Scooby Doo: Pirates Ahoy!

Scooby Doo! Pirates Ahoy!,
celebrates Fred’s birthday.  He and the gang are going on a mystery cruise.  However, the mystery turns all too real as ghost pirates sail the Bermuda seas sinking and boarding ships as they please.  Things turn worse as Fred’s dad is kidnapped and his mom disappears.  Let’s smash some buckles!

The villain, the mystery, and the technology


Captain Skunkbeard is a furious pirate and ghost. He seeks the Heaven’s Light, lost in the Bermuda Triangle. The Captain has an excellent record putting together a crew.


The Heaven’s Light, is meteor rumored to have landed in Bermuda’s seas and is responsible for the Triangle’s power. The only evidence is a painting made hundreds of years ago by an overly imaginative artist.


Scaled models and a hologram projector.


Billionaire and financier, Biff Wellington, unmasked.


The true mastermind, Mr. Mysterio, unmasked.

Facts and curiosities


Pirates Ahoy! sets off of the Florida coast into the Bermuda Triangle.


The Mystery Machine appears early before left behind at the docks.


Family appearances with Fred’s mom and dad.


Cameo costume appearances by The Ghost Clown from “Bedlam in the Big Top” and The Werewolf from “Who’s Afraid of a Big Bad Werewolf”.


Does the gang dress in costume? You betcha!


Fred drives the cruise ship.


Fred drives the pirate ship.

Final thoughts

Scooby Doo! Pirates Ahoy! is regarded as one of (if not the) best direct-to-video made.  With crisp animation,  it captures the magic of Scooby Doo, Where are You! complete with a backstory, conspiracies, and a twist.   Paying homage to classic episodes, it makes use of hypnotism and steers clear of the supernatural.  Although, the ending with the storm and whirlpool was very mysterious.

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