“Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
January 23, 2010

My boys love watching Scooby Doo and I don’t blame them because I used to love watching the show when I was a kid as well!  On January 19th, Warner Home Video released an adorable new Scooby Doo movie called “Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics, Vol. 1” on DVD!  It was just as I expected – funny and full of adventure.  My boys loved it and laughed at many of the scenes.  I’m glad to own this on DVD!  The DVD retails for $14.97.

You’ll love watching the all-time-favorite cartoon characters as they trek across the globe and participate in a series of hilarious athletic events.  The series is an animated spoof of the Olympics and Battle of the Network Stars and features 45 Hanna-Barbera characters, which are organized into 3 teams – The Scooby Doobies, The Yogi Yahooeys, and the Really Rottens.  The 3 teams compete against each other in hopes of receiving the gold, silver, or bronze medal prize.  Believe it or not, the original series first aired on Saturday mornings on ABC from 1977 to 1978.  So, these are definitely classics you’ll want to own!  
Featured episodes/sports events on this volume of Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics include:
The Swiss Alps and Tokyo, Japan – Downhill Ski Contest, Ice Skating, Toboggan Race, Sumo Wrestling, One-Point Tennis and Baseball Batting Contest.
Acapulco and England – Cliff Diving, Underwater Relay, Speed Boat Race, Big Ben Tower Climb, Fox Hunt and Skateboard Polo.
The Sahara Desert and Scotland – Dune Buggy Race, Fill Up the Oasis Race, Loch Ness Photograph Race and Three Legged Kilt Race.
Florida and China – Swamp Buggy Race, Waterski Contest, Auto Track Race, Rickshaw Race, Ping Pong and Gymnastics.
DVD Special Feature: Extra bonus episode “Smart House” from Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! Season 1
Featured Teams:
The Scooby Doobies
— This team is made up of characters that are drawn mainly from 1970s Hanna-Barbera cartoons and includes Scooby-Doo as team captain, Shaggy Rogers, Scooby-Dum, Dynomutt, The Blue Falcon, Captain Caveman, Brenda, Dee Dee, Taffy, Speed Buggy, Tinker, Babu and Hong Kong Phooey.
The Yogi Yahooeys — This team consists mainly of 1950s and 60s popular animal characters including Yogi Bear as team captain, Boo-Boo Bear, Cindy Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Pixie, Dixie, Mr. Jinks, Hokey Wolf and Yakky Doodle.
The Really Rottens – This team is comprised mainly of villainous characters and includes Mumbly, Dread Barron, The Dalton Brothers, The Creepleys, the Great Fondoo, Magic Rabbit, Daisy Mahem and Orful Octopus.
“We are delighted to offer Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics Vol. 1 to consumers. These episodes are filled with wonderful, memorable characters and loads of wacky adventures. It’s classic cartoon entertainment at its best,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing.  He added, “Kids love watching competition and with the Winter Olympic Games fast approaching, Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympicsis a great way to teach kids about the significance of athletic competition and good sportsmanship.”
I received a copy of “Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics” on DVD from Warner Home Video.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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