Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise business, making up numerous animated tv series produced from 1969 to the present day. The initial series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was created for Hanna-Barbera Productions by writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears in 1969. This Saturday-morning cartoon series showcased 4 teenagers– Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley and Norville “Shaggy” Rogers– and their talking brown Excellent Dane canine called Scooby-Doo, who solve mysteries involving apparently supernatural animals with a series of tricks and errors.
Following the success of the original series, Hanna-Barbera and its successor Detector Bros. Animation have actually produced numerous follow-up and sequel animated series and numerous associated works, including tv specials and telefilms, a line of direct-to-video films, and 2 Warner Bros.– produced theatrical function films. Some versions of Scooby-Doo showcase various variations on the program’s supernatural theme, and include characters such as Scooby’s coz Scooby-Dum and nephew Scrappy-Doo in addition to or instead of a few of the initial characters.
Scooby-Doo was initially broadcast on CBS from 1969 to 1976, when it transferred to ABC. ABC aired the program till canceling it in 1986, and presented a spin-off featuring the characters as children, A Dog Named Scooby-Doo, from 1988 until 1991. New Scooby-Doo series aired as part of Children WB on The WB Network and its successor, The CW Network, from 2002 up until 2008. The most current Scooby-Doo series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, aired on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2013, with a brand-new series, Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, revealed to debut on Cartoon Network throughout the 2014-15 tv period. Repeats of the numerous Scooby-Doo series are transmitted regularly on Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the United States in addition to other nations.
In 2013, TELEVISION Guide ranked Scooby-Doo the fifth Greatest TELEVISION Cartoon of Perpetuity.
Scooby-Doo, Where are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! made its CBS network launching on Saturday, September 13, 1969 with its very first episode, “What a Night for a Knight.” The original voice cast showcased seasoned voice actor Don Messick as Scooby-Doo, radio DJ Casey Kasem (later on host of radio’s syndicated American Top 40) as Shaggy, star Frank Welker (later a veteran voice actor in his own right) as Fred, actress Nicole Jaffe as Velma, and artist Indira Stefanianna Christopherson as Daphne. Scooby’s speech patterns carefully resembled an earlier cartoon canine, Astro from The Jetsons (1962– 63), also voiced by Messick. Seventeen episodes of Scooby-Doo were produced in 1969. The series signature tune was written by David Mook and Ben Raleigh, and performed by Larry Marks and Paul Costello.
Each of these episodes functions Scooby and the 4 teenaged members of Mystery, Inc., Fred, Shaggy, Daphne and Velma, reaching an area in the “Secret Device”, a van repainted with psychedelic colors and flower power images. Experiencing a ghost, monster, or other supernatural animal who is terrorizing the regional people, they decide to check out. The kids broke up to try to find hints and suspects while being chased after at turns by the beast. Eventually, the kids concern understand the ghost and other paranormal activity is actually an elaborate hoax, and– typically with the help of a Rube Goldberg-like trap developed by Fred– they catch the villain and unmask him. Exposed as a flesh and blood scoundrel attempting to cover up crimes by using the ghost tale and outfit, the lawbreaker is arrested and taken to prison, typically duplicating something nearly identical to “… and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it had not been for you meddling kids!”.
Scheduled opposite another teenage mystery-solving program, ABC’s The Hardy Boys, Scooby-Doo ended up being a scores success, with Nielsen ratings reporting that as numerous as 65 % of Saturday morning audiences were tuned into CBS when Scooby-Doo was being transmitted. The show was renewed for a 2nd season in 1970– 71, for which eight episodes were produced. 7 of the 2nd season episodes featured chase sequences set to bubblegum pop tunes taped by Austin Roberts, who likewise re-recorded the theme song for this season. With Stefanianna Christopherson having actually wed and retired from voice acting, Heather North presumed the duty of Daphne, and would continue to voice the character through 1997.
The influences of I Love a Secret and Dobie Gillis were particularly noticeable in these early episodes. Of the similarities between the Scooby-Doo teenagers and the Dobie Gillis teenagers, the similarities between Shaggy and Maynard are the most noticeable; both characters share the very same beatnik-style goatee, similar hairdos, and demeanors. The core premise of Scooby-Doo, Where are You! was also just like Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books. Both series showcased four youths with a canine, and the Famous Five tales would typically revolve around a secret which would usually end up not to be supernaturally based, however just a ploy to camouflage the bad guy’s real intent.
The duties of each character are highly specified in the series: Fred is the leader and the figured out investigator, Velma is the intelligent expert, Daphne is danger-prone, Shaggy is a coward more encouraged by hunger than any desire to fix secrets, and Scooby resembles Shaggy, conserve for a Bob Hope-inspired tendency to short-lived valor. Later on versions of the show would make slight modifications to the characters’ developed duties, most especially in the character of Daphne, shown in 1990s and 2000s Scooby-Doo manufacturings as understanding lots of types of karate and having the ability to safeguard herself, and less of a tendency towards getting kidnapped.
Scooby-Doo itself would be an impact on many other Saturday morning cartoons of the 1970s. During that years, Hanna-Barbera and its competitors produced numerous animated programs also showcasing teenaged investigators solving secrets with a pet or mascot of some type, consisting of Josie and the Pussycats (1970– 71), The Funky Phantom (1971– 72), The Remarkable Chan and the Chan Clan (1972– 73), Speed Buggy (1973– 74), Goober and the Ghost Chasers (1973– 74), Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (1977– 80), to name a few.
Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, making up several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. The most current Scooby-Doo series, Scooby-Doo! Secret Incorporated, aired on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2013, with a brand-new series, Be Cool Scooby-Doo! Repeats of the numerous Scooby-Doo series are transmitted frequently on Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the United States as well as other countries.
Arranged opposite another teen mystery-solving show, ABC’s The Hardy Boys, Scooby-Doo ended up being a scores success, with Nielsen ratings reporting that as lots of as 65 % of Saturday morning audiences were tuned into CBS when Scooby-Doo was being relayed.