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Hanna-Barbera Productions was an animation studio that impacted and dominated television since it was founded in 1957 by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and George Sidney.
Why It Rocks
- William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who both worked together for the Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts, was hugely successful to have founded this animation studio alongside George Sidney.
- Great shows for the franchises, like The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Wacky Races, The Smurfs, Space Ghost and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. Ruff and Reddy was the first series made by the company.
- Great memorable characters from other shows, like Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear, Ranger Smith, George Jetson, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, and Velma Dinkley.
- Some of the shows use laugh tracks for every episodes, which is entertaining.
- It is officially considered the very first major animation studio to successfully produce cartoons exclusively for television.
- It spawned films, books, toys, and all manner of other media becoming virtually ubiquitous as cultural icons.
- The company was also produced some shows that were based off on DC Comics, like Super Friends and The World's Greatest Super Friends.
- It was later sent to other stations which was owned by Turner Broadcasting System, such as Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TNT, TBS, and Adult Swim.
- Speaking of which, some of the shows on Cartoon Network, like What a Cartoon!, Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow & Chicken, I Am Weasel, and The Powerpuff Girls were made by the studio during the 90s.
- Since the studio was absorbed into their parent company Warner Bros. Animation or their own company Cartoon Network Studios, Hanna-Barbera can now do a revival company used to market properties and productions associated with the studio's "classic" works.
- It's overseas animation units for many shows like Toei Animation, Rough Draft Korea, Sunwoo Entertainment, etc.
- It's wide range of iconic cartoony sound effects (a.k.a. Hanna-Barbera SFX) which became widely used in various media to this day.
- Some of the shows were either bad or mediocre, such as The Tom and Jerry Show (1975) and Yo Yogi! (1991).
- The theatrical film adaptations such as Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992), The Flintstones (1994), Scooby-Doo (2002), Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), and Yogi Bear (2010) weren't that good either.
- They were infamous for doing some bad spin-offs back during the 1970s and 1980s (a.k.a. the Dark Age of American Animation)
- They were notorious for constantly recycling elements from their previous works for other works such as plots, character designs, names, and especially animation and music scores.
- Their Filipino subsidiary, Fil-Cartoons was very terrible, due to their poor animation they did to other shows like The Ren & Stimpy Show in Season 1, but also for their poor work condition.
- They have created some shows that were clones to Scooby-Doo.