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Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness
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Production company: Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor: Warner Home Video
Release date: February 17, 2015
Starring: Frank Welker
Mindy Cohn
Grey Griffin
Matthew Lillard
Executive producer(s): Sam Register
Producer(s): Paul McEvory
Music composed by: Andy Sturmer
Screenplay by: Mark Banker
Director(s): Paul McEvory
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Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness is a 2015 sci-fi horror comedy direct-to-video (DTV) film based on the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! TV series in 1969. It was released by Warner Home Video on February 17, 2015. It was written by Matt Banker, and produced and directed by Paul McEvory. The film is the twenty-third installment in the Scooby-Doo direct-to-video film series.

Mystery Inc. wins tickets to be one of the lucky select few to get a free ride to a new luxury resort in space, but trouble arises when an alien forces them to land on the Moon.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Characters

In order of appearance:

Mentioned and non-speaking characters are in italics

Organizations

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Production

Development

The film was written two years before it was released.

Filming

Music

Andy Sturmer composed the music.

Release

It was originally made available on streaming services on February 3, 2015, before being released onto DVD on February 17, 2015.

Behind the scenes

  • The Phantom from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Hassle in the Castle", has a cameo as a constellation during the opening credits.
  • There are several references to the science fiction film Alien:
    • Ridley is a parody of Ellen Ripley. The name "Ridley" is a play on both Ripley and Ridley Scott, the film's director.
    • H.A.M. is based on Ash. The revelation that H.A.M. is really a human is the reverse of what happened in Alien.
    • The alien has a similar appearance and power to the Xenomorph.
  • Sly is a parody of Richard Branson, who's also trying to achieve the same thing that Sly does.
  • Zip Elvin and Colt Steelcase are parodies of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong; Zip being the most of obvious, at least in name.
  • Shaggy says he once saw a show about a man who saw gremlins on the outside of his plane, which is a reference to the The Twilight Zone episode, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. Although, that only had one gremlin.
  • H.A.M. painting Sly Baron's portrait is a reference to the infamous scene from the movie Titanic.
  • Paul the dog may be named after the director, Paul McEvory.

Errors

  • Alien are fake, so never mind the DTV Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (among other adventures).
  • The "Drivers Test" sign is missing an apostrophe.
  • Aside from the fact Scooby owns a driver's license (perhaps because of the fact that he drove it on two recent occasions previously to this), his signature was a paw print, instead of writing his own name, which he had already done in the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episodes, "The Unnatural" and "A Scooby-Doo! Valentine", respectively.
    • The paw print is also too small to actually come from Scooby himself.
  • The previous film once again highlighted Fred's strong affection for the Mystery Machine (perhaps even to its fullest), yet he doesn't seem at all bothered that Daphne crashed it into a tree in this one. Perhaps the fact that he had already seen it blow up and accept it thereafter in the last one, a small crash wouldn't seem that big.
  • The nametags are highly detailed and have the names written in when in special close-ups of the gang and U-Boat, but apart from that they're typically nameless and filled with a colour which ever compliments their own respective suits.
  • In the The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show episode "Scooby-Doo and Cyclops, Too", the The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries episode "Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo", and the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode "Pompeii and Circumstance", Daphne seemed to have had perfect driving skills driving.
  • The "Say hi to me Clark" and "Fly me to the moon" signs that two people hold from the crowd standing behind Clark, end up being held by several others.
  • Daphne complains that she will get "hat hair" from the helmet, although the helmets don't do anything.
  • The sign in U-Boat's chair is not there when gets up, but reappears in the next scene.
  • Of the characters shown during lift-off, Ridley is the only one who's face doesn't distort.
  • The red light indicator on the space suits is just to get a toilet joke, which is a setup for when Scooby and Shaggy soil themselves after first seeing the alien, as they have never done this from seeing a monster before. Although, Shaggy did wet himself once by a biker in the DTV Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur.
  • When the group are introduced to Hudson, Ridley keeps disappearing and reappearing, until she and Hudson talk to each other.
  • The "Sly Star Two" appears to have crash landed only a couple blocks away from where Shannon was giving her press interviews, and is shown being in direct line of sight with Shannon's location. Yet no one at the press conference notices the ship dropping out of the sky and crashing so close to them.
  • When U-Boat gets up from his seat and leaves from Shaggy and Scooby (who where squished in their seat's), their U-Boat parking sign is missing from the seat U-Boat left from, but when the scene goes back to Shaggy and Scooby, it appears again in the same spot.
  • The gang gets onboard the Sly Star One by winning the last five seats in a lottery. However, Clark's summary of the proceedings made it sound like each of the last five seats was won separately.
  • We never get confirmation on what the strange liquid that Daphne, Fred, Zip, and Colt found on the floor is.
  • The alien in Ridley's video that she shows Clark and Velma matches the alien design Shannon used for her alien suit. It is never established whether Shannon used that video as inspiration for her costume or it was just a coincidence.
  • Toon physics:
    • Fred pulls out his own clipboard when joining Zip and Colt.
    • Daphne pulls out her phone from nowhere.
    • Scooby and Shaggy's suits grow after they eat all the crates of U-Boat Bites.
    • Daphne drives the Mystery Machine right off the top floor of the parking lot, which should've smashed the van to pieces and sent them all to the emergency ward, if any of them weren't already killed on impact.
    • Everyone survives the crash landing the "Sly Star Two" (which destroys the ship) without any noticeable injuries.
    • All the men (except for Fred, Zip, and Colt) get hit in the head with ship debris and knocked out. They all wake up a few minutes later perfectly fine. In real life, if one gets hit on the head so hard that one actually loses consciousness (even if it's only for a few minutes), one should probably see a doctor ASAP, as there is a high likelihood of some sort of head injury.

Marketing and promotion

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Scooby-Doo! Τρελό Ταξίδι στο Φεγγάρι Scooby-Doo! Crazy Travel to the Moon

Home availability

Trailers

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