Top 7 Hanna Barbera Cartoons and Shows
The various Hanna Barbera cartoons are always among the most popular cartoons and those who get the opportunity to go through cartoon history will certainly carry a long list of Hanna Barbera classic cartoons that are known for their adventure, humor and various memorable episodes. When we consider the best cartoons of all time by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, we cannot miss Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, The Magilla Gorilla Show, The Huckleberry Hound Show, Space Ghost, Super Friends, I am Weasel and Touche Turtle and Dum Dum, among all others. The Yogi Bear Show, ‘The Jetsons’ and ‘Scooby-Doo’ are some of the other very popular Hanna Barbera online cartoons. Hanna-Barbera could successfully introduce many diverse cartoon characters through their Saturday morning cartoons. The Hanna Barbera online cartoons were indeed real challenges even to Disney and Warner Brothers.
This was the first prime time cartoon show by Hanna-Barbera. ‘The Flinstones’ has the distinction as “the most commercially successful cartoon for three decades”. ‘The Flinstones’ is considered as an exception among Hanna-Barbera cartoons because unlike the other cartoons this was for the adult viewers and not for kids. The numerous translations from the modern age into the Stone Age made this show so humorous as well as entertaining.
The Power Puff Girls
This classic cartoon show is about the three girls with super powers – Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercups. Professor Utonium, a scientist was their father and the family lived in Townsville which is a fictional city. The mayor of the town used to call these girls to handle the criminals using their super powers. This cartoon show consists of 78 episodes. The series won four awards and could secure nominations for a Kid’s Choice Award, 9 Annie Awards and 6 Emmy Awards.
This is one among the best Hanna-Barbera cartoons for students. Dexter’s Laboratory is one among the most popular shows of Cartoon Network. The boy Dexter is a genius and carries out his inventions in the laboratory that he maintains secretly. He wants to keep even his sister away from the lab. Dexter’s neighbor Mandark is also a genius and there is bitter rivalry between the two. Dexter’s Laboratory received 3 Annie Awards and was nominated for Golden Reel Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. Many cartoonists like Butch Hartman, Rob Renzetti and Craig McCracken started their career with this cartoon show.
The Magilla Gorilla Show
The Hanna Barbera classic cartoons are known for the animal characters in them. Magilla Gorilla is also an animal character who is dressed like human beings. He wears a bow tie and a derby hat. His shorts are provided with suspenders. The other recurring characters in this show include Punkin Puss with Mushmouse and Ricochet Rabit with Droop-a-Long.
The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Huckleberry Hound Show is the second in the line of Hanna Barbera online cartoons. This cartoon show consists of three programs. Huckleberry Hound is featured in one program, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo are featured in the second one Pixie and Dixie and Mr Jinks in the third program. This cartoon could popularize Hanna Barbera productions all over the US. Moreover, this cartoon show has the credit of making TV specific animation successful. In the year 1960, this cartoon show was the first animation that won Emmy Award.
Space Ghost is an outstanding fictional character of Hanna Barbera Productions. Through this cartoon show the Superhero Cartoons became popular. Space Ghost is a superhero and in the outer space he used to fight with supervillains. In this series he is depicted as a crime fighter and he comes from the Ghost Planet. Space Ghost can fly and also he is capable of remaining invisible to others. He wears powerbands around his wrist and shoots powerful rays from them. He fights with villains like Moltar, Black Widow, Creature King and Metallus. The human sidekicks Jan, Jayce and their pet monkey Blip help Space Ghost in his adventures.
Super Friends is one among the most popular Hanna Barbera cartoons and in this series a team of superheroes are featured. This program consists of 109 episodes. The program was also named as Challenge of the Super Friends. This program ran for about 14 years in the Saturday morning cartoon lineup of ABC.