- This article is about the film. For other uses, see Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster (disambiguation).
Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster is the seventh in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on VHS and DVD on June 24, 2004.
The team visit Scotland to see Daphne's cousin, Shannon, but their holiday turns into a major mystery when the mythlogical Loch Ness Monster appears and wreaks havoc at Blake Castle. Not only will this affect the lives of the locals but it will destroy the traditional games that are held at Blake Castle every year. It's up to the gang to solve the mystery and answer the question that has baffled mankind for years: "Is the Loch Ness Monster real?"
The Mystery, Inc. gang travel to Loch Ness in Scotland to see the famous Blake Castle, the home of Daphne Blake's cousin, Shannon. The Castle grounds is home to the first annual Highland Games, composed of many traditional Scottish sports. But when they arrive Shannon informs them that the Castle had recently been terrorized by the Loch Ness Monster. Shannon says she has seen the monster and it is indeed real, a position shared by Del Chillman, a local Loch Ness Monster enthusiast, and Professor Fiona Pembrooke, a scientist who has staked her whole career on proving the monster exists. Taking the opposite end of the argument are Colin and Angus Haggart, and their father, Lachlan, local competitors in the games, and Sir Ian Locksley, the head judge of the games. Locksley and Pembrooke share a mutual hatred for each other. That night, Scooby and Shaggy are chased by the monster, and destroy the playing field in the process. Velma discovers that the monster tracks head into town instead of the loch. The next day the gang and Shannon travel to town. After enlisting the help of the Haggarty's to rebuild the field, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shannon take Professor Pembrooke's boat, filled up with out of date research equipment, to search for the monster by sea, while Shaggy and Scooby take the Mystery Machine and search by land. Both groups are attacked by the monster, seemingly being in two places at once.
After returning the badly damaged boat back to Prefessor Pembrooke, the gang discovers Sir Ian has taken it upon himself to patrol the waters with a high-tech ship to prevent any further "peculiarities", as he is still not convinced of the monster's existence. On Locksley's ship, the gang and Shannon find something deep in the loch using sonar equipment. They take Locksley's mini-sub to investigate. In the water, the gang is attacked by the monster, but is saved by a large magnet claw on the ship. When they return to Blake Castle, they find Chillman, who explains his van has been stolen. Later, the monster chases the gang, Shannon, and Chillman into a bog, where it is revealed to simply be a canvas covering Chillman’s van. Fred deduces that monster to be a decoy, and sets up a trap to catch the real one.
Fred sends Shaggy and Scooby out on the loch to act as bait, while he and Dell prepare to use nets to surround the cove capture the monster. A large fog appears, blocking visual contact with Shaggy and Scooby. Making matters worse, Locksley’s crew mutinies because they want to capture and sell the monster, and capture Daphne and Shannon. The monster attacks Shaggy and Scooby, chasing them out of the cove. Locksley’s ship attaches to the nets, dragging Chillman and Fred with it. The crew attempt to harpoon the monster, but Daphne and Shannon distract them long enough to make them miss. Just as the monster is about to attack Chillman and Fred, Daphne captures it by using the ship’s magnet claw. Just then, a second Loch Ness Monster appears and gives chase to Shaggy and Scooby, but falls into a previously set trap. This monster is revealed to by the Haggart brothers, and the one Daphne captured is revealed to be Professor Pembrooke. Pembrooke used a secret entrance in her boat to go into the monster and operate it. She also hired the Haggart brothers to man the second monster. Velma explains that Pembrooke’s plan was to use her machine to convince Locksley the real monster existed, and enlist his aide in finding it.
The next day, the games begin on schedule; But Locksley calls everyone to his ship to look at new pictures of the monster his underwater cameras had taken. These, plus other pictures Pembrooke had taken convince him the monster does exist. The film ends with the gang leaving Blake Castle, and Scooby briefly seeing the real Loch Ness Monster.
- Shannon Blake (single appearance)
- Lachlan Haggart (single appearance)
- Sir Ian Locksley (single appearance)
- Del Chillman (first appearance)
- Duncan MacGubbin (single appearance)
- Loch Ness Monster (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)
- Mcintyre (single appearance)
- Mcintyre's henchmen (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
- Volunteer 1 (single appearance)
- Volunteer 2 (single appearance)
- Sheep (single appearance)(no lines)
- Loch Ness Monster (single appearance)(no lines)
|Lachlan Haggart||He said that the more people believe in the Loch Ness Monster, the better the business for his inn.|
|Sir Ian Locksley||He returned to Drumnadrochit when the attacks of the monster began.|
|Fiona Penbrooke||She wanted to prove the existence of the Loch Ness Monster.|
|Del Chillman||He was obsessed with the Loch Ness Monster.|
|Duncan MacGubbin||He held the record for the most Nessie sightings.|
|Prof. Fiona Penbrooke as the Loch Ness Monster||To prove that the Loch Ness monster was real to nonbelievers.|
|Colin and Angus Haggart as the land-going Loch Ness Monster||To play a prank.|
|"Brothers Forever"|| Lyrics by Tom Chase and Joe Sichta|
Produced by Tom Chase
|"Come and Get It"|| Lyrics by Tom Chase and Joe Sichta|
Produced by Tom Chase
|Maureen Davis and Molly Pascetti|
|"Back on the Train"||Written by Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall||Phish|
|"Brown Dog"||Written by Keith Roberts, Brendan Holmes, Chas Waltz, Bob Boulding and Dave Ingraham||The Young Dubliners|
- Daphne's surname was revealed in the The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show episode, No Sharking Zone.
- NATLAS first appeared in the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode, There's No Creature Like Snow Creature.
- Coolsville is the hometown of the gang, as established in the A Pup Named Scooby-Doo episode, A Bicycle Built for Boo!.
- The Scooby films are now no-longer produced in the retro feel that the previous two films were, and the gang is now voiced by the cast of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, including Grey DeLisle and Mindy Cohn. DeLisle however was in Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase and briefly replaced by Heather North Kenney for the previous two films.
- This is also the first to feature the Mystery Inc. gang in the same clothes they wear in What's New, Scooby-Doo?.
- This is the first feature-length Scooby-Doo movie to be set in Scotland, but it is not the first time the gang have been to Scotland, nor is it the first time that the gang have encountered the Loch Ness Monster.
- In real life, the Loch Ness looks nothing like what is depicted here.
- At the end of the movie, Scooby spotted the real Loch Ness Monster.
- It is revealed in this movie that Daphne has Scottish ancestors.
- Daphne is danger-prone because it runs in the family, a running gag in the old episodes for Daphne to be danger-prone.
- This movie features the only appearance of Daphne's cousin, Shannon, who looks exactly like Daphne only with short hair, grundge clothing and a Scottish accent; they are also both voiced by Grey DeLisle.
- Del Chillman returns in Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!, where he mentions this movie by stating that "Nessie was a no-show".
- The main monster strongly resembles The Giant Behemoth.
- Fred made up nicknames for the gang:
- Velma = Mama Bird
- Fred = Baby Bird
- He also did other names like Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta, which are possibly for either Shaggy, Scooby, and Del.
- Scholastic Inc. released a novelization of the story in conjunction with the film.
In other languages
|Greek||Scooby-Doo! και το Τέρας του Λοχ Νες||Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster|
|Arabic||سكوبي دو ووحش البحيرة||Scooby-Doo! and the Lake Monster|
- Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster VHS released by Warner Home Video on May 31, 2004.
- Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster DVD released by Warner Home Video on May 31, 2004.
- Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster VHS released by Warner Home Video on June 24, 2004.
- Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster DVD released by Warner Home Video on June 24, 2004.
- Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster Blu-ray Disc by Warner Home Video on March 12, 2013.
Shaggy: Like, Scoob, I think we locked our selves outda the castle!
Fred: What happened guys?
Fred: Daphne, I can't see your sweater is in the way!