September 12, 2009
‘Scooby-Doo’ enjoys 40th anniversary
The 40th anniversary of the TV debut of the popular cartoon character Scooby-Doo and his TV series
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is upon us.
The Boston Globe reported Saturday the cartoon canine first appeared on CBS on Sept. 13, 1969, and has since become the center of a multimillion-dollar TV, movie and merchandising franchise known worldwide.
David Kleeman, American Center for Children and Media president, said the allure of Scooby and his friends has always been a blend of silly action and simple stories.
'Scooby-Doo' was pure fun, silly and kitschy enough for older kids (and some adults) to stick with it, and with simple enough stories that provided action but not violence for younger kids, Kleeman told the Globe via e-mail.