Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare
|Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare|
|Distributed by||Warner Premiere
Warner Home Video
Warner Bros. Animation
|Directed by||Ethan Spaulding|
|Produced by||Spike Brandt & Tony Cervone|
|Written by||Lou Berger
Dee Bradley Baker
|Music by||Robert J. Kral|
|Editing by||John Carnochan|
|Running time||77 minutes|
Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare is the fifteenth direct-to-DVD movie based upon the Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons, released on September 14, 2010, seven months after the release of the Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo. The movie sold 53,389 units in its first week and as of January 2013, it has sold approximately 194,000 units.
Scooby-Doo and the gang travel to Camp Little Moose, Fred's old summer camp, to vacation and serve as camp counselors. But when they arrive they find the camp empty, save for Burt, the head counselor, and the local Forest Ranger, Ranger Knudsen. They discover that one of the camp's old legends, the Woodsman, has come to life and scared the kids away. Ranger Knudsen suggests Burt close the camp before leaving. Burt is about to heed the Ranger's advice when three kids, Luke, Trudy, and Deacon, arrive at the camp. Fred convinces Burt to keep the camp open until the Mystery Inc. gang discover what's going on. But the gang and the kids are soon attacked by the Woodsman. The next day, everyone decides to spend the day at Big Moose Lake, home of the rich and modern Big Moose camp. The gang are enjoying their time at the lake until they are attacked by the Fishman, another camp legend come to life. During the chase, Scooby-Doo discovers a building at the bottom of Big Moose Lake. Everyone is now very scared, especially Deacon.
That night, Jessica, Camp Big Moose's head counselor, asks the gang if Camp Little Moose is pulling a prank on Camp Big Moose, explaining that an RV and some sonar equipment are missing from the camp. The gang wonders what purpose the equipment would serve for the Woodsman or the Fishman. Velma uses the RV's tracking device to locate it at Shadow Canyon, where (as Burt explains) the Spectre, another camp legend, resides. Everyone splits up; Fred, Daphne, Jessica, and Luke go investigate the building in Big Moose Lake, and Velma, Burt, Trudy, Shaggy, Scooby, and Deacon head to Shadow Canyon. After being chased by the Fishman, Fred and the others discover a whole town in the Lake, as well as some dynamite hidden in a cavern. Velma and company discover the missing RV and sonar equipment in Shadow Canyon. They find the sonar equipment is being used to scan the lake. Then, they are chased by the Spectre.
Everyone meets back at Camp Little Moose to go over what they found. Deacon decides he has had enough and wants to go back to Camp Big Moose, and Jessica drives him. The Mystery Inc. Gang want to know more about the underwater town, so they ask a local shop owner about it. He explains that the town is called Moose Creek, and used to be a mining town that was forced to be evacuated to create the dam and Big Moose Lake. But, more importantly, the treasure of a notorious gangster named Ricky LaRue is said to still be buried there. Before his death, the gangster told his cellmate that if the sun hits the town on the Summer Solstice, the location of the treasure will be revealed. The gang reasons that the dynamite will be used to destroy the dam and reveal Moose Creek in order for the monsters to find the treasure, as the next day is the Summer Solstice. But doing this will flood Camp Little Moose. The gang returns to the camp to find that the Woodsman has laid waste to it, but Burt, Luke, and Trudy are safe. But the gang realize that if the Woodsman found nobody at Camp Little Moose, he would be free to destroy the dam. The dam then explodes, and everyone narrowly escapes in time.
Everyone then goes to Moose Creek, now exposed, to explore. There they find Jessica, who explains she was following Deacon. They are then attacked by the Woodsman, who chases Fred, Jessica, and Luke. The rest are found by Deacon, who, after having them locked up, reveals that he is not a kid, he is the criminal Babyface Boretti, Ricky LaRue's former cellmate who escaped from prison two months prior, who is looking for the treasure. After a long chase, the Woodsman is caught and revealed to be Ranger Knudsen, who is also the Fishman and the Spectre. The gang also capture Babyface Boretti, who tries to escape with the treasure. Velma explains that Babyface and Ranger Knudsen teamed up to scare away the kids at Camp Little Moose, explode the dam, and take the treasure. Babyface posed as Deacon to try to convince everyone to leave. The two also used the sonar equipment to search for the town in the lake. In the end, Burt and Jessica merge the camps to form Camp Little Big Moose at Moose Creek, Babyface Boretti and Ranger Knudsen are arrested, and the Mystery Inc. gang serve the remainder of the summer as camp counselors there. After the credits, it is revealed that the Spectre is actually real.
- Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo and Fred
- Matthew Lillard as Shaggy
- Mindy Cohn as Velma
- Grey DeLisle as Daphne
- Scott Menville as Luke
- Tara Strong as Trudy
- Stephen Root as Burt
- Lauren Tom as Jessica
- Mark Hamill as Deacon/Babyface Boretti, the main antagonist of the film, and Store Owner
- Dee Bradley Baker as Ranger Knudsen, Woodsman, Fishman, and Spectre
- Phil LaMarr as Darrel
- Spectre of Shadow Canyon
- Ranger Knudsen
- Deacon/Babyface Boretti
- This is Tara Strong's first Scooby-Doo film since Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island; Strong voiced Lena in that film. Her character Trudy strongly resembles the Teen Titans character Raven, another character voiced by Strong, in voice, appearance, and personality.
- The film was released seven months after the last movie, Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo. This is the third Scooby-Doo film to release in the same year since Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire and Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico were both released in 2003, while Aloha, Scooby-Doo! and Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? were both released in 2005.
- This film unites Scott Menville and Tara Strong who have previously voiced Robin and Raven in Teen Titans.
- In the same way, it unites Lauren Tom and Dee Bradley Baker who played Numbuh 3 and Numbuh 4 in Codename: Kids Next Door.
- The pilot episode from Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is included as a bonus feature on the DVD.
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- Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare at AllMovie
- Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare at the Internet Movie Database
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