Google celebrates Scooby Doo’s Velma coming out as LGBTQ with special animation

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6 Oct 2022, 13:29

(L-R) The Google logo, Velma Dinkley in Scooby Do!

Credit: Getty / Warner Bros.

In honour of Scooby Doo character Velma Dinkley officially coming out as LGBTQ, Google has paid tribute in their most wholesome way. 

Yesterday (5th October), Prime Video released a new clip from the upcoming movie, Trick or Treat Scooby Do!, in which Velma encounters her first female crush, the villainous Coco Diablo.

The short scene shows the beloved brainy character getting hot and bothered upon seeing Coco for the first time. 

Velma’s ‘coming out’ quickly went viral, with many fans praising the inclusive nature of the animation series, and to mark the historic moment, Google has introduced a nifty search feature. 

If you type in Velma, Velma Scooby-Do, Velma Dinkley or just Dinkley, you will notice that confetti and LGBTQ+ flags start to cascade over the screen in a wonderful display of celebration. 

At the bottom of the screen, fans can then choose to either play the adorable animation again or share the link with friends so they can enjoy it too. 

In Trick or Treat, The Mystery Inc. go up against the head of a notorious costume crime syndicate, and in another scene, Daphne, played by Grey Griffin, teases Velma (Kate Micucci): "I didn't know convicted felons were your type."

Velma denies it, then declares: "Oh, who am I kidding? I'm crushing big time, Daphne!"

At one point, Coco can be seen swishing her hair while a blushing Velma mentally notes: “Incredible glasses!” “Amazing turtleneck!” “Obviously brilliant!” “Loves animals!” then her glasses steam up.

It’s the first time in the franchise’s history that Velma’s sexuality has been broached, despite the input from some creatives who took part in the series over the years, including James Gunn, who wrote the live-action movies. 

The Guardians of the Galaxy director once tweeted: “In 2001, Velma was explicitly gay in my script.”

Tony Cervone — a producer on the Mystery Incorporated series — said of the bespectacled character’s sexuality during Pride Month in 2020: "I obviously don't represent every version of Velma Dinkley, but I am one of the key people that represents this one.

"We made our intentions as clear as we could ten years ago. Most of our fans got it. To those that didn't, I suggest you look closer."