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Hanna-Barbera Productions (which now studio was Cartoon Network Studios) is an Animation studio in the United States, owned by Time Warner, which also owns the more widespread Warner Bros. banner. Because of this dual cartoon ownership, in several giant Hanna-Barbera, the local Boomerang station are operated as "classics."

History

Hanna and Barbera were first teamed together while working at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation studio in 1939. Their first directorial project was a cartoon entitled Puss Gets the Boot (1940), which served as the genesis of the popular Tom and Jerry cartoon series. Hanna, Barbera, and MGM live-action director George Sidney formed Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1944 while working for the studio, and used the side company to work on ancillary projects, including early television commercials and the original opening titles to I Love Lucy.

After an award-winning stint in which they won eight Oscars, MGM closed their animation studio in 1957, as it felt it had acquired a reasonable backlog of shorts for re-release. Hanna and Barbera hired most of their MGM unit to work for Hanna-Barbera Productions, which became a full-fledged production company starting in 1957. The decision was made to specialize in television animation, and the studio's first series was The Ruff & Reddy Show, which premiered on NBC in December 1957. In order to obtain working capital to produce their cartoons, Hanna-Barbera made a deal with the Screen Gems television division of Columbia Pictures in which the new animation studio received working capital in exchange for distribution rights. The company never had a building of its own until 1963, when the Hanna-Barbera Studio, located at 3400 Cahuenga Blvd. in West Hollywood, California, was opened. The Columbia/Hanna-Barbera partnership lasted until 1967, when Hanna and Barbera sold the studio to Taft Broadcasting while retaining their positions at the studio.

Hanna-Barbera productions

Television shows

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

Telefilms

Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10

Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 was a series of ten syndicated telefilms made from 1986 to 1988, featuring the most popular Hanna-Barbera characters in feature-length adventures.

Others

Direct-to-video films

Theatrical feature films

Theatrical shorts

Closing Logo History

Main article: Closing logos of Hanna-Barbera Productions

This is a guide to the various closing logos used at the beginning of Hanna-Barbera shorts or at the end of Hanna-Barbera television programs.

  • In-Credit Logo (1950s-Late 1980s)
  • Logo 1A: The Early Box Logo (1966-1968)
  • Logo 1B: The Late Box Logo (1968-1974)
  • 2nd Logo: Rainbow H-B (1974-1979)
  • 3rd Logo: Swirling Star (1979-1986)
  • 4th Logo: CGI Swirling Star (1986-1993)
  • 5th Logo: All-Star Phototype (1993-1994)
  • 6th Logo: All-Stars (1994-1996)
  • 7th Logo: Time Warner All-Stars (1996-2001)

See also

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