Friday, 20 March 2020

Friday Five: Hanna-Barbera

Friday Five

Founded in 1957, Hanna-Barbera wasted no time in building on the eponymous couple's MGM success with Tom and Jerry. By 1960 they had their own prime time show in the form of The Flintstones and over the next three decades they churned out cartoon after cartoon. The studio was later absorbed into Warner Bros Animation who still make use of their characters.

Here are five of my favourite Hanna-Barbera properties...

#5. Captain Planet and the Planeteers

The show that primed a whole generation of kids for environmental activism.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

#4. Scooby Doo

Some of them are pretty good. Most of them are pretty terrible. There's still something solidly comforting about the format.

Scooby Doo

#3. The Jetsons

Exactly how the future turned out to be, right? :)

The Jetsons

#2. Hong Kong Phooey

Mild mannered police janitor by day, Penrod 'Penry' Pooch dons his Hong Kong Phooey disguise whenever trouble is afoot. Why? Who knows...

Hong Kong Phooey

#1. The Flintstones

Basically the only US sitcom worth watching!

The Flintstones

Do you have a favourite Hanna-Barbera character? Let me know in the comments! :)

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