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Creator(s) Joe Ruby &
Ken Spears
Notable Actor(s) Don Messick
Frank Welker
First Appearance Scooby-Doo, Where Are You episode 1x01 - What a Night for a Knight
First Appearance Date September 13, 1969
First Medium TV show
First TV Appearance Scooby-Doo, Where Are You episode 1x01 - What a Night for a Knight
First Appearance Date September 13, 1969
Alternate Names Scooby
Associated Characters Fred Herman Jones
Daphne Ann Blake
Norville "Shaggy" Rogers
Velma Dace Dinkley

The great dane detective Scooby-Doo first appeared in a long running series of Saturday morning cartoon shows, airing from 1969 to 1985, and subsequently in additional series and films, both animated and live-action, proving to be one of the most enduring Hanna-Barbera franchises.

Original programs

Title Format Buyer Year(s)
The Scooby-Doo Show Animated series CBS 1969–1976
Originally with the titles Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (1969-1972 and 1974-1976) and The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972-1974).
The Scooby-Doo Show Animated series ABC 1976–1985
The continuation of the CBS series, airing under several different names, and occasionally as as the anchor of a larger programming block. Also including five TV movies, airing between 1979 and 1994.
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Animated series ABC 1988–1991
Featuring Scooby & Co. as kids.
Scooby-Doo/Specials Specials and movies Cartoon Network 2001–2019
Including feature films, stand-alone-specials, etc. Several direct-to-DVD releases.
What's New Scooby-Doo? Animated series The WB 2002–2006
Also ran on Cartoon Network concurrently
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! Animated series The CW 2006–2008
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Animated series Cartoon Network 2010–2013
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Animated series Cartoon Network 2014
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Animated series Boomerang 2019
Velma Animated series HBO Max 2021

Other media


Cover for the very first Scooby Doo comic book, containing adaptations of the episodes "What A Night For A Knight" and "Never Ape An Ape Man."

Scooby Doo has been featured in comic books since his first season five decades hence. His appearances:

  • Gold Key (Western Publishing): 30 regular issues, 4 March Of Comics premiums (in conjunction with Sears), Dec. 1969 - Dec. 1974, as Scooby-Doo...Where Are You! issues 1-16 and 26 (reprint of issue #6); as Scooby-Doo Mystery Comics issues 17-25, 27-30
  • Charlton: 11 issues, Feb. 1975 - Oct. 1976, as ...Where Are You!
  • Marvel: 9 regular issues (7 issues had lead-in stories in issues of Dynomutt), 13 issues of Laff-A-Lympics (appearances as Scooby Doobies captain), 2 appearances in special issues (Yogi Bear's Easter Parade and Laff-A-Lympics: The Man Who Stole Thursdays), Aug. 1977 - Feb. 1979
  • Harvey Comics: 3 issues (reprints from Charlton stories), June 1992 - Dec. 1992
  • Archie Comics: 21 regular issues, 1 special appearance (Hanna-Barbera Christmas Parade), plus 1 issue of A Pup Named Scooby Doo, Aug. 1995 - May 1997
  • DC Comics: 159 regular issues plus 4 special issues, June 1997 - Sept. 2010 as Scooby Doo; Oct. 2010 - present as Scooby Doo, Where Are You? (first issue on sale in October 2010); also limited series Scooby Apocalypse and Scooby-Doo Team-Up (featuring crossovers with other Hanna-Barbera characters)
  • A special 2000 publication by Time-Warner from Cartoon Network featured a comic story that had the Scooby Doo gang meeting the Powerpuff Girls.