Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 19 NOVEMBER -

Doggy de­tec­tive Scooby-Doo and his pals from the Mys­tery Inc in­ves­ti­gat­ing com­pany have been given a re­boot in an­i­mated series Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (2014-cur­rent). We’ve done some in­ves­ti­gat­ing to get to the bot­tom of a few mys­ter­ies about the crew, like…

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! was 1

the first an­i­mated series fea­tur­ing the Mys­tery Inc, cre­ated by Hanna-Bar­bera in 1969. Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! is the 12th Scooby car­toon series.

The orig­i­nal series was go­ing to 2

be called Who’s S-S-Scared, then The Mys­ter­ies Five fea­tur­ing a band of bongo-drum play­ers called Mys­ter­ies Five with a sheep­dog named Too Much.

Fred is the only char­ac­ter who’s 3

al­ways sounded the same – voice artist Frank Welker joined the Scooby team in 1969 and since 2000 he’s been the voice of Scooby-Doo too.

Show cre­ators Joe Ruby and Ken 4

Spears say that the con­cept “was a com­bi­na­tion of au­thor Enid Bly­ton’s Fa­mous Five ad­ven­ture nov­els (19421963) and the Archie car­toons (1939cur­rent)”, while the char­ac­ters’ ap­pear­ances were in­spired by sit­com The Many Loves Of Do­bie Gil­lis (1959-1963).

Velma’s “My glasses! I can’t see 5

with­out them!” line was added to the char­ac­ter after voice ac­tress Ni­cole Jaffe dropped her glasses and said those words at the ta­ble read in 1968.

Scoobert-Doo and Norville Rogers 6

– aka Scooby and his hu­man owner Shaggy – are the only char­ac­ters to be in ev­ery episode of ev­ery Scooby series.

The show was also turned into a 7

sci-fi comic book in May 2016 by DC Comics, called Scooby Apoca­lypse.

Scooby is seven in dog years (49 in 8

hu­man years).

Mys­tery Inc (from left): Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred and Velma.

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