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Hanna-Barbera

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mo Frackle, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    OHHHHHH MAN! I've been meaning to get a thread like this up on here so I could talk about my most favorite H-B shows ever. Now I know that most people here don't like a lot of the 70's H-B shows but I never did mind them at all.

    I have loved Hanna Barbera ever since falling in love with Scooby Doo. He will always be my favorite in all the H-B universe. Mo Frackle I'm am so glad you have made this thread. Now I'll be here post my most favorite videos of all.

    I even did a top 12 Hanna Barbera dog video for my love of H-B. If you want to check it out here it is. I've thought about doing a Vol. 2 since I know there are lots more dog characters. Even a Top 12 Bear characters too. I might sooner or later get around to that later on.

    I'm really excited for this reboot and can't wait for it to come out. I'm talking about the Scooby Doo theatrical movie coming 2018. You can read about it here on the wiki page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.C.O.O.B.

    If anyone wants to share your collection of H-B that you have. I have not a lot but quite a bit of stuff. As in VHS, Coloring Books, figures & stuff toys. I thought I would do a video but I don't have anywhere to display it so It's all in my parents attic. Thanks also Mo for some of those really neat findings on YouTube of old classic behind the scenes or ads or specials
     
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  2. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Warner Brothers managed to track down the original outro song from THE PETER POTAMUS SHOW - the one that features Breezly and Sneezly instead of Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-a-Long. Also the original Ideal Toys intro, and some of the interstitial segments.

    PETER POTAMUS and MAGILLA GORILLA were created around the same time, and were promoted by Ideal Toys. Originally, both series ended with a 'curtain call' segment. I don't believe the on for Magilla has been found. Once both shows moved from syndication to networks, their supporting segments were switched around - BREEZLY AND SNEEZLY were given to MAGILLA, and RICOCHET RABBIT and DROOP-A-LONG to POTAMUS. The 'curtain call' segments for both shows were reworked, as was MAGILLA'S intro. The animations of the switched characters were simply redrawn with their replacements. But because the singers of the POTAMUS 'curtain call' mention Breezly, that too had to be reworked. H-B's solution was to simply have a few people shout out "RICOCHET!" over "Breezly Bear." This outdo appeared on one of WB's Saturday Morning Cartoons DVD compilations.

    That was a mouthful. Anyway, you can see the original 'curtain call' (albeit in black and white) on the Warner Archive's Facebook page.

    They're preparing a DVD release:

    http://www.wbshop.com/product/peter...19323.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=Search

    Syndicated version:

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    Network version:


    Personally, I was never a big fan of either POTAMUS or MAGILLA. Though I always got a kick out of Ricochet Rabbit's sidekick Droop-a-Long - "here's your coffee, Mr. Ricoheeeeeeet" - voiced by the great Mel Blanc. But either way, I'm glad they were able to track this down.

    Now if we can somehow get QUICK DRAW and the remaining seasons of HUCKLEBERRY HOUND out...
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2016
  3. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    That's pretty cool about them finding those closing and openings for those show. To me any of the classic H-B characters are the ones I enjoy more of then the older 70's ones. I have all those Saturday Morning DVD of the 60's, 70's & 80's too.

    I would love to buy all those H-B shows from Warner Brothers but I would rather them just release them to stores. I know I would buy them. It wouldn't bother me that there wouldn't be any Special Features or not. I just love anything H-B.

    There are a few shows I don't care for but I still wouldn't mind owning the complete show of them.
    Devlin is one of the show I didn't really care for but it still H-B so I would still own the DVD no matter what.

    I did happen to come across "The Hurculoids" complete DVD at a retail store. I had seen it was coming out on the WB website. I didn't pay as much at this retail store then If I had order it online.
     
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Was this thread really worthy of being stickied?
     
  5. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    What do you mean "stickied?" Just wondering is all.
     
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It's a sticky thread now.
     
  7. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Strange. I don't think it needs the sticky treatment either.
     
  8. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't know but I'll just agree with everyone here.
     
  9. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Well, the trailer for that Jetsons/WWE crossover is out now. Boy, does it look lame.
     
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  10. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I think it looks pretty cool actually.
     
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  11. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to see it. I know everyone puts down how Hanna Barbera characters are treated now a days but I really do hope that these do really well or we won't get our Theatrical animated Movies and I really want some Flintstones, Scooby Doo, Jetsons and many others. I really want a new Wacky Races straight to DVD movies.

    I really do love them but I'll always love my HB friends.
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  12. Muppy

    Muppy Well-Known Member

    Why is it always WWE thoughhhhh? Who is the audience for that besides 12 year olds and man children?
     
  13. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I do agree with you on everything that you said but here's how I see it. Yeah I know that I wouldn't watch a WWE cartoon series cause I don't really care for it but hey as long as my a few of my favorite cartoon characters are with the WWE guys and woman it makes it even cooler. I now can watch with a buddy who knows and has watched "The Jetsons" or "The Flintstones" or "Scooby Doo" before but didn't either like to watch them or doesn't mind watching some of the made for DVD but other he could not care about. So now I can watch something new with (place characters here) while my friend can watch it still get a kick out of an older franchises and still be able to enjoy it without it be too dull or not a good plot.

    Now for me and my friend he don't mind any of the Hanna Barbera Franchises but he's not very much into it as I am. But when I first heard about it I thought it was going to be set in the Future where all the WWE characters would be living in the Future not the plot that it has but I like it! I really do think they did a really good job in making up a good script. So I can't wait for it.

    I could see it that what if Warner Bros didn't know how to bring back the franchises so when they heard that WWE Federation had a bunch of fans of the older HB shows maybe they thought they would ask them if they wanted to do something with it.
     
  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well, I imagine that's most likely the demographic they're trying to appeal to - twelve year olds.
     
  15. Muppy

    Muppy Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately.

    Good point. If it brings the characters back I guess it's a little bit worth it.
     
  16. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I'm at least glad The Flintstones and The Jetsons are being used in new projects. Hopefully the upcoming animated movies will use them better.
     
  17. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    It's also really nice to see the classic characters coming back as well.
     
  18. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeesh. And not only that, but everybody's gay now? Hmm.

    I see they're also working on a Banana Splits comic? I'd hate to see what they would look like!
     
  20. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well, Snagglepuss was pretty obviously gay in the original, so not much change there.

    My only issue with it is, it seems to lack the wackiness of the TV show. That's what I don't get. Why make it if it's going to be completely different from the source?
    But like I said, all we get to see is one page of it, so maybe the rest is closer to the tone of the show.
     


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