Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! is a 2022 animated comedy horror film about a villain who creates doppelgänger ghosts of the Mystery Inc. gang. It is the thirty-fourth in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera’s 1960s Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It is the first DTV to use the animation style of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (2019).
The film has caused much interest online due to the revelation, previously only hinted at, that Velma is gay. She previously dated Shaggy so that presumably means she’s bisexual.
Mystery Inc. has cracked the case to top all cases! They’ve tracked down Coco Diablo, the head of the notorious costume crime syndicate that created The Black Knight, Space Kook and the Ghost Diver. With Coco and her kitty in prison, Mystery Inc. thinks that they can finally enjoy a break.
Wrong! Suddenly, menacing doppelgänger ghosts of the Scooby crew and favourite classic foes show up in Coolsville to threaten Halloween. Now it’s up to the meddling kids – and their unlikely new partner Coco – to unmask the latest scoundrel and save Halloween!
For Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, with trick-or-treating on the line – this time it’s personal! Meanwhile, it’s also revealed that Velma has an openly lesbian crush on Coco…
The 72-minute movie was released on DVD on October 18, 2022. The DVD release also includes three bonus classic Scooby-Doo! episodes.
“All of the animation on display here is also phenomenal. All of it reminded me of an old-school episode of the beloved cartoon and made me feel like a kid again […] Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! doesn’t do anything bold or daring for the franchise, but it’s nevertheless a delightfully entertaining and funny animated feature.” Grade: B, Caillou Pettis Movie Reviews
“With nostalgia taking a hit with the wretched likes of Halloween Kills and Space Jam: A New Legacy, it’s understandable to approach a new Scooby-Doo film with a sense of dread. But the direct-to-video Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! is definitely a treat, a smart update that modernizes the franchise without betraying its old-timey roots […] A few gags fall flat, but overall, this is a clever confection.” 3 stars out of 5, Film Frenzy
“While the characters remain the same as always at their core, there’s layers to be found here… while the humor remains strong (minus a few corny bombs here and there) we see our heroes explore new dimensions to their personalities that keeps things modern and fresh for the adults while still providing the antics and fun the series is known for.” Horror Fuel
“It’s controversial, political, unethical, and everything you need in a 2022 kids’ movie. For all it does differently, it still features the same voice actors and that will always be its ultimate tour-de-force. How they keep making those consistently entertaining is the true mystery.” Tales of Terror
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