Scoob! 4K Ultra HD

Featured In Issue 251, August/September 2020

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"Scoob!" is Scooby-Doo's greatest adventure yet with the never-before-told story of how lifelong friends Scooby (Welker) and Shaggy (Forte) first met and how they joined forces with young detectives Fred (Efron), Velma (Rodriguez) and Daphne (Seyfried) to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, toughest mystery ever: an evil plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global "dogpocalypse," the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone ever imagined. (Gary Reber)

Special features include bloopers (HD 03:58); 10 deleted scenes (HD 19:48); the featurettes: "How To Draw Scooby Doo" (HD 10:16), "New Friends, Newer Villains" (HD 06:21) and "Puppies!!" (HD 01:05); upfront previews and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 2.39:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 Ultra HD HDR10/Dolby Vision picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, was animated digitally and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. The clarity and sharpness of the imagery is terrific. Resolution is fantastic throughout, with revealing fine detail, especially in closeups of character and object textures. Spatial dimension also is excellent. Color fidelity is impressive with a very wide color palette that exhibits a wide spectrum of nuanced hues and shadings for a wonderfully colorful picture. HDR contrast is wide and effectively dynamic. Black levels are deep and solid. Shadows are solid. Lighting is effectively crafted and enhances the overall clarity. This is a great-looking animated feature and absolutely the best a Sooby Doo presentation has ever looked. Young audiences will be fascinated. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding and very active with all manner of sound effects that punctuate the action. The sound effects are often supported with deep bass accents and extension to sub-25 Hz. At times, the effects are effectively directionalized within the soundfield. The orchestral score, at times a hip-hop/pop affair, is fast paced in a comic goofy liveness. The soundstage is wide and deep with an aggressive enveloping extension of surround energy. The scene in the amphitheater is especially aggressively enveloping. Dialogue is ADR produced with not much differential in spatial integration. Fidelity throughout is excellent. This is a fun and busy soundtrack that will mesmerize young audiences while providing a holosonic® experience that will satisfy adults. (Gary Reber)