Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was created for Hanna-Barbera Productions by writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears in 1969. This Saturday-morning cartoon series featured four teenagers — Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Norville "Shaggy" Rogers — and their talking brown Great Dane named Scooby-Doo, who solve mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatures through a series of antics and missteps.
Hanna-Barbera introduced a new character in 1979 called Scrappy-Doo, Scooby's nephew. However, this turned out terribly since fans of Scooby-Doo complained about how obnoxious and overconfident he was, as well as him generally taking over the spotlight. Because of this, he has no longer been seen since 1988 (excluding the 2002 live-action film, where they cast him as the main villain). There's even a TV trope named after him called The Scrappy, which refers to a generally disliked character.
Scooby-Doo was a popular franchise, but PhantomStrider personally thinks there's way too many shows, movies and specials (it's very repetitive in his opinion), so he considered the remakes his personal least favorite cartoon remake; thus gaining a lot of controversy for being way too harsh on it, and some even claimed what he said was hypocritical since other franchises like Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry had movies, TV shows, specials, etc., yet he doesn't care about those. Fortunately, he makes it up in later reviews, including reviewing it in a much calmer way in his Top 5 Cartoons I Hate That Everyone Likes, and even saying in his dishonorable mentions in Worst Cartoon Live Action Remakes "If you do like it, good for you. It's just not my cup of tea personally."
Lists Strider Includes Scooby-Doo
- Scrappy-Doo made it to Worst Cartoon Characters at #4 (July 4, 2016).
- It made it to Worst Cartoon Remakes at #1 (July 25, 2016).
- Scooby-Doo: The Movie made it as a dishonorable mention in Worst Cartoon Live Action Remakes (September 29, 2016).
- It made it to Top 5 Cartoons I Hate That Everyone Likes at #3 (January 8, 2017).
- Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue made it to Worst Cartoon Theme Songs (September 5, 2018) .
- Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash made it to Worst Lego Movies at #1 (September 11, 2018).
- Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated made it to Best Cartoon Reboots at #3 (November 4, 2018).
- Come Undone (Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated) made it to Darkest Hanna-Barbera Episodes at #6 (September 12, 2019).