Joe Ruby who was the co-writer of the classic cartoon series Scooby-Doo. Fans were heartbroken when they first heard the news of his death. He died at the age of 87. The reason behind his death was solely due to natural causative factors. Benjamin Ruby, who is a grandson of Joe Ruby, was the first to issue a statement of his death. He died in Westlake Village, California, in the United States.
One of the major reasons behind his writing was keeping his grandson entertained. His grandson seemed to never miss a single episode of the series. This is why Joe had informed his publication that he would keep on writing no matter his age in order to see his own grandson happy. Not only kids but even adults were delighted to watch the show. Sam Register, who is the Warner Bros Animation and Blue Ribbon Content president, said in one statement that how he used to wait for Saturday mornings. It was the time when so many children, along with few adults like Sam, would wait for the next episode in the series.
Joe managed to bring out the child in all the grown-ups. Joe Ruby is one of the most productive animators of his time in the industry. What he has created so far seems to break the barriers of time and space. He has given some of the most outstanding characters in animation, and it was the studio’s pleasure to give a stage to him in order to display his talent. The time frame wherein Scooby-Doo was a hot choice among the audience was for a period of 50 years. It had laid a huge impact on the viewers. Not only that, but the series was also a medium of inspiration for the generations to come after him.
Warner Bros Animation is, to date, honored to have had the opportunity to display the talents of a genius Joe Ruby. In fact, along with Joe, Ken Spears, who was his writing co-partner in 1969, formulated the original Scooby-Doo. The initial plan was to display it for the animation studio Hanna-Barbera. However, due to a change of plans, they came up with their very own production company ‘Ruby-Spears Production,’ which later on served as the nemesis to the studio of Hanna Barbera.
Scooby-Doo was perfectly made in order to be recognized as a family show. The makers were well aware of the backlash faced by Hanna-Barbara’s studio while picturing those cartoons which were highly violent. For the perfect assurance of the cartoon series, a host of characters were first tested before being approved to run about in the legendary series. We all pray for the departed soul of Joe Ruby to Rest in Peace.