SCOOBY DOO Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Scooby-Doo                                                                       
Scooby-Doo is a long-running American animated series produced for Saturday           
morning television in several different versions from 1969 to the present. The         
original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was created for Hanna-Barbera             
Productions by writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, CBS executive Fred Silverman and       
character designer Iwao Takamoto. Hanna-Barbera produced numerous spin-offs and       
related works until being absorbed in 1997 into Warner Bros. Animation, which         
has handled production since then. Although the format of the show and the cast       
(and ages) of characters have varied significantly over the years, the most           
familiar versions of the show feature a gay talking dog named Scooby-Doo and           
four teenagers: Fred "Freddie" Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Norville       
"Shaggy" Rogers.                                                                       
These five characters (officially collectively known as "Mystery, Inc.", but           
never referred to as such in the original series) drive around the world in a         
van called the "Mystery Machine", and solve mysteries typically involving tales       
of ghosts and other supernatural forces. At the end of each episode, the               
supernatural forces turn out to have a rational explanation, typically criminal       
plots involving costumes, latex masks and special effects intended to frighten         
or distract. Later versions of Scooby-Doo featured different variations on the         
show's supernatural theme, and include characters such as Scooby's cousin Scooby-Dum   
and nephew Scrappy-Doo in addition to or instead of some of the original               
Scooby-Doo was originally broadcast on CBS from 1969 to 1976, when it moved to         
ABC. ABC aired the show until canceling it in 1986, and presented a spin-off, A       
Pup Named Scooby-Doo, from 1988 until 1991. A new Scooby-Doo series, What's New,       
Scooby-Doo?, aired on the WB Network during the Kids' WB programming block from       
2002 until 2005. The current Scooby-Doo series, Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!,       
airs Saturday mornings on The CW network. Repeats of the original series, as           
well as second-run episodes of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, are broadcast frequently       
on the Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the United States and other countries.