WB Revives Hanna-Barbera
A lot of crazy things have happened this past year with the pandemic, but I don't think anyone expected this announcement: Hanna-Barbera is being revived as an animation company! Hanna-Barbera Cartoons has been defunct as a company since 2001 and it was bought out by Warner Brothers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hanna-Barbera is being revived as a studio (though still owned by Warner Brothers) in Europe. Currently, the only project they have announced is an Amazing World of Gumball film, but that certainly is not to say that there won't be any Scooby-Doo projects created at Hanna-Barbera Studios in the future!
4/7/2021 12:04:41 pm
Wow that’s good for Hanna Barbera.
4/7/2021 01:20:34 pm
I'm really surprised and excited that they revived this. Hopefully it means a potential Hanna-Barbera Scooby project in the works!
4/8/2021 12:17:19 am
They'd be stupid if they don't do something Scooby related in the next, let's say, 5 years. Scooby-Doo is Hanna-Barbera's biggest property after all.
4/8/2021 12:36:21 pm
I absolutely agree. I can't imagine they wouldn't do at least something.
4/7/2021 01:24:44 pm
I hoenstly hope they don't revive The Flintstones franchise. I dread to see yet another Flintstone series after Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs,it was a pretty bad series to tell you the truth.
4/7/2021 01:37:28 pm
Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs was pretty awful, I agree, but I don't think that means the franchise should just die out. I think there's a good chance they could come up with something much better with different writers.
4/8/2021 12:24:04 am
Seth MacFarlane had a Flintstones show in preproduction last decade, but he decided to stop the production as he wasn't satisfied with how it was rounding up. I'd be interested to see a revival of Seth's idea for Flintstones, as it didn't sound bad to me.
4/8/2021 12:37:18 pm
I heard about that show! That could have been interesting depending on how it was executed.
4/8/2021 01:53:39 pm
Even though Seth MacFarlane is currently with NBC-Universal, which is owned by Comcast, I’d like to see him do a project with Warner Bros. eventually!
4/8/2021 12:57:38 am
Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs was conceptually a disaster from the start. They tried something similar in the 90s, and it was just as terrible. But as long as they're doing an actual Flintstones show though, I think we're good.
4/8/2021 01:01:48 pm
By "something similar" do you mean Cave Kids?
4/9/2021 10:30:52 am
Yeah, it's more or less similar in some aspects
4/7/2021 03:00:53 pm
it's the voice actors which I am worried about when it comes to the Flintstones, I just don't think anybody could ever replace Alan Reed or Mel Blanc. I wouldn't mind seeing Yogi Bear or Top Cat revived thought.
4/7/2021 05:44:43 pm
I thought Henry Corden did a decent job as Fred personally. I'm sure they could find a replacement for Mel Blanc, though I thought Kevin Michael Richardson was not a good Barney at all.
4/8/2021 12:41:43 am
Corden was great as Fred, he really rivals Reed.
4/8/2021 12:57:10 pm
I loved Henry Corden too! Maybe one day I need to rewatch a season 1 episode alongside the WWE movie, because I just don't hear how he sounds similar to the season 1 voice even though I've seen the whole series, with the exception of some of The Flintstone Comedy Hour from 1972 (as I can't find it), Cave Kids (it seems like it's for preschoolers and I can't just bring myself to watch it) and Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs (watched one episode and it was just so awful. Kevin's Barney voice just sounds really irritating to me.
4/9/2021 11:13:59 am
You can listen to the voices here: https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/voice-compare/Flintstones/Barney-Rubble/
4/10/2021 02:19:37 pm
Thanks! I didn't realize they had samples on Behind the Voice Actors. Listening to them side-by-side, I agree KMR is definitely trying to sound like Mel Blanc from season 1. I still don't love his spin on Blanc's season 1 voice though, personally. I also prefer the season 2 and beyond voice for Barney better than season 1 in general. It is really interesting though that they decided to ask KMR to do Barney's season 1 voice rather than his season 2 & beyond voice, which has kinda become the mainstream voice for Barney over the years. I wonder if they were going for a classic vibe to the film similar to how Guess Who is trying to be like Where Are You.
4/10/2021 05:48:34 pm
I'm not sure which Flintstones movie is my favorite, but I think it would probably be The Man Called Flintstone, cuz it's just such a fun classic and very nostalgic. I also like The Jetsons Meet Flintstones, a crossover I always wanted to see since I first saw both of the shows. It's just so cool seeing the Jetsons and the Flintstones interacting with each other.
4/11/2021 11:12:45 am
Yeah, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones is amazing! The Man Called Flintstone is definitely the most cinematic of any of the Flintstones movie while staying the most true to the source material (I don't feel the live-action movies did).
4/11/2021 01:10:21 pm
The other Christmas movie is A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994).
4/11/2021 04:42:13 pm
I mean Fred's equally good in both
4/12/2021 09:14:31 am
Oh, duh. How did I forget that one lol that's one of my favorites! The other Christmas movie is A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994).
4/12/2021 10:44:28 am
Night of the Living Doo and The Scooby-Doo Project were a lot better at the parody aspect though.
4/12/2021 12:44:44 pm
Agreed. On the Rocks felt like a very bad parody of the franchise.
4/8/2021 12:30:23 am
I'm not worried when it comes to voice actors honestly. I never really got this whole thing with not being able to watch something cuz of the attachment to a different actor.
4/8/2021 12:54:50 pm
I really disliked Kevin Michael Richardson as Barney, but other than that, I have no other issues with any of the voice actors.
4/7/2021 05:39:06 pm
I have an idea for fun fact of the week!
4/7/2021 05:43:17 pm
That's a great fun fact idea! I will post that soon! Thanks :)
4/7/2021 05:44:21 pm
4/7/2021 06:31:57 pm
Yah we should talk about references of Scooby Doo from other shows and franchises. There is quite a few.
4/7/2021 08:50:09 pm
Re-opening Hanna-Barbera is a fantastic move. There are a bunch of properties in their stable that would be great if rebooted in the modern era. Obviously it's also good news for us Scooby fans since it would be natural for them to use Scooby as an anchor for the studio. I wouldn't be surprised to see them crank out a computer animated series with an all new cast.
4/8/2021 01:01:17 pm
I agree Scooby would be perfect to start their rebooting of classic HB properties. It'd be fun to have a Jetsons reboot!
4/8/2021 07:20:09 pm
If you've never had the pleasure of seeing the original Space Ghost, you're missing a classic early 70s touchstone. As a kid I preferred the Superfriends since I was (and still am) a little nuts about Batman, but Space Ghost was cool even if he didn't have a comic book I could get my hands on.
4/8/2021 08:38:11 pm
I've heard of all those of course but I've never seen Space Ghost, Super Friends or He-Man!
Scooby dooby Doo
4/7/2021 10:30:15 pm
This is great, and a GUMBALL MOVIE??? I love Gumball too!
4/8/2021 12:14:52 am
Cool! I would imagine they're working on shows like Jellystone and Velma, which are currently in production, and they're HB properties.
4/8/2021 01:03:12 pm
I forgot about Jellystone! Looking forward to seeing how that comes out.
4/8/2021 12:10:33 pm
BF EPISODE ON DRIVE THE TITLE CARD LOOKS SO COOOL
4/8/2021 01:02:47 pm
It does look super cool! :)
4/8/2021 01:11:34 pm
Did I just spoil myself looking at the literal credits?
4/8/2021 01:19:39 pm
I watched the credits too haha.
4/8/2021 01:21:23 pm
Oh so you know who the villain is too? Lol!
4/8/2021 01:21:51 pm
Yeah, I have a guess. Haha
4/8/2021 01:33:04 pm
At least I'm not alone here.
4/8/2021 01:55:47 pm
When I saw the news on this, I was very thrilled to see one of my favorite studios that had been defunct for 20 years be brought back to life by Warner Bros.
4/8/2021 02:35:33 pm
I couldn't believe it either! At this point, I didn't think they'd revive Hanna-Barbera after so many years.
4/8/2021 04:23:48 pm
4/8/2021 04:59:29 pm
I've seen a few of these from Boomerang, but it looks like this has a few I haven't seen. Thanks! I'll check these out!
4/13/2021 05:45:31 am
Long Live Hanna-Barbera 💜
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