Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. (/ ˌ h æ n ə b ɑːr ˈ b ɛər ə,-ˈ b ɑːr b ər ə / HAN-ə bar-BAIR-ə, - BAR-bər-ə), also variously known as H-B Enterprises, H-B Production Co. and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc., was an American animation studio and production company founded in 1957 by Tom and Jerry creators and former Metro ...
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1939–57: Humble beginnings, theatrical shorts and birth of a TV studio
Melrose, New Mexico native William Hanna and New York City-born of Italian heritage Joseph Barbera first met while working at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio in 1939. Their first directorial production and collaboration was the Academy Award-nominated Puss Gets the Boot (1940), which served as the basis for the popular Tom and Jerry series of short subject theatricals. Hanna and Barbera served as directors of the shorts for over 20 years, with Hanna in charge of supervising the animati...
1957–69: Success with television cartoons
H-B Enterprises was one of the first American cartoon studios to successfully produce cartoons specifically for TV broadcast. Previously, animated programming on TV was primarily of rebroadcasts of theatrical cartoons. Its first original animated TV series, The Ruff and Reddy Show, premiered on NBC in December 1957. Next was the studio's first big hit The Huckleberry Hound Show in 1958, a syndicated animated series aired in most markets just before primetime. A ratings success, it introduced...
1970–79: New cartoons and live action ventures
Hanna and Barbera and their studio had rapidly controlled over 80% of children's programming for television at the start of 1970s and secured the top three Saturday morning ratings as well, making them the world's biggest and largest animation company in the business. On the horizon, Hanna-Barbera produced and unleashed a steady stream of further new shows for primetime, fresh cartoons for Saturday mornings, programs featuring mystery-solving, crime-fighting teenagers with comical pets and or...
Hanna-Barbera released its early VHS titles through Worldvision Home Video. During the shakeup at then owner Taft, which was transformed into Great American Communications, Worldvision was sold off. Accordingly, the animation company got its own home video line Hanna-Barbera Home Video, which lasted until 1991, when Turner bought the studio and subsequently put the video line on moratorium. Thereafter, all Hanna-Barbera titles were distributed by Turner Home Entertainment. Then following the merger between Turner and Time Warner, Warner Home Video would handle the home video releases of the cartoons and later by Warner Archive. DC Comics announced a comic book initiative titled Hanna-Barbera Beyond, to re-imagine some of the company's classic cartoons into some darker and edgier settings. The first comic books on the line are Future Quest, Scooby Apocalypse, The Flintstones and Wacky Raceland. New titles arrived in March 2017 crossing over with the DC Universe. On June 29, Warner Br...
Besides its famous cartoon shows and characters, Hanna-Barbera was also noted for their large library of sound effects. Besides cartoon-style sound effects (such as ricochets, slide whistles, etc.), they also had familiar sounds used for transportation, household items and more. When Hanna and Barbera started their studio in 1957, they created a handful of sound effects, and had limited choices. They also took some sounds from the then-defunct Metro-Goldwyn Mayer animation studio and from various cartoon/movie studios like Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Animation, and Walt Disney Productions. By 1958, they began to expand and added more sound effects to their library. Some of their famous sound effects included a rapid bongo drum take used for when a character's feet were scrambling before taking off, a "KaBONG" sound produced on a guitar for when Quick Draw McGraw, in his Zorro-style "El Kabong" crime fighting guise, would smash a guitar over a villain's head, the sound of a car'...
Creating hit shows such as The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Jonny Quest, Super Friends, and The Smurfs, Hanna-Barbera was an animation powerhouse. Hanna-Barbera Productions was formed in 1957 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who had been partners in animation at MGM Studios where they created the memorable Tom and Jerry shorts.
Jan 05, 2021 · Hanna-Barbera is an institution when it comes to classic kids' cartoons. After creating MGM's Tom and Jerry, Joseph Barbera and William Hanna created their production company in the late 1950s. Years later, multiple generations can recognize characters from franchises like Scooby-Doo, The Jetsons, Yogi Bear, and The Flintstones.
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Hanna-Barbera was a prolific animation studio which produced numerous animated television series and specials, and even a few theatrical films, from 1957 to 2001. It was founded by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who had originally worked together as the co-creators of the Tom and Jerry cartoon shorts for MGM. Established after MGM shut down their animation studio and ended production on their cartoon shorts in 1957, Hanna-Barbera produced many successful animated shows over the next three decades, including The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, Space Ghost, Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs, and of course, Super Friends. In 1991, the studio was purchased by Turner Broadcasting System, which would lead to Hanna-Barbera producing new shows for Turner's Cartoon Network. Outside of Super Friends, Hanna-Barbera had licensed its characters to many different comic companies, including Dell Comics and its successor Gold Key, Marvel, Harvey, and Archie Comics. This changed in 1996, when DC Comics...
1. Larry Harmon's Laurel and Hardy#1 2. Cartoon Network Presents (Volume 1) 3. The Flintstones and the Jetsons (Volume 1) 4. Scooby-Doo 4.1. Scooby-Doo (Volume 1) 4.2. Scooby-Doo! Spooky Spectacular #1 4.3. Scooby-Doo! Spooky Spectacular 2000 #1 4.4. Scooby-Doo! Spooky Summer Special #1 4.5. Scooby-Doo! Super Scarefest #1 4.6. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (Volume 1) 4.7. Scooby-Doo! Team-Up (Volume 1) 4.8. Scooby Apocalypse (Volume 1) 5. Space Ghost (Volume 1) 6. Future Quest (Volume 1) 7. The...Characters from Hanna-BarberaHanna-Barbera's Comic AppearancesReality Gallery: Hanna-Barbera
Mar 08, 2020 · Other good Hanna-Barbera characters like Scooby-Doo, George Jetson and Huckleberry Hound also appear on this list of memorable cartoon characters created by Hanna-Barbera. Yogi Bear is also one of the best Hanna-Barbera characters. To this day, fans still love him in cartoons as well as the 2010 film, Yogi Bear.
In 1967, since Taft owned Hanna-Barbera, a byline was added and the color changed. Taft no longer owns Hanna-Barbera. Turner Entertainment is the current owner of Hanna-Barbera. 1968–1974. In 1968, the 1966 and 1967 motion designs was dropped and replaced. The logo, nicknamed "Zooming HB", would appear by it zooming in.
- Jonny Quest. Jonny travels around the world with his scientist father Dr. Benton Quest, as well as his best friend and adoptive brother Hadji, and his assigned protector and friend, Race Bannon.
- Hong Kong Phooey. Hong Kong Phooey had everything: humor, a cool car, and a handy sidekick. Hong Kong Phooey is the secret identity of Penrod "Penry" Pooch, who transforms into his superhero self through a filing cabinet, which he usually gets stuck inside of until Spot, his cat and unofficial sidekick, frees him.
- Huckleberry Hound. Huckleberry Hound is notable for his drawl and his frequent renditions of "Oh My Darling, Clementine." Unfortunately for anyone around to hear him, their eardrums were shattered, as Huckleberry wasn't much of a singer.
- Speed Buggy. Speed Buggy follows the lives of three teenagers--Mark, Debbie, and Tinker--and their talking dune buggy, Speed Buggy. The group, known as the "Speed Buggs" travel to participate in races all around the world.
Snagglepuss is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character debuted in prototype form in 1959 and established as a studio regular by 1962. A pink anthropomorphic cougar sporting an upturned collar, shirt cuffs, and bow tie, Snagglepuss enjoys the fine things in life and shows particular affinity for the theatre.
Augie Doggie is a Hanna-Barbera character. He was voiced by Daws Butler. Augie, who loved his father, would often refer to him as "dear old Dad." His "birthday" is August 21st.