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[[caption-width-right:350:Joseph Barbera (left) and William Hanna (right) with plushes of some of their many characters and a couple of the Emmys their studio won over the years.[[note]] On Barbera and Hanna's knees, respectively: [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone and Dino the dinosaur]]. Middle, back row, L-R: WesternAnimation/WallyGator, WesternAnimation/YogiBear, WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw; front row, L-R: [[WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow Huckleberry Hound]], WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, WesternAnimation/TopCat.[[/note]]]]

The partnership of William Denby "Bill" Hanna (July 14, 1910 March 22, 2001) and Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera (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.

The studio's extremely prolific half-century-plus output included classic cartoon series like ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''; the Emmy-winning live-action MadeForTVMovie ''The Gathering'' a handful of feature films, most namely a popular adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/CharlottesWeb''; and the infamous live-action acid sequence ''[[Music/{{Kiss}} KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park]]'', as well as countless other projects.

Hanna-Barbera pioneered the use of many LimitedAnimation techniques, such as RingAroundTheCollar, to produce cartoons on a low budget quickly enough to meet a television schedule. As a result a lot of Hanna Barbera shows put the emphasis more on the voice acting and the writing/gags then the actual animation process itself. These practice allowed them to continue producing works well into the 80s and 90s.

In the late 1980s, Hanna Barbera's parent company Taft/GAB faced a lot of internal and financial issues. This had a major impact on the fates of Hanna Barbera and its siblings. As a way of cutting costs, they began to look to sell off the studios. The first in 1988, when a buyout was reached for Hanna Barbera's Australian division. That entity becoming the Southern Star Group and taking the rights of the shows and specials produced by that sub-entity. The problems however still continued, as this lead to an exodus of 80s Hanna Barbera staff to go help revitalize the Creator/WarnerBros Animation studio. In the early 1990s, GAB decided to put Hanna Barbera and sister studio Ruby Spears up for sale as well.

In 1991 a deal was struck between GAB and Turner that resulted in Turner purchasing Hanna-Barbera and its library. Turner also purchased the ''Creator/RubySpears'' library but not the studio which also became its own entity again. It was here those libraries merged and the HB shows merged with the predecessor shorts Bill and Joe had done for MGM, but are legally not in the same library. [[note]]All Hanna Barbera and Ruby Spears shows are listed as property of Hanna Barbera. But Tom and Jerry and other MGM shorts are listed as property of Turner Entertainment. Although they are free to be co-marketed as much as wanted.[[/note]] Under the new age, everything that was on tap but not funded was put on hold, and in 1992 Turner launched Creator/CartoonNetwork. The HB libraries and MGM libraries had been joined by the pre-1948 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes library when Turner bought out MGM in 1986[[note]]Turner had wanted the entire studio but was met with problems. This resulted in him selling off the studio, but he kept the library.[[/note]]. This combined library, along with some others made up a good chunk of the schedule at the dawn of the network. However, as the channel grew, so did the initiative to bring new original content to the channel. The studio at the time had an influx of younger talent that had been brought in to the fill the gap left by the earlier exodus. In 1994, Hanna-Barbera was internally reorganized as Hanna Barbera Cartoons and with a new sub-entity that began to refocus their efforts towards what was originally called "World Premiere Toons", essentially allowing many of the younger members of the studio to launch their own pilots in the hopes of becoming new original shows. The experiment proved successful; while other Hanna-Barbera productions were still being produced, the amount dwindled as more originals (which would go on to be called Cartoon Cartoons years later) were added to the pipeline.[[note]]The animated Film/DumbAndDumber series was the company's final non-Cartoon Network series.[[/note]]

In 1996 Time Warner purchased Turner in the AOL Time Warner merger, putting them on the same corporate roof as Creator/WarnerBros. This reunited a few shows back to the HB library that had been in the hands of Warner Bros., as well as reunited the the post-1948 Looney Tunes with the rest of their library.[[note]]The Warner Bros. library (and the rest of Warner Bros. Television, for that matter) was eventually spun off back into its own entity. But likewise can be co-marketed when they wish.[[/note]] From this point Hanna-Barbera was slowly merged into Warner Bros. Animation. Just before the then-imminent death of Bill Hanna in 2001, Cartoon Network programming and the units producing them were spun out into their own entity (Cartoon Network Studios) and Warner Bros. assumed the production of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', the company's [[LongRunners longest-running franchise]] and picked up all their legacy properties with Hanna-Barbera credited as the copyright holder. The earliest Cartoon Cartoons (including WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls[[note]]The final series to use the company's trademark "swirling star" logo (and even then, it was originally done as a throwback).[[/note]] stopped being associated with Hanna-Barbera as well.

In 2016, Creator/WarnerBros announced that there are plans to create a SharedUniverse of animated films based on Hanna-Barbera properties, provided that the 2020 animated ''Scooby-Doo'' reboot does well. Exactly how this ties into other rumored HB films announced around the same time remains to be seen.

See ''Creator/RubySpears'', Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/WarnerBros Animation for related entities, as well as Creator/WangFilmProductions, a Taiwanese studio established for outsourcing to (eventually expanding their services to other companies too).

[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanna-Barbera The Other Wiki]] has more in depth about the duo, their history and their legacy. Also see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endemol_Australia Hanna Barbera Australia/Southern Star]] on the other wiki for the subsidy unit of the main Hanna Barbera. See also [[TheWikiRule The Hanna-]][[http://hanna-barbera.wikia.com/wiki/Hanna-Barbera_Wiki Barbera Wiki]].
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For a complete list of their shows, check out IMDB.com or TV Tome:
* [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0360253/ William Hanna - IMDB]]
* [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0053484/ Joseph Barbera - IMDB]]
* [[http://www.tv.com/people/william-hanna/ William Hanna - TV.com]]
* [[http://www.tv.com/people/joseph-barbera Joseph Barbera - TV.com]]

List of Hanna-Barbera works:
[[index]]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs 2 Stupid Dogs]]''
** ''Super Secret WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel'' (remake of the 1960s cartoon)
* ''[[Creator/AbbottAndCostello The Abbott and Costello Show]]'' ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Abbott_and_Costello_Cartoon_Show 1967 animated adaptation]])
* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' (two animated adaptations, in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Addams_Family_(1973_animated_series) 1973]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Addams_Family_(1992_animated_series) 1992]])
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Don_Coyote_and_Sancho_Panda The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda]]''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Gulliver The Adventures of Gulliver]]''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Robin_Hoodnik The Adventures of Robin Hoodnik]]''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Alice_in_Wonderland_(film) Alice in Wonderland (or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?)]]''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_All-New_Popeye_Hour The All-New Popeye Hour]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinky_Dog Dinky Dog]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeAndSon''
** ''Film/{{Popeye}}'' (Opening titles)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAtomAntShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/PreciousPupp''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheHillbillyBears''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits''
** ''WesternAnimation/ArabianKnights''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Musketeers_(animated_TV_series) The Three Musketeers]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Ventures Micro Ventures]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danger_Island_(TV_series) Danger Island]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Banana_Splits_in_Hocus_Pocus_Park The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park]]''
* ''The Beasts Are in the Streets''
* ''Belle Star''
* ''Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince''
* ''WesternAnimation/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheGalaxyTrio''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBiskitts''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Beauty_(1978_film) Black Beauty]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters''
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels''
* ''WesternAnimation/CasperAndTheAngels''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper%27s_Halloween_Special Casper's Halloween Special]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/CaspersFirstChristmas''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattanooga_Cats#Around_the_World_in_79_Days Around the World in 79 Days]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattanooga_Cats#It.27s_the_Wolf.21 It's the Wolf]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattanooga_Cats#Motormouse_and_Autocat Motormouse and Autocat]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/CBBears''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CB_Bears#Blast-Off_Buzzard Blast-Off Buzzard]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CB_Bears#Heyyy.2C_It.27s_The_King Heyyy, It's the King]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CB_Bears#Posse_Impossible Posse Impossible]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CB_Bears#Shake.2C_Rattle.2C_.26_Roll Shake, Rattle, and Roll]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CB_Bears#Undercover_Elephant Undercover Elephant]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoBots:_Battle_of_the_Rock_Lords GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/CharlottesWeb''
* ''C.H.O.M.P.S.''
* ''A Christmas Story''
* ''WesternAnimation/ClueClub''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCompletelyMentalMisadventuresOfEdGrimley''
* ''The Count of Monte Cristo''
* ''Davy Crockett on the Mississippi''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadline_(1982_film) Deadline]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Devlin}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/DrakPack''
* ''Series/{{The Dukes|OfHazzard}}'' ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dukes 1983 animated adaptation]])
* ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumb_and_Dumber_(TV_series) 1994 animated adaptation]])
* ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967''
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMax''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_Police_(TV_series) Fish Police]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheManCalledFlintstone''
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstone_Comedy_Hour The Flintstone Comedy Hour]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Flintstone_and_Friends Fred Flintstone and Friends]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Flintstone_Christmas A Flintstone Christmas]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstones:_Little_Big_League The Flintstones: Little Big League]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Fred_and_Barney_Show The New Fred and Barney Show]]''
*** ''WesternAnimation/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing''
*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_and_Barney_Meet_the_Shmoo Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstone_Comedy_Show_(1980_TV_series) The Flintstone Comedy Show]]''
*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstone_Comedy_Show_(1980_TV_series)#The_Flintstone_Family_Adventures The Flintstone Family Adventures]]''
*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstone_Comedy_Show_(1980_TV_series)#Bedrock_Cops Bedrock Cops]]''
*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstone_Comedy_Show_(1980_TV_series)#Pebbles.2C_Dino_and_Bamm-Bamm Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm]]''
*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstone_Comedy_Show_(1980_TV_series)#Captain_Caveman Captain Caveman]]''
*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstone_Comedy_Show_(1980_TV_series)#Dino_and_Cavemouse Dino and Cavemouse]]''
*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstone_Comedy_Show_(1980_TV_series)#The_Frankenstones The Frankesntones]]''
*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstone_Funnies The Flintstone Funnies]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstones%27_New_Neighbors The Flintstones' New Neighbors]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstones:_Fred%27s_Final_Fling The Flintstones: Fred's Final Fling]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstones_Meet_Rockula_and_Frankenstone The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstones:_Wind-Up_Wilma The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstones:_Jogging_Fever The Flintstones: Jogging Fever]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids''
*** ''Flintstone Funnies''
*** ''Captain Caveman and Son''
*** ''Dino's Dilemmas''
*** ''Flintstone Kids' "Just Say No" Special''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Yabba-Dabba_Do! I Yabba-Dabba Do!]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollyrock-a-Bye_Baby Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/AFlintstonesChristmasCarol''
** ''WesternAnimation/CaveKids''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstonesStoneAgeSmackDown''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFonzAndTheHappyDaysGang''[[/index]] (1980 animated adaptation of ''Series/HappyDays'')
** ''[[Series/LaverneAndShirley Laverne and Shirley in the Army]]'' ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laverne_%26_Shirley_in_the_Army 1981 animated adaptation]])
*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mork_%26_Mindy/Laverne_%26_Shirley/Fonz_Hour#Laverne_.26_Shirley_with_the_Fonz Laverne and Shirley with the Fonz]]''
** ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mork_%26_Mindy/Laverne_%26_Shirley/Fonz_Hour#Mork_.26_Mindy 1982 animated adaptation]], co-produced with Ruby-Spears)[[index]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Foofur}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheImpossibles''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFunkyPhantom''
* ''The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera Arena Show''
* ''Ride/TheFuntasticWorldOfHannaBarbera'' (simulator ride)
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Further_Adventures_of_SuperTed The Further Adventures of SuperTed]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGaryColemanShow''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gathering_(1977_film) The Gathering]]''[[/index]]
* ''[[Series/{{Gidget}} Gidget Makes the Wrong Connection]]'' ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gidget#Television 1972 animated adaptation]])[[index]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour''
** ''WesternAnimation/JanaOfTheJungle''
* ''WesternAnimation/GooberAndTheGhostChasers''
* ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatestAdventureStoriesFromTheBible''[[/index]]
* ''Gulliver's Travels''
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible: Hägar Knows Best''[[index]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHalloweenTree''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters''
** ''The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperGlobetrotters''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch!]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/HeidisSong''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids''
* ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey''
* "How Long's A Tear Take To Dry" AnimatedMusicVideo for Music/TheBeautifulSouth
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/PixieDixieAndMrJinks''
** ''WesternAnimation/HokeyWolf''
** ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' (until [[BreakoutCharacter Yogi got his own show]])
** ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodTheBadAndHuckleberryHound''
* ''WesternAnimation/InchHighPrivateEye''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}''
* ''Jack and the Beanstalk''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jeannie}}'' (1973 animated adaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockin%27_with_Judy_Jetson Rockin' with Judy Jetson]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/JetsonsTheMovie''
* ''Jokebook''
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest''
** ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest''
** ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestVersusTheCyberInsects''
** ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats''
** [[/index]]''Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space'', the TropeCodifier of RecycledInSpace.[[index]]
* ''Film/KissMeetsThePhantomOfThePark''
* ''Korg: 70,000 B.C.''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheKwickyKoalaShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/CrazyClaws''
** ''WesternAnimation/DirtyDawg''
** ''WesternAnimation/BungleBrothers''
* ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Halloween The Last Halloween]]'' (with Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic and [[Creator/DreamworksAnimation Pacific Data Images]])
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLastOfTheCurlews''
* ''The Last of the Mohicans''
* ''Creator/LaurelAndHardy'' ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel_and_Hardy_(animated_series) 1966 animated adaptation]])
* ''WesternAnimation/LippyTheLionAndHardyHarHar''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals'' (1982 animated adaptation of ''[[Film/TheLittleRascals Our Gang]]'', co-produced with King World)
* ''The Little Troll Prince'' (animated [[/index]]ChristmasSpecial[[index]], co-produced with the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod)
* ''WesternAnimation/LoopyDeLoop''
* ''Series/LostInSpace'' (1973 animated adaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla''
** ''WesternAnimation/RicochetRabbitAndDroopALongCoyote''
** ''WesternAnimation/PunkinPussAndMushmouse''
* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMightor''
** ''[[WesternAnimation/MobyDickHannaBarbera Moby Dick]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Monchhichis}}''
* ''Monster in My Pocket: The Big Scream''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Adventures_of_Huckleberry_Finn The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]]''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers The New Adventures of Captain Planet]]''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_and_the_Artful_Dodger Oliver and the Artful Dodger]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest''
* ''WesternAnimation/PacMan''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddington_Bear_(1989_TV_series) Paddington Bear]]''
* ''[[Series/ThePartridgeFamily The Partridge Family 2200 A.D.]]'' (1974 animated adaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/PawPawBears''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Potamus Peter Potamus]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breezly_and_Sneezly Breezly and Sneezly]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yippee,_Yappee_and_Yahooey Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey]]''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Puck Peter Puck]]''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Panther_and_Sons Pink Panther and Sons]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater''
* ''WesternAnimation/PotsworthAndCompany'' (co-produced with Sleepy Kids PLC)
** Known as ''Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone'' in the United States
* ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s''
* ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw''
** ''WesternAnimation/SnooperAndBlabber''
** ''WesternAnimation/AugieDoggieAndDoggieDaddy''
* ''WesternAnimation/RichieRich1980''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Odyssey Rock Odyssey]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRuffAndReddyShow''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson_%26_Goliath Samson & Goliath]]'' (also known as ''Young Samson'')
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooShow''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooby_Goes_Hollywood Scooby Goes Hollywood]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndScrappyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''
*** ''Scrappy and Yabba-Doo''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyAndScrappyDooShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMysteries''
** ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMeetsTheBooBrothers''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf''
** ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries'' (co-produced with Warner Bros. Animation)
*** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''
*** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost''
*** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheAlienInvaders''
*** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCyberChase''
*** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheLegendOfTheVampire''
*** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheMonsterOfMexico''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2020}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squiddly_Diddly Squiddly Diddly]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winsome_Witch Winsome Witch]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shazzan}}''
* ''Shootout in a One-Dog Town''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinbad_Jr._and_his_Magic_Belt Sinbad Jr. and his Magic Belt]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/ShirtTales''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Skatebirds The Skatebirds]]''
** ''[[WesternAnimation/ClueClub Woofer & Wimper, Dog Detectives]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Wheels Wonder Wheels]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_Island Mystery Island]]''
* ''Series/{{Skedaddle}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/SkyCommanders''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''
** ''The Smurfs' Springtime Special''
** ''The Smurfs' Christmas Special''
** ''My Smurfy Valentine''
** ''The Smurfs' Halloween''
** ''Smurfily Ever After''
** ''The Smurfic Games''
** ''Tis the Season to Be Smurfy''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSnorks''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost''
** ''WesternAnimation/DinoBoy''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Space_Kidettes The Space Kidettes]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceStars''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Stars#Teen_Force Teen Force]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Stars#Astro_and_the_Space_Mutts Astro and the Space Mutts]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy''
* ''WesternAnimation/StarFairies''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_of_the_Superheroes Legends of the Superheroes]]''
** ''The All-New Super Friends Hour''
** ''The World's Greatest Super Friends''
** ''Super Friends (1980)''
** ''Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show''
** ''The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians''
* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bewitched#Spin-offs.2C_crossovers.2C_and_remakes Tabitha and Adam and the Clown Family]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenWolf''
* ''The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't''
* ''These Are the Days''
* ''Timeless Tales from Hallmark''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Town_Santa_Forgot The Town Santa Forgot]]''
* ''Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea''
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' [[note]]H-B made the original run of theatrical shorts for MGM[[/note]]
** ''WesternAnimation/TheTomAndJerryShow''
*** ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatGrapeApe''
*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mumbly_Cartoon_Show The Mumbly Cartoon Show]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids''
*** ''Droopy and Dripple''
*** ''Spike and Tyke''
*** ''WesternAnimation/DroopyMasterDetective''
*** ''Screwball Squirrel''
** ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTales''
* ''WesternAnimation/TopCat''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Cat_and_the_Beverly_Hills_Cats Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats]]''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touch%C3%A9_Turtle_and_Dum_Dum Touché Turtle and Dum Dum]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollkins}}''
* ''Anime/UltramanTheAdventureBegins''
* ''WesternAnimation/ValleyOfTheDinosaurs''
* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''
** ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake,_Rattle,_and_Roll Wake, Rattle, and Roll]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake,_Rattle,_and_Roll#Monster_Tails Monster Tails]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake,_Rattle,_and_Roll#Fender_Bender_500 Fender Bender 500]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/WallyGator''
* ''WesternAnimation/WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome''
* ''WesternAnimation/WheelieAndTheChopperBunch''
* ''WesternAnimation/WheresHuddles''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wildfire}}''
* ''Yabba-Dabba-Doo! The Happy World of Hanna-Barbera''
* ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/YakkyDoodle''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_There,_It%27s_Yogi_Bear! Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/YogisArkLark''
*** ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang''
** ''WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace''
*** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_Goof-Ups Galaxy Goof-Ups]]''
*** ''WesternAnimation/{{The Buford Files and The Galloping Ghost}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/YogisFirstChristmas''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi_Bear%27s_All_Star_Comedy_Christmas_Caper Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/YogisTreasureHunt''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi%27s_Great_Escape Yogi's Great Escape]]''
** ''Film/YogiBearAndTheMagicalFlightOfTheSpruceGoose''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi_and_the_Invasion_of_the_Space_Bears Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears]]''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Yogi_Bear_Show The New Yogi Bear Show]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/YoYogi''
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi_the_Easter_Bear Yogi the Easter Bear]]''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Robin_Hood Young Robin Hood]]''
* ''The Yum Yums: The Day Things Went Sour''
[[/index]]
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!Hanna-Barbera as a company and its works provide examples of:
%% Remember, creators do not get trivia pages. Trivia items on this page should stay here.

* AnimatedAdaptation: A staple of their later work was adapting everything from ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' to ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'' into a cartoon.
* 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 its cartoon unit, so they were plenty capable of full, classical animation. You mostly see this in their features and one-shot specials. The mid '60s also saw an influx of former Disney animators, resulting in some parts of episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' being uncannily animated on ones. They'd move away from limited stuff for good by the '90s, after reconstructing their pipeline to allow for outsourcing.
* 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".
* {{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. The first true crossover 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 built around the idea as a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, which itself followed off the ''WesternAnimation/YogisArkLark'' special. Many more series and movies of the like followed from this such as ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones,'' and ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''.
** Warner Brothers has continued the spirit as of 2015 which saw the release of a crossover with WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry and WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest with ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerrySpyQuest''. As well as ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndKissRockAndRollMystery'' where Franchise/ScoobyDoo meets Music/{{Kiss}}. Bonus points for giving Kiss their super powers from ''Film/KissMeetsThePhantomOfThePark''.
** So has Creator/DCComics. With an already ongoing ''Scooby Doo Team Up'' comic pairing Scooby with other HB cartoons and DC heroes, it has expanded with the recent announcement of ''ComicBook/FutureQuest''- a series with Jonny Quest and Space Ghost teaming with many of the other 60s H-B heroes.
* DarkerAndEdgier: While in some corners of the web the studio isn't thought to be associated with this trope, they have crossed this line many times. Most earliest in the 60s with shows like WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest and WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost being action shows where the weekly bad guys didn't always survive the episode.
** 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 ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats''.
** And in even more obscure corners, the studio also provided things such as ''WesternAnimation/TheLastOfTheCurlews'' and ''Rock Odyssey'' featuring some scenes that may launch into pure nightmare fuel.
** DC Comics' ''ComicBook/HannaBarberaBeyond''; a slate of comic reboots of H-B properties; while the above mentioned ''ComicBook/FutureQuest'' aims at a retro aesthetic, the others provide these kind of what-if takes on the characters. These include ''ComicBook/ScoobyApocalypse'' (which takes the Scooby Gang into a world infected by a nanite virus), ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'' (which transplants the Wacky Racers into a ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' style environment), and ''ComicBook/TheFlintstones'' comic that takes it back to its' roots about social issues in a prehistoric setting. This of course mirroring the multiple paths being taken in the modern animation projects.
* DomesticOnlyCartoon: Justified, as the studio was founded well before outsourcing animation duty to foreign countries was possible, but even after it became the norm, the studio still had its cartoons animated in US, for better or worse. On the one hand, they proudly kept animation jobs going in America at a time when it was an otherwise suicidal career choice. On the other, it was not a practice conducive to creating shows of a quality higher than what they produced.
* FourFingeredHands: Played with. Shows which used exaggerated proportions for their human characters (e.g. WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones, WesternAnimation/TheJetsons) used four-fingered hands, while shows which used realistically-proportioned human characters (e.g. WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest, WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo) used five-fingered hands. Some shows had characters with both four-fingered and five-fingered hands, particularly those that had both more "cartoony" characters paired with more realistically-designed human characters (e.g. WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder, WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels).
* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Surprisingly, Bill and Joe's relationship was largely professional, and they very rarely interacted outside of the workplace. Tellingly, both of their biographies barely make any mention of their partner.
* FriendlyEnemy: With Creator/RubySpears, both Ruby and Spears met at Hanna Barbera and split off to form their own studio. They however shared a positive relationship with their old employer; sharing employees, producing shows together and co-marketing. The relationship is somewhat fuzzier given they were sibling studios and the Ruby Spears library was merged into the Hanna Barbera library.
** Technical example with Southern Star Group (now a part of Endemol Australia) which was originally a sub entity of Hanna Barbera. Despite being divorced, there is no problem between the current parents of either when it comes to Endemol using the Hanna Barbera name to promote the cartoons they have rights to.
* 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.
* 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.
* LimitedAnimation: Pioneered many of the techniques in creating animation on a television schedule and budget, at least with what the technology would allow at the time. Of course, as mentioned on AnimationBump, give Hanna-Barbera a budget and they would use it for all it was worth.
* MerchandiseDriven: Some of their 80's shows such as ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'' and ''WesternAnimation/SkyCommanders''.
* ParodyAssistance: They helped animate Music/TheBeautifulSouth's music video for "How Long's a Tear Take to Dry?", which is an AffectionateParody of {{Band Toon}}s.
* 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.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: A near constant theme in their shows, regardless of formula. Most have characters that will be best of friends and sometimes whole episodes are devoted to showcasing how friendship overcomes hardship. For a 50th anniversary, Bill and Joe led several of their star characters in a song about teamwork.
** The studio itself survived decades thanks to its founders' teamwork, despite the two of them being polar opposites (Hanna was the quiet country type, Barbera was the fast-paced city type) and rarely fraternizing outside of work. Inside the studio the two worked in their own ways and complemented one another's talent to a tee.
* 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.
** 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.
** As a longtime ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' and HB fan, not only did Van Partible had the honor of writing a crossover episode with the mystery gang for WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo and 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 Johnny's first season.
** Before Creator/SethMacfarlane got his first break in TV with the studio, he grew up as a fanboy of both ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flintstones]]'', and in his later career with Creator/{{Fox}} he tried to reboot the latter for a newer audience; which unfortunately never came through [[WhatCouldHaveBeen due to licensing issues]].
** 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.
** 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 [[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.
* TheRival: Creator/{{Filmation}} during the '60s and '70s -- the rivalry faded in the '80s as Filmation concentrated on syndication, and was eventually shut down by the end of the decade.
* RecycledInSpace: Definitely not the first to do this, but both the TropeNamer (with ''ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats in Outer Space'') ''and'' TropeCodifier for how this trope is currently used. As stated above, they were known for shameless recyling -- if one show was successful, do another just like it. If one was not, do one like one of the more successful shows, rinse, repeat. If you're not too busy, check out [[RecycledInSpace/WesternAnimation this trope's page for western animation]]. About half of the above list is on there.
* 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. Sometimes this went down to characters who look alike to the same designs being used in more than one show.
** The studio wasn't immune to also having fun with this, ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperGlobetrotters'' [[LampshadeHanging had so much fun with this trope that it clearly was being done on purpose]].
* 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.
* 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).
* SpiritualSuccessor: Hanna Barbera itself was the successor to the [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM Animation]] studio. As when MGM shut them down, Bill and Joe went on their own and took a good chunk of their MGM staff with them.
** There however is heavier debate which of two studios deserve to be the heir apparent. One is Creator/CartoonNetwork Studios, which began it's existence as a sub entity to Hanna Barbera in 1994 before going on it's own. A lot of it's first shows were pet projects of younger HB employees who were originally hired to fill the void when a chunk of the 1980s Hanna Barbera staff went to the other studio. That studio being the Creator/WarnerBros Animation Studio that was revitalized in the early 1990s after that exodus. The AOL Time Warner Merger ended up putting both of these entities back under the same umbrella in 1996. Corporate and ideologies allegedly clashed from the merger to the point where in 2001, the decision was made to split the corporate culture. Cartoon Network Studios got their cartoons and distanced themselves from the Hanna Barbera name. Warner Bros. Animation on the other hand got all the HB legacy properties and ever since have made up a good chunk of their yearly output.
* StrictlyFormula: They are notorious for making a decades long career with ''over a hundred shows'' with a handful of similar concepts.
* 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....
* 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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