Scooby-Doo The Evolutionary Journey

This famous animated franchise introduced its first series in 1969. The original series was called Scooby-Doo, Where are you!. Scooby-Doo was originally aired on CBS and than later moved to ABC. The original series was created from Hanna-Barbera Productions who's successor is Warner Bros Animation. The original writers of this series are Joe Ruby and Ken Spears.

There have been many spin-off series after the original. Some including new characters like Scooby-Dum, Scooby-Doo's cousin, and Scrappy-Doo, Scooby-Doo's nephew.

Besides the original series, a series call The New Scooby-Doo Movies was also aired on CBS until the franchise moved to ABC. Series like The Scooby-Doo Show, Scooby's All Star Laff-a-lympics, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Shorts, New Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show, and The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo were aired on ABC.

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo was the last spin-off series that aired on ABC.

Along with the many animated Scooby-Doo movies that have been produce, the Scooby-Doo Movie released in 2002 was the first live action film to join the Scooby-Doo family. Following this theatrical film was its sequel in 2004, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

After the series aired on ABC, two more series were aired on Kid's WB from 2002 until 2008. These two series were What's New, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue.

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated was the first series that aired on Cartoon Network. It is also one of the first series that really show a change in the illustration of the characters. Besides this series the most current series that is airing on Cartoon Network is Be Cool, Scooby-Doo.

After the first two live-action Scooby-Doo movies, two more live-action movies were produced. These two new movies show the younger versions of the famous characters. The first movie, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery begins came out in 2009. The movie is about how the gang came together. The second movie, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster came out in 2010. This movie shows another adventure and also how the become to call themselves "Mystery Incorporated."

Along the the TV series and the live-action movies. Nine TV specials and TV moves were produce between 1979 and 2015. Also there has been 26 Diect-to-video films produced between 1998 and 2016. There is one scheduled to be released in 2017 as well, making the total of direct-to-video films at 27.

There is also evolution and changes in the cast of the famous character throughout the years. There has been about four different actors that voice the famous Scooby-Doo himself. Frank Welker is the current voice of Scooby-Doo. About three actors voiced Shaggy with Matthew Lillard being he most current. The character of Fred has had about four different actors voicing him. Frank Welker is also the current voice for Fred along with Scooby-Doo. Daphne's character has had about five different changes in her voice actor with Grey Dalisle being the most current. Lastly, there has been about nine changes in the voice actor of Velma with the most current being Mindy Cohn. The voice actors changed also in the live-action films and in the animated series where the characters were younger.


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