"Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Complete Season 2" collects the last 26 episodes of this highly acclaimed series. I admit it's definitely different from the other shows featuring everybody's favorite crime solving canine. There are way more adult-oriented jokes and witty pop culture nods and winks that most children of the 2000s won't pick up on. However, I still feel it has elements which would appeal to a younger demographic. What's not to like about a Great Dane and his gang of mystery solvers facing off against a different monster every week?
In Season Two, Scooby and the gang continue to try and solve the mystery of the Planispheric Disc. As they uncover the secrets surrounding the different pieces of the artifact, new crimes come up that need to be solved. Each clue they uncover along the way gets them closer to the truth behind the mystical Disc.
"Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" is obviously a prequel to "Scooby-Doo! Where Are You?" Not to give away too much, but they're shown heading out of their hometown of Crystal Cove in the Mystery Machine as the series closes. This leaves the viewer with the feeling that you could put the original 1969 show in your DVD player and the two would fit seamlessly together.
After 52 episodes, you'd think we could get some type of extra features for the final episodes of "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated." How can there not be any footage of the voice actors recording their parts or animators doing what they do? Couldn't they get the producers, director, or any of the cast members to record commentary for a few of the episodes?
"Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Complete Season 2" is a wonderful addition to the library of any fan of the Great Dane's adventures or Hanna-Barbera enthusiasts. The monsters are scary and the mysteries will keep kids wondering who the bad guy in the mask is while laughing at the same time. Fans of all things Hanna-Barbera will love it because it incorporates classic characters from the animation studio's colorful past such as Dr. Benton Quest and Roger "Race" Bannon from "Johnny Quest" and Dynomutt and the Blue Falcon.
"Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Complete Season 2" is available now on DVD.
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