Trivia: Hanna-Barbera

  • Career Resurrection: At the dawn of The Renaissance Age of Animation, the studio slowly began to rework itself to change with the times, including farming out animation for quicker production turnaround, giving creative freedom to those who conceived the shows and, most importantly, acting as a springboard for new talent with The What A Cartoon! Show.
  • Continuity Drift or Negative Continuity: The basis of the studio's output follows this mix. There are times continuity is firm in place, other times it changes as the plot needs it.
    • From an in-universe perspective it becomes Hilarious in Hindsight that the only way it can be made to make sense creates the perfect excuse for every continuity problem there ever was to be the universe's norm.
  • Screwed by the Network: Cartoon Network seemed to value Warner Bros.' legacy characters well above those of Hanna-Barbera. However, this later became averted as now the Looney Tunes are given the same "we can reboot it better" treatment as they tried giving the Hanna-Barbera properties.
    • How justified CN was in bumping off older cartoons has now come under scrutiny. Every year multiple Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Warner Bros. cartoons are released on DVD and touted, while fans of the older Cartoon Network shows are left being made to Keep Circulating the Tapes due to one of two options. Either WB is delivering some Laser-Guided Karma Cartoon Network's way or the fact that the shows CN has screwed in reruns since 2004 beat the pants off CN's originals in DVD profits. (Only one Cartoon Cartoon has been given a continuation on DVD in years, and it's the only one that could remain stocked at Walmart for years after release.)
    • As of October 2014, it appears that some of this Screwed by the Network is finally over. Cartoon Network originals are now in the Archive, indirectly admitting they weren't that superior to older cartoons. Whether or not they will see more airtime has yet to be seen.
    • Also note that the time period where CN would spam their original shows alongside their revisionist Brak and Zorak coincides with where it became easy to tell that WB had little interest in continuing older CN shows on DVD, clearly cannot be coincidence.
      • This essentially makes it so that Scrappy-Doo's speech has become Hilarious in Hindsight.
      • Perhaps even more to the level when you realize CN made that to parody its banishing the "Scrappys" to Boomerang, thinking most of CN's success was from its originals, but in reality, I think we can say safely that their success was that they had variety, but it is still funny since there's more of Scrappy-Doo on DVD now than there are most of the characters he's yelling at. How's that for a statement on popularity?
      • In his interview with Rebel Taxi, Maxwell Atoms claimed that the network gave him a hard time for including cameos of Fred Flintstone and Yogi Bear in certain Billy and Mandy cartoons after Joe Barbera passed away, further instilling the belief that CN was attempting to whitewash Hanna-Barbera from its identity.
      • In their defense, their perspective may have been highly positive on such decisions at the time. It is only more recently did their parent company's actions give reason to suspect things weren't as they presented for years.
  • Vindicated by Reruns: In the 1990s, reruns no doubt helped keep many of their lower-level shows to have a sense of public remembrance. And now DVD continues to work to keep bringing many of them back again. Even ones not even seen in cable reruns.