Scooby-Doo

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Scooby-Doo!
Hanna-Barbera
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
Scrappy-Doo

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 Network Years Notes
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 Including feature films, stand-alone-specials, ets. 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

Other media

Comics

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 four 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)
  • A special 2000 publication by Time-Warner from Cartoon Network featured a comic story that had the Scooby Doo gang meeting the Powerpuff Girls.