History Creator / HannaBarbera

21st Jun '17 2:57:52 AM C2
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After the purchase of the studio by Turner Broadcasting in 1991, the studio was an integral part in the founding of Creator/CartoonNetwork; while its archives (and the MGM and pre-1948 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes library, the post-1948 Looney Tunes coming with the Time Warner acquisition in 1996) filled up the schedule, its studio also became the network's in-house production unit, creating both "Cartoon Network Originals" and other projects (including ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'', ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers The New Adventures of Captain Planet]]'' {taking over from Creator/DICEntertainment} for Creator/{{TBS}}, and their final broadcast TV series, ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' on Creator/{{ABC}}). Following the death of Bill Hanna, the corporate culture was essentially split. Cartoon Network programming is handled by Cartoon Network Studios, which was spun out into being its own entity. While Creator/WarnerBros assumed the production of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', the company's [[LongRunners longest-running franchise]], with Hanna-Barbera credited as the copyright holder. [[note]] Further projects followed this model for things that aren't Scooby too.[[/note]] One important thing this schism provides confusion on is that the earliest Cartoon Cartoons stopped being associated with Hanna Barbera here as well. Which is true up to this day at marketing from WB and CN.

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After the purchase of the studio by Turner Broadcasting in 1991, the studio was an integral part in the founding of Creator/CartoonNetwork; while its archives (and the MGM and pre-1948 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes library, the post-1948 Looney Tunes coming with the Time Warner acquisition in 1996) filled up the schedule, its studio also became the network's in-house production unit, creating both "Cartoon Network Originals" and other projects (including ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'', ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers The New Adventures of Captain Planet]]'' {taking over from Creator/DICEntertainment} for Creator/{{TBS}}, and their final broadcast TV series, ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' on Creator/{{ABC}}). Following the death of Bill Hanna, the corporate culture was essentially split. Cartoon Network programming is handled by Cartoon Network Studios, which was spun out into being its own entity. While Creator/WarnerBros assumed the production of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', the company's [[LongRunners longest-running franchise]], with Hanna-Barbera credited as the copyright holder. [[note]] Further projects followed this model for things that aren't Scooby too.[[/note]] One important thing this schism provides confusion on is that the earliest Cartoon Cartoons stopped being associated with Hanna Barbera Hanna-Barbera here as well. Which is true up to this day at marketing from WB and CN.
27th May '17 8:45:36 PM PeppermintSoda
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*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droopy,_Master_Detective Droopy, Master Detective]]''

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*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droopy,_Master_Detective Droopy, Master Detective]]''''WesternAnimation/DroopyMasterDetective''
5th May '17 4:50:47 PM gjjones
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* PromotedFanboy: Fred Seibert, who was head of television production from 1992 to 1993, President of the whole studio from 1993 to 1996, instituted the ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoon'' program, and a set of logos celebrating classic Hanna-Barbera characters.


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* ShoutOut: Hanna Barbera used this in their shows about as often as they had a direct CrossOver. It was quite normal to hear a character make a reference or turn on the tv to see another Hanna Barbera character.
** In the earliest days of Cartoon Network originals (as Cartoon Network Studios was simply a subdivision of Hanna-Barbera), these and cameo appearances were common, but they started to slow down after the '90s. In an interview Maxwell Atoms had made mention Cartoon Network gave him a bit of a hard time when he had continued to use the older HB characters for cameos. However, even longer after H-B shut down, ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' merited a mention in the crossover episode between ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' (likely because the Crewniverse and the creator, Rebecca Sugar, watched the show in the 1990s).


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* TakeThat: Both William Hanna and Joseph Barbera really disliked their boss Fred Quimby. Now notice how pushy Fred Flinstone and Fred Jones (of WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo) are....
23rd Apr '17 9:45:49 AM nombretomado
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After the purchase of the studio by Turner Broadcasting in 1991, the studio was an integral part in the founding of Creator/CartoonNetwork; while its archives (and the MGM and pre-1948 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes library, the post-1948 Looney Tunes coming with the Time Warner acquisition in 1996) filled up the schedule, its studio also became the network's in-house production unit, creating both "Cartoon Network Originals" and other projects (including ''SwatKats'', ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers The New Adventures of Captain Planet]]'' {taking over from Creator/DICEntertainment} for Creator/{{TBS}}, and their final broadcast TV series, ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' on Creator/{{ABC}}). Following the death of Bill Hanna, the corporate culture was essentially split. Cartoon Network programming is handled by Cartoon Network Studios, which was spun out into being its own entity. While Creator/WarnerBros assumed the production of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', the company's [[LongRunners longest-running franchise]], with Hanna-Barbera credited as the copyright holder. [[note]] Further projects followed this model for things that aren't Scooby too.[[/note]] One important thing this schism provides confusion on is that the earliest Cartoon Cartoons stopped being associated with Hanna Barbera here as well. Which is true up to this day at marketing from WB and CN.

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After the purchase of the studio by Turner Broadcasting in 1991, the studio was an integral part in the founding of Creator/CartoonNetwork; while its archives (and the MGM and pre-1948 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes library, the post-1948 Looney Tunes coming with the Time Warner acquisition in 1996) filled up the schedule, its studio also became the network's in-house production unit, creating both "Cartoon Network Originals" and other projects (including ''SwatKats'', ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'', ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers The New Adventures of Captain Planet]]'' {taking over from Creator/DICEntertainment} for Creator/{{TBS}}, and their final broadcast TV series, ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' on Creator/{{ABC}}). Following the death of Bill Hanna, the corporate culture was essentially split. Cartoon Network programming is handled by Cartoon Network Studios, which was spun out into being its own entity. While Creator/WarnerBros assumed the production of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', the company's [[LongRunners longest-running franchise]], with Hanna-Barbera credited as the copyright holder. [[note]] Further projects followed this model for things that aren't Scooby too.[[/note]] One important thing this schism provides confusion on is that the earliest Cartoon Cartoons stopped being associated with Hanna Barbera here as well. Which is true up to this day at marketing from WB and CN.
23rd Apr '17 9:43:16 AM nombretomado
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** Their action cartoons during the 80s and 90s began to take this route as well- the last couple seasons of ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' brought in Darkseid, for starters; the trend continued with ''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', and ''SwatKats''.

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** Their action cartoons during the 80s and 90s began to take this route as well- the last couple seasons of ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' brought in Darkseid, for starters; the trend continued with ''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', and ''SwatKats''.''WesternAnimation/SwatKats''.
31st Mar '17 10:51:17 AM Homemaderat
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*** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheMonsterOfMexico''



* {{Crossover}}[=/=]LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The studio made good use of its huge roster of popular characters. In the early days, characters would sometimes cameo in each other's shows or even passively name-drop them. Then, in the late 70s/early 80s, came a slew of crossover specials, most famously ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones,'' as well as several MassiveMultiplayerCrossover holiday specials, usually led by Yogi Bear. It eventually got to a point where several crossover series were commissioned, including ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'' and ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''. Creator/CartoonNetwork would later do a series of humorous station [=ID=]s in which classic HB character would interact with Cartoon Cartoon stars, as well as character from other CN-owned properties.

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* {{Crossover}}[=/=]LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The studio made good use of its huge roster of popular characters. In the early days, characters would sometimes cameo in each other's shows or even passively name-drop them. Then, in the late 70s/early 80s, came a slew of The first true crossover specials, most famously was Yogi's Birthday Party the end special to ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' and followed by The Council of Doom arc on ''WesternAnimtion/SpaceGhost''. ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'' became the first series build around the idea as a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, which itself followed off the Yogi's Ark Lark special. Many more series and movies of the like followed from this such as ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones,'' as well as several MassiveMultiplayerCrossover holiday specials, usually led by Yogi Bear. It eventually got to a point where several crossover series were commissioned, including ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'' and ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''. Creator/CartoonNetwork would later do a series of humorous station [=ID=]s in which classic HB character would interact with Cartoon Cartoon stars, as well as character from other CN-owned properties.
11th Mar '17 12:39:40 AM mlsmithca
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After the purchase of the studio by Turner Broadcasting in 1991, the studio was an integral part in the founding of Creator/CartoonNetwork; while its archives (and the MGM and pre-1948 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes library, the post-1948 Looney Tunes coming with the Time Warner acquisition in 1996) filled up the schedule, its studio also became the network's in-house production unit, creating both "Cartoon Network Originals" and other projects (including ''SwatKats'', ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers The New Adventures of Captain Planet]]'' {taking over from Creator/DICEntertainment} for Creator/{{TBS}}, and their final broadcast TV series, ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' on Creator/{{ABC}}). Following the death of Bill Hanna, the corporate culture was essentially split. Cartoon Network programming is handled by Cartoon Network Studios, which was spun out into being it's own entity. While Creator/WarnerBros assumed the production of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', the company's [[LongRunners longest-running franchise]], with Hanna-Barbera credited as the copyright holder. [[note]] Further projects followed this model for things that aren't Scooby too.[[/note]] One important thing this schism provides confusion on is that the earliest Cartoon Cartoons stopped being associated with Hanna Barbera here as well. Which is true up to this day at marketing from WB and CN.

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After the purchase of the studio by Turner Broadcasting in 1991, the studio was an integral part in the founding of Creator/CartoonNetwork; while its archives (and the MGM and pre-1948 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes library, the post-1948 Looney Tunes coming with the Time Warner acquisition in 1996) filled up the schedule, its studio also became the network's in-house production unit, creating both "Cartoon Network Originals" and other projects (including ''SwatKats'', ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers The New Adventures of Captain Planet]]'' {taking over from Creator/DICEntertainment} for Creator/{{TBS}}, and their final broadcast TV series, ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' on Creator/{{ABC}}). Following the death of Bill Hanna, the corporate culture was essentially split. Cartoon Network programming is handled by Cartoon Network Studios, which was spun out into being it's its own entity. While Creator/WarnerBros assumed the production of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', the company's [[LongRunners longest-running franchise]], with Hanna-Barbera credited as the copyright holder. [[note]] Further projects followed this model for things that aren't Scooby too.[[/note]] One important thing this schism provides confusion on is that the earliest Cartoon Cartoons stopped being associated with Hanna Barbera here as well. Which is true up to this day at marketing from WB and CN.



* AnimationBump: While their regular TV shows relied heavily on limited animation, the studio would use a more lax schedule and substantial budget for all it was worth when it could get it. Most of their staff from ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' migrated over to HB when MGM closed it's cartoon unit, so they were plenty capable of full, classical animation. You mostly see this in their features and one-shot specials. They'd move away from limited stuff entirely by the '90s, after reconstructing their pipeline to allow for outsourcing.
* {{Crossover}}[=/=]LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The studio made good use of it's huge roster of popular characters. In the early days, characters would sometimes cameo in each other's shows or even passively name-drop them. Then, in the late 70s/early 80s, came a slew of crossover specials, most famously ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones,'' as well as several MassiveMultiplayerCrossover holiday specials, usually led by Yogi Bear. It eventually got to a point where several crossover series were commissioned, including ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'' and ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''. Creator/CartoonNetwork would later do a series of humorous station [=ID=]s in which classic HB character would interact with Cartoon Cartoon stars, as well as character from other CN-owned properties.

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* AnimationBump: While their regular TV shows relied heavily on limited animation, the studio would use a more lax schedule and substantial budget for all it was worth when it could get it. Most of their staff from ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' migrated over to HB when MGM closed it's its cartoon unit, so they were plenty capable of full, classical animation. You mostly see this in their features and one-shot specials. They'd move away from limited stuff entirely by the '90s, after reconstructing their pipeline to allow for outsourcing.
* {{Crossover}}[=/=]LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The studio made good use of it's its huge roster of popular characters. In the early days, characters would sometimes cameo in each other's shows or even passively name-drop them. Then, in the late 70s/early 80s, came a slew of crossover specials, most famously ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones,'' as well as several MassiveMultiplayerCrossover holiday specials, usually led by Yogi Bear. It eventually got to a point where several crossover series were commissioned, including ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'' and ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''. Creator/CartoonNetwork would later do a series of humorous station [=ID=]s in which classic HB character would interact with Cartoon Cartoon stars, as well as character from other CN-owned properties.



* ReusedCharacterDesign: Inevitably, due to the sheer number of shows that the studio produced per-year and their short turn-around time. Some former employees claimed that it got the point that they would simply trace pre-existing model sheets to create new ones. ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperGlobetrotters'' [[LampshadeHanging often joked about this at it's own expense]].

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* ReusedCharacterDesign: Inevitably, due to the sheer number of shows that the studio produced per-year and their short turn-around time. Some former employees claimed that it got the point that they would simply trace pre-existing model sheets to create new ones. ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperGlobetrotters'' [[LampshadeHanging often joked about this at it's its own expense]].
8th Mar '17 12:59:37 AM gjjones
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The partnership of William Hanna (19102001) and Giuseppe "Joseph" 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) and Giuseppe "Joseph" 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.
1st Feb '17 8:13:52 AM NWolfman
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* {{Crossover}}[=/=]LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The studio made good use of it's huge roster of popular characters. In the early days, characters would sometimes cameo in each other's shows or even passively name-drop them. Then, in the late 70s/early 80s, came a slew of crossover specials, most famously ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones,'' as well as several MassiveMultiplayerCrossover holiday specials, usually led by Yogi Bear. It eventually got to a point where several crossover series were commissioned, including ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'' and ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''. Creator/CartoonNetwork would later do a series of humorous station IDs in which classic HB character would interact with Cartoon Cartoon stars, as well as character from other CN-owned properties.

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* {{Crossover}}[=/=]LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The studio made good use of it's huge roster of popular characters. In the early days, characters would sometimes cameo in each other's shows or even passively name-drop them. Then, in the late 70s/early 80s, came a slew of crossover specials, most famously ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones,'' as well as several MassiveMultiplayerCrossover holiday specials, usually led by Yogi Bear. It eventually got to a point where several crossover series were commissioned, including ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'' and ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''. Creator/CartoonNetwork would later do a series of humorous station IDs [=ID=]s in which classic HB character would interact with Cartoon Cartoon stars, as well as character from other CN-owned properties.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Considering all of the list above it is no wonder there are multitudes of them.
1st Feb '17 7:15:45 AM NWolfman
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The partnership of William Hanna (19102001) and Joseph 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 Hanna (19102001) and Joseph Giuseppe "Joseph" 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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