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How I Became A Devoted Follower Of Hanna-Barbera.

Discussion in 'Hanna-Barbera' started by emeraldisle, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. emeraldisle

    emeraldisle Moderator Staff Member I SUPPORT BCDB!

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    It all began way back in the '60's, when I was just in kindergarten. By that time, many of H-B's earliest shows were airing in the late afternoon/early evening time slots. "The Flintstones" had been cancelled by then, and was the first one from that studio I ever saw. Think the first episode I caught was "No Biz Like Show Biz," the one that had Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm singing "Let The Sun Shine In. Needless to say, I was taken with their performance.

    It was all uphill from there, as I constantly saw the funny animals like Yogi, Huck, Magilla, etc. Then came the many superheroes and action characters like Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, and Birdman. Sunday nights in '68 were memorable for seeing "The New Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn" just before "The Wonderful World Of Disney." And the movies like "Hey There, It's Yogi Bear," and "The Man Called Flintstone."

    H-B kept getting better, with "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" in 1969. and all the shows of the '70's that followed in its wake. I got the chance to see all of these and more. My folks may have complained, but as country legend T. G Sheppard would say, "I loved 'em every one." That even includes "The Smurfs" and others from the 80's and 90's.

    So there you have it. Now you know the story of a true Hanna-Barbera fan girl. Anyone else care to tell their tales?
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    artytoons Administrator I SUPPORT BCDB! Forum Member New Member

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    For me as a child growing up in the 1970s and early 1980s, H-B cartoons were the newest and most polished series to watch on free network TV at the time. The familiar voice actors, sound effects, and animation style made things comfortable to watch.

    Top of the line for Saturday Morning entertainment, then.
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  3. FluidGirl

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    Very long story for me. Being a Child of the 80's, I was more into the non-HB stuff at the time (mostly the "30 Minute Commercial" variety of 'toons). I don't think I really got much into HB until 1992, at age 10, when we got Cartoon Network. My first HB show of choice was "Josie & the Pussycats" (and when I say HB show of choice, it means what I was setting my VCR for). Anyway, first it was "Josie & the Pussycats" (it was on while I was home, but my parents didn't let me or my sister watch TV on school nights), then I started setting the timer for "Paw Paws" (which was on while I was at school), then "Top Cat" (it was on at like midnight or something) then it was "A Pup Named Scooby Doo" (again, on while I was at school; and don't hurt me for this, but I actually kind of like "A Pup Named Scooby Doo" better than the original). Then came 1996, and then came the cartoon that set me as an HB fangirl for life: The Impossibles. I had seem this cartoon sporadically when Cartoon Network first got started, but I didn't become obsessed with it until 1996.

    My HB DVD collection includes Top Cat, Wacky Races, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, Josie & the Pussycats, Scooby Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf, and a Pup Named Scooby Doo from the commercially released DVDs, and Yogi's First Christmas, Yogi's Great Escape, Frankenstein Jr. & The Impossibles, Shazzan, Josie & The Pussycats in Outerspace, The Good, The Bad, and Huckleberry Hound, and Yogi's Gang (the latter two being mein sister's discs) from the Warner Archives. I also have Secret Squirrel from the Boomerang channel, which I converted to DVD, but I'm awaiting an official release of it. So that's my story, sorry it's so long, though.
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  4. Trailblazer

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    I grew up watching H-B cartoons on Saturday mornings and weekdays after school in the late 1970s and the 1980s. The weekday cartoons were primarily Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry and The Flintstones. I watched all the different Superfriends cartoons on Saturday mornings, along with Scooby Doo again and I can't remember what all. I was also a huge Jonny Quest fan, although I can't remember what day this was on. I like some of the "funny animal" cartoons, but other than the aforementioned canine mystery show and cat and mouse series, I was more of action series fan. I can't say I have a huge H-B DVD library, although it would be nice.
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    Ahh this thread was buried, let me add mine to here and it seems i help bring the thread forward in time by being a 90s kid.

    My first experience with Hanna Barbera was with Tom and Jerry. For a while my parents lived with my grandmother (my first memories i recall happen there) and she use to have several tom and jerry tapes on vhs. And I dug them a lot. However the time we had there wasn't that long and soon we had a new house, in a new area, and a new cable provider. With that, i had Cartoon Network. I had a lot of new exposure to shows and characters i had never yet seen and i was hooked. Scooby Doo, Fred Flintstone, Jonny Quest, Yogi Bear, etc etc all entered my life then (as did the WB crowd) and i didn't look back.

    I lived through the "rising" (i use that term loosely since now it looks like they got overblown) of CN's originals but i always was more looking forward to Hanna Barbera and Warner Brothers branded shows more so than the Cartoon Cartoons. And now thanks to the perseverance of Warner Home Video and Warner Archive i can relive a lot of what i remembered and discover the ones i had missed.
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