After the Alvin & the Chipmunks double feature, I decided that I needed to add in some horror animation. Whats a horror marathon without appealing to all age groups, right? Of course, my inspiration could only happy when I saw that Netflix had a few more of these full-length animated Halloween specials.
SCOOBY-DOO ON ZOMBIE ISLAND (1998)
Director: Hiroshi Aoyama, Kazumi Fukushimi, Jim Stenstrum
The gang reunite and visit Moonscar island, a place with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a guy in a costume, and they get more than they bargained for.- IMDB
This is my first time ever watching any Scooby-Doo. It was never very apparent in my childhood and I think I only learned about it in my teens. I’m not even sure when the show itself came out. Either way, I felt like it would be a good time to give this a shot.
Scooby-Doo is a little harder for me to like. The story itself is actually pretty good except the group itself takes a little time to acquaint with. However, they do have their charm once it gets going. They each balance each other and the story of Zombie Island being on Moonscar Island has a nice approach to it. It was a pretty clever way that they did it. Except it makes me wonder what age group they were aiming for with this because with animated zombies and ghost hauntings, I can imagine being a little scared if I was a kid. It might also be that reason that I found this highly entertaining after I got used to the group and it wasn’t hard to before things got shady at Moonscar Island.
Its a pretty nice animation to check out. Not too long and gives you a good share of zombies, ghosts and dives into the supernatural world. Perfect for a light Halloween animation :)
LOONEY TUNES: DAFFY DUCK’S QUACKBUSTERS (1988)
Directors: Greg Ford, Friz Freleng
Daffy Duck opens a detective agency for the supernatural along side his Looney Toon buddies.-IMDB
Unlike Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes has been part of my childhood. Sylvester, Tweety, Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck is always fun to watch. It probably shows when I just bought a Merry Melodies T-shirt from Uniqlo this summer on my trip to Hong Kong.
Sure, its aged because its from 1988 but its still a lot of innocent fun. The crew is always silly because they reflect how they are pretty oblivious to whats around them. Its pretty much set up with shorts to start it off with Daffy Duck and then leads into segments of little stories with Daffy Duck and how he opens the detective agency and then hires Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig to be his paranormalist partners. Sylvester’s segments were fantastic. There’s a part with Bugs Bunny that is pretty entertaining when he ventures into Hotel Translyvania.
Its not really from nowadays and its not really through and through as entertaining as I felt it was when I was a little girl but nostalgia has a funny way of making these things still fun to watch :)
Are you a fan of Looney Tunes and/or Scooby-Doo? Did you grow up with them? Have you seen these full-length features?
**We’ll be heading back into full-on horror/psychological thrillers right into Halloween, even having posts going up on the weekend. I have a bit of catching up to do on top of watching the last 4 Friday the 13ths also. Lets finish this up in Halloween Horror style :)**