Scoob! follows a newly invented Mystery gang as they set out on an adventure across the globe to try and stop Dick Dastardly and his evil robots. This fully animated feature brings in new and old characters with a brand new voice cast that mostly misses the mark on every level. The 1080p HD transfer looks good and the DTS-HD 5.1 audio track sounds great, along with a few silly unimportant bonus features. The 4K UHD image is a bit better, but this should satisfy those without the 4K setups. Worth A Look.
Scooby-Doo has been a delight in households for more than five decades with a long-running animated cartoon, numerous toys, stuffed animals, big Hollywood feature films, and even some crossovers with the DC universe and pro-wrestling superstars in the WWE. Oddly enough, Scooby and the Mystery gang have never had a fully animated feature film release in theaters until this new reiteration called Scoob! that has a new voice cast and too many cooks in the kitchen that result in a jumbled mess of whacky adventures.
Vital Disc Stats: Blu-ray
Scoob! scurries its way to Blu-ray + Digital Copy from Warner Bros. The disc is housed inside a hard, plastic blue case with a cardboard sleeve. There is an insert for the digital copy as well. The artwork features the animated characters in smiling poses.
Scoob! comes with a good 1080p HD transfer that allows its unique visual style to shine with a cavalcade of colors and some decent detail in the characters and backgrounds.
The detail in the animation is smooth from start to finish and doesn't have quite the intense textures and detail like a Pixar movie does. Instead, the animation has softer detail with a ton of vivid color that gives way to a good looking image. A few elements of detail pop up such as quaint little hairs on the character's head or on the big pup himself, but it isn't flowing in the wind or anything. Background detail in the cities, carnival, bowling alley, and the climactic scene in Athens look wonderful too.
Colors look amazing though as Scoob! has a dynamic color palette that changes in each scene from a dark and magma filled evil lair to a neon-lit bowling alley, all the way to a beautiful sunny day on the beach full of primary summer colors. Black levels are mostly deep and inky, but there is some slight crush. The 4K video with HDR provides a ton of nuanced detailed colors, but here on the 1080p HD image, that enhanced color palette isn't all quite there, especially in the darker sequences. There are a few instances of banding too, but overall, the picture passes the test.
From our 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review of Scoob!
"Scoob! comes with a lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio track that sounds phenomenal. Unfortunately, there is no 7.1 or Dolby Atmos option, because those tracks would have only enhanced the viewing experience. Still, this 5.1 offers up a wide dynamic range of robust sound effects and ample bass that rocks the soundscape. Sound effects of the Mystery van driving down the road, the paranormal activity, especially in Greece are explosive and loud on all speakers."
Scoob! had good intentions, at least in the first few minutes of the film, but ultimately, with a ton of different writers and no real path for the story to go down, everything and the kitchen sink is thrown in to try and satisfy all viewers, which resulted in an unsatisfied feeling. There are a few good and nostalgic moments here and there, and visually speaking, the movie is stunning, Â but the movie just doesn't work. The 1080p HD presentation looks very good, the audio track is great, but the bonus features are less than thrilling. Again, the 4K Disc is well worth the upgrade, but this Blu-ray gets the job done. Worth A Look.