Post by jonathanmuddlemore on Apr 3, 2019 14:49:54 GMT -5
I don't usually promote my Scoobypedia interviews on here but I would like to plug my interview with Ray DeLaurentis, creator of Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue. This obviously isn't as professionally done as A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo but I hope you still find it informative. A transcript for the interview will be provided later. Ray DeLaurentis Interview
Post by jonathanmuddlemore on Apr 4, 2019 11:05:10 GMT -5
Some interesting notes from this interview for Scooby fans:
Get a Clue was made because WB was displeased with What's New Scooby-Doo and wanted a show that was "completely different" from any previous show
DeLaurentis wasn't a huge fan of Scooby-Doo and understands the criticisms directed at the series. He had more fun writing for the characters he created (i.e. Phibes and his henchmen) than Shaggy and Scooby themselves.
Which begs two questions, why was he offered the job and why did he take it?
As stated above, WB wanted a Scooby show that was completely different from everything that came before so offering it to a newcomer made sense. It also isn't hard to figure out why he took the job. Getting a "Developed by" credit on a Scooby series is a good career move.
The funny thing is DeLaurentis had previously developed a treatment for a surreal, darkly comedic Scooby series that involved everyone dying. It was mostly done as a joke and he didn't expect anything to come from it but it was passed around a lot at WB. That could be a reason why he was chosen but he mostly chalks that up to being a coincidence.