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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicComics & Animation · 1 decade ago

Who was Hanna Barbara?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hanna Barbara is the name of the company and the individual who created great cartoons like Jetsons, Top Cat and many others.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hanna-Barbera was an animation studio formed in 1957 by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and George Sidney. It produced many successful cartoon shows, including The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, The Jetsons, The Yogi Bear Show, Space Ghost, and The Smurfs. In the mid-1980s, the company's fortunes declined somewhat after the profitability of Saturday morning cartoons was eclipsed by weekday afternoon syndication. The company was purchased by Turner Broadcasting System in 1991 and then absorbed into Warner Bros. Animation in 2001. Nowadays it is used only to market properties and productions associated with Hanna–Barbera's "classic" works such as The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hanna–Barbera Productions, Inc. (pronounced /ˌhænə bɑrˈbɛrə/) (also known as Hanna–Barbera Cartoons, H–B Enterprises or Hanna–Barbera Studios) is an American animation studio that dominated North American television animation during the second half of the 20th century. The company was originally formed in 1957 by former Metro Goldwyn Mayer animation directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and live-action director George Sidney, in partnership with Columbia Pictures' Screen Gems television division, as H–B Enterprises. Established after MGM shut down its animation studio in 1957, H–B Enterprises was re-named Hanna–Barbera Productions in 1959. Over the next three decades, the studio produced many successful cartoon shows, including The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, The Yogi Bear Show, The Huckleberry Hound Show, Top Cat, The Quick Draw McGraw Show, Space Ghost, Wacky Races, The Smurfs and The Magilla Gorilla Show. In addition to their animated projects, the studio also made live-action productions for television and film. Hanna-Barbera's television productions have earned the company eight Emmy Awards.

    In the mid-1980s, the company's fortunes declined somewhat after the profitability of Saturday morning cartoons was eclipsed by weekday afternoon syndication. In 1991, the company was purchased by Turner Broadcasting System, who began using much of the H-B back catalog to program the Cartoon Network the following year. Both Hanna and Barbera went into semi-retirement, continuing to serve as ceremonial figureheads for and sporadic artistic contributors to the studio. In 1994, the company was renamed Hanna–Barbera Cartoons and in 1996, Turner merged with Time Warner. By the time of the merger, Turner had turned Hanna–Barbera towards primarily producing new material for Cartoon Network, including successful Cartoon Cartoons shows such as Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, and The Powerpuff Girls.

    With William Hanna's death in 2001, Hanna–Barbera was absorbed into Warner Bros. Animation, and Cartoon Network Studios assumed production of Cartoon Network output. Joseph Barbera remained with Warner Bros. Animation until his death in 2006. The Hanna–Barbera name and studio is today used only to market properties and productions associated with Hanna–Barbera's "classic" works such as The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo.

  • 1 decade ago

    The guy that made the flinstones and the jetsons and old cartoons like that :)

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