In 1998, I created the Scooby-Doo Episode Guide Website. This was during an era where Google, Facebook, Netflix, and High Speed Internet did not exist. Also, there was very little information out there regarding Scooby-Doo, other than the few scarce episodes on VHS that existed. Living in Canada, we did not have the cartoon network, and thus I had to get my Scooby Fix through YTV, which only showed the first two seasons.
Thus, to get my info up on the internet, I did my research the old fashioned way. I hit the books at my University Library and cobbled together my episode guide with the following books:
Stuart Fischer, Kid’s TV: The First 25 Years (NY, New York: Facts of File Publications, 1983)
Jeff Lenburg, The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoon Series (Westport. Connecticut: Arlington House Publishers, 1981)
Ted Sennet, The Art of Hanna-Barbera (New York: The Penguin Group, 1989)
George W. Woolery, Children’s Television: The First thirty-five Years, 1946- 1981 Part 1: Animated Cartoon Series (London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc, 1983)
George W. Woolery, Animated TV Specials: The Complete Directory to the First 25 Years (1962-1987) (London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc, 1989)
By the year 2000, my Scooby site was a hit. I met hundreds of people and talked extensively about Scooby-Doo. Some people sent me gifts like Scooby-Doo colouring books, or screencaps that I could post on my website. One generous gentleman sent me Episodes taped off the Cartoon Network so I could finally see these wonders.
I also met a few of the writers and artists behind the series, and was sent some memorabilia in the way of scripts and drawings from them! Just as exciting, the Cartoon Network sent me Scooby toys, t-shirts, posters and other promotional items. All which I still have today.
By 2003, however, I had to shut the site down. Upon graduating from Teacher’s college, life just got too busy to maintain the site, and I couldn’t really spare the money to pay for the hosting costs.
2019 – All New Scooby Site
I never did make it as a full time teacher, and instead fell into the world of digital marketing and website building. Since Scooby was my first website, I thought it would be fun to revive it. I found an old box of floppy disks and was able to salvage some of the content. However, I’m pumped to add fresh content to it, as it’s been nearly 20 years since I’ve seen many of these classic episodes!
So here we are… my new Scooby-Doo Site. Hope you enjoy!
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