Scooby-Doo TV and its later variants
From 1969 to the present day, there have been several television series based on the Scooby-Doo character. Scooby-Dooo, Where Are You? Was the first series in this franchise, produced by Hanna Barbera Productions in 1969 written by JoeRuby and Ken Spears. Four teenage students are featured in this series, Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley and Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, their talking dog.
Named Scooby-Doo, and their many adventures while solving puzzles and capturing many masked villains. After the release of Scooby-Dooo, where are you! The series has spawned a number of spin-offs and sequels, including ten TV shows, one new debut in 2015, two theatrical films, eight TV specials and animated films, two live-action films, and twenty-two live-video films, six direct-to-video specials, one video game, and three plays.
Scooby-Doo and other shows it inspired
Various channels have aired Scooby-Doo over the years. The first two series in the Scooby-Dooo franchise, Scooby-Dooo, Where Are You! and New Scooby-Doo Movies, both broadcast on CBS. Scooby-doo where are you! The show aired until 1971, and it was a bestseller. CBS Saturday Morning audience members watched him up to 65%.
The show has also inspired many other animation shows like him. These include Josie, the Pussycats, The Funky Phantom, The Amazing Chan, The Chan Clan, Speed Buggy, Goober and the Ghost Chasers, Captain Caveman, Teen Angels, and more.
However, none of these shows lasted for long or grew as popular as Scooby-Dooo, Where Are You! The new Scooby-Dooo movies began broadcasting in 1972. Instead of lasting only thirty minutes, each episode lasted for one hour. All episodes of this series consist of Scooby-Dooo, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and real or imaginary guest stars, solving puzzles and catching crooks. Some of the imaginary guest stars include characters from the Harlem Globetrotters and Speed Buggy. Real guest stars include Cass Elliott, Phyllis Diller and Don Knotts. There were 24 episodes and two seasons in this show.
Scooby-Doo series effect
From 1976-1993, the Scooby-Dooo series aired on ABC. This series included Scooby-Doo Show, Scooby-Doo Shorts All-Star Love A Limpex, Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo, Scooby-Dooo Shorts, Scrappy-Doo, The New Scooby-Doo Shorts, Scrappy-Doo, 13 Scooby-Dooo Ghosts, a puppy named Scooby-Doo. At the 1979 show, Scooby-Dooo and Scrappy-Doo, the producers decided to add a new character to the Scooby-Doo series, in an effort to boost ratings. Scrappy-Doo’s name was Scrappy, and he was Scooby-Dooo’s nephew. After adding Scrappy, ratings increased, and the producers decided to drop the characters of Fred, Daphne and Velma together in a series called Scooby-Dooo and Scrappy-Doo. This show was about the adventures of Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy as they face off against various super villains. Fred, Daphne and Velma, did not return to the Scooby-Dooo series until 1985. The show they appeared on was called The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Dooo.
Scooby-Dooo is still one of the longest running animated shows in America and one of the most beloved. Many kids, teens, and even adults still enjoy watching Scooby-Doo, and are excited about the new series coming out next year. No matter how many new cartoons are produced, Scooby-Dooo will always be one of many people’s favorites.