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TheAtomicLight

aka James. Now you know.

Bureaucrat Scoobypedia Detective
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    Today's guest is Tom Ruegger, who you may have heard of him as the creator of Warner Bros. Animation's Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and Hysteria, among others. But what we're talking about today is Tom's work on 80s Scooby-Doo, including his own series, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.

    So without further ado, An Interview With... Tom Ruegger. (Questions will be as Scoobypedia, answers will be as TR.)

    Scoobypedia: How did you did you get into the biz?
    TR: I drew cartoons as a kid. I loved Warner Bros. cartoons, Hanna-Barbera cartoons. I would lay down on the rug in front of the TV and draw what I was watching. Yogi, Huck, Bugs, Daffy, Popeye. My parents encouraged my drawing abilities.

    In highschool and college, I drew editorial ca…


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    Today, we are joined by J.M. DeMatteis, known for writing the TV series Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, but perhaps more so for the Scooby Apocalypse comic, and that’s exactly what we’re talking about now.

    So without further ado… I present An Interview With... J.M. DeMatteis. (Questions will be as Scoobypedia, answers will be as DeMatteis.)

    Scoobypedia: To begin with, how did you get into the biz?
    DeMatteis: Comics? The old-fashioned way: just banged my head against the door, submitting material, till they finally let me in. I started at DC in the days when new writers learned their craft on the so-called “mystery books”: anthologies like HOUSE OF MYSTERY and WEIRD WAR TALES. Crafting those short stories, which required tight plotting and characterizat…

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    Today, we talk to Becks Wallace, a storyboard artist who's worked on the latest series, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (which currently plays on Boomerang.com for US viewers). For Hanna-Barbera fans, we also talk a little about the Jetsons/WWE movie.

    So, without further ado, I present An Interview with... Becks Wallace. (Questions are asked as Scoobypedia, replies are shortened to BW.)

    Scoobypedia: How did you get into the biz?
    BW: During my senior year of high school (2009), I applied for the Warner Bros. Animation/Hanna Barbera Scholarship. The scholarship included some money for school as well as four summer internships at Warner Bros. Animation. I had to submit a portfolio, write an essay, do an interview. I won the scholarship, and every summer I wen…

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    Today's guest is Tom Konkle, a writer and voice actor for Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Tom worked on both seasons 1 and 2 of the show, so we get to talk about that here.

    So, without further ado, I present An Interview With... Tom Konkle. (Questions are asked as Scoobypedia. Replies from Tom Konkle are shortened as TK.)

    Scoobypedia: How did you get into the biz?

    TK: I got into the business as an actor while also being a filmmaker since I was a teen. I enjoyed creating characters as an actor so I moved to Los Angeles and broke into commercials and sketch comedy shows. Then, I got an agent that I love, AKA Talent, for commercials and started making a living at acting which freed me to study the craft and create through writing and by directing production…

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    This is the first of its kind for Scoobypedia. An actual interview from someone who worked on a Scooby-Doo production. In this instance, I will be talking to Jon Colton Barry, head writer, who developed the currently airing Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! TV series. (Season 1 can be found on the Boomerang website, while season 2 can be found on Cartoon Network and Boomerang in most countries.) Jon has also been very sociable on Twitter (his handle is @joncoltonbarry) and the Scooby Addicts forum, spending time discussing the behind the scenes of the show with the fans, for which I'm very grateful for, as I’m sure other fans are.

    So without further ado, I present An Interview With… Jon Colton Barry. (Questions are asked as Scoobypedia. Replies from Jon Colt…

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