I suppose I needn't post this question, as nothing is going to sway me from my hatred of this cartoon character, nor do I really need reinforcement to validate it. I just don't see the appeal - it is completely lost on me. I was quite young when this mumbling abomination first hit t.v., and I formed an instant dislike to it. It seems to emerge from beneath the soiled underwear of the bottom drawer of animation - it is IMO witless, with supremely bad animation, and what clips I've seen from the modern theatrical rendition does nothing to warm me to it. The "dogspeak" vocals are really a rip-off of the much funnier hand puppets Black Tooth/White Fang from The Soupy Sales Show, so even that hasn't a modicum of originality. Yet, it enjoys a remarkable popularity, and people everywhere - adults included - are enthused about the DVD set coming out. I can only scratch my head. I've enjoyed some of the "limited animation" t.v. series in the past, such as THE FLINTSTONES and GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, which actually reflect a bit of intelligence. SCOOBY, on the other hand, seems to have been written, animated and performed by people with the mental prowess of an embryo. If I have offended any fans, well, this is of course all the opinion of one mystified aficionado of GOOD animation. There, rant over. Flame barrier up. Have a nice day.