Joe Ruby, the American animator, writer, and producer who co-created the popular cartoon series Scooby-Doo, has died aged 87.
His death was confirmed by son, Craig who said that Ruby passed away of natural causes in the early hours of August 26, 2020, in his home near Los Angeles..
SCOOBY DOO and the gang of meddling kids has been an introduction to the horror/paranormal world to kids for decades now.. Joe Ruby deserves credit for his mixture if pop culture and paranormal..
Wonderful cartoons… amazing lessons. And so often, kids were told the paranormal world could be explained by exposing monsters in real life. Real people.. the mask of a ghost was worn by the demon of a REAL LIFE soul..
Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content president Sam Register said in a statement, “Joe Ruby made Saturday mornings special for so many children, including myself. He was one of the most prolific creators in our industry who gifted us some of animation’s most treasured characters and it was a thrill to host him at our studio. Scooby-Doo has been a beloved companion on screens for more than 50 years, leaving an enduring legacy that has inspired and entertained generations. We at Warner Bros. Animation have the privilege and honor of carrying on that legacy and send our warmest thoughts to his loved ones.”