Pup Named Scooby-Doo, A: Volume 1 (DVD)
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo follows the delightful mystery-solving antics of a frisky pint-sized Scooby-Doo and friends Shaggy, Daphne, Velma, and Fred as kids. Join them on their first 4 adventures: A Bicycle Built For Boo, The Sludge Monster From the Earth's Core, Wanted Cheddar Alive, and The Schnook Who Took My Comic Book.
Puppy Scooby-Do and his four young friends have a knack for getting involved in mysteries ranging from bicycle theft to bank robbery in the A Pup Named Scooby-Do series for television--never mind that Scooby-Doo's gang is barely old enough to enroll in elementary school! As in the Scooby-Doo series, Fred takes an enthusiastic lead with his often far-fetched theories, while Daphne is most concerned about getting messy. Shaggy is laid-back and easily spooked and Velma, though a tyke of few words, exhibits a very busy intellect. Scooby-Do, who bears almost no resemblance to the often-annoying Scrappy-Doo some viewers may be familiar with, performs for Scooby Snacks. These mysteries share a marked similarity with the regular Scooby-Do series, complete with extended chase scenes with slimy ghosts, hidden rooms, and an abundance of creepy monsters. What's unique to the A Pup Named Scooby-Doo series is that the ghosts and monsters are slightly less scary, the clues are more obvious, and Velma walks young viewers through the process of figuring out the identities of the thieves just prior to their revealing. This compilation includes "A Bicycle Built for Boo," "The Sludge Monster from the Earth's Core," "Wanted Cheddar Alive," and "The Schnook Who Took My Comic Book" and features both spoken language and subtitle options in English, French, and Spanish. (Ages 3 to 7) --Tami Horiuchi