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Hanna-Barbera

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

  1. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member


    Am the same way. I don't care for cartoon characters looking real in comics. I would rather them stay catoony looking anyways but whatever floats anyone's boat is fine with me.

    I never saw Snagglepuss ever as being gay. Yes he had that voice but that doesn't mean he was gay at all. Now I understand that I'm not against any body being gay or even a fictional character being gay. I'm fine with that but just cause of the way he talks is what everyone thinks or makes him gay.
    I never saw him ever go after a guy type character and say "Man he looks really good in those pants or hat."
    I don't know why anyone would think that. I never saw his characteristics ever
    make him seem or act at all gay. Sorry but it blows my mind to think that.
     
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ya know, I honestly can't even remember when or if I've ever watched a Snagglepuss cartoon - it was probably when I was a toddler or a little kid (back when classic HB cartoons ruled the cable airwaves and video stores), so I probably never picked up on any indication, lol.

    But then again, I notice the consensus of the internet is that Larry 3000 from TIME SQUAD is gay - that show I remember more clearly, and I never really picked up on that, however, I do remember how much he and Tuddrussel would bicker a lot, lol. Then again, so did Krang and Shredder, but even James "Uncle Phil" Avery played with that as well when talking about what Shredder has been up to in recent times: "Krang and I are divorced now. I haven't seen him in many years. I kind of miss him, but not really, he was always such a nag."
     
  3. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I feel the same way. Well look at Ernie and Bert. Every time a gay couple ever mentioned them they think they are gay. It doesn't bother me but why in the world would you think just cause your gay doesn't mean every fictional character or characters are gay. Yeah I know they want certain characters to be gay just so they can have some type of Television or Fictional person or animal they can relate too. Did anyone ever think Hokey Wolf or Mildew Wolf to be gay too? They have funny sounding voices. Plus with Paul Lynde was gay even tho it was years later when people found out. Yeah I know. I don't care but now all I'm thinking about is seeing Fan Art of Snagglepuss either making out with other Hanna Barbera characters and to me it's just wrong. But I can live with it. I do want to check out these comics but I just can't get over how they are drawn. I want cartoony looking classic HB characters.

    Scooby Doo, Flintstones, Wacky Races, Johnny Quest and the rest of the HB Super Heros. Those don't bother me at all. I really do like what they've done with them. I haven't gotten to read any of the comics yet (but I really want to) but why not keep the classics like they are or make classic HB characters from the late 50's through the early 60's shows into another comic that has them just like they are in the show. I do want to read that one with Snagglepuss in it just to see how it comes out but why not make some other comics just like how they looked in the show then trying to make them look realistic.
     
  4. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I have some questions for @Erine81981.

    Favorite Hanna-Barbera show?

    Least favorite show by the two?

    Favorite character/characters?

    Least favorite character or characters?

    Pixie, Dixie, or Mr. Jinx?
     
  5. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Favorite Hanna-Barbera show? "Scooby Doo, Where Are You?" (1969-1970)

    Least favorite show by the two? "Get A Clue Scooby Doo" (it's Alright not all that great)

    Favorite character/characters? Scooby Doo

    Least favorite character or characters? Don't really have any from the Scooby Doo Universe

    Pixie, Dixie, or Mr. Jinx? Mr. Jinx
     
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  6. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Nice. I really like your answers.
     
  7. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Why Thank You!
    Ok. Now for you to answer the same questions you asked me.
     
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  8. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Why you are quite welcome! Alrighty. I will be happy to answer those for you.

    Favorite show: The Flintstones

    Least favorite show: None

    Favorite characters: Pixie & Dixie

    Least favorite characters: Scrappy Rex and Mr. Jinx

    Pixie, Dixie, or Mr. Jinx? Pixie
     
  9. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Since the studio had such a long run, I'll split some of these up by decade. In fairness, I haven't seen every single H-B show ever produced. I don't think I could stomach that. But these answers will be based on what I'm familiar with.

    Favorite Hanna-Barbera show?
    '50s/'60s: Pretty much everything from The Huckleberry Hound Show through The Jetsons.

    '70s: Not the best decade for the studio, but Hong Kong Phooey, and if I'm in the right mood, anyone of the Scooby shows. I love just how unintentionally bizarre "The New Scooby-Doo Movies" (the version with animated celebrities) was. And Dynomutt had a fun premise.

    '80s: Probably "Yogi's Treasure Hunt." It was a rare instance in which a revival of H-B's classic characters worked well, and was written by folks who clearly grew up with, and understood the characters. And again, more so for the strangeness, but I have a slight fondness for some of the cartoons spinoffs of live action properties - specifically "The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang" and "The Little Rascals." Not classics by any means, but pleasant half hour killers. Scooby-Doo picked up quite a bit of steam towards the end of be '80s, especially with "A Pup named Scooby-Doo."

    '90s: Don't know if I want to count those early Cartoon Network shows. Umm... Let's see... That "Fender Bender 500" segment on "Wake, Rattle, and Roll" was kind of fun.


    Least favorite show by the two?
    '50s/'60s: Ruff and Reddy (or as I like to call it, "Ruff and Not-Quite-Reddy"), The Petet Potamus Show, the Abbott and Costello and Laurel and Hardy cartoon adaptations, the Banana Splits... The action-adventure stuff aren't "least favorites" per se, just not my cup of tea.

    '70s: Most of them! Notable ones - the non-Space Race segments on "Yogi's Space Race" ("Galaxy Goof Ups," "Buford," "Galloping Ghost"), "Casper and the Angels," the Scooby copies ("Goober and the Ghost Chasers" in particular).

    '80s: The seven minute "Scooby and Scrappy" shorts, the Mork and Mindy cartoon (I mentioned before that I only liked "some" of these spinoffs!), "Pink Panther and Sons" (save for that catchy '80s theme song).

    '90s: Need to see more from this era.


    Favorite character/characters?
    See number one. I also have a fondness for anxiety-filled characters like Hardy Har Har and Zilly (from the "Dastardly/Muttley" series). Also Ricochet Rabbit's buddy Droop-a-Long.

    Least favorite character or characters? An obscure one, but those three bear cubs from the TV movie "Yogi's Great Escape." Not to mention the Boo Brothers and Flim-Flam, Bogle and Weerd ("13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.")

    Pixie, Dixie, or Mr. Jinx? Like, uh, ya know, I was like always kinda partial to Mr. Jinx
     
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  10. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Who is Scrappy Rex character?
     
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  11. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

  12. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Oops. I should've said Scrappy Doo.
     
  13. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Ohhh makes since now. I didn't mind him. I watched him ever since on The Scooby and Scrappy Doo show. Now I hated when they used him as a bad gay character in the live action movie.
     
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  14. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

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  15. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't mind giving it a chance but if all it is, is to bring back older classic shows from Boomerang then I could just watch them either on my DVD sets or even watch them on YouTube. Now if it was going to be including like older bumpers and little nods to how Boomerang was I wouldn't mind doing it all the time but if it's only to stream the classics that's fine.

    I do like that they do want to do a newer Wacky Races shows. I would watch that or check it out to see how it works. Hope this works for all who want to give it a try. I might give it a try and see how it works before I bash on it. Thanks for the heads up Mo.
     
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  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    *sigh. Looks like WB is releasing another one of their pointless Tom and Jerry fanfiction movies, like the one that was basically just a shot for shot remake of the 1939 Judy Garland Wizard of Oz but with Tom and Jerry shoehorned into every scene. Only, this time, their doing it with Charlie in the Chocolate Factory: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-...ing-willy-wonka-chocolate-factory-150328.html

    Clearly, WB really stopped trying with the Tom and Jerry franchise a long time ago. It's sad. They're iconic characters, they should either get better writers or just leave them alone. WB did do something I liked recently- they did an entire animated movie based on the Adam West Batman show, complete with West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar reprising their roles. Since they did that, i'd love to see them revive some other older properties. I think the Animaniacs still hold a lot of story potential.
     
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  17. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    And it all started back in 2001 with the first of these, The Magic Ring, which was also the last T&J project to be produced by Hanna & Barbera themselves. I've never seen this myself, but it's gotta be better than the movie from the '90s where they talked, right? :D

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_and_Jerry:_The_Magic_Ring

    And lest I forget, we all know WB's main prerogative in milking T&J and Scooby-Doo to death by now:

     
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  18. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    HEY! I love the Scooby Doo ones. I know everyone is either tired of seeing all the Scooby Doo straight to DVD movies or special (what ever you want to call them) but I enjoy them still to this day. Scooby Doo isn't that hard to write. Now I know what you would say is yeah yeah yeah it's the same thing every time but that's what I enjoy of it. They don't ever try to strain to far from the actual premise of the plot.

    I even loved the Zombie Island one which was real monsters and dead beings. It's what made it different and I would love to see something like that again where they are real ghost like creatures instead of a person in a costume or something.

    Now the show (which ended a few years back) really I thought did a good job in doing a swap every now and then with the plot. Some times it was a person in a suit or costumes but other times it was realistic creatures or urban legends characters. But that's my rant. Yes I know it's my own opinion and I know some others don't care for the newer stuff coming out. Yeah I know it can be ran into the ground but to me that's one of the only ways to keep the franchise alive.

    I know there are other things to help but not a TV show or a new Theater movie (which I can't wait to see the first trailer to it) But I love a talking dog character as much as the next person.
     
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  19. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    I am one MAJOR Hanna-Barbera fangirl. That's basically all I can say, unless you want a list of my favorites. And here they are, in no particular order (except for maybe the first one):
    The Impossibles
    Josie & the Pussycats
    Top Cat
    Wacky Races
    The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
    Atom Ant
    Secret Squirrel
    The Jetsons
    Shirt Tales
    Shazzan
    Smurfs
    Paw Paws
    A Pup Named Scooby Doo (I actually like this better than the original Scooby Doo, please don't hurt me!)

    When it comes to characters like Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Auggie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, etc. etc. etc., I prefer shows like "Yogi's Gang" and "Yogi's Treasure Hunt" over their actual solo cartoons.
     
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  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm kind of the same way, actually. Not sure what it is, but Pup had some kind of a strange appeal that the original Scooby Doo kind of lacked.
     
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