Barbera then became associated with the Van Beruren Studio in 1932 after unsuccessfully working as a magazine cartoonist. After the duo worked on Gallopin' Gals they collaborated again on Puss Gets the Boot, the first in the Tom and Jerry series in 1939 which originally used human characters instead of the familiar cat and mouse. The Tom and Jerry series was a huge success earning Hanna & Barbera 7 Academy Awards during the next 18 years in over 200 Tom and Jerry cartoons.
During the 1940's, the duo then won critical acclaim when thier cartoon characters danced with Gene Kelly in the motion picture Anchors Away and Invitation to Dance, and with Esther Williams in the film Dangerous When Wet. Hanna-Barbera were now inseparable. They continued to design more cartoons (over 2000 characters) which include Huckleberry Hound, Yogi and Boo-Boo, the Flinstones, Jonny Quest, the Smurfs, and the canine we have grown to love, Scooby-Doo.
And Now on With the Show! Here are the Characters!
SCOOBY DOO: He's star of the show. Don Messick was the voice of our lovable talking dog with a speech impediment. Scooby holds the Scooby gang together, this is why the show is named after him. His best friend is Shaggy Rogers and the duo lives for Scooby Snacks. (AKA ACID) He always there, brave in the face of danger, ready to save the day.
SHAGGY ROGERS: Shaggy has appeared in every Scooby Doo episode. Casey Casem, the famous radio DJ is the voice for Scooby's faithful sidekick. Shaggy and Scooby are both cowards. They run fromanything scary. However, they will often face their fears for a world-famous Scooby Snack. Shaggy is a constantly hungry guy. If he's ever missing, the first place the Scooby Gang checks is the kitchen!
FREDDY JONES: Is the leader of Mystery Inc. and always had a solution to any problem they encountered. Frank Welker played the voice of Fred. Fred is often considered the bravest and can think up a trap to catch the villain by the end of the episode. Often times, he's the only one you'll ever see driving the Mystery Machine. It's rumored the Daphne and he have a hidden romance on the show. Watch and decide for yourself.
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