Tag Archives: Hanna-Barbera

Bewitched Bear (1960) – Yogi Bear Cartoon Episode Guide

Bewitched Bear (1960) - Yogi Bear Cartoon

Bewitched Bear (1960) - Yogi Bear Cartoon

CotD: Originally part of the The Huckleberry Hound Show, “Bewitched Bear” featured the bear that would go on to his own show, The Yogi Bear Show.

Bewitched Bear (1960) – Yogi Bear Cartoon Episode Guide

Yogi and Boo Boo use a flying broom from a witch to steal picnic baskets.

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Mr. Mojo’s Rising (1999) – The Powerpuff Girls Cartoon Episode Guide

Mr. Mojo's Rising (1999) -  The Powerpuff Girls

Mr. Mojo's Rising (1999) - The Powerpuff Girls

CotD: We all know how The Powerpuff Girls were created; “Mr. Mojo’s Rising” give us a look at the origins of Mojo Jojo- who came from the very same lab!

Mr. Mojo’s Rising (1999) – The Powerpuff Girls Cartoon Episode Guide

It’s a blast from the past- a blast of Chemical X that is. Mojo Jojo reveals that he was once the Professor’s assistant, and that he too was altered by the use of Chemical X. But while little Jojo got a big brain, the Girls won the Professor’s heart with their combination of toughness and cuteness.

Jojo left the lab and became Mojo Jojo. Out of guilt, the Professor agrees to give Mojo superpowers like the Girls, and Mojo tries to destroy them with his new-found strength.

The Professor finally remembers that Jojo was a terrible lab assistant, who pushed him, triggering the accident that led to the Powerpuff Girls being on earth! Distracted by the implications of his actions, Mojo goes into a temporary daze. The Professor is able to strap up Mojo to the power-bestowing device, which, luckily, has a reverse button.

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Debt And Taxes (1966) – Peter Potamus and So-So Cartoon Episode Guide

Debt And Taxes (1966) - Peter Potamus and So-So Cartoon

Debt And Taxes (1966) - Peter Potamus and So-So Cartoon

CotD: Some H-B cartoons seemed to gravitate to animals in a flying ark. “Debt And Taxes” from The Peter Potamus Show is a good example.

Debt And Taxes (1966) – Peter Potamus and So-So Cartoon Episode Guide

Peter is forced by villagers to get their tax money back from a tyrant. It looks like he will fail until he resorts to using his hippo hurricane holler, which blows the money back to the villagers. The tyrant then announces higher taxes because of the depletion of his treasury and now the villagers are mad at Peter, who escapes in the balloon.

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Spooky Space Kook (1969) – Scooby Doo, Where Are You! Cartoon Episode Guide

Spooky Space Kook (1969) - Scooby Doo, Where Are You! Cartoon Episode Guide

Spooky Space Kook (1969) - Scooby Doo, Where Are You! Cartoon Episode Guide

CotD: One of my favorite Scooby-Doo episodes is “Spooky Space Kook” and the crazy glowing alien in it. CLASSIC Scooby!

Spooky Space Kook (1969) – Scooby Doo, Where Are You! Cartoon Episode Guide

When the Mystery Machine runs out of fuel, the Scooby-Doo crime stoppers go to an old farmhouse for help. Thinking they’re reporters, the farmer tells them to go away because he’s been run ragged by reporters ever since a ghostly craft has been hovering over the area at night.

The Scooby-Doo detectives manage to capture and trap the “space ghost” inside a wind tunnel, and expose him to be Henry Bascomb, the farmer’s next-door neighbor. Bascomb had heard about The Air Force needing more land to reopen the airfield, and he was trying to scare the farmers so he could buy their property dirt-cheap.

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A Flintstone Family Christmas (1993) – Hanna-Barbera Studios Animated TV Special

A Flintstone Family Christmas (1993) - Hanna-Barbera Studios

A Flintstone Family Christmas (1993) - Hanna-Barbera Studios

CotD: Take a step back in time with “A Flintstone Family Christmas” for a Yabba-Dabba-Do good holiday special.

A Flintstone Family Christmas (1993) – Hanna-Barbera Studios Animated TV Special

The older generation Flintstones and Rubbles get involved with Stoney, a “caveless kid from the wrong side of the tar pits”, while awaiting the arrival of the newest members of the clan who were snowed in at O’Harestone Airport

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Missile-Bound Bear (1961) – Yogi Bear Cartoon Episode Guide

Missile-Bound Bear (1961) - Yogi Bear

Missile-Bound Bear (1961) - Yogi Bear

CotD: Hey Boo Boo! “Missile-Bound Bear” had everyone’s favorite bear take off for new heights. Today is also the released date for the (arguably) worst feature film Disney ever made…. you will have to find that one on your own!

Missile-Bound Bear (1961) – Yogi Bear Cartoon Episode Guide

The military in Washington D.C. uses Jellystone Park as their test sight for their new missile, and Yogi falls asleep in the capsule and goes for ride.

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A Tiki Scare Is No Fair (1970) – Scooby Doo, Where Are You! Episode Guide

A Tiki Scare Is No Fair (1970) - Scooby Doo, Where Are You!

A Tiki Scare Is No Fair (1970) - Scooby Doo, Where Are You!

CotD: Those meddling kids head to the islands in “A Tiki Scare Is No Fair“; So did Freddy drive the whole way?

A Tiki Scare Is No Fair (1970) – Scooby Doo, Where Are You! Episode Guide

The teen sleuths’ vacation on the Hawaiian islands results in a busman’s holiday after Shag and Scooby, having attended their 47th luau, are threatened by a ghoulish witch doctor to leave immediately or face the vengeance of Mano Tiki Tia, a ghostly legend come to life. Although the two bon vivants are prepared to follow the warning, the kids investigate the haunting legend of the Tiki god after discovering that Mr. John Simms, their tour guide has mysteriously vanished.

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“Top Cat” film purrs to record in Mexican theaters

Don Gato y Su Pandilla (Top Cat)

Don Gato y Su Pandilla (Top Cat)

A feature version of Hanna-Barbera’s “Top Cat” series has broken the opening weekend record for a Mexican film at that country’s box office.

Don Gato y Su Pandilla grossed almost $3.2 million in Mexico. Distributed by Warner Bros., it was shown in 2D and 3D on over 1,000 screens.

Revenues exceeded those for all Hollywood movies, including Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Friends with Benefits.

The movie was expected to debut well in Mexico, where Top Cat has always been popular.

Two of Latin America’s leading animation firms, Mexico’s Anima Estudios and Argentina’s Illusion Studios, produced Don Gato y Su Pandilla.

Three animated pictures are among the most successful opening films of all time in Mexico.

Creative consultant Colin Brady — character designer for Toy Story– and screenwriters Kevin Seccia and Tim Mckeon worked with Mexican director Alberto Mar on the feature.

The Top Cat movie will open October 13 in Argentina and Peru, said Anima Estudios producer Jose Carlos Garcia de Letona. Sales are in “advanced negotiations” for six other South American countries, he added.

Ship Of Ghouls (1985) – The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Cartoon Episode Guide

Ship Of Ghouls (1985) - The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

Ship Of Ghouls (1985) - The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

CotD: You’d think any show with Vincent Price couldn’t be all bad, but “Ship Of Ghouls” proved neither he or Scooby could save the ill-conceived and poorly produced The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo…

Ship Of Ghouls (1985) – The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Cartoon Episode Guide

Paranoid and stressed from a life of ghost hunting, Scooby decides to book a vacation on an ocean liner. The problem is, that the ship is headed for the Bermuda Triangle. All the other passengers are also ghosts.

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Pursuit Of The Po-Ho (1964) – Jonny Quest Cartoon Episode Guide

Pursuit Of The Po-Ho (1964) - Jonny Quest Cartoon

Pursuit Of The Po-Ho (1964) - Jonny Quest Cartoon

CotD: Hanna-Barbera expanded immensely on what a cartoon was. Jonny Quest to animation into the dramatic realm, and “Pursuit Of The Po-Ho” was a great example from this series…

Pursuit Of The Po-Ho (1964) – Jonny Quest Cartoon Episode Guide

Dr. Quest is called in to rescue fellow scientist Dr. Emil Hartman who has been captured by the Po-Ho natives he was studying. But Dr. Quest ends up being captured himself, and Race and the boys must figure out how to rescue them both.

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