Common Sense Note
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.
A trapeze artist warns Fred not to look at his wife, another trapeze artist.
The werewolves are pretty frightening, although no one gets seriously hurt. They growl and bare their fangs and chase after the Mystery Inc. gang. Because it's a mystery, several of the characters act quite menacing and do things that make the gang wonder if they are responsible for the werewolf invasion. A werewolf attacks a circus, but the attendees think it is part of the act.
The Mystery Inc. gang is always ready to solve mysteries, even if they interrupt their plans -- in this case to go on vacation. Scooby and his pals prove that you don't have to have everything in common to be unconditional friends.
There are no product placements in the movie, but all Scooby-Doo DVDs have tie-ins to the plethora of Scooby-Doo merchandise available -- from apparel to games to Halloween costumes.
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