now I know what scooby and astro seemed similar to me. Scooby do was my favorite cartoon dog. glad he found a place with hannah barbara. Disney downsized his animation department several times over the years, I think the last one he was involved with was 1961. In fact there was a point in time when he thought of giving up animation alltogether and just doing live action. He was getting bored with what the studio was putting out in the later years before he died.