In a digital release available today in both the UK and the US, the animated feature film, “Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too!” enters the scene. This latest addition to the enduringly beloved Scooby-Doo movie series brings together Scooby-Doo, everyone’s favorite Great Dane, and Krypto, Superman’s loyal canine companion.
Directed by Cecilia Aranovich, the film boasts a talented voice cast featuring Frank Welker, Matthew Lillard, Grey Griffin, Kate Micucci, Nolan North, Tara Strong, and Charles Halford. This family-friendly film invites Scooby and the gang to tackle a mysterious case involving the disappearance of the Justice League, leading to an exciting crossover with the DC Universe.
In this cinematic adventure, the Justice League has vanished without a trace, leaving the Hall of Justice vacant and Metropolis in dire straits. With Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman missing in action, Metropolis falls under the control of various supervillains, including the Joker, Solomon Grundy, and General Zod.
However, these notorious villains aren’t the culprits behind the League’s disappearance. Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane and photographer Jimmy Olsen suspect a mysterious “Phantom” is responsible and seek help to uncover the truth.
Daphne Blake, a friend of Jimmy’s, and the rest of Mystery Inc. soon join the quest to unravel this enigmatic puzzle. In a city overrun by supervillains, even the skilled Mystery Inc. finds itself outmatched, prompting them to seek assistance from Krypto, Superman’s heroic dog.
One noteworthy aspect of Warner Bros.’ long-running series of Scooby-Doo movies is their consistent quality since the late ’90s. With numerous films under their belt, the creators have honed their craft, resulting in a collection of enjoyable and entertaining pictures suitable for Scooby fans of all ages.
“Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too!” continues this tradition by delivering another mystery-filled adventure that’s endearing and perfect for both the young and the young at heart. The film maintains the essence of Scooby-Doo, offering colorful characters, thrilling adventures, and a healthy dose of humor, including a comical moment highlighting Lois Lane’s struggle to recognize people without their glasses.
Given its DC Comics theme, the movie also caters to comic book enthusiasts with numerous in-jokes and references to the wider DC Universe, including nods to “Super Friends,” “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Superman: The Movie,” and even Lex Luthor’s presidential tenure. Fans can also spot iconic items like Wonder Woman’s invisible plane, Batman’s utility belt, and the bottle city of Kandor. Of course, the heroic Krypto plays a significant role in the film.
However, one criticism worth noting is that Krypto’s character feels somewhat underdeveloped in the movie. He lacks the personality and charisma that would make him a true co-star, making it the film’s sole shortcoming.
Despite this minor setback, “Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too!” offers heaps of fun. The voice cast delivers stellar performances, particularly Charles Halford as Lex Luthor. The animation is vibrant, and the action-packed finale is a highlight.
Warner Bros. seamlessly blends the Scooby-Doo Universe and the DC Universe, continuing their excellence in delivering straight-to-home video Scooby-Doo stories. Whether you’re a fan of the iconic dog and his mystery-solving pals or looking for family-friendly entertainment, this latest adventure is worth checking out.