Casefile Clues

10 January 2007

Scooby Doo Creator Iwao Takamoto in 1930

Mr. Takamoto passed away in January 2007 in California. The creator of Scooby Doo and numerous other cartoons was born in California of Japanese parents. Their 1930 census image has been placed on our site. Various media were reporting that Mr. Takamoto and his parents and their other children were in an interment camp in World War II. Their names do appear in the online database of these internments on the National Archives website.