Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster

We had a family DVD session on Friday night and watched a Feature length Scooby Doo! It varied a little from the ‘usual’ plot as there was a pretend monster AND a real monster. All good fun apart from the truly truly bad scottish accents!!!! The fascinating thing is watching the effect of the film on my 3 children:
My eldest boy (11) merely enjoyed the film, the slapstick and chase scenes are right where his sense of humour is and his laughter is contagious.
My youngest son (5) always runs everywhere but for the rest of the weekend has attempted to replicate the shaggy/scooby technique of running furiously without moving for a few seconds AND then zooming off (I’m sure he’d love to have the accompanying percussion noises too).
My daughter (8) was much taken with the 3D computer sonar image of the loch that Fred, Velma, and Daphne were watching when they were trying to find Nessie. Last night she took herself off to the computer and produced on ‘Paint’ a picture of a 3D looking cross section of the loch complete with monster. I find ‘Paint’ a bit clunky so I wasn’t sure how she’d managed to pull it off and asked the “How?” question! Turns out she’d opened up Excel and made up some data that would then produce a ‘chart’ that looked like a cross section of the loch, she’d then copied that across to Paint and drawn in the monster! (Call me Soppy Dad but I was sooooo impressed)
The film has had no noticeable effect on me …. apart from a tendency to say “Zoiks!” in stressful situations 🙂

One Reply to “Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster”

  1. That is so cool, i would never have thought of doing that to produce an image, great thinking, we can learn a lot from our kids!

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