History Franchise / SCOOBYDOO

30th Nov '16 1:02:35 PM RogherNahasa
Is there an issue? Send a Message


After a decade (during which time several gimmicks, including celebrity cameos, were employed to try and keep the show fresh), the writers finally ran out of ideas. In a last-ditch effort to avoid cancellation, Scrappy-Doo, Scooby's smarmy, aggressive nephew, was added to the cast in 1979. While hugely popular at first and almost singularly responsible for keeping the series alive throughout TheEighties, cementing it into the public consciousness, his introduction is not generally agreed to be when the franchise JumpedTheShark, and his very name has come to [[TheScrappy represent the ultimate of unlikable characters]]. To this day, fans and industry professionals continue to debate the value of Scrappy, fueled by the character's creator, Creator/MarkEvanier, who once defended the character by saying, "How can you screw up something like ''Scooby Doo''?"

to:

After a decade (during which time several gimmicks, including celebrity cameos, were employed to try and keep the show fresh), the writers finally ran out of ideas. In a last-ditch effort to avoid cancellation, Scrappy-Doo, Scooby's smarmy, aggressive nephew, was added to the cast in 1979. While hugely popular at first and almost singularly responsible for keeping the series alive throughout TheEighties, cementing it into the public consciousness, his introduction is not now generally agreed to be when the franchise JumpedTheShark, and his very name has come to [[TheScrappy represent the ultimate of unlikable characters]]. To this day, fans and industry professionals continue to debate the value of Scrappy, fueled by the character's creator, Creator/MarkEvanier, who once defended the character by saying, "How can you screw up something like ''Scooby Doo''?"
23rd Oct '16 2:34:11 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The TurnOfTheMillennium saw the release of two theatrically-released Scooby-Doo movies, one in 2002 simply titled ''Film/ScoobyDoo''[[note]]The last HB spinoff project to be overseen by both of it's company's founders. Bill Hanna died in 2001, a year before the film was released.[[/note]] and it's sequel, 2004's ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed''[[note]]The last The last HB spinoff project to be overseen by Joe Barbera, who died a year later[[/note]], starring Sarah Michelle Gellar of ''Buffy'' fame as Daphne and her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. as [[TheDanza Fred]]. They were followed by two made-for-TV prequels, which featured a different cast. All four were loaded with {{Continuity Nod}}s, and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d the show's own clichés.

to:

The TurnOfTheMillennium saw the release of two theatrically-released theatrical Scooby-Doo movies, one in 2002 simply titled ''Film/ScoobyDoo''[[note]]The last HB spinoff project to be overseen by both of it's company's founders. Bill Hanna died in 2001, a year before the film was released.[[/note]] and it's sequel, 2004's ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed''[[note]]The last The last HB spinoff project to be overseen by Joe Barbera, who died a year later[[/note]], starring Sarah Michelle Gellar of ''Buffy'' fame as Daphne and her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. as [[TheDanza Fred]]. They were followed by two made-for-TV prequels, which featured a different cast. All four were loaded with {{Continuity Nod}}s, and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d the show's own clichés.
23rd Oct '16 2:33:10 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


By [[TheNineties the early-to-mid-90's]], the franchise was basically moribund: [[Creator/DonMessick Scooby-Doo's voice actor]] passed away and Hanna-Barbera was absorbed into Time Warner's media empire, begining their gradual overhaul into Creator/CartoonNetwork Studios. However, [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland an extremely well-received direct-to-video movie]] in 1998 with jump-started the franchise, including one new [=DTV=] movie per year since 2000, several new and highly ambitious TV shows which either use, play with, subvert, or even ignore the classic formula (and are utterly unconnected to each other), and the occasional video game.

to:

By [[TheNineties the early-to-mid-90's]], the franchise was basically moribund: [[Creator/DonMessick Scooby-Doo's voice actor]] passed away and Hanna-Barbera was absorbed into Time Warner's media empire, begining their gradual overhaul into Creator/CartoonNetwork Studios. However, [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland an extremely well-received direct-to-video movie]] in 1998 with jump-started the franchise, including one new [=DTV=] movie per year since 2000, several new and highly ambitious TV shows which either use, play with, subvert, or even ignore the classic formula (and are utterly unconnected to each other), and the occasional video game.
22nd Oct '16 10:16:46 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The TurnOfTheMillennium saw the release of two theatrically-released Scooby-Doo movies, one in 2002 simply titled ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' and it's sequel, 2004's ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'', starring Sarah Michelle Gellar of ''Buffy'' fame as Daphne and her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. as [[TheDanza Fred]]. They were followed by two made-for-TV prequels, which featured a different cast. All four were loaded with {{Continuity Nod}}s, and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d the show's own clichés.

to:

The TurnOfTheMillennium saw the release of two theatrically-released Scooby-Doo movies, one in 2002 simply titled ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' ''Film/ScoobyDoo''[[note]]The last HB spinoff project to be overseen by both of it's company's founders. Bill Hanna died in 2001, a year before the film was released.[[/note]] and it's sequel, 2004's ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'', ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed''[[note]]The last The last HB spinoff project to be overseen by Joe Barbera, who died a year later[[/note]], starring Sarah Michelle Gellar of ''Buffy'' fame as Daphne and her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. as [[TheDanza Fred]]. They were followed by two made-for-TV prequels, which featured a different cast. All four were loaded with {{Continuity Nod}}s, and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d the show's own clichés.
22nd Oct '16 10:13:40 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The franchise was basically moribund in [[TheNineties the early and mid-90's]] (during which time Hanna-Barbera was absorbed into Time Warner's media empire and [[Creator/DonMessick Scooby-Doo's voice actor]] passed away), but came back in 1998 with [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland a well-received special]] that jump-started the franchise and has led to multiple direct-to-video movies (one or more per year since 2000), several full TV series which either use, play with, subvert, or even ignore the classic formula (and are utterly unconnected to each other), and the occasional video game.

It has also been made into a series of live-action movies. The first two (starring Sarah Michelle Gellar of ''Buffy'' fame as Daphne and her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. as [[TheDanza Fred]]) were theatrical films. The third and fourth (prequels with a different cast) were TV movies. These were loaded with {{Continuity Nod}}s, and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d the show's own clichés.

to:

The By [[TheNineties the early-to-mid-90's]], the franchise was basically moribund in [[TheNineties the early and mid-90's]] (during which time Hanna-Barbera was absorbed into Time Warner's media empire and moribund: [[Creator/DonMessick Scooby-Doo's voice actor]] passed away), but came back in 1998 with away and Hanna-Barbera was absorbed into Time Warner's media empire, begining their gradual overhaul into Creator/CartoonNetwork Studios. However, [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland a an extremely well-received special]] that direct-to-video movie]] in 1998 with jump-started the franchise and has led to multiple direct-to-video movies (one or more franchise, including one new [=DTV=] movie per year since 2000), 2000, several full new and highly ambitious TV series shows which either use, play with, subvert, or even ignore the classic formula (and are utterly unconnected to each other), and the occasional video game.

It has also been made into a series of live-action movies. The first TurnOfTheMillennium saw the release of two (starring theatrically-released Scooby-Doo movies, one in 2002 simply titled ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' and it's sequel, 2004's ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'', starring Sarah Michelle Gellar of ''Buffy'' fame as Daphne and her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. as [[TheDanza Fred]]) Fred]]. They were theatrical films. The third and fourth (prequels with followed by two made-for-TV prequels, which featured a different cast) were TV movies. These cast. All four were loaded with {{Continuity Nod}}s, and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d the show's own clichés.
22nd Oct '16 10:05:40 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


After a decade (during which time several gimmicks, including celebrity cameos, were employed to try and keep the show fresh), the writers finally ran out of ideas. In a last-ditch effort to avoid cancellation, they added Scooby-Doo's nephew Scrappy-Doo (a classic TalkingAnimal) to the cast in 1979. In hindsight, many people professional and otherwise consider this to be when the franchise JumpedTheShark, but Scrappy was actually very popular at the time and almost certainly kept the show on the air into TheEighties, cementing it into the public consciousness. A defense of the character by Creator/MarkEvanier (his original creator) has spurred an endless round of modern-day bickering both among fans and behind the scenes on whether Scrappy was a good idea or not.

to:

After a decade (during which time several gimmicks, including celebrity cameos, were employed to try and keep the show fresh), the writers finally ran out of ideas. In a last-ditch effort to avoid cancellation, they Scrappy-Doo, Scooby's smarmy, aggressive nephew, was added Scooby-Doo's nephew Scrappy-Doo (a classic TalkingAnimal) to the cast in 1979. In hindsight, many people professional and otherwise consider this to be when the franchise JumpedTheShark, but Scrappy was actually very While hugely popular at the time first and almost certainly kept singularly responsible for keeping the show on the air into series alive throughout TheEighties, cementing it into the public consciousness. A defense consciousness, his introduction is not generally agreed to be when the franchise JumpedTheShark, and his very name has come to [[TheScrappy represent the ultimate of unlikable characters]]. To this day, fans and industry professionals continue to debate the value of Scrappy, fueled by the character's creator, Creator/MarkEvanier, who once defended the character by Creator/MarkEvanier (his original creator) has spurred an endless round of modern-day bickering both among fans and behind the scenes on whether Scrappy was a good idea or not.
saying, "How can you screw up something like ''Scooby Doo''?"
22nd Oct '16 9:58:38 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A popular SaturdayMorningCartoon from Creator/HannaBarbera that premiered in 1969 and quickly became one of the most popular animated franchises in history. Through various {{retool}}s over the decades, it has survived long enough to outlive all of its original creators, two of its original voice actors, and even Hanna-Barbera itself.

to:

A popular SaturdayMorningCartoon from Creator/HannaBarbera that premiered in 1969 and quickly became one of the most popular animated franchises in history. Through various {{retool}}s over the decades, it has survived long enough to outlive all of its original creators, two of its original voice actors, and even Hanna-Barbera itself.
the very studio responsible for it.
19th Oct '16 6:07:42 PM Phred
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Shaggy losing Scooby and calling for him with "Scooby-Doo, where are you?".
22nd Sep '16 10:05:25 AM GhostHouse
Is there an issue? Send a Message


After a decade (during which time several gimmicks, including celebrity cameos, were employed to try and keep the show fresh), the writers finally ran out of ideas. In a last-ditch effort to avoid cancellation, they added Scooby-Doo's nephew [[TheScrappy Scrappy-Doo]] (a classic TalkingAnimal) to the cast in 1979. In hindsight, many people professional and otherwise consider this to be when the franchise JumpedTheShark, but Scrappy was actually very popular at the time and almost certainly kept the show on the air into TheEighties, cementing it into the public consciousness. A defense of the character by Creator/MarkEvanier (his original creator) has spurred an endless round of modern-day bickering both among fans and behind the scenes on whether Scrappy was a good idea or not.

to:

After a decade (during which time several gimmicks, including celebrity cameos, were employed to try and keep the show fresh), the writers finally ran out of ideas. In a last-ditch effort to avoid cancellation, they added Scooby-Doo's nephew [[TheScrappy Scrappy-Doo]] Scrappy-Doo (a classic TalkingAnimal) to the cast in 1979. In hindsight, many people professional and otherwise consider this to be when the franchise JumpedTheShark, but Scrappy was actually very popular at the time and almost certainly kept the show on the air into TheEighties, cementing it into the public consciousness. A defense of the character by Creator/MarkEvanier (his original creator) has spurred an endless round of modern-day bickering both among fans and behind the scenes on whether Scrappy was a good idea or not.
1st Aug '16 4:35:01 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** ''DynomuttDogWonder'' (1976-1977, ABC) - The gang are featured in three crossover episodes.

to:

*** ''DynomuttDogWonder'' ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder'' (1976-1977, ABC) - The gang are featured in three crossover episodes.
This list shows the last 10 events of 144. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Franchise.SCOOBYDOO