Tom & Jerry (Hanna-Barbera era) - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 7 minutes

Premier: 1940-02-10

Tom & Jerry (Hanna-Barbera era) - Hanna-Barbera - Netflix

Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. (simply known as Hanna-Barbera and also referred to as H-B Enterprises, H-B Production Company and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc.) was an American animation studio that served as a division of Warner Bros. Animation until it was absorbed by them. It was founded in 1957 by former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation directors and Tom and Jerry creators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. For more than three decades in the mid-20th century, it was a prominent force in American television animation. The studio is known for creating a wide variety of popular animated characters and for 30 years, it produced a succession of cartoon shows, including The Flintstones, The Yogi Bear Show, The Jetsons, Wacky Races, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and The Smurfs. Hanna and Barbera together won seven Academy Awards, a Governors Award, eight Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their achievements and were also inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2005, they were honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a wall sculpture of themselves and their characters at the Television Academy's Hall of Fame Plaza. On December 29. 1966, with Hanna-Barbera firmly established as a successful company, Hanna, Barbera and original investor George Sidney sold the company to Taft Broadcasting Co., which continued to operate the studio for the next quarter-century. Hanna-Barbera's fortunes declined in the mid-1980s when the profitability of Saturday morning cartoons was eclipsed by weekday afternoon syndication. In late 1991, the studio was purchased from Taft (by then renamed Great American Broadcasting) by Turner Broadcasting System, which used much of its back catalog as programming for its new channel, Cartoon Network. After Turner purchased the company, Hanna and Barbera continued to serve as creative consultants and mentors. The studio became a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Animation in 1996 following Turner Broadcasting's merger with Time Warner, and was ultimately absorbed into Warner Bros. Animation in 2001. As of 2018, Warner Bros. uses the studio's brand to market properties and productions associated with the Hanna-Barbera library.

Tom & Jerry (Hanna-Barbera era) - 2007–present: New projects based on legacy properties - Netflix

As of 2018, Warner Bros. continues to produce new projects based on legacy Hanna-Barbera properties. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated premiered in 2010, The Tom and Jerry Show premiered in 2014 and Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! premiered in 2015. In 2016, it was announced that a Scooby-Doo film reboot was in the works. The film was scheduled for release in September 2018, but was pushed back to 2020. The new movie is intended to be the first installment of a Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe. In 2017, a reboot of the 1968 series Wacky Races premiered on the Boomerang streaming service. Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! and Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? is set to debut in 2019.

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