You’ve wandered into the topsy-turvy world of Tulgey Wood, the blog of writer and historian Jim Fanning. Tulgey Wood celebrates artistry and creativity (and sometimes just plain madness): movies, animation, TV, books, comics—and of course Disney, lots and lots of true-blue, through-and-through Disney, including D23 and Disney twenty-three Magazine, and Sketches Magazine and the Walt Disney Collectors Society. Tulgey Wood is so fun, fascinating and full of frolicsome photos and facts, it’s scary. So wander through the wonder of it all, and enjoy.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Scary Story of Scrappy Doo

Looking for a spooky tale for an October evening? Over at Mark Evanier's excellent, the writer/historian tells the incredible story (in four chapters and counting) of how Scrappy Doo, the much-hated nephew of Scooby Doo, was added to the cast of Scooby's animated TV show. A writer for Hanna-Barbera at the time, Mark knows whereof he speaks, and his behind-the-scenes account will have you simultaneously intrigued at the Herculean efforts required for getting a TV project on the air and screaming at the terror of network thinking (an oxymoron), budget-obsessed producers and the horror of Scrappy Doo himself. For the whole terrifying tale go to this page. Warning: Your nightmares will be haunted by puppy power.

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