Ruby alongside together with his accomplice Ken Spears, additionally made Dynomutt and Jabberjaw, and the 1988 animated Superman sequence, in addition to making cartoons out of Pac-Man, Rubik The Superb Dice, Donkey Kong. They masterminded Area Ace, Dink the Little Dinosaur, It’s Punky Brewster, and TV motion pictures Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit and The Cabbage Patch Youngsters First Christmas.
Joseph Clemens Ruby was born on March 30, 1933. He grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Fairfax Excessive Faculty. He served within the U.S. Navy in the course of the Korean Struggle. Ruby educated as a music editor on the Walt Disney Studios animation program within the 1950s. He grew to become a sound editor at Hanna-Barbera Productions, the place he first partnered with Spears. They wrote a spec script and had been employed as workers writers within the 1960s. The pair created the sequence Jabberjaw for Hanna-Barbera.
Scooby-Doo, The place Are You? was conceived by CBS president of kids’s programming Fred Silverman, who employed Ruby and Spears to supervise the Saturday morning cartoons. The manager was on the lookout for a substitute for what was seen as violent youngsters’s programming. Ruby and Spears developed the sequence, together with character designer Iwao Takamoto. The crew tried fairly a number of completely different approaches, together with being a rock band, earlier than they selected these meddling youngsters of Thriller, Inc.: Freddie, Velma, Daphne, and Shaggy, and his cowardly however forever-hungry Nice Dane named Scooby-Doo.