> I love the entire Scooby Doo franchise, especially the original seventies Scooby Doo, Where Are You? cartoon, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, and the movies from the early 2000s. Fun fact, I actually began writing this page on the 50th anniversary of the original cartoon's premiere!
scooby-doo was a good show which taught children that the real monsters are land speculators and real estate developers
Fun Fact: The Japanese version of Scooby Doo, Where Are You? is known as Yowamushi Kuruppa.
That's right: Scoob's Japanese name is Kuruppa. No idea what it means, of course. But the show's title translates to 'Scaredycat Kuruppa'.
But it gets better. Shaggy's name is Boroppin, possibly a pun on the Japanese word for 'hobo', which is kinda what he resembles.
Velma's name is Megako. Literally a pun on 'meganeko', which means 'glasses girl'.
Daphne is Jenny for some unknown reason.
But the best part is saved for last:
Fred is Hansamu.
That's right. Freddie Jones's name in Japanese is fucking Handsome.
In 1999 on Halloween, Cartoon Network released The Scooby-Doo Project as a series of bumpers for a Scooby-Doo marathon. It was a parody of The Blair Witch Project. The series has never aired again due to an outpouring of complaints over its suprisingly dark tone. However, it can be found in full on YouTube.
Useless Things I Know About Scooby-Doo That Are Actually Canon:
BONUS: The series was supposed to be about a band who went around solving mysteries, but that completely changed when Scooby-Doo got added to the cast and became the title character
Scooby Doo operates in cycles
1969-1971: Let’s see if we can make a show on a budget of 3 dollars
1972-1973: Hey! We have a real budget now! Let’s use it to hire movie stars to make cameos!
1988-1991: Let’s give parody and quality animation a whirl
1988-2005: Guys. Guys. Guys. What if… we put actual effort into this?
2002-2005: That was haaaaaaaaard. Let’s just bank off the previous movies.
2006-2008: WHAT THE FUCK IS A SCOOBY
2010-2013: Let’s reinvent ourselves here. Let’s break the mold. Let’s focus on story lines and character development with less focus on the monster of the week and more focus on an over-arching story line
2015-2018: Let’s see if we can make a show on a budget of 3 dollars
2019-Present: Hey! We have a real budget now! Let’s use it to hire movie stars to make cameos!
My prediction is that the next series will be a reboot of A Pup Named Scooby Doo.