About Scooby/The Creator

Joe Ruby and Ken Spears are the masterminds behind Scooby-Doo. They created "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" in the late sixties. Scooby Doo's original name debated by Joe and Ken was gonna be "Too-Much", but they decided it didn't fit the character. They decided on his full name; "Scoobert Doo", who is 7 years old(49 in dog years)In September 1969, Scooby-Doo premiered on CBS.All but four of the first 25 episodes of "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" were written and story edited by Joe and Ken. When Scooby moved to ABC in 1975, Joe and Ken supervised all the writing and production on the show. In 1977, they founded Ruby-Spears Productions, which specializes in animation. In 1983, Ruby-Spears Productions became a sister company to Hanna Barbera (both owned by parent Taft Broadcasting).

Joe Ruby

Ken Spears