Unrated | Video | | Animation, Action, Adventure
When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus'. To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all.
This is the first Scooby-Doo movie to slightly return to the original format where the monster isn't real, though the overall plot still varies significantly from the established formula. In this case, the villain is a venomous computer virus created by someone, so it can be argued that the monster was never considered real. However, since the virus was exactly what it claimed to be, it can also be considered 'real' at the same time. The movies would not feature real supernatural creatures again until Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (2008), though several of them had implications, such as at the end of Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster (2004).
All I'm getting is that the virus had a thing for... baseball!
Eric Staufer: Bill!
The Creeper from the original series growled "PAPER" while the one featured in this movie simply states its name in a menacing tone of voice. This is due to a common misconception that the Creeper was always repeating his own name instead of demanding they give him an incriminating photo.
After the credits are over, Daphne, Fred, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo talk to the audience about their adventure in Eric's Scooby-Doo game and this ends with Scooby and Shaggy visiting the Scooby from the game.
The post credits scene where the Mystery Gang discusses their favorite parts about making the movie is usually removed from Cartoon Network broadcasts, most likely because of time constraints.