A Pup Named Scooby Doo
by Del Harvey
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Is your child a big cartoon fan? If so, then here’s a wonderful collection of safe and fun shows for kids of all ages. A Pup Named Scooby Doo: Complete 2nd, 3rd and 4th Seasons is one of those young kid’s favorites which they love to watch several times a day. and you don’t have to worry about the cartoon’s content. The whole “A Pup Named Scooby Doo” series is like the classic Scooby Doo but all of the characters are kids, too, which is great because preschoolers and younger kids can relate to them easier. And, unlike the original Scooby Doo episodes, which a few of the younger kids might find just a bit scary, the much younger version is much more silly and fun.
In the Pup series, both Scooby and Shaggy are just as scared of everything - just like in the original series. And Fred is still the brave leader, Daphne is still spoiled and rich, and Velma is still very smart. But they are younger, and more free and more innocent. This is perfect for the younger audience. Especially since the character’s reactions tend to be more in keeping with what that younger audience would do.
And if you were a fan of the original series, then this series provides a bridge for the adults as it will doubtless bring back some wonderful memories of a familiar set of characters which you can share with your kids and which are, really, very fun to watch with the entire family. There’s no reason to worry the kids might see something inappropiate; that’s what I mean by the Pup series being safe for the entire family.
The new two-disc set has a total of 17 episodes from seasons 2, 3 and 4, plus there’s a bonus episode from the Shaggy and Scooby Get A Clue series. It was just released on DVD and if you are a fan of the original, or just want something safe for your children, then I highly recommend A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Complete 2nd, 3rd & 4th Seasons. It’s reasonably priced at $14.99.
Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.
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