Scooby-Doo is an American cartoon series based around several animated television series and related works produced from 1969 to the present day. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was created for Hanna-Barbera Productions by writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears in 1969. This Saturday morning cartoon series featured four teenagers—Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Norville “Shaggy” Rogers— and their talking Great Dane dog named “Scooby-Doo” who solve mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatures through a series of antics and missteps.
Hanna-Barbera and its successor Warner Bros. Animation have produced numerous follow-up and spin-off animated series and several related works, including television specials and telefilms, a line of direct-to-video films, and two Warner Bros.–produced feature films. Some versions of Scooby-Doo feature different variations on the show’s supernatural theme, and include characters such as Scooby’s cousin Scooby-Dum and nephew Scrappy-Doo in addition to or instead of some of the original characters.
Scooby-Doo was originally broadcast on CBS from 1969 to 1976, when it moved to ABC. ABC aired the show until canceling it in 1986, and presented a spin-off featuring the characters as children, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, from 1988 until 1991. The original series format was revived and updated for The WB Network’s Kids’ WB programming block as What’s New, Scooby-Doo, which ran from 2002 to 2006. Another Scooby series, Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!, began running on the The CW network until 2008. The current Scooby-Doo series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, premiered on Cartoon Network in July 2010. Repeats of the series are broadcasted frequently on Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the United States and other countries.
Scooby-Doo’s Snack Tracks: The Ultimate Collection is the first and only soundtrack to the popular Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon franchise, Scooby-Doo. The soundtrack consist of songs and theme songs from the incarnations produced from 1969–1985, from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! to The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. Three songs, “Move Over”, “Ruby Cool Guy” and “Gotta Have Time”, were taken from the 1979 animated telefilm, Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood. A bonus track, called “Scooby Club Mix”, takes a majority of the sound bites included on the soundtrack as a musical mix. The sound bites featured on the soundtrack were heavily taken from the second season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and features the entire cast from that season. Two guest stars, Jerry Reed and Davy Jones, from The New Scooby-Doo Movies appeared on the soundtrack singing the songs they performed in their guest appearance episodes. The soundtrack was released on CD and cassette tape on September 15, 1998. It was later discontinued.
The album peaked at number five on the Billboard Kids Album chart.
Jason Ankeny of Allmusic gave a mixed review of the soundtrack. He praised the songs from the 1969-1970 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! series stating that the songs are “pleasantly kitschy bubblegum confections”. Ankeny stated that the inclusion of later theme songs were “far less engaging” and that the songs by Jerry Reed and Davy Jones, as well as the song “Me and My Shadow”, ranged “from the harmless to the tedious” and that the bonus remix, “Scooby Club Mix”, was “a lame techno remix.” The album was rated three out of five stars.
1.”Scooby Doo, Where Are You!” (Main Title, 1969) 1:12
2.”Recipe for My Love” Roberts 2:31
3.”Seven Days a Week” Roberts 2:32
4.”Daydreamin'” Roberts 2:01
5.”Love the World” Roberts 2:22
6.”Tell Me, Tell Me” Roberts 2:09
7.”The New Scooby-Doo Movies” (Main Title, 1972) Cast 1:28
8.”Pretty Mary Sunlite” Jerry Reed 2:13
9.”I Can Make You Happy” Davy Jones 2:00
10.”The Scooby-Doo Show” (Main Title, 1976) Roberts 1:27
11.”Move Over” Casey Kasem 1:24
12.”Ruby Cool Guy” Don Messick 2:14
13.”Gotta Have Time” Messick 1:39
14.”The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries” (Main Title, 1984) Roberts 0:58
15.”I Could Be a Star” Kasem, Messick 1:13
16.”Dooby Doo” 0:52
17.”The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo” (Main Title, 1985) Kasem, Messick, Vincent Price 1:02
18.”Me and My Shadow” Billy Rose, Messick 1:11
19.”Scooby Club Mix” (Bonus track) Cast 3:01
Joseph Barbera – director, producer
Craig Bartock – producer
Bodie Chandler – director
Craig DeGraff – producer
Dave Dreyer – composer
Bob Fisher – mastering
Scott Innes – liner notes
Arte Johnson – voices
Al Jolson – composer
Davy Jones – performer
Casey Kasem – voices
Don Messick – voices
Howard Morris – voices
Vincent Price – voices
Jerry Reed – performer
Billy Rose – composer
Maria Villar – design
Frank Welker – voices