Screwed by the Network: Cartoon Network seems to value Warner Bros.' legacy characters well above those of H-B.
An interesting inversion over time, as now the Looney Tunes are given the same "we can reboot it better" treatment as they tried giving the Hanna-Barbera properties.
Of course, all of this has kind of fallen on its false face on DVD, where 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 either WB 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.)
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.
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 on DVD now than there are most of the characters he's yelling at. How's that for a statement on popularity?