Tag Archives: Hanna-Barbera

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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The Tar Monster (1978) — The Scooby-Doo Show Cartoon Episode Guide

The Tar Monster (1978) - The Scooby-Doo Show

The Tar Mon­ster (1978) — The Scooby-Doo Show

CotD: “The Tar Mon­ster” is after Pro­fes­sor Brigston and his arche­o­log­i­cal dig, until those med­dling kids put a stop to him…

The Tar Mon­ster (1978) — The Scooby-Doo Show Car­toon Episode Guide

Stoner, chief assis­tant to Pro­fes­sor Brigston, fright­ens the native work­ers away from the dis­cov­ery of the ancient city of Byzan­tius by mas­querad­ing as The Tar Mon­ster, a leg­endary crea­ture that pro­tects the city. Scooby, Daphne, Shaggy, Velma and Fred, invited to see the ancient city by Pro­fes­sor Brigston, catch Stoner in the act and turn him over to the author­i­ties, and give the trea­sures he found to the Turk­ish government.

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