On the heels of the special Google logo for the Flintstones’ 50th anniversary a month ago, Halloween brings from the online giant a specialized four-part logo of another Hanna-Barbera cartoon, Scooby-Doo. Perhaps reflective of Scooby’s increased popularity over the Flintstones nowadays, this logo is more ambitiously drawn than the Flintstones one, presented as a five-part logo that sums up a typical Scooby-Doo plotline: the gang shows up at the scene of a crime in part one; parts two and three show them investigating the vicinity; part four shows Shaggy and Scooby running from the monster; and part five shows the “monster” captured and the mystery wrapped up.
Animation-wise, Scooby-Doo celebrated his 40th anniversary last year, as his cartoon debuted in 1969. While I still like the Flintstones better, I do like Scooby-Doo as well. I’m not a big fan of the current Scooby cartoon, “Mystery, Incorporated” (stuff like the “Velma dating Shaggy” aspect feels too much like a bad fanfic story; that and my dislike of most reboots), but I do still enjoy watching the made-for-DVD movies produced. The newest film, “Camp Scare,” is on my Netflix queue.