Scooby-Doo! And Krypto, Too!
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Year Released: 2023
Runtime: 1h 16m
Director(s): Cecilia Aranovich
Writer(s): T.K. O’Brian
Cast: Frank Welker, Matthew Lillard, Kate Micucci, Grey Delisle, P.J. Byrne, Victoria Grace, Charles Halford, Nolan North, Tara Strong, Fred Tatasciore, James Arnold Taylor, Niccole Thurman
Where To Watch: in the US available on Digital and on DVD only at Walmart on 9/26; on DVD at other retailers 10/24 pre-order here now www.amazon.com
RAVING REVIEW: In the bustling cityscape of Metropolis, something eerie breathes in the shadows, setting the stage for an adventure that melds the whimsical charm of Mystery Inc. with the daunting courage of superheroes. SCOOBY-DOO AND KRYPTO TOO! unfolds as a riddle-wrapped enigma, where our beloved gang steps into a realm brimming with larger-than-life adversities. This whimsical dive into the sinister heart of Metropolis unfolds under the creative vigilance of director Cecilia Aranovich Hamilton and scriptwriter T.K. O’Brien.
As the sun sets on the city’s towering skyline, darkness casts a veil. The sudden disappearance of the esteemed Justice League spirals the town into a pot of brewing menace. The call for aid reverberates across lands, falling on the keen ears of Mystery Inc. Our goofy yet gritty gang, alongside Krypto the Superdog, strides into the eerie embrace of Metropolis, which now morphs into a colossal puzzle awaiting the nimble wits and stout hearts of our heroes.
Through the haze of mystery shines the humor-laced fun among our adventurers. It is a mix of suspense and comic relief, presenting a world that tackles the challenge’s grimness and the hilarity of confronting it. Fred’s growing jealousy over Daphne’s past romance with Jimmy introduces a relatable, heartfelt subplot that romances the narrative without overshadowing the more considerable peril at play.
The looming peril paints a formidable villain in Lex Luthor, whose dark scheme unfolds as a riveting counter to our protagonists’ humorous yet valorous attempts to navigate the murky waters of evil plots. The narrative delivers chuckles and chills as our gang stumbles and strides through the enigmatic maze. The animation style breathes life into the narrative with a beautiful mix of old and new, stitching the whimsy and wonder in visual harmony.
SCOOBY-DOO AND KRYPTO TOO! stretches the fabric of conventional animation storytelling, diving into a narrative that embraces the essence of friendship and courage amid looming shadows. The meld of humor, heart, and heroism navigates through the murky but adventurous landscape that holds both a nostalgic and fresh appeal. Our cherished gang’s venture into a universe where the sinister walks hand in hand with the humorous creates a captivating narrative. It’s an orchestrated blend of suspense-filled exploits and hearty chuckles, making this cinematic journey a pleasing sail across Metropolis’s whimsical yet perilous waters. Amidst the cascading shadows, the light of brave hearts and hearty laughs shines through, making SCOOBY-DOO AND KRYPTO TOO! a delightful traverse into a realm where every chuckle is wrapped in a mystery, and every gasp opens the door to endless comedic valor.
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