I didn’t get to do the review I planned due to external elements, so I’ll leave that for next week. However, I wanted to get out of the trend I got into this week. So instead here’s a video by Saberspark discussing the brief history and downfall of Hanna-Barbera. HB was a huge part of my childhood as they were one of the dominating studios of Saturday Morning as well as numerous shows in reruns in the days before direct-to-syndication television as well as one of the prominent studios during that time before Fox Kids and Kids WB ruined it all. That’s a discussion for another time.
All of those studios are now gone come to think of it. DiC was bought by Cookie Jar Entertainment which is now Media DHX. Filmation was scattered to the four winds. Hanna-Barbera bought Ruby-Spears’ catalog before it was bought by Ted Turner before his media empire was bought by Time Warner, which is now WarnerMedia since fusing with HBO and AT&T. It’s a strange time but what led to Hanna-Barbera being a shell of its former self?
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