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Cool “Scooby Doo” titles by Six Point Harness

I’m no fan of Scooby Doo, but if Warner Bros. ever decides to do a series or movie with character designs as cute and stylized as these, I’d quickly change my mind. Here’s the very appealing opening title sequence from the new direct-to-video Scooby Doo: Camp Scare, designed by Peter Girardi, Dan Krall, Pete Oswald and Dexter Smith and animated by the gang at Six Point Harness:

  • KB

    Jerry, what then do you think of the designs for the current SCOOBY-DOO: MYSTERY INCORPORATED series on Cartoon Network?

  • Ron

    Yeah looks awesome. I would love to see some episodes or a movie looking like that.

  • Christopher

    I highly agree. Even though the world has seen one too many Scooby-Doo movies/shows, I figure something in this style would even have me interested to watch – looks more appealing than the latest “Mystery Inc” series, anyhow.

    And top props to Six Point Harness for their quality work here. Having just checked out their site, I’ve also been quite keen on their pilot for a “new” Wacky Races series…

    • whippersnapper

      Oh come now, have you actually watched Mystery Incorporated? It’s totally ironic and aware of its own ridiculousness, and is probably the best thing to ever come out of the Scooby franchise. Even the jaded twenty-somethings on TV Tropes think it’s a good show.

      At any rate, these titles are fantastic.

  • Not a big Scooby fan either, but that looked pretty good.
    I do wish WB put this mutt aside for a while and tried to do something new with other HB cartoons like The Flintstones or Huckleberry hound. And by that I don’t mean more live-action adaptations, though maybe we’ll get some new Yogi cartoons if that weird CGI thing does well enough.

  • Justin Spurlin

    I like the designs and the animation; I could do without the irritating music.

  • cst

    Actually, the last couple of Scooby series have played around with the established look a bit; I can’t really rule out them trying something like this for a full show.

  • Lol, only the title sequence looks like that and the rest is lame. That’s like some bait and switch. Also, that music really didn’t match the animation.

  • Scarabim

    I’m actually liking the Mystery Inc. show so far. The Shaggy/Velma attraction is surprisingly fun, and it’s cool to see the producers of this long, long, LONG-running series take a risk once in a while. As for the posted credit sequence, yeah, it’s kinda neat, for something so Flash-based. But I don’t think the character designs are much of an improvement on the Mystery Inc. designs. Those designs are stylized just enough, IMO.

  • That’s not the first intro they did in that style. There’s also this one:

    I think Scooby Doo and especially Shaggy look great in this style, but Velma, Freddy and Daphne are maybe TOO stylized and they lost part of what makes the designs recognizable.

    I didn’t know Mystery Inc. but I took a look and I think Daphne looks great in that.

    Anyways, making Scooby Doo a little more stylized or cartoony is always an improvement.

  • pheslaki

    I liked the designs quite a bit – they remind me of the work of “Shag” (Josh Agle). That sort of extreme stylization seems perfect for flash, which just looks clunky and awkward when trying to render something more traditional.

  • It looks cool set to music but would it hold up for a feature length movie, especially in the numerous dialog scenes?

  • Devyn

    They’ve re-booted the Scooby series so much that to make a new TV series in this style seems like a no-brainer. Very appealing, I’d totally scoop up merchandice and I bet kids would too. They actually look FUNNY! And those backgrounds are stunning. Good job to whoever art directed this. MAKE MORE

  • I’m pretty sure Andy Suriano boarded this as well. It was an all star crew on that sequence.

    • I did! I did!

      haha Thanks for the recognition, Phil!

      • The credits listed in the post were the credits listed on screen. Warner Bros. may have left your name, Andy, off the credits.

  • The influence of Samurai Jack art director Dan Krall definitely shows. Andy Suriano also worked on Jack. It just doesn’t make sense that these guys are relegated to making the title sequences instead of having their own shows.

  • I love how they paid homage to the original with the campy run cycle slide and 60’s era jam session, while still turning out a high quality entertaining sequence. Way to go guys!

  • Karen

    Why are the “writers” names bigger than the Director? Makes no sense whatsoever.

  • Very nice. I like the revised character designs – and I hate to admit it, but the song is catchy.

  • Katella Gate

    Congratulations! This is the first time since 1969 I found Scooby Doo entertaining!

    40 years is a long time to wait. Do some more.

  • mickhyperion

    You must be kidding.

  • Nice work on the designs!

    Very fresh and appealing.
    Definitely a shot of life for Scooby and the gang!

  • TJR

    Loved it, but what was up with the embedding being disabled?

  • Jay

    I thought the whole thing looked pretty good although I’d agree it didn’t feel like a good fit with the music past the first few seconds (after the lake).

    As for the designs, I thought it was a pretty good translation. Fred’s “big hair” struck me as odd but not as much as Scooby’s standing pose – when he’s playing in the band he seems almost grotesquely distorted. Is it just me?

    Even so, I don’t think character designs are really what’s been holding Scooby and friends back in the past two decades.

  • AJ

    I like the designs and colouring but really why is Scooby-Doo constantly being produced. how about making one of the other franchises hanna barbera made like a half hour colletion of shorts Quick draw mcgraw tuche turtle ect

  • lovelly stuff- shakin stevens

    I found all that intro most engaging. The colours especially seemed absolutely perfect… hats off to those involved

  • Here’s a link to the original designs.
    If you read some of the comments you find out Dex had no idea the designs were being used at all.

    I wish he’s post more.

  • Marc Baker

    Like most of you, I agree that Scooby has been used way too much in the last decade, or show, However, the new ‘Mystery Incorporated’ is actually not that bad, and that recent ‘Abaracadabra’ movie looks well done from what I’ve seen. I’m shocked to see Alan Burnette, and Paul Dini in the credits.

    • KB

      Some of Paul Dini’s earliest work in animation was writing episodes of “Scooby and Scrappy-Doo”, among other HB and Filmation series, back in the early 1980s, so he’s pretty familiar with the property.