History Creator / HannaBarbera

16th Apr '18 2:24:02 PM Qaweldon
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*** Inverted entirely with John Kricfalusi, who gushes over the studio's golden age material on his [[blog]] and even sites the duo as two of his influences; yet he also has a history of bashing much of the their library and ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement supposedly]]) spreading lies about some of their shows to further discredit them.

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*** Inverted entirely with John Kricfalusi, who gushes over the studio's golden age material on his [[blog]] [[http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/search?q=hanna+barbera blog]] and even sites the duo as two of his influences; yet he also has a history of bashing much of the their library and ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement supposedly]]) spreading lies about some of their shows to further discredit them.
16th Apr '18 1:24:56 PM Qaweldon
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* PromotedFanboy: Given how the company produced several popular shows over the span of 44 years, it's no surprise to learn that many of its later alumni were fans of their shows as well.



** Van Partible was inspired to create ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' after growing up with the studio's library and even got to work with Joe Barbera himself during the show's first season.
** Creator/SethMacfarlane grew up watching ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' and would later get his first break with the studio.
** Creator/LindaCardellini was cast as Velma in the live-action ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movie and its [[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed sequel]]. She would also go on to voice Marcie Fleach in the 2010 series ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
** Subverted with Creator/GenndyTartakovsky. He had been a fan of ''Series/WackyRaces'' and ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' in his youth and helped himself to videos of them on his down time while working on ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'', but found them to be so unwatchably bad that he vowed never to watch them again so as not to spoil [[NostalgiaFilter his happy childhood memories of them]]. That said, a lot of the comedy in his later works still retains some of the HB aesthetic and appeal, something he admits to still being a fan of.

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** As a longtime ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' and HB fan, not only did Van Partible was inspired to create ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' after growing up had the honor of writing a crossover episode with the studio's library mystery gang for WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo and even got later story boarding for [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated one of their many televised reboots]], but he also had the chance to work with studio co-founder Joe Barbera himself during the show's Johnny's first season.
** Before Creator/SethMacfarlane got his first break in TV with the studio, he grew up watching ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' and as a fanboy of both ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' and would later get his first break with the studio.
** Creator/LindaCardellini was cast as Velma in the live-action ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movie
''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flintstones]]'', and its [[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed sequel]]. She would also go on to voice Marcie Fleach in the 2010 series ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
** Subverted with Creator/GenndyTartakovsky. He had been a fan of ''Series/WackyRaces'' and ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' in his youth and helped himself to videos of them on his down time while working on ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'', but found them to be so unwatchably bad that he vowed never to watch them again so as not to spoil [[NostalgiaFilter his happy childhood memories of them]]. That said, a lot of the comedy
in his later works still retains some of career with Creator/{{Fox}} he tried to reboot the HB aesthetic and appeal, something he admits latter for a newer audience; which unfortunately never came through [[WhatCouldHaveBeen due to still being a fan of.licensing issues]].


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** Donovan Cook has often sited ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel'' as one of his favorite shows growing up and as a key inspiration for his decision to enter the animation industry. So it wasn't a shock to many when he decided to revive the character as a side story between episodes of his [[WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs first TV series]].
** subverted with Creator/GenndyTartakovsky. He had been a fan of ''Series/WackyRaces'' and ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' in his youth and helped himself to videos of them on his down time while working on ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'', but found them to be so unwatchably bad that he vowed never to watch them again so as not to spoil [[NostalgiaFilter his happy childhood memories of them]]. That said, a lot of the comedy in his later works still retains some of the HB aesthetic and appeal, something he admits to still being a fan of.
*** Inverted entirely with John Kricfalusi, who gushes over the studio's golden age material on his [[blog]] and even sites the duo as two of his influences; yet he also has a history of bashing much of the their library and ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement supposedly]]) spreading lies about some of their shows to further discredit them.
11th Apr '18 1:54:54 PM CorahsUncle
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* ComicBook/RichieRich''WesternAnimation/RichieRich1980''
9th Apr '18 9:12:48 PM gjjones
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* BigNameFan:
** Creator/MichaelJackson was a big fan of the duo's work and even got to meet Joe Barbera during the production of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie''.
** Creator/LindaCardellini admitted in an interview that she watched ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' all the way into college and would later go on to star in the first two live action films as Velma.
* BookEnds: Since the duo's first collaboration was with the WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry short ''Puss Gets The Boot'' (1940), it's fitting that their studio's final production would be the TV short ''The Mansion Cat'' (2001). [[UpToEleven Taken further]] with Joe Barbera, who directed the final theatrical Tom and Jerry short, ''The Karate Guard'' (2005), before his death the following year.
* CareerResurrection: Subverted. While the name "Hanna-Barbera" was retired in 2001, the studio (or what remained of its assets, at least) never officially went away so much as just being more limited until something triggered a bigger comeback. There are two especially notable examples of this.
** After middling success in the 1980s, when their runaway hit was the LongRunner ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' that nothing else matched, a shakeup in management, as well as a massive facelift of their production pipeline, led to the production of Cartoon Network's hugely successful Creator/CartoonCartoons, most of which were HB productions (or at least had their initial pilots produced by HB) and existed under the studio's umbrella until about 2001. Since that time, association between the two has been little to none.
** As of 2016, while the company Hanna-Barbera operates in name only, Creator/WarnerBros has made another more abundant attempt to jump-start the HB brand to bigger goals. This seems to be a culmination of several years of back catalog releases doing well to expanding the new DirectToVideo movies to include more than Franchise/ScoobyDoo and WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, increasing of other merchandise for sale, letting DC produce more comics with the characters and the intent of using the animated Scooby-Doo reboot feature to launch a whole film universe. 2017 had brought about another increase in promotion for the 60th anniversary of the studio.
* ContinuityDrift: Continuity in the Hanna Barbera brand is a difficult subject. As the many of the shows tend to operate on lax rules yet the studio never had a problem producing Crossovers and show off their characters inhabiting a SharedUniverse. This creates a weird contrast as to how the shows reference one another but most of their shows operate on one of these two principles or mix and match when needed. In Hanna Barbera, sometimes continuity is in place and sometimes it changes by the episode. One can't say Hanna-Barbera had a strict continuity, but also one can't say Hanna-Barbera had no continuity. From an in-universe perspective, one might consider it a faulty timeline which really can be HilariousInHindsight as that gives an excuse to all the mistakes that happen from time to time.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: As this article tries to show, there is plenty of division on Hanna Barbera. Given the sheer number of shows in this history and some people's general dislike this trope happens to crop up. It is not surprising to read some articles on HB shows that are ripe with inaccuracies. Some common examples would include claiming some of the FollowTheLeader shows were more similar than they actually were, dismissing of shows that didn't neatly fit into a mold, and somehow missing news on the properties that often isn't hard to find.
* CriticalResearchFailure:
** Former HB employee John Kricfalusi was called out on this after [[http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2006/12/joe-barbera-tribute-1.html claiming]] that Joe Barbera was apathetic about the Scooby-Doo franchise when he really wasn't. Although later he had added rumors that Joe felt this way about the numerous shows that followed Scooby's lead he co-produced, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement but none of which being confirmed either]] [[HereWeGoAgain except of course from John K himself]]. [[note]]Although considering the number of projects Joe Barbera was involved with during his lifetime it is likely he was apathetic to some projects at some point. It is also known that he always had a salesman-like personality and sometimes would spin his own history when necessary. Making examples such as these rather controversial to accept at only face value.[[/note]]
** This can crop up in general discussions where one can wonder if some people are ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch. For example anyone should be able to realize that ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}'' have multiple things in common, but they should also realize they have multiple points of contrast. While it is understandable to call them similar and point out their FollowTheLeader patterns, it is really a much larger stretch to claim that the show about "four amateur detectives and their talking dog unmasking fake ghosts" and the show about "a band and a talking shark foiling would-be world conquerors on gigs" can be "interchangeable" or are the "same".


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* HeAlsoDid: While not all HB alumni found much fame outside the company, many of them were still involved with some notable works in the industry.
** Before becoming the chairman of the studio, producer David Kirschner had a promising résumé with films like ''Film/ChildsPlay'' and ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', the latter of which he also co-wrote.
** Mark Jones the writer/director of ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}'' and some other quirky movies was also a writer at both Hanna Barbera and Ruby Spears. While his works are often a bit more adult, when watching his movies with this knowledge the influence is noticeable. And just to be clear, yes the man who created Leprechaun has some credits on ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''.
** Illustrator Clark Haas was the creator of ''WesternAnimation/ClutchCargo'' and the founder of Cambria Productions. He spent the rest of his career with Hanna-Barbera after his studio's closure.
** Warren Tufts had also previously worked for Cambria as a writer, producer, animator, and [[DescendedCreator voice actor]] for ''Captain Fathom'' and tagged along with Clark when he moved to HB.
** Animator Creator/ButchHartman [[note]]who's actually [[WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents made a]] [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom name]] [[WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy for]] [[WesternAnimation/BunsenIsABeast himself]] in the industry[[/note]] provided some early development art for ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' (1996) during his employment with HB.
** Flintstones and Jetsons writer Joanna Lee is remembered for her role as the alien "Tanna" from ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''.
** In a meta example, the pilots for shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', and ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' were all produced under the Hanna-Barbera brand name until they were picked up by Cartoon Network.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For most of the library, this is becoming less of an issue. Warner is vastly committed to releasing their holdings. However, odds of the ones not owned by Warner (e.g., ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'') are much lower and require some circulating.


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* PlayingAgainstType:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J50cJsopS5s Most of their live-action]] [[MadeForTVMovie TV movies]] (on which Barbera was always keener than Hanna). As the name Hanna-Barbera is often associated with WesternAnimation, they did in fact attempt to branch out to include live-action material, some with animation components and some with none at all.
** This also happens with some of the obscurer productions. While everyone can remember types such as FunnyAnimal and YouMeddlingKids cartoons from Hanna-Barbera, such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Devlin}}'' being a serious drama and ''Jokebook'' being a primetime adult sketch comedy show are so against what people consider Hanna-Barbera's type that you can change a whole course of conversation just by bringing them up.
** The studio's "Bedrock Productions" subdivision was established in the early 90's to produced more adult-oriented content for TV such as ''[[TheWonderfulWizardOfOZ The Dreamer of OZ]]'' and the infamous ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LytgLZDzzAY Poochinski]]'' pilot.


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* PromotedFanboy:
** Fred Seibert, who was head of television production from 1992 to 1993, and president of the whole studio from 1993 to 1996, instituted the ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoon'' program, and a set of logos celebrating classic Hanna-Barbera characters.
** Van Partible was inspired to create ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' after growing up with the studio's library and even got to work with Joe Barbera himself during the show's first season.
** Creator/SethMacfarlane grew up watching ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' and would later get his first break with the studio.
** Creator/LindaCardellini was cast as Velma in the live-action ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movie and its [[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed sequel]]. She would also go on to voice Marcie Fleach in the 2010 series ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
** Subverted with Creator/GenndyTartakovsky. He had been a fan of ''Series/WackyRaces'' and ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' in his youth and helped himself to videos of them on his down time while working on ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'', but found them to be so unwatchably bad that he vowed never to watch them again so as not to spoil [[NostalgiaFilter his happy childhood memories of them]]. That said, a lot of the comedy in his later works still retains some of the HB aesthetic and appeal, something he admits to still being a fan of.
** Maxwell Atoms was another younger talent that came in as a fan to the company from his childhood. He also said in an interview Cartoon Network gave him some trouble when he still wanted to use some older characters for cameos in his shows. After departing Cartoon Network, Atoms would return to do some work for Warner Bros. Animation's ''WesternAnimation/{{Bunnicula}}'' which in premise clearly shows some favor to the special produced by sibling studio Ruby Spears as well.


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* ScrewedByTheLawyers:
** Creator/MarvelComics' ''Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera'' comics are unlikely to be reprinted now that the Hanna-Barbera characters are owned by Creator/WarnerBros, parent of Creator/DCComics. It was made even more unlikely when Marvel was bought by Creator/{{Disney}}.
** The studio's sister company, Creator/RubySpears, has received some of this by way of how the Turner buyout merged their library into the Hanna Barbera library. Some of their cartoons are branded in the Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection, some are not. However all claim Hanna Barbera as their owner in the legal crawl on the back, because legally now they are. [[note]]The reason behind this was because the Ruby Spears' pre-1991 back catalog was purchased by Turner Entertainment along with HB, but not the studio itself. This is why their final cartoons like ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' don't appear with the rest of their library on DVD, as they were produced after the buyout when RB was operating independently.[[/note]]
** There were reportedly negotiations involving a DVD release of ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967'' shortly before Disney bought Marvel Comics.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork:
** In its original run, the studio suffered from this in regards to ''WesternAnimation/WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome'', which was cancelled in response to the negative feedback it got from MoralGuardians who cited it as [[AnimationAgeGhetto inappropriate for younger viewers]].
** In later years, the history of the studio's catalog and Cartoon Network is a turbulent one, to say the least. As originally reruns of HB (and Ruby-Spears) made up a good chunk of the schedule, making it a resource in a way. But in the early 2000s more and more lost their places on the network. Some were able to find semi reliable space on Boomerang while others did not. As a result, some shows on the main page were victims of the KeepCirculatingTheTapes trope for over a decade and some still are.
** Several of Cartoon Network's commercials actually pointed this out, with one featuring WesternAnimation/YogiBear not being allowed into the building without an ID, even though they featured his poster behind the scene[[note]]This one had an extra HarsherInHindsight when the network still played bumps featuring older characters but the actual shows in them had been off the air for months. As such they'd advertise Yogi but not let him actually work[[/note]], Another one had Ugh from ''WesternAnimation/DinoBoy'' having to help [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Edd]] find the recording room of the office. He spends the whole time complaining that he has next to no work there anymore since it "got crowded". The most famous (and notable) one, though, had Scrappy-Doo making a similar rant, in which he outright snaps at the Cartoon Cartoons for them being treated like "the kings and queens of this network".
** Some specific shows are cited as been caught in the middle of this. ''Cave Kids'' was a new show made for the network and it was cancelled after only a few episodes. Meanwhile, it is reportedly the reason why shows like ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' and ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' were cancelled as the studio wanted to shift their focus towards producing shows for Cartoon Network.
** [[UpToEleven And finally, to top it all off]], Hanna-Barbera was shut down by Time Warner in 2001, giving Creator/CartoonNetwork the complete rights to H-B's final cartoons as it became its [[SpiritualSuccessor own separate studio from there on out]] in a way divorcing the newer entity from the old.
** This last note is again to both HB and RS. While a good chunk of their shows appeared at some point on Cartoon Network or Boomerang, recent revelations by the Warner Archive proved some shows from both parts of the library have legally been theirs the whole time that never were shown on Cartoon Network or Boomerang. Why exactly these got the snub is still a mystery.


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* VindicatedByReruns: A lot of Hanna-Barbera shows only lasted one season, but it's near universal that HB shows were quite easy to get rerun slots, first on Saturday morning and so on. In the 1990s, Cartoon Network was mentioned as a larger source for rerunning a lot of these shows and no doubt a reason for their continued fandom building. For a library with a whole percent being one season shows, some of those social media reactions can be pretty notable.
** Given that in recent time home media has overtaken cable as the thing to get if you like watching reruns of older programming, it is also evident that Hanna-Barbera is the area of Warner Bros. Animation's library that routinely gets the most releases each year.
** The Hanna Barbera Diamond Collection in 2017 was a surprising move that cemented this. Warner Bros seemed to have been moving the majority of their older property sets into the Warner Archive over the previous years. While WB regularly re-releases discs to stores with new packaging, it is notable these were actually newly made discs which doesn't happen often for back-catalog animation.[[note]]Do note, these discs have increased the number of episodes to disc and eliminated flipper discs. But have dropped the extras on the previous editions.[[/note]] The idea they would take this risk only for a 60th anniversary and three years before the theatrical push really speaks to how much they feel in the HB brand as a whole.[[note]]Ironically years back there were rumors some of those sets were so bad of sellers they were among a warehouse WB paid to have destroyed. This new program however seems to have made those past rumors tip over like Fred Flintstone's car. [[/note]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Enough for [[WhatCouldHaveBeen.WesternAnimation an entire sub-folder]].
* TheWikiRule: The [[http://hanna-barbera.wikia.com/wiki/Hanna-Barbera_Wiki Hanna-Barbera Wiki]].

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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: Fans feel that HB went through this in the mid-to-late 90's during the company's transition into Creator/CartoonNetwork; considering how the bizarre, creator-driven content of the channel's shows heavily contrasted from the more wholesome and innocent nature of the studio's library.
5th Apr '18 3:48:05 PM gjjones
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The partnership of William Denby "Bill" Hanna (19102001) and Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera (19112006) began at [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation MGM's animation studio]], where the pair spent almost 20 years directing ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts. After MGM got out of the cartoon business in 1957, Hanna and Barbera founded their own studio, which came to dominate WesternAnimation on television for decades.

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The partnership of William Denby "Bill" Hanna (19102001) (July 14, 1910 March 22, 2001) and Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera (19112006) (March 24, 1911 December 18, 2006) began at [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation MGM's animation studio]], where the pair spent almost 20 years directing ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts. After MGM got out of the cartoon business in 1957, Hanna and Barbera founded their own studio, which came to dominate WesternAnimation on television for decades.
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Halloween The Last Halloween]]'' (with Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic and [[Creator/DreamworksAnimation Pacific Data Images]]

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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Halloween The Last Halloween]]'' (with Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic and [[Creator/DreamworksAnimation Pacific Data Images]]Images]])
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Halloween The Last Halloween]]''

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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Halloween The Last Halloween]]''Halloween]]'' (with Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic and [[Creator/DreamworksAnimation Pacific Data Images]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfCaptainPlanet''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfCaptainPlanet''''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers The New Adventures of Captain Planet]]''



** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries''

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** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries''''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries'' (co-produced with Warner Bros. Animation)



*** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheLochNessMonster''
*** ''WesternAnimation/AlohaScoobyDoo''
*** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInWheresMyMummy''
** ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo''
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