Thursday, May 12, 2016

A History of Scoob

Man, I don't pay attention. I always thought there was just one long Scooby Doo series, a kind of canine Simpsons. Way wrong.

The Scooby-Doo franchise ... boasts feature length films, animated TV series, comics, toys, games, and tangential merchandise. For 47 years, the animated, lovable Great Dane Scooby has solved mysteries with his crew. It’s a weird and unexplained detail that only two out of the 15 different animated Scooby series have ever made it past a second season before cancellation.

From 1969, when it first aired, to now in 2016, when the newest iteration of the franchise, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo, will soon finish up its first season, there has never been a series to make it past 52 episodes. ...

According to spies and stoolies at WB Animation (where pre-production on the newer show has happened), there will be a second season of the Big Dog and his humans. And maybe this iteration will break the two-season curse.

My question is, where do all the older episodes, reaching back forty-plus years, go to die? Some vast Scooby-Doo graveyard?

And then, of course, there is this.


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