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Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map is a direct-to-video film, using puppetry. It is inspired by the Muppets franchise, with the characters being based on A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
Excerpt taken from Walmart.com:
What begins as a routine night for the Gang which includes the slobbering sleuth and Shaggy eating a triple extra-large Scooby snack pizza becomes a mad dash to find the frightening Phantom Parrot with a map to pirate Gnarlybeard's hidden treasure. Scooby sniffs out the maps clues, which lead him right to a spooky pirate ship. Ruh-roh! What will Gnarlybeard be willing to do to protect his booty? The whole family will love casting off on this mysterious, fun-filled voyage again and again.
After Scooby-Doo accidentally stumbles on a treasure map while eating the pizza he and Shaggy had ordered, the gang are attacked by Ye Phantom Parrot while hanging out in their tree house. This unprovoked attack sends them into solving the mystery behind the map and they beginning to follow Ye Phantom Parrot to a lighthouse where along the way they find clues to who is behind the ghost.
The gang is back in their tree house watching TV where there is a news report on their capture of Stu Stukowski, and begins discussing about the map, which the news reporter confirms is curse. Velma, who is on the computer discovers that part of the map is missing and realizes that earlier on Scooby had unintentionally eaten the missing piece when he found it in his pizza. Using an X-ray machine to scan the missing piece from Scooby's stomach and restore it to the map, the gang use it to find the hidden treasure of Gnarlybeard.
Once they reach the X the gang split up while Shaggy and Scooby dig up at the spot where they discover another X this time glowing. The X triggers a spring that shoots Shaggy and Scooby right onto the ghost ship of none other then the ghost of Gnarlybeard himself. Gnarlybeard takes Shaggy and Scooby hostage and makes them swab the deck, while Velma, Daphne and Fred follow after in one of Daphne's dad's planes he just happens to have conveniently placed where they could find it (according to Daphne he has planes parked in various spots around the globe.)
Shaggy and Scooby finally escape from Gnarlybeard and come to rest on the island the ship was heading for. They soon meet up with Velma, Daphne and Fred and they continue to look for the treasure. But when they reach the spot where the treasure is hidden, Gnarlybeard has already began digging up the treasure, Velma then figures out who the culprit is and the gang set a trap to capture him but when the plan is moved into action Shaggy and Scooby are accidently caught instead and Gnarlybeard continues to pursue Velma, Daphne and Fred. While stuck in the net of their trap, Shaggy and Scooby began throwing coconuts at Gnarlybeard and knock him unconscious. With Gnarlybeard captured the gang reveal that it was Shirley, Stu's sister behind the mask. The gang then open the treasure chest to discover that it was nothing more then bottles of shampoo for Gnarlybeard's beard of which he never would have used as revealed earlier in the film that he liked to have his beard dirty.
The gang return to the tree house, and Shaggy and Scooby are taking a bath with the bottles of shampoo they had recovered from the chest.
Cast and characters
|Frank Welker||David Rudman||Scooby-Doo|
|Matt Vogel||Fred Jones|
|Matthew Lillard||Eric Jacobson||Shaggy Rogers|
|Grey DeLisle Griffin||Alice Dinnean|| Daphne Blake|
|Stephanie D'Abruzzo||Stephanie D' Abruzzo|| Velma Dinkley|
|Jeff Bennett||Peter Linz||Louie (credited as "Lighthouse Lou")|
|Uncredited||Hot dog vendor|
|Uncredited||TV reporter (uncredited)|
|Dee Bradley Baker||Peter Linz|| Ye Phantom Parrot|
|John Rhys-Davies||Peter Linz||Gnarlybeard|
Additional puppeteer: Paul McGinnis
|"Scooby-Doo: Abracadabra-Doo"|| Written by Joey Levine|
Produced by John Squicciarino
|Just for Laughs|
|"Dig It Scooby-Doo!"||Written and produced by Andy Sturmer||The Slow Downs|
|"Here Comes Summer"|| Written by Joey Levine and Andy Sturmer|
Produced by John Squicciarino
Additional production by Andy Sturmer
|Just for Laughs and Susanna Benn|
- Gnarlybeard/Shirley Stukowski
- Ye Phantom Parrot/Stu Stukowski
|Lighthouse Lou||He disappeared unexpectedly and was sneaking around at night.|
|Dr. Escobar||The gang found a compass with her initials, D.E., near the lighthouse.|
|Stu Stukowski as Ye Phantom Parrot||He is Gnarlybeard's great-great-great-great-great-great-grandkid, and his treasure belonged to him.|
|Shirley Stukowski as Gnarlybeard||She is Gnarlybeard's great-great-great-great-great-great-grandkid too. After her brother Stu failed to get the treasure, she tried too.|
- This is the first puppet movie in the Scooby-Doo franchise. This is also the first DTV film to have the gang as kids, being based on their A Pup Named Scooby-Doo incarnations, which would seem a natural fit.
- It was released exclusively on DVD by Walmart.
- It was screened at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Sunday 21, 2013. The panel included Matthew Lillard.
- This movie marks the first time Stephanie D'Abruzzo voices Velma.
- Neither Stu or Shirley are too sure if they really are related to Gnarlybeard.
- The three songs featured in the film are taken from previous animated feature-lengths: "Scooby-Doo: Abracadabra-Doo" is from Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo. "Dig It Scooby-Doo!" is from Scooby-Doo! Legend Of The Phantosaur, and "Here Comes Summer" is from Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare.
Inconstitencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities
- All three of the songs have virtually nothing to do with the film the biggest of them all being "Scooby-Doo: Abracadabra-Doo". The only song that had any kind of relevance is "Dig It Scooby-Doo!" which is used a tad late, but the scene in which it could have been used when Scooby digs for the "X" was presumably too brief.
- Velma often refers to Fred with the wrong full name Fredward. Fred's real name is Frederick. This could be justified by the fact that they exist in a seperate puppet universe.
- Why would Shirley have Scooby Snacks in Gnarlybeard's pirate ship?
- Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map DVD released July 23, 2013.
- Buy or rent from Vudo.com. Also see the first two minutes free.