Scooby-Doo has been gracing our TVs since 1969, and over the years he has proven that he is more than just a mystery solver, he is an icon.
Since he first hit our screens in 1969, Scooby-Doo has been a staple of animated programming. Not only has he been part of any number of TV episodes and shows, but there have been movies, board games, and any number of merchandising items that have given us even more Scooby to love.
And while he may be an animated dog, the reality is that he is so much more than that. In fact, one could say that Scooby-Doo is an icon.
Perhaps what makes Scooby-Doo so impressive is the fact that even in a show where he is one of five characters, he always stands out from the group. Even though we might say that Scooby is just a dog that doesn’t seem fair at all. The reality is that he is a scene stealer every single time.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that he can talk and what he says is memorable (even when all he wants is Scooby Snacks). Or perhaps it has to do with the fact that he and his best friend Shaggy are terrified of everything and yet they find a way to step up and help the rest of their team solve mysteries, even ones that seem to have a paranormal element to them.
How can we not think of Scooby-Doo as an icon when he has not only been around for 50 years, but he continues to remain relevant? After all, he is about to have a brand new feature movie released. And while it may not be a theatrical release thanks to the current state of the world, it is still getting a major release in its own way.
With the arrival of Scoob!, we get Scooby-Doo back in the spotlight where he belongs. And hopefully an entirely new generation will fall in love with this mystery solving dog and his friends.
Scooby-Doo is more than just an animated dog, he is a chance to relive our childhood and Saturday morning cartoons. One could almost say that he is a look at a more innocent time, and that is enough to elevate him to icon status.
What do you think of Scooby-Doo as an icon? Do you think he is iconic on his own? Are you excited to see his new movie and see if elevates him to a new level of brilliance? Tell us what you think in the comments.