This papercraft dog is the Scooby-Doo, based on the same named cartoon series, the paper model was created by bongo. Scooby-Doo is the eponymous character and protagonist of the Scooby-Doo animated television series created by the popular American animation company Hanna-Barbera. Scooby-Doo is the male dog and lifelong companion of Shaggy Rogers and in much iteration, including the original series, is regarded as a unique Great Dane dog who is able to speak in broken English, unlike most other dogs in his reality, and usually puts the letter R in front of words spoken. Other incarnations, such as A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, present talking dogs like Scooby as quite common.
The head of children’s programming at CBS, Fred Silverman, came up with the character’s name from the syllables “doo-be-doo-be-doo” in Frank Sinatra’s hit song “Strangers in the Night”.
Different iterations of the character have been developed and expanded in the various series featuring the characters, many of them contradicting, such as the original series and recent live-action movies where Shaggy and Scooby-Doo first meet as older teenagers for the first time, contradicting the “Pup Named Scooby-Doo” animated series where they know each other from almost infancy.
In all versions of the character, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy share several personality traits, mostly being cowardly and perpetually hungry. But their friends encourage them to go after the costumed villains, usually with “Scooby Snacks”, a biscuit-like dog treat or cookie snack, though Scooby’s inherent loyalty and courage does often force him to take a more heroic stance. Scooby is also extremely ticklish and this is seen in many of the television shows and movies.
Scooby has a speech impediment and tends to pronounce most words as if they begin with an “R”, though most characters are able to understand him perfectly. In most iterations, he keeps his sentences relatively short, usually using charades for anything longer than three or four words. His catchphrase, usually howled at the end of every episode, is “Scooby-Dooby-Doo!” or “Rooby-Rooby-Roo”. Scooby was voiced by Don Messick until the voice actor’s death in 1997. Messick is also known for providing the voice of the dogs Astro on The Jetsons and Muttley. The characteristic voices of Scooby and Astro are so similar that Astro’s signature phrase, “Ruh-roh!”, is popularly and improperly attributed to Scooby.
Scooby-Doo is an American cartoon series, followed by various related 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 Great Dane dog named “Scooby-Doo” who solve mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatures through a series of antics and missteps.
Hanna-Barbera and its successor Warner Bros. Animation have produced numerous follow-up and spin-off animated series and several related works, including television specials and telefilms, a line of direct-to-video films, and two Warner Bros.-produced feature films. Some versions of Scooby-Doo feature different variations on the show’s supernatural theme, and include characters such as Scooby’s cousin Scooby-Dum and nephew Scrappy-Doo in addition to or instead of some of the original characters.
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