A cultural phenomenon, a cross-generational piece of animation, and a deft blend of comedy/mystery for all ages. The tales of the four friends and their loyal companion Scooby Doo are countless. The great dane is an icon in the world of hand-drawn cartoons, serving as the longest running of its kind. In this first video down below, I take you through the origins of the characters, the universe, and the first incarnation known as “Scooby Doo, Where Are You!”, which ran from 1969-1970. Over the next weeks, I’ll be going covering all phases of this popular franchise.