History WesternAnimation / ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland

9th Jan '17 1:43:36 AM BURGINABC
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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: [[spoiler:Lena, Simone, and Jacques are very, ''very'' different to the petty crooks of the classic series. Classical Scooby bad guys were shady but non-homicidal jerks who sought to scare people away, with crimes that always revolved around pure profit. The bad guys of this movie are ''soul stealing murderers'' who drain the life from people and turn them into zombies -- furthermore, they all crossed the MoralEventHorizon; two of them became monsters by accident, but then chose to ''embrace'' their monstrosity because they could be immortal, the third agreed to join them in exchange for immortality. Classical Scooby episodes ended with the villains being caught and sent to prison in humiliation. This movie ends with the villains suffering a horrific FamilyUnfriendlyDeath involving ''decaying into nothing on-screen.'']]
** [[spoiler:In addition to them being more monstrous then past foes, Lena's and Simone's FreudianExcuse reasons behind it were actually [[TragicVillain tragic]] unlike others beforehand; while prior villains just wanted to scare people away out of one dimensional {{Greed}}, their motives were avenging their people that were slaughtered by Morgan Moonscar and his crew, [[MotiveDecay well at first]] [[ImmortalityImmorality until the events of the film.]] Also, while past baddies attempted to scare Mystery Inc. to get them out of the way, the cat creatures attempted to outright murder the gang for their own needs to remain immortal and almost [[HeroKiller killed the franchise's beloved heroes Scooby and Shaggy by trying to drain their life force]].]]
9th Jan '17 1:29:02 AM BURGINABC
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With a warmly-received journey into relatively mature writing (partially helped by being a DolledUpInstallment, see below), ''Zombie Island'' marked a or, in some peoples' opinions, ''the'' high point in the ''Scooby-Doo'' franchise. The film, as mentioned before, is beautifully animated more so than any incarnation before and still unmatched today with a literally dark and realistic feel to it. On top of that, it featured a somewhat cynical/mature look at what happened to Mystery Inc. after their adventures were done, which would be touched on again in TheMovie, but with less success. Characters were more fleshed out and three-dimensional, especially the newly empowered Daphne. The irrelevant pop songs of past cartoons gave way to Alternative and Metal music. The story appealed to older viewers with honest-to-goodness death as part of the backstory, and the end result for the gang if they didn't win.[[note]] [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Although the back cover mentioned that they ''do'' make it out alive.]][[/note]] And the best part of it all? No contrived story with a guy in a mask... just like the ads promised, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis they were Real. Stinkin'. Zombies]]. Probably the only complaint the movie generated was, "[[AnimationAgeGhetto it's too scary for young]] ''[[AnimationAgeGhetto Scooby]]'' [[AnimationAgeGhetto fans]]." That's the price that comes when you ShooOutTheClowns.

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With a warmly-received journey into relatively mature writing (partially helped by being a DolledUpInstallment, see below), ''Zombie Island'' marked a or, in some peoples' opinions, ''the'' high point in the ''Scooby-Doo'' franchise. The film, as mentioned before, is beautifully animated more so than any incarnation before and still unmatched today with a literally dark and realistic feel to it. On top of that, it featured a somewhat cynical/mature look at what happened to Mystery Inc. after their adventures were done, which would be touched on again in TheMovie, but with less success. Characters were more fleshed out and three-dimensional, especially the newly empowered Daphne. The irrelevant pop songs of past cartoons gave way to Alternative and Metal music. The story appealed to older viewers with honest-to-goodness death as part of the backstory, and the end result for the gang if they didn't win.[[note]] [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Although the back cover mentioned that they ''do'' make it out alive.]][[/note]] And the best part of it all? No contrived story with a guy in a mask... just like the ads promised, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis they were Real. Stinkin'. Zombies]]. Probably the only complaint the movie generated was, "[[AnimationAgeGhetto it's too scary for young]] ''[[AnimationAgeGhetto Scooby]]'' [[AnimationAgeGhetto fans]]." That's the price that comes when you ShooOutTheClowns.
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13th Dec '16 1:44:22 AM Xtifr
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The trailer had sleek animation, dark colors, and featured a seemingly truly dark and potentially scary movie... and it featured Scooby-Doo and Shaggy running for their lives. The title; '''''Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island'''''. The tagline; ''This time, the monsters are real''. It was short, but it was enough to send kids everywhere into a furor.

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The trailer had sleek animation, dark colors, and featured a seemingly truly dark and potentially scary movie... and it featured Scooby-Doo and Shaggy running for their lives. The title; '''''Scooby-Doo ''Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island'''''.Island''. The tagline; ''This time, the monsters are real''. It was short, but it was enough to send kids everywhere into a furor.
5th Dec '16 4:44:56 AM Heart
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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Morgan Moonscar and his pirate crew, Simone and Lena's first victims, and the only ones who were ''not'' innocent. In life, they were savage killers who slaughtered an entire colony of innocent settlers for no good reason, but in undeath, they are apparently remorseful for their actions, and have done a HeelFaceTurn in trying to save others from being killed by the werecats.]]
5th Dec '16 4:34:36 AM Heart
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* CatsAreMean: Scooby has an ongoing rivalry with Simone's cats, though he ultimately settles it. [[spoiler:Also, Simone and Lena are really {{Cat Girl}}s who gain immortality by stealing visitors' souls]].

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* CatsAreMean: Played with. Scooby has an ongoing rivalry with Simone's cats, though he the cats themselves are ultimately settles it. [[spoiler:Also, neutral characters, with no good or evil intentions towards the protagonists. [[spoiler:Played straight with Simone and Lena Lena, who are really very legitimately evil {{Cat Girl}}s who gain immortality by stealing visitors' souls]].


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* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Specifically, this story gives us [[spoiler:werecats. The curse was brought on by invoking the power of some vaguely described cat god that was worshiped by the island's original inhabitants. The werecats transform entirely at will, but usually remain in their human forms. It isn't clear if, or how, others can be turned into werecats in the typical werebeast fashion (bites, scratches, etc) - the two original werecats have only ever turned one person, but it isn't explained how they did this. The curse also grants immortality, provided the werecats steal the life forces of others every harvest moon.]]
5th Dec '16 4:11:10 AM Heart
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* MightyGlacier: In spite of their slowness, the zombies are apparently physically strong enough to give the [[spoiler:werecats]] a run for their money - at one point, two zombies each manage to tackle and momentarily stun a [[spoiler:werecat]]. Though, this could also be justified by the zombies in question being Civil War soldiers.
29th Nov '16 8:46:32 PM N.Harmonik
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Simone, Lena and Jacques]] after they miss their deadline for feeding on souls. They disintegrate horrifically--it's worse than vampires, as you can actually see ''bone fragments''.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Simone, [[spoiler:Simone, Lena and Jacques]] after they miss their deadline for feeding on souls. They disintegrate horrifically--it's worse than vampires, as you can actually see ''bone fragments''.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: Lena and Simone were colonists of Louisiana who lost everything due to Morgan Moonscar. Their revenge turned them into life draining cat monsters.]]
* GameFace: [[spoiler: Lena and Simone reveal their cat-creature faces when they're preparing to sacrifice Velma, Daphne, Fred and Beau. Possibly just to mess with their heads, and their victims are already helpless.]]

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: Lena [[spoiler:Lena and Simone were colonists of Louisiana who lost everything due to Morgan Moonscar. Their revenge turned them into life draining cat monsters.]]
* GameFace: [[spoiler: Lena [[spoiler:Lena and Simone reveal their cat-creature faces when they're preparing to sacrifice Velma, Daphne, Fred and Beau. Possibly just to mess with their heads, and their victims are already helpless.]]



* GodOfEvil: [[spoiler: Simone and Lena's cat god that gave them the power to murder the pirates and then drain the life of innocent souls.]]

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* GodOfEvil: [[spoiler: Simone [[spoiler:Simone and Lena's cat god that gave them the power to murder the pirates and then drain the life of innocent souls.]]



* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Morgan Moonscar attacked Lena and Simone's village, causing the villagers to be eaten by crocodiles. This drove them to become cat monsters. However, he is now trying to save the gang from his fate]].
** [[spoiler: The seemingly malevolent cat god is an actual deity who gave Simone and Lena their powers to drain innocent people, but otherwise isn't directly involved in the plot.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Morgan [[spoiler:Morgan Moonscar attacked Lena and Simone's village, causing the villagers to be eaten by crocodiles. This drove them to become cat monsters. However, he is now trying to save the gang from his fate]].
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The seemingly malevolent cat god is an actual deity who gave Simone and Lena their powers to drain innocent people, but otherwise isn't directly involved in the plot.]]



* NoImmortalInertia: [[spoiler: When they miss their deadline for feeding, the three villains all dissolve horrifically into puddles of decayed bio-matter within a few seconds]].

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* NoImmortalInertia: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When they miss their deadline for feeding, the three villains all dissolve horrifically into puddles of decayed bio-matter within a few seconds]].



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: ''Very'' different. Not the [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 flesh eating kind]] or the [[Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead brain eating kind]]. [[spoiler: Or the evil kind.]] [[spoiler: They're the completely sentient victims of the soul stealing magical cat people, so they want only to try and scare humans away, so they don't join their ranks. Also, they only seem to be active for a short time before the cat people's "feeding time," and initially manifest as ''ghosts;'' it's only when the chosen night descends that they can physically manifest as zombies.]]

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: ''Very'' different. Not the [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 flesh eating kind]] or the [[Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead brain eating kind]]. [[spoiler: Or the evil kind.]] [[spoiler: They're the completely sentient victims of the soul stealing magical cat people, so they want only to try and scare humans away, so they don't join their ranks. Also, they only seem to be active for a short time before the cat people's "feeding time," and initially manifest as ''ghosts;'' it's only when the chosen night descends that they can physically manifest as zombies.]]



* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler: As told via {{Flashback}} by Lena and Simone -- they originally gained dark powers to get vengeance the pirates that destroyed their home, but the price of the power turned them to evil.]]

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* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As told via {{Flashback}} by Lena and Simone -- they originally gained dark powers to get vengeance on the pirates that destroyed their home, but the price of the power turned them to evil.]]



** One of the alternate posters for the film features [[spoiler: Jacques in his were-cat form.]]

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** One of the alternate posters for the film features [[spoiler: Jacques [[spoiler:Jacques in his were-cat form.]]



* UndercoverCopReveal: [[spoiler: Beau, although not in a way that matters to the plot.]]
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: [[spoiler: Lena, Simone, and Jacques are very, ''very'' different to the petty crooks of the classic series. Classical Scooby bad guys were shady but non homicidal jerks who sought to scare people away, with crimes that always revolved around pure profit. The bad guys of this movie are ''soul stealing murderers'' who drain the life from people and turn them into zombies -- furthermore, they all crossed the MoralEventHorizon; two of them became monsters by accident, but then chose to ''embrace'' their monstrosity because they could be immortal, the third agreed to join them in exchange for immortality. Classical Scooby episodes ended with the villains being caught and sent to prison in humiliation. This movie ends with the villains suffering a horrific FamilyUnfriendlyDeath involving ''decaying into nothing on-screen.'']]
** [[spoiler: In addition to them being more monstrous then past foes, Lena's and Simone's FreudianExcuse reasons behind it were actually [[TragicVillain tragic]] unlike others beforehand, while prior villains just want scare people away out of one dimensional {{Greed}}, their motives were avenging their people that were slaughtered by Morgan Moonscar and his crew, [[MotiveDecay well at first]] [[ImmortalityImmorality until the events of the film.]] Also, while past baddies attempted to scare Mystery Inc. to get them out of the way, the cat creatures attempted to outright murder the gang for their own needs to remain immortal and almost [[HeroKiller killed the franchise's beloved heroes Scooby and Shaggy by trying to drain their life force]].]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler: Simone and Lena invert wearing a monster costume like previous Scooby-Doo villains by being monstrous werecats underneath their human disguises.]]
* VoodooDoll: Used by [[spoiler: Simone and Lena]] at one point.

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* UndercoverCopReveal: [[spoiler: Beau, [[spoiler:Beau, although not in a way that matters to the plot.]]
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: [[spoiler: Lena, [[spoiler:Lena, Simone, and Jacques are very, ''very'' different to the petty crooks of the classic series. Classical Scooby bad guys were shady but non homicidal non-homicidal jerks who sought to scare people away, with crimes that always revolved around pure profit. The bad guys of this movie are ''soul stealing murderers'' who drain the life from people and turn them into zombies -- furthermore, they all crossed the MoralEventHorizon; two of them became monsters by accident, but then chose to ''embrace'' their monstrosity because they could be immortal, the third agreed to join them in exchange for immortality. Classical Scooby episodes ended with the villains being caught and sent to prison in humiliation. This movie ends with the villains suffering a horrific FamilyUnfriendlyDeath involving ''decaying into nothing on-screen.'']]
** [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In addition to them being more monstrous then past foes, Lena's and Simone's FreudianExcuse reasons behind it were actually [[TragicVillain tragic]] unlike others beforehand, beforehand; while prior villains just want wanted to scare people away out of one dimensional {{Greed}}, their motives were avenging their people that were slaughtered by Morgan Moonscar and his crew, [[MotiveDecay well at first]] [[ImmortalityImmorality until the events of the film.]] Also, while past baddies attempted to scare Mystery Inc. to get them out of the way, the cat creatures attempted to outright murder the gang for their own needs to remain immortal and almost [[HeroKiller killed the franchise's beloved heroes Scooby and Shaggy by trying to drain their life force]].]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler: Simone [[spoiler:Simone and Lena invert wearing a monster costume like previous Scooby-Doo villains by being monstrous werecats underneath their human disguises.]]
* VoodooDoll: Used by [[spoiler: Simone [[spoiler:Simone and Lena]] at one point.



--->[[spoiler: '''Simone:''']] [[EvilAllAlong I've been getting away with it for]] [[spoiler: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld TWO HUNDRED YEARS!]]]]

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--->[[spoiler: '''Simone:''']] --->[[spoiler:'''Simone:''']] [[EvilAllAlong I've been getting away with it for]] [[spoiler: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld [[spoiler:[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld TWO HUNDRED YEARS!]]]]



-->[[spoiler: '''Velma''': Her story about Simone getting dragged away by zombies wasn't true. I saw the footprints of Simone's heels. She wasn't ''dragged,'' she ''walked'' down that tunnel.]]

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-->[[spoiler: '''Velma''': -->[[spoiler:'''Velma''': Her story about Simone getting dragged away by zombies wasn't true. I saw the footprints of Simone's heels. She wasn't ''dragged,'' she ''walked'' down that tunnel.]]



* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Cat?]]: A RunningGag throughout the movie is Scooby chasing Simone's cats every time he sees them. The leader of Simone's cats is a [[LightIsNotGood white cat]] that torments Scooby more than the others, but it suddenly disappears from the movie while the others are still constantly seen. [[spoiler: Even during the ending where the cats are shown to have boarded the ship with Scooby and co., leaving the island, the white cat is nowhere to be seen, not even in the post credits scene where Scooby makes peace with the cats. Perhaps it was of the same ilk as its owner? Additionally, the cat god is still around.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Simone and Lena.]]

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Cat?]]: A RunningGag throughout the movie is Scooby chasing Simone's cats every time he sees them. The leader of Simone's cats is a [[LightIsNotGood white cat]] that torments Scooby more than the others, but it suddenly disappears from the movie while the others are still constantly seen. [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even during the ending where the cats are shown to have boarded the ship with Scooby and co., leaving the island, the white cat is nowhere to be seen, not even in the post credits scene where Scooby makes peace with the cats. Perhaps it was of the same ilk as its owner? Additionally, the cat god is still around.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Simone [[spoiler:Simone and Lena.]]



-->[[spoiler: '''Simone:''']] [[VillainousBreakdown I've had enough of that meddling dog!]]

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-->[[spoiler: '''Simone:''']] -->[[spoiler:'''Simone:''']] [[VillainousBreakdown I've had enough of that meddling dog!]]
19th Nov '16 8:38:07 PM Etheru
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* {{Deconstruction}}: There are some elements of this in the film.
8th Nov '16 11:26:14 AM gaimanite.pkat
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* TheCatfish: A minor character fisherman introduced at the beginning is constantly trying to catch a massive catfish named "Big Mona". Big Mona sprays Scooby's face with water and is a large, mean fish.
30th Oct '16 12:10:29 PM Scsigs
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* {{UsefulNotes/Punk}}: While [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDFouH2v8UM The Ghost is Here]] is of the PopPunk variety, as was popular at [[The90s the time]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2hztmQ0E3w It's Terror Time]] dives head first into straight-up Horror Punk...& it's as [[AwesomeMusic spectacularly awesome]] & fitting as you'd expect for one of the best, & genuinely horrifying, Scooby-Doo films ever.

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* {{UsefulNotes/Punk}}: While [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDFouH2v8UM The Ghost is Here]] is of the PopPunk variety, as was popular at [[The90s [[TheNineties the time]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2hztmQ0E3w It's Terror Time]] dives head first into straight-up Horror Punk...& it's as [[AwesomeMusic spectacularly awesome]] & fitting as you'd expect for one of the best, & genuinely horrifying, Scooby-Doo films ever.
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