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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Scooby-Doo creator dies

Iwao Takamoto, the creator of Scooby-Doo and Muttley, died at age 81. As a mystery writer, I have to say, Scooby was the first true "mystery" I ever encountered -- even before The Hardy Boys and Agatha Christie. It was an easy first crush (I was hot for both Daphne AND Velma, explain that), and that episode where they met Batman and Robin? That's as gold as mint Mego toys.

So let's raise a Scooby snack to one of the true greats.

And I didn't even know he created Muttley. Catch The Pigeon was a HUGE favorite of mine. And I sadly rooted against the pigeon every time.

Thanks, Mr. Takamoto.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey there.
Thats really sad that the scooby doo creater died. I loved the cartoon as a kid. Well considering i am only 13 i am still a kid but that is still sad. By the way Brad I just love the JLA. Its one of my favorite comic books ever. and i also can't wait until you and Geoff Johns Have the JLA and JSA crossover it should be good because you and Geoff Johns in my opinion are the best writers ever well see ya!!!
I also put my screen name below!!! i know you don't have time to bother but it doesn't matter!!! Keep up the good work!!!