Scooby-Doo – the beloved animated Great Dane who slid onto the scene in 1969 as part of an enduring Warner Bros. television cartoon – will appear on a new U.S. first class domestic forever stamp, the U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday.
The stamp will be dedicated July 14 in a ceremony at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.
For nearly 50 years, the call of “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” has summoned the beloved dog wherever help is needed. The Postal Service, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is say the stamp will help highlight a new social responsibility initiative, called Scooby-Doo DOO GOOD(https://doogood.scoobydoo.com).
The stamp, to be sold in 12-stamp sheets, features Scooby-Doo helping out by watering a blossoming plant in a flowerpot — a simple act symbolizing a component of the “Doo Good” campaign’s effort to provide young people with tools and activities geared toward enriching the environment. The campaign, launching this year in partnership with generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, also focuses on helping the hungry and acting as animal allies.
Art director Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, Virginia, worked closely with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, to design this stamp.
The lovable Great Dane Scooby-Doo has solved mystery after spooky mystery, working with his teenage friends — Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy. The charismatic canine has now fronted more than a dozen TV series, plus direct-to-video animated films, comic books and live-action cinematic releases.
In Scooby-Doo’s comedy–mystery adventures, he and the gang investigate strange plots in eerie locales as they travel in their colorful van, the Mystery Machine. Scooby Snacks are always on hand; the tempting treats empower the cowardly Scooby to sniff out clues. Once the gang musters courage, cooperates, and persists in their dogged investigations, the spooky schemers’ plots are exposed.
Three generations of fans have now embraced Scooby-Doo and the “meddling kids,” as they are often called by the villains unmasked at the conclusion of each Scooby-Doo mystery.