Episode 1 of the Unmasked History of Scooby Doo is here!! Featured this episode is music composer Rich Dickerson, who has quite an expansive songwriting catalog in the Scooby Doo franchise. Rich worked on early direct to video movies including Legend of the Vampire and Monster of Mexico, as well as, most notably, writing the theme song and other music for What’s New Scooby Doo.
Highlights of this episode include:
1- The story of how the What’s New Scooby Doo theme song was written.
2- The process of writing music for animation.
3- Who was originally considered to sing the What’s New Scooby Doo theme.
Make sure to listen above! Or you can also read a transcript of the interview here.
As mentioned in the episode, Rich was so kind as to send me a few really cool behind the scenes photos! I’ve watermarked them with both his name and the podcast, as he certainly didn’t have to share them and I don’t want them circling around the internet with no credit! Take a look below.