Since debuting in 1969, Scooby-Doo and the gang have been solving mysteries, apprehending "monsters" and eating copious amounts of Scooby snacks. Having previously teamed up with the likes of Batman and WWE Superstars, their latest adventure takes them to KISS World, where the Crimson Witch is terrorising the visitors.
While the services of Mystery Incorporated weren't actually called on, Velma has a huge crush on KISS member Starchild (Paul Stanley), so also wants to watch the band's Halloween concert. The rock band are initially reluctant to accept their help, as they consider themselves cosmic mystery solvers.
Half the fun of Scooby-Doo is working out who is behind the chaos. Several possible suspects are presented throughout, keeping kids (and parents) guessing. Staying true to the glam rock inspiration, the plot goes completely bonkers when it turns to portals, an alternate universe called KISSteria and a black diamond that can summon a monster to destroy Earth.
KISS members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer all provide their voices. Matthew Lilliard, who originally starred the live-action movies, reprises his role as Shaggy. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes (aka Jay and Silent Bob) also make cameos as park workers. As you'd expect, there's plenty of classic Kiss songs throughout too, including the likes of 'Rock and Roll all nite', 'Shout it out loud' and 'Detroit Rock City'.
Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery features a suitably wacky and colourful setting for the gang's latest case. While the face-painted, leather studded band may be a bit obscure for children not yet versed in 1970s rock, there's still animated fun to be had.
DVD extras include a featurette where the voice cast discuss 'Are you a Scooby or a Shaggy ', along with 'KISS Cut-Ups' with brief outtakes from the band.
Review by: Sarah O'Connell
Review Date: 11th October 2015
Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery Review
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