This article is about the film. For the DVD, see Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island (DVD).
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Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island is the thirtieth in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It had its world premiere on July 21 at the San Diego Comic Con International 2019,[1] followed by Digital HD on September 3, and DVD on October 1.

It is a quasi sequel to Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, the original direct-to-video film in the series.


The gang gets a tropical-themed vacation, which turns out to be on none other than Moonscar Island.


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Suspect Motive/reason
Suspect Motive/reason


Culprit Motive/reason
Ferry captain and two accomplices as the cat creatures To find Morgan Moonscar's treasure.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey Griffin Daphne Blake
Kate Micucci Velma Dinkley
David Herman Sheriff
Janell Cox Cat person
Sister Withers
John Michael Higgins Alan Smithee
Dave B. Mitchell Driver
Ferry captain
Roger Rose Lead cat person
Cassandra Peterson Elvira
Travis Willingham Seaver



  • The flashbacks of Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, were recreated using computer animation, which was originally hand-drawn. 

Cultural references

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • The ending of the last DTV strongly implied that they would go back and regain their reputation and prove the Sheriff wrong, all of which is ignored in this film.
  • The gang are surprised by being brought back to Moonscar Island/Moonscar Mansion, as if they were given no previous insight to where they were heading. They just put their lives in the hands of some competition they just happen to see on TV.
  • Flashbacks are shown back to the gang's previous time on the island, but Velma keeps ranting about not believing everything she saw, which she puts down to being the result of hallucinations brought on by swamp gas, and what they faced previously before has resulted in an unresolved/unsolved mystery. She acted similarly in Curse of the 13th Ghost, but the difference between that movie and this movie, is that in the previous film, it was based on events that Velma wasn't originally witness to, so her defying ignorance is somewhat justified, but this movie uses flashbacks of Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island within its own movie, which Velma was originally witness to, making her overly irrational just for the sake of not wanting to face the facts of what really happened, which could've been used as character development in acceptance.
  • Because ten or so other direct-to-videos have come during Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island and this one, where they have been regressed from adults back to teenagers, the latter has to retcon the differences, no matter how unconvincing they are, so Daphne being the host of her own show is changed to her being on a school project, which has for some reason gained interest from the same talk show host, Chris.
  • There was a real cat person among the fake ones, which was left a mystery, as if to leave it open ended for the audience to make up their own idea if the cat people are real or not, but it was already clearly established that the cat people were real, leaving the addition of a mystery cat person pretty redundant.
  • Beau Neville was the only character from the original movie not to appear either the flashbacks or have an actor counterpart, as if he never existed.
  • Velma said that the guest book had signatures from all the guests who stayed there before it was a hotel however they didn't sign to check in although it's possible Simone had her guests check in inside the lobby as we didn't see it in the first movie

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
French Scooby-Doo ! Retour sur l'île aux zombies Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island

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    • Velma is the reason why ''Return To Zombie Island'' stinks to be honest.
    • Sonic879 wrote:Velma is the reason why ''Return To Zombie Island'' stinks to be honest. Surely you don't mean that.
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