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.
#4. Scooby Doo
Some of them are pretty good. Most of them are pretty terrible. There's still something solidly comforting about the format.
#3. The Jetsons
Exactly how the future turned out to be, right? :)
#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...
#1. The Flintstones
Basically the only US sitcom worth watching!
Do you have a favourite Hanna-Barbera character? Let me know in the comments! :)