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The 14th installment in the Franchise/ScoobyDoo direct-to-video movies produced by who else? [[Creator/WarnerBros Warner Bros. Animation]]. This direct-to-video now features a new style of improved animated format with a darker, more realistic look similar to ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' than the cheaper previous movies, not to mention the gang return to their original outfits and designs from the [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou 1969 series]]. The movie sold well on iTunes, reaching the top ten on the Kids & Family movies charts and the top 40 on the iTunes movie charts.

Before we move on to the plot of the movie and the tropes it provides, it’s worth noting that from this point on, the live-action [[Film/ScoobyDoo theatrical]] [[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed Shaggy]], Matthew Lillard, does the voice of the animated Shaggy.

Velma receives a call to check on her sister, Madelyn, who's attending school at the Whirlen Merlin Magic Academy. Unfortunately, there are rumors of a Gryphon terrorizing students, and Madelyn remains one of the only students left. When Mystery Inc. arrives, the school requests their help to solve the mystery of the gryphon attacks. [[MotorMouth Could it be Calvin Curdles, a wealthy businessman who wants the castle for himself? Or maybe Amos, the creepy groundskeeper for the castle? And what about Alma, the maid? And what's with the way Madelyn looks at Shaggy? And is Fred falling for Whirlen's former stage assistant, Crystal?]]
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!!Tropes:
* ArtShift: Anyone can tell that the animation has improved from the previous film, ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheSamuraiSword''.
* BigDamnMovie: It was certainly a step forward for the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' direct-to-video movies, followed by ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare Camp Scare]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooLegendOfThePhantosaur Phantosaur]]''.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: The ominous griffin shadow turns out to be that of Wherlin's performing lion with some show birds sitting on his back.
* BlatantLies
* CordonBleughChef: Curdles' idea of promising new ice cream flavors includes liver, onion, broccoli, and buttered brussels sprouts.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Not so notable as other films, like ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', but it’s definitely edgier than the series of cheaper animated films that started somewhere around ''Legend of the Vampire''.
* {{Flanderization}}: Daphne’s clumsiness. Seriously! It’s worse than Shaggy’s!
* HartmanHips
* HypocriticalHumor: Velma thinks of Madelyn as a nerd, and talks about why that is [[NotSoDifferent while doing the things Madelyn is talking about]].
-->'''Daphne:''' [[SarcasmMode Yeah, you guys are as different as day and night.]]
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToBeSpecial: Curdles worked hard to become a wealthy ice cream businessman, so Alma would fall for him. But she loves him anyway.]]
* KavorkaMan: Shaggy, for whom Madelyn has the hots.
* TheKlutz: One could say this about Daphne more than any other adaptation.
* MaleGaze: At the beginning, the movie seems focused on the girl who got attacked instead of the guy with her.
* {{Meganekko}}: Madelyn. And the girl at the beginning.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* MythologyGag: The gang looking up from a book when [[spoiler:the creepy caretaker]] enters the library is staged exactly like a shot from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'''s opening credits. It's done ''very'' abruptly, mimicking the choppy animation of the classic episodes.
* {{Nerd}}: Marlon Whirlen, compared to his brother Whirlen Merlin. And the birdwatcher at the beginning.
* TheOtherDarrin: Starting with this movie, Shaggy is now voiced by Matthew Lillard. Ironically, he also doubles as a RoleReprisal from the ''Scooby-Doo'' live-action movies.
* RomanticFalseLead: Crystal toward Fred.
* RunningGag: Curdles hates it when Velma ruins his plan to buy the castle.
* ShaggySearchTechnique: Used twice. First when Daphne stumbles on a secret passageway inside the castle, and secondly when Scooby accidentally figures out where the secret passageway to O’Flannery’s grave is. Never used by Shaggy.
* ShipperOnDeck: Scooby seems to be this for Scooby/Madelyn.
* UpToEleven: Daphne’s clumsiness is greatly [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]].
* YouShallNotPass: Shaggy tries this on the Griffin. Needless to say, it doesn't work.
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