Box art for Big Top Scooby-Doo!

Big Top Scooby-Doo!

When Scooby and the gang hear of a werewolf plaguing a traveling circus, they go undercover as circus performers to get to the bottom the mystery.

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common sense

ON for kids age 7
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

A circus' spooky werewolf problem is fun for tweens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Big Top Scooby-Doo! is the 18th feature-length entry in the enduring franchise, and this installment contains a few frights in the form of a growling werewolf that chases people and destroys the circus, but no one is seriously hurt. Once again, the Mystery Inc. members collaborate to solve a crime that no one else can seem to figure out -- especially the authorities.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the enduring popularity of Scooby-Doo movies. Why do you think the crime-solving pooch and his friends still appeal to audiences?
  • What are some examples of other crime-solving kids/teens in movies? How does this Scooby-Doo movie compare?
  • Is violence in animated movies less upsetting than in live-action movies? Does the violence seem less threatening since the movie is a comedy?