For all the 90’s kids, who have cherished the Scooby-Doo marathon on Cartoon Network (CN), Shaggy & Scooby goof-ups always bring laughter and glitter on their faces. It is not a task to remind them of the amusement arising from Scooby Snack and Shag’s love for Sandwiches, and the iconic rock-n-roll induced chase sequence at the end of every episode. Well, these two characters have totally made their spot in the hearts of their fans and now, there is no turning back. The latest edition to their adventure is Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob, an animated film that takes the team back in time, to King Arthur’s Court in the 5th century.
To solve a case Velma takes out a monster’s DNA and along with it, she gets Shaggy and Scooby’s DNA as well. As per the report, Shaggy belongs to a lineage from a small town in England called Norville de Morgana. This place is all that remains of the kingdom of Camelot, a fictitious town from King Arthur’s reign. As per the book in the library read by Velma, Shaggy’s ancestor Sir Norville was the one who took Excalibur from the stone and saved Camelot from the evil witch queen who can transform herself into a dragon. Sir Arthur lost the kingdom to Sir Norville but the evil queen returned and kidnapped Sir Norville. He is never seen again. Arthur promises to hand the kingdom to Sir Norville or his children if they ever return to Camelot.
Now Shaggy, an heir to the throne has returned and the town is really pissed about it. Suddenly, the evil witch queen appears and through a spell takes the Scooby Gang back in time to Arthur’s court.
In the dark ages, Scooby-Doo and his gang try to fight the evil witch queen and help Shaggy get the throne from Arthur, in short, just repeating the story that Velma read in the book. But their main concern is to get back in time and not create a time paradox.
Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob pack the same Shaggy and Scoob humor for what it was always known for. Some lines are tremendously funny and stay with you even after the film. At one point, Shaggy exclaims, “Me a Knight? With this Gotti?” The animated film is a mad ride of such innocent humor, and the way Shaggy uses Excalibur to cut his sandwich is a scene, well-written and well-executed.
The ending of Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob were very satisfactory. I was literally engaged to know the outcome and the film fulfilled what it promised. The Camelot Kingdom was actually a theme park that was being tested on the Scooby-doo and his gang of detectives. The mayor of the town Norville de Morgana thought Shaggy had come to take back the town which actually belonged to him and due to it, he caused conflict on their way. However, the real culprit here was the villainous librarian who was portrayed as the Evil Witch Queen and wanted the town for herself. His selfish motives led to evil planning which Shaggy and Scooby doo spill off heroically. The only disappointment was the chase-and-run sequence which wasn’t rock-n-roll enough for this particular film. Everything else, on point and yummy, as always.
Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob (Animated Film) is available for Video-on-Demand.
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