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‘Throughout the ages, one hero has cowered above the rest...'


'Scooby Doo' follows the adventures of a cowardly and ever-hungry mutt named Scoobert 'Scooby' Doo, and his owner Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers - a similarly cowardly beatnik hippie with an insatiable appetite for food. Together they travel around in their van, 'The Mystery Machine', along with their group of friends: Fred 'Freddy' Herman Jones - a good looking and far too sensible young man; Daphne Blake - Fred's pretty redheaded girlfriend; and Velma Dinkley - the speccy know-it-all. Each episode sees our heroes, collectively known as 'Mystery Inc.', pitted against hideous monsters and diabolical demons, which would eventually turn out to be the bloke we met in the first couple of minutes of the show, now dressed up in a costume in an attempt to scare people away as part of a convoluted plot to steal gold / silver / jewels, etc.

Following Scooby’s first appearance in 1969, subsequent shows saw him gain a hyphen in his name, and the introduction of other members of his family: his parents, two cousins (Scooby-Dee and Scooby-Dum), and his indescribably annoying nephew Scrappy-Doo. Other series teamed the 'Mystery Inc.' gang with such famous celebrities as Batman and Robin, the Harlem Globetrotters, Laurel and Hardy and Sonny and Cher. The show then became a double-bill with various other Hanna Barbera characters, while another series saw the gang in their adventures as children. There have also been several animated movie spin-offs, and two live action feature films featuring a CGI Scooby.

After our cowardly hero reached his 350th episode with ‘Scooby-Doo Halloween’, October 2004 saw the announcement that Scooby had been awarded a Guinness World Record for notching up the most episodes of a cartoon comedy series. (‘The Simpsons’ previously held the cartoon record with 335 episodes, followed by Tom and Jerry with 209, ‘The Flintstones’ with 166, and Disney's Mickey Mouse with 120). Following the success of super-slick show 'What's New Scooby-Doo?', which ran for three seasons to much acclaim; another new series, 'Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!' followed, which concentrated mainly on the hi-jinks of Shaggy and Scooby, presented in a bold new style of animation; October 2009 then saw the release of another live-action movie straight to DVD, 'Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins'.

Then came ‘Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’, which premiered on Cartoon Network in July 2010. This was a reboot of the original series, and the first Scooby-Doo show without the original producers, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Produced by Warner Bros., ‘Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’ had an over-arching storyline that spanned fifty-two episodes, in which Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo discovered that they weren’t the first mystery-solving crew to come out of their hometown of Crystal Cove…

2015 saw another new series from Warner Bros., ‘Be Cool Scooby-Doo!’, which takes place during the summer after the gang graduates from high school, and before they enter college. And September 2018 will see a new 3D-computer-animated movie from Warner Bros. called ‘Scooby’ (formerly ‘S.C.O.O.B.’), made for a theatrical-release; billed as a reboot of the ‘Scooby-Doo’ live-action films, this will be the first film in the so-called 'Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe'.

It looks like the adventures of Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc. will continue for many more years to go - despite his cowardly protestations! Zoinks!!

Scooby-Doo in 'The Guinness Book of Records'!

Scooby Doo Where Are You? - Season 1-3
The New Scooby-Doo Movies - Season 1-2
The Scooby-Doo / Dynomutt Hour - Season 1
Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics - Season 1-2
The Scooby-Doo Show - Season 1-3
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo - Season 1
The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Hour - Season 1-2
The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo / Puppy Hour - Season 1
The New Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show - Season 1
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries - Season 1
Scooby's Mystery Funhouse - Season 1
The 13 Ghosts Of Scooby-Doo - Season 1
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo - Season 1
What's New Scooby-Doo? - Season 1-3
Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! - Season 1-2
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated - Season 1-2
Be Cool Scooby-Doo! - Season 1-2

Scooby-Doo - Movie Specials
Scooby-Doo - The Movie
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster

BBC VT Christmas Tape: 'Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of Stage Five'

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