Hanna-Barbera Anti-Drug PSA

When Scooby-Doo met Peter Max…


  • Charlie

    I wish when I smoked weed crazy stuff like that would happen. All I get is kinda hungry and the urge to watch Venture Brothers.

  • Saturnome

    If only drugs were that groovy!

  • Celia

    I wonder how many “scooby snacks” were consumed for the making of that PSA?

  • Tissa Tack

    What the….? ….. I don’t know if the Scooby Doo music made this hilarious or even more terrifying…

  • Gerard de Souza

    That running scramble before he gets pulled in reminds me of Ryan Larkin’s Walking; the foreshortening and the drawing.

  • http://goldenagecartoons.com Matthew Hunter

    Zoinks!

  • http://68revoluciones.com diegogue

    The walk Cycle in 0:25 is terrible, probably the animator didn’t believe in what he drew

  • http://www.thrillingdaysofyesteryear.blogspot.com Ivan G

    “I would have had a great trip, too–if it wasn’t for you meddling kids…”

  • J.G. Franklin

    I’ll bet Robert “Tiger” West did the xerography on this thing.

  • Fausto

    Wow, that’s one trippy PSA

  • http://brainrow.com/ Michael Burton

    I would think that would be a very effective anti-drug ad — Hanna-Barbera makes taking drugs look really, really boring.

  • Carlos

    Some cool animation there. Reminds me of the Cartoon All-Stars from years back. So many characters saying words I never thought they’d say…
    Weren’t they working on a newer version?

  • Richard

    Scooby “Doobie” Doo!

    (I know, it’s not original – but it sorta works)!

  • dan

    Man, now I want to spark up after watching that.

  • Stan

    It was curious how Disney’s creative overseer of the day hired a talented artist who was known to have dropped a little acid to storyboard the ‘stoned’ sequence of “Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue”, which, as everyone knows, completely eradicated street drugs of every kind on earth.

  • http://dailygrail.com/blog/8389 red pill junkie

    Alas, this never convinced Shaggy to quit his vice

  • butmess

    I have seen worse.

    Does anybody remember the
    “Why do you think they call
    it dope” animated tv spots?

  • http://dougputhoff.livejournal.com Douglas A. Puthoff

    butmess–

    I remember those “Dope” spots. They look as if Filmation had made them.

    The H-B one seems to have a subtext of “If you do drugs, you’ll turn into a ‘Scooby-Doo’ villain.”

    Don’t do drugs, just spent all day watching TV and eating Corn Curls.

  • http://www.zingerding.com Josh Zapin

    Amazing. It’s some of the best animation I’ve ever seen from Hanna Barbera (which is typically really choppy).

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    JZ
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  • http://blissfulignorance551.deviantart.com/ A.J.

    whats hilarious is, that this is a masterpiece compared to hanna barbera television at the time XD

  • The BRAIN

    It looks too SATANIC to be a Hanna-Barbera production

  • The BRAIN

    Ah… and I also wonder if this ad really inspired the video-hoax “Obey Da Walrus”. The characters and the contain of the PSA are so terrifying like the Goddess Bunny’s tap dance in ODW.

  • Paul Jones

    Great…..”Today, Scooby Doo meets Jack Webb.”