Everyone loves trivia about their favorite animated features and series, but with over 100 years of animation history behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in cartoons in this continuing video series. You think you know cartoons? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

Jinkies! This week, we're taking a look TV's most famous talking dog and the mystery-solving teens who drive him around, Scooby-Doo! Since the late 1960s, this scaredy-cat dog and the kids of Mystery Inc have been one of cartoons' most iconic teams, sparking hordes of fans and a host of imitators. This video was made to tell you all about the history of Scooby-Doo from its inspirations to the near-miss early drafts of the series to its many different incarnations and variations on its themes, and it would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids and their dog!

Show notes:

  • You can get the complete series of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? o-o-o-ver he-e-e-re.
  • Scoob and the gang team up with cool celebs like Jerry Reed and Batman here.
  • Scooby and Shaggy team up with Vincent Price here.
  • The best ever Scooby-Doo series, Mystery Incorporated, is here.
  • The current Scooby series, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo, is here.
  • A lot of attention has been paid to Scooby Apocalypse, but if you want cool Scooby comics, look no further than Scooby-Doo Team-Up.

Check out some installments of our other video series below, and let us know which cartoon series you think we should cover next in You Think You Know Cartoons?