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The partnership of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Also, the animation studio formed by the two shortly before leaving [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation MGM's animation studio]] (where they'd spent almost 20 years producing ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts), which came to dominate WesternAnimation on television [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation for decades.]]

Responsible for creating ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'', ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' and many, many more -- including the infamous live action acid sequence ''[[Music/{{Kiss}} KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park]]''. (To be fair, the company also produced the acclaimed MadeForTVMovie ''The Gathering'', for which they won an Emmy.)

'''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. The company has been accused of fostering the AnimationAgeGhetto as a result of their popularizing of kiddie fare for {{Saturday Morning Cartoon}}s[[note]]Perhaps not entirely fairly, since the [[{{Disneyfication}} mawkish sentimentality]] that is one of the primary elements of the trope [[BeamMeUpScotty was scarcely ever characteristic of their work]]. However, [[{{Slapstick}} low comedy]] certainly ''was'', so maybe such accusations aren't entirely ''un''fair either.[[/note]]. They've also been cited as one of the causes of the so-called "[[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age of Animation]]" due to the supposedly low quality of production and writing in their cartoons, especially in the wake of a wave of [[FollowTheLeader knock-offs]] of their programs (especially ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' and ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'') starting in the 1960s. This wave of copycat cartoons was spurred on by networks searching for the next big hit in that vein, who would then cancel the copycat show when it didn't meet ratings expectations. The low quality of some of their cartoons, probably a by-product of producing so many at once (you could argue that their biggest competitor was themselves), sometimes ran into severe TheyJustDidntCare territory, though some of their shows, such as ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'', are cult classics to this day as a result of their NarmCharm, while other series, such as ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids'' and ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'', are little masterpieces of design and layout, and worthy competitors with animated works produced with vastly greater amounts of time and money. They also showed greater ambition with ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', which (while not perfect) had a lot more time, money and thought put into the animation and storytelling, although it was sadly {{too good to last}}. No less than [[Creator/FrederatorStudios Fred Seibert]] has vigorously defended the classic H-B style as having ''saved'' WesternAnimation at a time when the end of animated theatrical shorts meant a [[http://fredseibert.com/tagged/HB%20essay steep decline in budgets]].

The studio often produced {{crossover}}s starting in TheSeventies, such as ''Yogi's Ark Lark'' and ''Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics''. ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' acts as a SpiritualSuccessor to that tradition even while unendingly mocking it.

They also produced the films ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', ''[[Literature/{{Heidi}} Heidi's Song]]'', and ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest''. These (along with ''[[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots GoBots]]: Battle of the Rock Lords'') have the distinct honor of being the only animated movies they ever made that did '''not''' feature any of their trademark characters. They also produced a few live-action TV series, like ''Korg: 70,000 BC'' and ''Benji, Zax & The Alien Prince''.

Another popular aspect of the company was their distinctive sound effects library. Said sounds have become so common in cartoons that [[CantUnhearIt they have become ingrained in our minds]] to the point of becoming StockSoundEffects.

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 was revitalized to serve as the network's in-house production unit. Noted programing from this period included ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The name Hanna-Barbera was retired after Bill Hanna's death in 2001; Cartoon Network programming is handled by Cartoon Network Studios while Creator/WarnerBros assumed the production of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', the company's [[LongRunners longest-running franchise]]. Joseph Barbera spent his final years producing new ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' movies and the very first episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTales'', returning to his roots.

[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanna-Barbera The Other Wiki]] has information about this. See also [[TheWikiRule The Hanna-]][[http://hanna-barbera.wikia.com/wiki/Hanna-Barbera_Wiki Barbera Wiki]] and Creator/WangFilmProductions, a Taiwanese studio first established by a former employee for outsourcing to (eventually expanding their services to other companies too).
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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]]''
* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' (two {{animated adaptation}}s, in 1973 and 1992)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAtomAntShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits''
* ''WesternAnimation/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}} and the Galaxy Trio''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBiskitts''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Buford Files and The Galloping Ghost}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters''
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats''
* ''WesternAnimation/CBBears''
* ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots''
* ''WesternAnimation/ClueClub''
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devlin_(TV_series) Devlin]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/DinoBoy''
* ''WesternAnimation/DrakPack''
* ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967''
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMax''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing''
** ''WesternAnimation/AFlintstonesChristmasCarol''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFonzAndTheHappyDaysGang''
** ''Laverne and Shirley in the Army''
** ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' (the animated adaptation, co-produced with Ruby-Spears)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Foofur}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFunkyPhantom''
* ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr and WesternAnimation/TheImpossibles''
* ''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGaryColemanShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour''
** ''WesternAnimation/JanaOfTheJungle''
* ''WesternAnimation/GooberAndTheGhostChasers''
* ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatestAdventureStoriesFromTheBible''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatGrapeApe''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHalloweenTree''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperGlobetrotters''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch!]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHillbillyBears''
* ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow''
** ''Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks''
** ''WesternAnimation/HokeyWolf''
** ''Yogi Bear'' (until [[BreakoutCharacter Yogi got his own show]])
* ''WesternAnimation/InchHighPrivateEye''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jeannie}}'' (1973 animated adaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones''
** ''Rockin' with Judy Jetson''
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''
** ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats''
** [[/index]]''Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space'', the TropeCodifier of RecycledInSpace.[[index]]
* ''Film/KissMeetsThePhantomOfThePark''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheKwickyKoalaShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''
* ''WesternAnimation/LippyTheLionAndHardyHarHar''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals'' (1980s animated adaptation, co-produced with King World)
* ''WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla''
* ''WesternAnimation/MobyDickAndTheMightyMightor''
* ''WesternAnimation/PacMan'' (1980s animated adaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/PawPawBears''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater''
* ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeAndSon''
* ''WesternAnimation/PotsworthAndCompany'' (co-produced with Sleepy Kids PLC)
* ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s''
* ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw''
* ''ComicBook/RichieRich'' (1980s animated adaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRuffAndReddyShow''
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''
** ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMeetsTheBooBrothers''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf''
* ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shazzan}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ShirtTales''
* ''Series/{{Skedaddle}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/SkyCommanders''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSnorks''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceStars''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheTomAndJerryShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/TopCat''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollkins}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''
** ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''
* ''WesternAnimation/WallyGator''
* ''WesternAnimation/WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome''
* ''WesternAnimation/WheelieAndTheChopperBunch''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wildfire}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear''
** ''Yogi's Gang''
** ''WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace''
** ''WesternAnimation/YogisTreasureHunt''
** ''WesternAnimation/YoYogi''
[[/index]]
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Tropes related to Hanna-Barbera (as a company):
* LimitedAnimation: One of the pioneers.
* SpiritualSuccessor: [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM Animation]] → Hanna-Barbera → Creator/CartoonNetwork Studios.
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