A wacky mystery and zany adventure await kids with Scooby-Doo and the gang since 1969.
An iconic cartoon character, Scooby-Doo was first introduced in 1969 as part of Mystery Inc., a group of teen detectives. The gang includes Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Shaggy Rogers. Since then, they have become a staple of pop culture and animation.
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Be Cool, Scooby-Doo Has Mystery Inc. Enjoying Their Final Summer Break
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo ran from 2015 to 2018 and found Mystery Inc. looking for a fun-filled summer. They come across various monsters and mysteries along the way and put their detective skills to use.
Some changes behind the scenes were made: Casey Kasem, longtime voice actor for Shaggy, was not involved in the production due to declining health, and Kate Micucci made her debut as Velma instead of Mindy Cohn.
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Shows The Gang As Adolescents
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo follows Scooby-Doo as a puppy, and the gang as adolescents, as they solve mysteries in town. It was the last time longtime Scooby-Doo voice actor Don Messick would voice Scooby-Doo.
What’s New, Scooby-Doo Updated The Franchise To Contemporary Times
What’s New, Scooby-Doo brought Mystery Inc. into the 21st century. Following the same format as the original, the gang solves mysteries in the present day and features technology not present in previous works in the franchise.
This was the first series where Fred voice actor Frank Welker also took on the role of Scooby-Doo, and he still voices the character to this day. It was also the first Scooby-Doo show to be released in over ten years when it was released in 2002, after A Pup Named Scooby-Doo ended in 1991.
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries Was Part Of A Rebranding
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries had a strange history. First starting as The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, Daphne returns to the Scooby-Doo Detective Agency when she reunites with Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, and Scrappy-Doo. After a four-year hiatus, Fred and Velma returned to the franchise in The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries.
The 13 Ghosts Of Scooby-Doo Is The Shortest Scooby-Doo Television Series To Date
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo saw Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, and Scrappy-Doo tasked with returning 13 ghosts to a magic chest. The group inadvertently released them and hoped to rectify their mistakes and get everything back to normal.
Oddly enough, Fred and Velma are both absent from this series but the movie in 2019, Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost, ties up loose ends from the series and explains their absence.
Scooby-Doo And Guess Who? Features Tons Of Guest Stars
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? is the most recent Scooby-Doo series, released in 2019. The show follows the gang as they solve mysteries with the help of other Hannah-Barbara and DC characters. It takes its inspiration from The New Scooby-Doo Movies.
The New Scooby-Doo Movies Had A Rotating Special Guest Star
The New Scooby-Doo Movies was the first show to follow the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Mystery Inc. continues to solve mysteries with the help of a special guest star, usually a celebrity. The episodes were also doubled in length to a 44-minute runtime.
Some special guests include Don Knotts, Dick Van Dyke, the Harlem Globetrotters, and the Three Stooges. It was fun to see Scooby-Doo cross over with other celebrities, which continued in the franchise throughout the years. It was the last Scooby-Doo series to run on CBS.
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour Was A Hit On Saturday Mornings
Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour was a packaged series produced by ABC in 1976. It featured episodes of Scooby-Doo and Dynomutt. Mystery Inc. became recurring characters on Dynomutt.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Brought Mystery Inc. To The World
The show that started it all, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! premiered in 1969 and kicked off the Scooby-Doo franchise. It introduced the characters, and they have remained pop culture icons ever since. Surprisingly, only ran for three seasons and 41 episodes.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! was just the franchise’s start and had many memorable monsters, some of which have been used again over the years. It also featured the iconic hallway chases and the “you meddling kids!” line that would become part of the franchise’s DNA in future iterations.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Is More Serious And Has A Serial Format
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is the highest-rated series in the franchise. The series finds the gang back in their early days, solving mysteries in their hometown of Crystal Cove. They are led to solving a mystery involving a dark secret within the town, as it has been part of eerie supernatural events over the years.
Some episodes were completely serious, with no humor at all. It was the first series in the franchise to have an overarching plotline that will continue into future iterations.