Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo DVD Look

The first season of this 80's show finally hit DVD earlier this year.
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: The Complete 1st Season is my favorite Scooby-Doo incarnation because for an 80's series, it was really wacky and animated.The late 80's saw a lot of improvement for animation which was probably influenced by Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.Pup's producer Tom Ruegger really wanted to create a funny show full of slapstick humor. Ruegger went on to work on other animated hits such as Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs.The DVD set features the first 13 episodes as well as a collection of feaurettes where Tom Ruegger walks the audience through the many aspects that went into creating the spin-off Scooby-Doo series. There is also an animatic of a slightly alternate show opening!The first 13 episodes included are:
"A Bicycle Built for Boo!"-"The Sludge Monster from the Earth's Core"-"The Schnook Who Took My Comic Book"-"Wanted Chedder Alive"-"For Letter or Worse"-"The Babysitter from Beyond"-"Now Museum, Now You Don't"-"Snow Place Like Home"-"Scooby Dude"-"Ghost Who's Coming to Dinner"-"The Story Stick"-"Robopup"-"Lights...Camera...Monster".
I enjoyed reliving this wacky series, hopefully Warner Home Video will be releasing the remaining seasons on DVD...

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Man, Tom Ruegger is probably one of a good names who tries to keep the classic style of animation alive. From what I've learnt, he's also helped develop Animalia, a series based from the book of the same name.