out to investigate the prehistoric haunting and in the process, uncover all sorts of colorful suspects including a free-wheeling motorcycle gang, greedy corporate investors and over-zealous scientists. Will it be prehistoric panic or will our teenage sleuths put all the pieces together and solve this strange mystery?
“Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur offers a perfect blend of mystery and fun designed to entertain both kids and adults,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Family & Animation Franchise. She added, “Our goal is to create an engaging series of animated films featuring Scooby-Doo and the gang. This is one of the best-loved cartoons in pop culture history and we know that fans eagerly await each new installment. It’s important for us to us to keep Scooby-Doo’s legacy alive by continuing to bring consumers exciting new films such as this.”
DVD Bonus Material:
- Searching for Phantosaurs – Join Nick Palatas (“Shaggy” from Scooby-Doo!: The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo!: Curse of the Lake Monster) as he searches for clues about the mysterious lives of dinosaurs at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Nick meets with the museum’s experts to get the real story on the amazing dinosaurs they have on display. Beware, there may be a Phantosaur lurking about! Nick will need to keep his wits about him on this museum adventure!
One of my readers will win a copy of Scooby Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur!
I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review. Opinions are my own.