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Hanna-Barbera was originally formed as a division of MGM in 1944 by Tom and Jerry creators and directors; William "Bill" Hanna & Joseph "Joe" Barbera and live-action director George Sidney as "H-B Enterprises" in order to produce sponsored films and later television commercials. In 1955, Bill and Joe later became the co-heads of the MGM animation department after producer Fred Quimby retired. After MGM shut down its animation studio in 1957, H-B Enterprises became Hanna and Barbera's full-time job. The same year, H-B struck a deal with Columbia Pictures Corporation to syndicate the cartoons on television in conjunction with Columbia's television division Screen Gems until 1966 and co-produced several cartoons in the early 1970s until 1974 and by Columbia Pictures Television from 1974-1975. The company was renamed to "Hanna-Barbera Productions" in 1959 and was later acquired by Taft Broadcasting in 1967; Taft was later renamed to Great American Broadcasting in 1987 after a buyout; it would then be renamed to Citicasters in 1993 before finally being absorbed into Jacor Communications in 1997, who in turn was acquired by ClearChannel Media (now iHeart Media) in 1999. In 1991, the studio was purchased by Turner Broadcasting, initially with help from the Apollo Investment Group. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera both went into semi-retirement, yet continued to serve as ceremonial figureheads for the studio. The same year, the company was renamed to "H-B Production Co." and renamed again as "Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc." in 1993. In 1992, Turner launched the Cartoon Network, which had been built around reruns from the Hanna-Barbera and the Turner Entertainment Co. cartoon libraries (pre-1986 MGM, pre-1950 WB, and a.a.p. cartoons). The same year in 1994, Turner turned Hanna-Barbera towards primarily producing new material for its Cartoon Network when Cartoon Network Studios was organized as a division of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. On October 10, 1996, Turner was bought out by Time Warner. With William Hanna's death in 2001, Hanna-Barbera was folded into Warner Bros. Animation, and Cartoon Network Studios assumed production of Cartoon Network's output. Joe Barbera remained with Warner Bros. Animation until his death in 2006. Today, Hanna-Barbera still survives as an in-name-only unit of Warner Bros. Animation for distribution and marketing of properties and productions associated with Hanna-Barbera's "classic" works such as: The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and Scooby-Doo. However, not all cartoons co-produced by Hanna-Barbera are owned by Time Warner such as the following: Jeannie and The Partridge Family 2200 A.D. (Sony Pictures Television), The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Laverne & Shirley in the Army, and Harlem Globetrotters (CBS Television Studios/CBS Television Distribution), Gravedale High (NBCUniversal Television), Capitol Critters (20th Century Fox Television), Pink Panther and Sons, The Adventures of Sinbad Jr., and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (first season co-produced by H-B and the second season was co-produced by DiC, MGM Television), and most of the theatrical library. Warner Bros. has no kind of rights to any of these series listed.
(December 3, 1957-March 26, 1960)
Nickname: "The H-B Boxes"
Logo: Over a yellow background sits two boxes, one red and one blue, joined together unevenly. There's an "H" in the red box and a "B" in the blue box. The text appears as "an HB PRODUCTION".
- On this variant, the background is dark green, the "H" box is lavender, and the "B" box is red. The text appears as "AN HB ENTERPRISES CARTOON".
- Sometimes the letters appear smaller.
- An extremely rare variant has the H-B Boxes , but the text is extended out to read Hanna-Barbera.
Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the cartoon.
Availability: The early variant is extremely rare and it appeared only on The Ruff & Reddy Show. The later one is fairly common and can be seen on early episodes of Yogi Bear, Pixie & Dixie and Mr. Jinks, Huckleberry Hound, and the Quick Draw McGraw short "Scary Prairie" among other shorts.
Scare Factor: None to minimal.
Logo: It's only an in-credit text saying “A HANNA-BARBERA PRODUCTION”, either at the beginning of a short or at the end of a show. This practice continued well into 1987, years after H-B introduced an in-credit logo for its shows.
Trivia: The right half of the 1959 logo of "A Hanna-Barbera Production" became the logo for the Boomerang network from April 1, 2000 until the fall of 2014.
Variants: While the style of the wording varied from show to show, here are the variants below:
- “HANNA-BARBERA” is in a “scrawly” font used for crediting the two producers on latter-day MGM shorts and many of the original H-B Productions series. Used mainly on early shorts, in a pale turquoise (or electric blue ) “splotch” on a yellow (or pink) background. The font would vary on some H-B shorts of the era.
- “Hanna-Barbera” is in a 60s-esque “cursive” font commonly known as “Tabitha”. Used within a similar “splotch” device, but is also seen at the end of several 1960s series such as The Jetsons and Top Cat.
- The entire wording is in a bold, all-caps font, usually Franklin Gothic Condensed. Seen at the end of many 1960s series, most notably Johnny Quest, The Flintstones, Atom Ant, and Secret Squirrel.
- “HANNA-BARBERA” is in a bold, “tubular” font most similar to the latter-day Filmways logo. Usually seen on 1970s and 1980s series such as Challenge of the Super Friends and Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch among others. The last shows to use this variation of "HANNA-BARBERA" were Pound Puppies, the 1986 version of Jonny Quest, and The Flintstone Kids, among shows.
- On some 1960s cartoons such as Birdman and Space Ghost, the text said "A HANNA-BARBERA CARTOON" at the end of some episodes, but seen at the end of every end-title credits.
- On the first season of the short-lived series Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures, there's an in-credit text that reads as "Produced by Hanna Barbera Productions, Inc. in association with Orion Television Entertainment and Nelson Entertainment with a copyright stamp to Orion Television Entertainment and Nelson Films, Inc. below.
- There is also a small rectangle or square with a caricature sketch of the characters inside that accompanies the copyright with the in-credit logo on most shows. This practice began in the late 1960s and would last until 1987 on most shows.
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: None except the later variation is a bit harsh on the eyes.
Music/Sounds: The opening or closing theme of the cartoon.
Availability: Common. It's still preserved on all H-B shows from 1959-1991, as it’s in the credits.
Scare Factor: None.
(February 26, 1967-September 7, 1969)
Nicknames: "The H-B Box", "Zooming Out/Fading In H-B Box"
Logo: On a black background, three small orange rectangles appear, the outer two stretching down, the one in the center extending up, then they stretch, break up and multiply to become an orange box containing a large, black stylized “H-B” cutout. Then the box grows to become an orange background, the black H-B zooms out, disappears, and then it cuts to light blue words reading “a Hanna-Barbera production” with the “a” in a black box. Finally, a yellow stylized “H-B” (using the same style as the black one) slowly fades in.
Later Variant: There’s another version from 1968 featuring nearly the same starting animation, with the rectangles moving the directions they’re supposed to extend instead of stretching before they actually do, but when the black zooming “H-B” disappears, it cuts to a red “H-B” with the text already on it, with the small “a” box being dark blue and the letter in yellow. It features a byline reading “a division of Taft Broadcasting Company” next to a small Taft logo in dark blue text on the bottom.
FX/SFX: The rectangles appearing and forming the H-B logo, the zoom-out.
Cheesy Factor: Well, the logo seems pretty advanced for 1966, but it's still somewhat choppy (very much like the cartoons H-B produced during this period). Another cheesy thing is that, during the rectangle animation on the 1968 version, when it’s nearly finished, it merely cuts to the finished “H-B”.
Music/Sounds: It features four glockenspiel notes and then three brass-band/accordion notes mixed with three glockenspiel chimes.
Availability: Extremely rare/near extinction. The mid-'60s version is still kept on its only show, the 1966 NBC live-action/animated special Jack and the Beanstalk, whenever someone decides to show it but it's still retained on VHS prints. The 1968 version is only seen on the live-action/animated TV series The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Scare Factor: Medium to high. The sudden fast-paced animation, blocky abstract design, and fanfare could get to some.
(September 7, 1968-March 27, 1974, September 10, 2002-April 7, 2009)
Nicknames: "The H-B Box II", "The Zooming H-B", "(Zooming-In) H-B Box"
Logo: On a black background, a large, stylized orange “H-B” begins to zoom right up at the viewer. When it nearly engulfs the screen, the background suddenly becomes yellow-orange. On top of the “H-B”, the words “a”, “Hanna-Barbera”, and “production” all appear.
Trivia: H-B used these and the 1969 logos using the box design during this period.
- For a short period, Taft’s corporate logo, alongside a byline reading “a division of Taft Broadcasting Company”, appear. This appears to coincide with the logo being used “standalone”, with its own music. Box logos that are appended to the ends of shows and have the show’s music playing usually do not have the byline. However, there are some exceptions, such as The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't, which featured the logo attached to the end of the credits with the end of the show's theme playing under it, but features a Taft logo and byline; and Yogi's Ark Lark, which features the "standalone" variant of the logo (with its own music), but no Taft logo or byline.
- Starting in 2002 with the release of Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire, the "Scooby All-Stars" logo was phased out and replaced with a recreation of this logo. The H-B now zooms-in much more smoothly before cutting to the finished logo. This was seen on all 2002-2009 made-for-video Scooby-Doo movies, though beginning with Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra Doo, it now simply ends with the Warner Bros. Animation logo, which seems appropriate as all the made-for-video Scooby-Doo movies were produced at Warner Bros. Animation.
- On Boomerang airings of A Christmas Story (1972), the logo fades out before the text appeared. Whether or not this was a programming error is currently unknown.
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The “zooming” H-B which has very choppy animation, and a sudden “jolt” from the black background to the orange background.
Music/Sounds: A whimsical flute/xylophone jingle, ending in a held-out organ note. It was written by then Hanna-Barbera musical director Ted Nichols, used only when the logo wasn’t attached to the end of the show and had the show’s end credits music playing over it. You can hear this at the end of the Dastardly & Muttley, Penelope Pitstop, and Josie and the Pussycats closing title tracks on the European H-B music CD “Tunes from the Toons: The Best of Hanna-Barbera".
Availability: Uncommon. It was last seen on most episodes of Wacky Races on Boomerang (it is plastered with the All-Stars "Comedy" logo on the DVD release) and the no byline version was also seen on The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Super Friends, the TV movie Yogi's Ark Lark, The Flintstone Comedy Show, and most episodes of The New Scooby Movies when last rerun on Boomerang. The stand-alone variant was also originally seen on The Harlem Globetrotters 1970 animated series and the second season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (the latter is available on DVD). Though some episodes of Josie and the Pussycats have this plastered over with the 1979 bylineless version of Swirling Star #1. This logo is also seen on other shows such as the two 1973 animated series, Speed Buggy and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids. This was also recently spotted on The Adventures of Gulliver episode "Little Man of the Year" with the Taft byline.
Scare Factor: Medium, bordering on high for those who aren't used to seeing it. The choppy animation and music that shows used (as well as the regular jingle) contributes to this logo being scary. It is a favorite of many, though.
(September 13, 1969-September 5, 1971)
Nicknames: "The H-B Box III", "Multiplying Rectangles"
Logo: A rare variant of the 3rd logo. It starts off with the formation of the H-B box from the 3rd logo (1st variant), but instead of the box zooming out, it becomes a capri while the background becomes red, then “a hanna-barbera production” in denim blue and the Taft byline/logo fade in. The “a" in the H-B box is on top of a denim blue box with a orange outline
FX/SFX: The “multiplying rectangles”.
Cheesy Factor: Still rough, but a bit smoother and less in-your-face than the previous one. The blue BG makes the text hard to read, though. Also, the rectangle animation simply cuts crudely to the finished “H-B” as the background zooms in.
Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo.
- On one occasion, it used the "Swirling Star" music due to an editing error.
- On Romanian-dubbed prints of Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines, the logo is silent.
Availability: Uncommon. This logo was available on scattered H-B shows as well as the original first season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Prior to 2004, this logo was nearly impossible to find, mainly due to chronic plastering. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! suffered this as well, first with a blacked out 1979-era Swirling Star logo, then with the 1994 “Action” variant of the “All-Stars” logo. This logo can be found on a few Hanna-Barbera DVD box sets, most notably the first two seasons of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, which means the logo is now more common than it was six years ago. This is also spotted on DVD releases of The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, with the current WB Television logo following it. It was also sighted on a recent Boomerang rerun of the Scooby-Doo episode "Go Away Ghost Ship," though time-compressed. The version with the "Swirling Star" music has turned up on The Scooby-Doo Show episode "Hang in There Scooby-Doo", on the Australian version of Cartoon Network (which are possibly pre-Turner prints). This was also originally seen on the short-lived The Cattanooga Cats but was plastered over with the "CGI Swirling Star" logo when it was rerun on Boomerang. It was also seen on Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines reruns on Boomerang, but was bizarrely not retained on its DVD release.
Scare Factor: Low to medium. It has better animation, but still a little rough.
(September 7, 1974-April 7, 1979; December 13, 1979)
Nickname: "Rainbow H-B"
Logo: We start on a pattern of five columns, each filled with the words “HANNA-BARBERA”. The words are colored so that they form a rainbow pattern. Suddenly, the words start disappearing, from the top starting on the 1st column, and from the bottom starting with the last column. The words disappear until one last “HANNA-BARBERA” is left. That enlarges and “morphs” into a skewed, stylized H-B, filled with a rolling rainbow pattern with numerous “HANNA-BARBERA”s in it. Below, the words “HANNA-BARBERA PRODUCTIONS, INC.” appear.
Trivia: This logo is used on backgrounds of the end titles of cartoons such as The Scooby-Doo Show (blue) and Dynomutt, Dog Wonder (red).
Byline: In 1978, the logo does not enlarge. In this version, a Taft Broadcasting byline, sans logo this time, appears. Some post-1988 prints of H-B shows from this particular period have the Taft byline blacked out.
- A rare variant has been seen on only a couple of TV movies of the era. It was a still shot with more solid colors (yellow, orange, red, pink, violet, blue) and segmented lines running inside the design. Plus, it's horizontal. Also, the byline is still intact. It is mainly nicknamed as "Solid Rainbow H-B".
- An extremely rare variant that was presumably seen at the beginning of programs features the "H-B" more towards the top of the screen and a large lime green/olive-brown "77" in the same style underneath. There are no "HANNA-BARBERA"s in either figure. This was presumably only seen in the year 1977. This variant was animated by Dolphin Productions, a New York-based company that incorporated the first computer-generated effects in TV logos and advertisements. The music playing underneath is the theme to the 1975 New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show. It is nicknamed "H-B '77".
FX/SFX: The Scanimate “rainbow” effects used in both the columns and actual logo; the words being “wiped” away.
Cheesy Factor: Better, but the “morphing” effect is cheesy and awkward. The “H-B” looks somewhat ugly, and the morphing effect… well, freeze-frame the logo and you’ll see how ungainly it looks. None for the Solid Rainbow H-B, but the H-B '77 has terrible color schemes and is incredibly ugly to look at.
Music/Sounds: Usually just the end theme of the show. None for the TV movie variant.
Music/Sounds Variants: Some repeats would have the 1968-1974 theme, which seems to be synchronized perfectly with the logo. On the DVD print of Scooby Goes Hollywood, it played the 1979 "Swirling Star" logo theme. This was most likely because since the specials aired in December 1979, it most likely was used to plaster the Swirling Star logo. The Swirling Star music has also been heard on a recent Australian rerun of The Scooby-Doo Show episode "Creepy Cruise".
Availability: Uncommon. Usually preserved on Hong Kong Phooey, The Super Friends Hour, Clue Club, Jabberjaw, Challenge of the Super Friends, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, most of the final season of The Scooby-Doo Show, and some episodes of Yogi's Space Race whenever someone decides to show them; however on some prints of the latter, the credits cut off early or they are plastered over with the CGI Swirling Star. It is also available on DVD such as on Hong Kong Phooey and The Scooby-Doo Show. This logo was also seen on the 1st season of The All-New Popeye Hour, though when it last reran on the old Family Channel, this logo and the King Features Syndicate logo that followed were both played in sped-up mode due to time compressing. Was also seen on The Tom & Jerry Show (1975) before the 1973 MGM Television logo. The "Solid H-B" was only on a few TV movies, such as the live-action telefilm The Gathering. The H-B '77 logo is extinct
Scare Factor: Low to medium. The design does seem a bit ominous. The animation may get to some as well.
(September 8, 1979-May 20, 1986, July 17, 1989, June 7, 1990)
Nicknames: "Swirling Star", "Twisting Star", "Taft Swirling Star", "Rainbow Twist", "H-B Swirling Star"
Logo: On a black background, a white star swirls down from the top, leaving behind a rainbow trail. It then settles into the center of the screen as it twirls, occasionally shrinking and twisting, forming a circular trail. It then twists into the middle of the circle and comes to a stop. The words “Hanna-Barbera Productions” in Belwe Medium font appear below.
Trivia: Basically, this is the Taft swirling star as seen on the Taft International Pictures logo, only rainbow colored. The logo was designed by Saul Bass.
- September 8, 1979-January 31, 1981: “A TAFT BROADCASTING COMPANY” (in a white font)
- September 12, 1981-May 20, 1986: “A DIVISION OF THE TAFT ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY”
- In 1982, the 1981 byline was altered/amended with "A DIVISION OF" over "THE TAFT ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY".
- In 1983, the 1981 byline appears in a large yellow font, and the logo appears smaller in this version.
- June 7, 1990: "A GREAT AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY"
- Post-1988 prints of H-B shows from this era often have the Taft byline blacked out.
- In 1990, a special version of this was used at the end of Jetsons: The Movie. This features the same animation, but “Hanna-Barbera” is written in the familiar cursive “script” font, first introduced in 1987. This variant also features a Great American byline, and is the only H-B logo to do so. This variant features a majestic version of the "Meet George Jetson" theme instead of the logo's regular music.
- On VHS releases of The Greatest Stories: Tales from the Bible, the logo is silent.
- In 1981, the colors on the trail were given a more vivid appearance.
- Beginning in 1984, Hanna-Barbera created an opening logo to use at the beginning of some of their shows. It’s the same as the closing logo but it fades in during the middle of the animation. The text is changed, “Hanna-Barbera” is larger, and a small yellow “PRESENTS” is shown below. Music for this was a sweeping chime sound, though 1980s Jetsons episodes feature a rendition of the Jetsons' doorbell (the “Meet George Jetson” piece of the theme rendered in chimes). This opening variant (the version with the regular music) can still be found at the beginning of every episode of The Smurfs on Boomerang.
- There is a rare variant of this logo seen on some cartoons, in which the trail is dark red and the byline is nearly invisible. This is likely due to film deterioration, which is quite unusual at this time (compared to the Rankin-Bass logo from 1977). This was used only in the early 1980's and is nicknamed "The Red Swirling Star".
- The 1981 variant appears against a primitive-CG starry background in the video A Very Special 25 Years of Hanna-Barbera.
- There is also an extremely rare still opening variant seen on the 1986 feature film GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords, in which there is a large "A Hanna-Barbera Production" byline and the logo is tiny in size.
- A still version of this logo appears at the end of the 1982 Hanna-Barbera feature film Heidi's Song, with a small Swirling Star graphic.
- On an older print of one episode of The Scooby-Doo Show, the logo is moved up a bit so that the Taft byline cannot be seen.
- A rare variant where the Swirling Star plays as usual, but it ends with the letters "HB" in black on top of the star itself and the star itself zooms in to make way for the words "HANNA BARBERA," which zooms out from the center screen to flash in multiple colors before ending in a red color. The music accompanying it is score music from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. This is seen on the 1989 VHS tape Top Cat - T.C.'s Back in Town.
- An extremely rare variant exists on a 1984 Canadian VHS tape of The Three Musketeers and in a VHS tape of The Count of Monte Cristo where the logo is silent, however when the logo freezes, a note from some other cartoon theme song plays then the ordinary synthesizer music begins.
- On the 1991 promo reel for Cartoon Network's launch, and the TV special A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera, an I.A.T.S.E. bug appears below the logo.
FX/SFX: The star and residue trail. Scanimate effects.
Music/Sounds: Best described as “futuristic synthesized music". We start out with ascending and descending chimes mixed with a "whoosh" sound with each revolution of the star. When the star stops, the entire thing culminates in a gentle synth chord as the chimes finish in the background. This was written by Hoyt Curtin.
- Some shows have appeared with the first variant with a blacked-out byline, but with the music from the 4th logo. This was chiefly used to update the logo on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, but has spread to other shows as well, including post-1988 reruns of Casper's First Christmas and was also spotted on an episode of Josie and the Pussycats. This instance also happened on a 1982 episode of The Smurfs, entitled "The Adventures of Robin Smurf" and another instance on a 1986 U.S. syndicated rerun episode of The Smurfs. This variant was sort of common, but became rare when Turner updated the prints of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in 1998, and tacked on the 1994 "Action All-Stars" logo.
- On The All-New Popeye Hour on The Family Channel (now ABC Family), some reruns of the 1979-81 episodes would have this logo and the music on it played in sped-up mode due to time compressing.
- There is a high-toned variant that was seen at the end of one U.S. Boomerang rerun episode of The Super Globetrotters, due to the U.S. Boomerang's prints of The Super Globetrotters airing in PAL format, but on the Warner Archive DVD releases, this is played in the normal tone.
- On the 1986 theatrical re-release of Hey There, It's Yogi Bear, the film's opening music cue plays over the "presents" variation of the logo. At the end, the standard version of the logo plays silent.
Availability: Common in its “unaltered” form, though many prints still have the logo's Taft bylines blacked out or bylineless. Currently seen on The Smurfs on Boomerang, and was also shown on Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, the first two seasons of The Snorks, The Yogi Bear Show, Josie and the Pussycats, Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, most 1982 episodes of Richie Rich, a few existing 1980s syndicated remastered episodes of Top Cat, the 1984-1985 season of The Jetsons, and The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo when last rerun on Boomerang. Very interestingly, this logo (w/ Taft byline) appears right after the "Zooming H-B" on the DVD releases of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, and The Flintstones Comedy Show. It also recently appeared after the "Zooming H-B" logo on the former's episode "Focus Foolery" when last rerun on Boomerang as well. The H-B Presents logo with the "Meet George Jetson" chimes is extremely rare and so far it has been spotted on The Jetsons episode "A Jetson Christmas Carol". On some releases of Jetsons: The Movie, this logo appears for only a split second before the Universal logo appears. The blacked-out byline version appears at the end of DVD prints of Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf. There are also some prints with this logo (with b/o byline) actually plastering the next logo. The film deterioration variants are rare, but were last seen on some episodes of Josie and the Pussycats and The New Scooby Movies episode "Scooby-Doo Meets Batman & Robin". The "A Hanna-Barbera Production" variant is extremely rare as well. On The Scooby-Doo Show episode "Jeepers! It's the Jaguaro!", it has the 1981 logo version of the Swirling Star plastering the 1974 H-B logo. Sadly, this plasters logos on VHS releases of Tom & Jerry Kids. This was also seen on the 1985 TV special/pilot episode of Pound Puppies. The "presents" variant was also seen on Challenge of the GoBots and The Flintstone Kids, as well as at the TV movie Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf and least one episode of Wake, Rattle & Roll (odd for the latter two, considering the logo was no longer used by this point); it was also used as part of the intro for The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera (the syndicated cartoon block). The logo has also seen on some pre-Turner prints of The Scooby-Doo Show on the Australian version of Cartoon Network. It was also previously seen on season 1 reruns of Shirt Tales and plastered over with the "CGI Swirling Star" on season 2 reruns on Boomerang. This version and the "CGI Swirling Star" below plastered the H-B Rainbow logo on Boomerang's reruns of Scooby's All Star Laff-a-Lympics.
Scare Factor: Low. The animation, combined with the music can startle some, but this logo is still a favorite of many and is very popular. But it's getting worse at the end of Amigo and Friends which segue to the Viacom V of Doom and ends up scary like this.
(September 6, 1986-1992; December 15, 1997; November 18, 1998-July 12, 2002)
Nicknames: "Swirling Star II", "CGI Swirling Star", "Twisting Star II", "Taft Swirling Star II", "Shining Star Twist", "H-B Swirling Star II"
Logo: An updated version of the previous logo, but now done in CGI. The trail is now metallic, and the star now realistically twists and turns and has a nice shine effect. The text and the respective company byline are in a different font and are slightly smaller.
Trivia: Airings of the Johnny Bravo episode "Under the Big Flop" on Cartoon Network used the 1988-1992 version of this logo instead of the standard "Character Portrait II" logo.
- September 6, 1986-July 16, 1988: "A DIVISION OF THE TAFT ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY"
- September 10, 1988-1992; December 15, 1997: (Bylineless; Great American Broadcasting era)
- November 18, 1998-February 9, 2001, April 3, 2001, April 20, 2001: "A Time Warner Company"
- April 27, 2001-July 12, 2002: "An AOL Time Warner Company"
- The 1988-1992 version often has the logo slightly enlarged.
- On some shows, the bylineless version has the logo shifted up.
- A still variant was seen on The Pirates of Dark Water with all names and bylines completely blacked out and replaced with "HANNA-BARBERA, INC." in a generic font. This also sometimes plastered the custom H-B logo at the end of Fish Police.
- When The Powerpuff Girls premiered on November 18, 1998, the trend for most H-B/Cartoon Network shows was to get a custom “Character Portrait II” logo. Bucking the trend, PPG used an updated version of this logo. All names and bylines are completely blacked out, and instead the text “HANNA-BARBERA CARTOONS” in the same font as the show's end credits, and the Time Warner byline (changed to AOL Time Warner in 2001) are used. Plus, the logo became static after the logo forms. This lasted until 2002; post-movie episodes of PPG featured a custom version of the 2001 Cartoon Network Studios logo. This variant also appeared at the end of the Dexter's Laboratory 1999 special, "Ego Trip" (that version featured the Cartoon Network logo zooming out of the star's top point, with a result much like how the logo appeared after the "Character Portrait II" logo).
- Sometimes the regular 1986 version of this logo also carries a blacked out byline where the Taft byline is usually at.
- Copyright dates may be substituted for the "Hanna-Barbera Productions" text.
FX/SFX: Same as above; nice CGI, a good achievement for its time, and brighter colors, but...
Cheesy Factor: ...it doesn’t work as well as its predecessor for some reason. The path has been changed to look “looser” and it simply doesn’t look as visually appealing as its predecessor.
Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo, or the closing theme of the show, which happened on some shows such as the short-lived 1988 series The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley and the final season of The Smurfs among other shows. This also happened on Cartoon Network and Boomerang airings of The Smurfs 1987 Christmas special "Tis the Season to Be Smurfy."
- On Boomerang's prints of The Flintstone Comedy Show, the logo used the end theme of the show (carried on from the 1968 logo which preceded this variant), and halfway through, it cuts to the regular music already in progress.
- On The Powerpuff Girls episode "Dream Scheme/You Snooze, You Lose" and the 1999 Dexter's Laboratory special "Ego Trip", two copies of the theme play simultaneously, making the logo louder.
Availability: Uncommon. The original version was last seen on seasons 3 and 4 of The Snorks, post-season 5 episodes of The Smurfs, Fantastic Max, season 1 of Pound Puppies, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, and The Pirates of Dark Water when rerun on Boomerang (though A Pup Named Scooby-Doo preserves it on DVD releases). The 1998 version was last seen seen on the first four seasons of The Powerpuff Girls on Boomerang amd Cartoon Network (the logo is also preserved on DVD releases of the show). Can be spotted at the end of the Scooby-Doo TV movies Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987) and Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988). Also added to the end of some 1960s shows with no logo (very common in the past, but rather rare nowadays), and is sometimes seen at the end of shows that originally had an older H-B logo or one of the early 1990s in-credit logo variations, but that is rather rare as well, though this has recently happened on Boomerang's reruns of the short-lived Cattanooga Cats. However, an instance of that was spotted on a May 8, 2010 airing of the pilot episode of Yogi's Space Race. The version with the Taft byline still exists on other shows such as The Flintstone Kids and Popeye and Son among shows so far. This was also seen on S3 episodes of The Jetsons from 1987 as well as Jonny Quest (1986). It was also spotted on Yo, Yogi! when reran on a foreign Boomerang.
Scare Factor: Same as the previous logo, but it is not as popular as the previous one.
(September 10, 1988-1992)
Logo: Basically, an in-credit variant of the 7th logo next to the cursive “Hanna-Barbera” logo. This is superimposed over the credits, like the earliest H-B logos.
Variant: On the final two seasons of The Smurfs, as well as the opening credits of Jetsons: The Movie, there is no swirling star.
Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show. On Jetsons: The Movie, it's the intro theme of the film.
Availability: Rare. Seen on the final two seasons of The Smurfs as well as on the opening credits of Jetsons: The Movie and season two of Tom and Jerry Kids (as a dual credit with Turner Entertainment Co., though Turner Broadcasting, the parent of TEC, who would ironically end up owning them in 1991) which is sadly plastered by the previous logo on VHS releases. The Jetsons: The Movie version is the most widely available.
Scare Factor: None.
(September 7, 1990-1991)
Nicknames: "Happy Birthday Fred!", "The Flintstones 30th Anniversary logo"
Logo: Against a sky-blue background, Fred Flintstone, in a blue "caveman tuxedo", is tap-dancing behind a purple baseball diamond-like shape and next to a box with the words “THE FIRST 30 YEARS” inside it. Above that in an arc is a sign reading “THE FLINTSTONES”, with "THE" in a small black triangle above the arc. Below is the Hanna-Barbera script logo in blue.
Trivia: This logo was created in celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Flintstones' premiere back in 1960.
- One version (possibly only a print logo) used a background of animated TV static. It has Fred in a black caveman tuxedo and the Hanna-Barbera script logo in yellow and a red baseball diamond shape.
- Home Video releases have the Hanna-Barbera Home Video logo in place of the normal logo.
- There is a longer version, which has Fred waving a 'magic cane' to make the box (with the 30 years notice) appear next to him. He puts away the cane, and the usual animation continues.
FX/SFX: Fred tap-dancing, which is typical H-B animation of the time. The logo was designed by Scott Shaw and animated by Mike Kazaleh.
Music/Sounds: The ending of the show’s theme, or a synth instrumental of the Flintstones theme with a "zap" and a drumbeat.
Availability: Extremely rare. It was last seen on the first season of Tom and Jerry Kids on Boomerang, but VHS releases plastered it with the 9th logo. More shows that carried this logo are Wake, Rattle & Roll (with the synth theme), Yo Yogi!, and the first season of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures which can currently be seen on Hulu. Gravedale High also used this logo, preceding the 1986-96 NBC Productions logo.
Scare Factor: None.
(February 12, 1991-February 7, 1993)
Logo: In-credit like the 9th logo. We see the words “H-B Production Co.” This could be in any font; in many examples it appears in the H-B script font or in a different script font.
Trivia: First seen on The Pirates of Dark Water, last seen on I Yabba-Dabba Do!
Variants: In addition to the fonts, there are many variants of this:
- On The Pirates of Dark Water, there is only an opening variant that simply has the words "Hanna-Barbera" in a Maya blue medieval type font.
- On season 3 of Tom and Jerry Kids, there is a dual credit with Turner Entertainment Co., the copyright owner of Tom and Jerry.
- On the first season of the 1992 animated revival of The Addams Family, "H-B Production Co." is below it, and the entire thing is surrounded by cobwebs.
- On Fish Police, "Hanna-Barbera, Inc." is below the normal script logo on an underwater background.
- On Capitol Critters, "Produced in Association with" is above.
Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show or none.
Availability: Very rare. The Addams Family variant is preserved on Boomerang every year in October and VHS releases of the show. It was also seen on I Yabba-Dabba-Do! on Boomerang and VHS. When Boomerang aired The Pirates of Dark Water, the logo was removed. The Fish Police variant was last plastered with a still CGI Swirling Star logo on Cartoon Network UK airings. The opening variant can be seen on some episodes of The Pirates of Dark Water on VHS. Capitol Critters also had this logo, but it hasn't been aired since the late Nineties.
Scare Factor: None.
(September 11, 1993-December 24, 1994)
Nicknames: "Character Portrait", "All-Star Prototype", "HB All-Stars"
Logo: On a colored background, we see a partial picture of a Hanna-Barbera star inside a geometric shape. Somewhere inside that picture is the “Hanna-Barbera” script logo.
Trivia: The logo was first seen on 2 Stupid Dogs, and made its last appearance on the series finale of SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, "Unlikely Alloys".
Custom Variants: This was customized for each show produced by H-B during this era, and is available on only that specified show or TV movie:
- 2 Stupid Dogs: There are two variants for this show: the opening had Little Dog in front of Big Dog laughing in a red vertical rectangle, with the "Hanna-Barbera" text yellow and angled vertically on the right side (at 90-degrees clockwise), and "PRESENTS" is below the logo (all of this zooms in). This logo later zooms in to the show's opening. The closing however, has the rectangle tilted so that it puts the "Hanna-Barbera" text at a angle, the "PRESENTS" is gone, and the rectangle is raspberry-colored. Both variants use a white background. On at least one episode of this show, the end logo was completely vertical and applause was heard.
- SWAT Kats: A grinning picture of one of the Kats inside an light blue oval (T-Bone, opening variant; for the first season, it cross-fades into the intro; in the second season it flashes with energy, then fades into a shot of T-Bone, in his civilian identity, working on a car using a blow torch) or vertical rectangle (Razor, closing variant). A yellow-green “Hanna-Barbera” is seen, slanted and near the top. The background is either a dark blue-black gradient on the opening variant, or a dark blue-light blue gradient on the closing variant.
- Jonny Quest: A headshot of Jonny Quest in a vertical magenta rectangle. A green “Hanna-Barbera”, on an angle, is somewhere near the top. The background is dark turquoise.
- The Addams Family: A headshot of Uncle Fester in a vertical pistachio-colored rectangle. A blue-purple "Hanna-Barbera", turned 90-degrees clockwise, is on the right. This is on a fuchsia background.
- The Halloween Tree: A headshot of Mr. Moundshroud in a tomato-colored oval. A yellow "Hanna-Barbera" is near the bottom of the oval. The background is a gradient midnight blue (which seems vaguely similar to the one in the SWAT Kats opening variant).
- Fred: A headshot of Fred Flintstone inside a purple rectangle. A blue "HANNA-BARBERA" on angle facing the top. The background is black.
- Santa Fred: A headshot of Fred, in Santa hat and outfit, inside a blue rectangle. The background inside the shape is blue, with snow against it. A yellow “Hanna-Barbera”, slanted down, is near the top. The background is green, red or blue.
- Droopy, Master Detective: A headshot of Droopy inside a solid blue rectangle. A yellow "Hanna-Barbera" is on the side. This is on a black-blue gradient background.
- Dino: A headshot of Dino the Dinosaur in a light blue rectangle. A yellow "Hanna-Barbera" is on the side. The background is dark blue.
- Yogi Bear: A headshot of a grinning Yogi Bear inside a rose bonbon rectangle. A tangerine-yellow "Hanna-Barbera" is on the side. This is on a solid blue background.
- The Jetsons: A headshot of George Jetson with a huge smile inside of a pistachio-colored rectangle with a pink "Hanna-Barbera" on its side. The background is hot pink.
FX/SFX: Depends. The closing variants are still, but for the opening variants, it's the zooming in for the opening 2 Stupid Dogs logo or the cross-fade and/or flashing to the intro in the opening SWAT Kats logo.
Music/Sounds: A sound effect from the company’s classic extensive library of sound effects (which ironically, Hanna-Barbera was beginning to stop using around this time). It’s different for each logo. Sometimes the opening and closing themes of the show play over the logo instead. On SWAT Kats, for the intro variants, it has a heavy metal tune (the beginning of the intro), along with electrical noises during the 2nd season; the first season has a deep bass note. On 2 Stupid Dogs, a brief drumroll is heard, followed by alarm-like kazoos that begin the opening theme.
- The "Comedy" sound effect montage from the 14th logo is heard over this logo at the end of Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights.
- On Romanian dubbing prints of Droopy Master Detective, the logo is silent.
Availability: All the logos' rarity are different, but as a whole, uncommon:
- 2 Stupid Dogs: Rare, as 2 Stupid Dogs is currently not being shown on Boomerang.
- Jonny Quest: Rare, was last seen on all season four episodes of The Adventures of Captain Planet when previously rerun on Boomerang. It was also seen on some prints of Jonny Quest from the early '90s.
- SWAT Kats: Uncommon. It was last seen on reruns of said show on Boomerang, along with the VHS tapes and the DVDs from Warner Archive.
- The Addams Family: Extremely rare. It's only seen on some VHS tapes of the 1992 animated adaptation of said show.
- The Halloween Tree: Rare. It's only seen on the VHS tape along with the occasional airing of said special on Boomerang around Halloween.
- Santa Fred: Uncommon. The green variant is seen on The Town Santa Forgot, the red variant on A Flintstone Family Christmas, while the blue variant is seen on A Flintstones Christmas Carol, all of which are available on VHS and air on Boomerang around Christmas.
- Droopy, Master Detective: Extinct. It was only seen there, and the show is rarely aired on Boomerang in the UK.
- Dino: Rare. It's only seen on the Flintstones special Hollyrock-a-Bye-Baby, which is available on VHS.
- Yogi Bear: Uncommon. It's seen on Yogi the Easter Bear and Scooby-Doo's Arabian Nights, the former airing on Boomerang every Easter, the latter airing on Boomerang frequently, and both are available on both VHS and DVD. It was also seen on some prints of Yogi Bear from the '90s.
- The Jetsons: Extinct. It was only seen on prints of said show from the early '90s.
Scare Factor: None to Medium. It depends on what you think about the sound effects.
(April 4, 1993-September 3, 1994)
Nicknames: “Animated All-Stars", "HB All-Stars II"
Logo: Up against a black background, a famous Hanna-Barbera star appears in a colored oval with the byline "H-B PRODUCTION CO." below in white. This was an opening logo used before a program.
- Muttley (From Wacky Races and Dastardly & Muttley) comes up in an orange oval and does his trademark snicker as the "Hanna-Barbera" script logo (In copper0 "writes" itself onscreen
- Jonny Quest (utilizing some sort of arm device) is seen in a blue oval with the "Hanna-Barbera" script logo (In copper) shining with a streak.
FX/SFX: Those was made at Hatmaker Films, Boston, MA.
- Muttley Version: We hear Muttley's famous laugh, and as the Hanna-Barbera script logo is appearing, we hear a small clarinet piece.
- Jonny Quest Version: None.
Availability: The Muttley version is seen at the start of Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights, which occasionally airs on Boomerang, but is cut on most home video releases. The Jonny Quest version was only seen on Jonny's Golden Quest, and was kept intact on a Boomerang airing.
Scare Factor: Depending on what version:
- Muttly Version: None to low. The music and the laughter may get to some.
- Jonny Quest version: None.
(September 3, 1994-November 28, 1997)
Nicknames: “All-Stars”, "H-B (Comedy/Action) Stars", "HB All-Stars III," "Kabong!"
Logo: On a blurry white background with several colorful abstract shapes flying about, we see a clear square/oval that provides a “clear” view of the flying shapes; the square/oval has the Hanna-Barbera Script logo embossed in it at the top. Suddenly, we see some of Hanna-Barbera’s most famous stars running through the logo, as the square/oval begins to rotate. At the end, one of the stars ends up coming towards the logo, ending in a very extreme close-up of the star. A very small Turner byline (with Turner's own logo) appears in the lower right. Depending on the show genre, one of these two similar but very distinct variants of this logo is used; one for Hanna-Barbera comedy shows, and the other for Hanna-Barbera action shows. The stars, “music”, and logo shape differed depending on the logo. Here are the stars for each version of the logo, in the order that they appear:
- Comedy: The "Hanna-Barbera" script logo is yellow and in a blue rectangle:
1. Fred Flintstone (as if running or sliding or something) 2. Yogi Bear (grinning) 3. Huckleberry Hound (diving for falling) 4. Dino 5. George Jetson (with a very classic “what?” expression) 6. Elroy Jetson (flying in a pod; the same animation seen in the famous Jetsons open) 7. Barney Rubble (very hidden, you have to look close to find him) 8. El Kabong (Quick Draw McGraw’s Zorro-esque alter-ego) 9. Scooby-Doo (with a weird “craning neck” animation) 10. Fred (zooms towards the logo; extreme close-up of his face)
• Action: The "Hanna-Barbera" script logo is sky blue and in a gray oval: 1. Bandit (Jonny Quest’s dog) 2. Atom Ant 3. Jonny Quest (in his trademark black shirt) 4. Dr. Benton Quest (Jonny’s dad) 5. The Thing (yes, of the Fantastic Four, and H-B did a series of the Fantastic Four in 1967 in conjunction with Marvel Comics, even though H-B doesn’t even own the characters!) 6. Zandor (firing an arrow) 7. Space Ghost 8. Birdman 9. Zok, the Laser Dragon creature from The Herculoids 10. Jonny Quest with kung-fu like outfit (another zoom; like he’s kicking into the camera)
Trivia: This logo was designed and animated by Fred Seibert. First seen on SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron. Last seen on the Malcom and Melvin short "Babe He Calls Me".
- A still variant of the "Comedy" logo was also shown on the 1995 cartoon incarnation of Dumb and Dumber, with a small "In association with" text below; the New Line Television logo would follow.
- Later episodes of The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest had this logo bylineless.
- A version of the Comedy All-Stars logo has a variant with the Turner byline strangely blacked out.
FX/SFX: Nifty combination of 2D animation (the characters) with cool 3D elements (the H-B shape). This was done by Charlex Studios.
Music/Sounds: Like the last logo, classic H-B sound effects, but there is more than one used during the logo, and they are arranged to create a neat “tune”. The music differs depending on the logo:
- Comedy starts off with the weird horn sound effect from The Flintstones and The Jetsons, as we hear the sound usually heard as an H-B character starts to run away playing underneath. Then we hear a "boing" sound, several comical "fighting" sound effects, and finally the "kabong" sound of Quick Draw McGraw/El Kabong's guitar broken and dent over someone's head.
- Action features a '60s bass riff playing throughout. First we hear a cartoon Pterodactyl sound-like screech, a jet flying, an elephant trumpeting, and finally a loud gong.
- On the Romanian dubbing print of the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "A Night of Fright is No Delight", the music from the "Zooming" logo is heard due to an editing mistake.
- On the Polish dubbing print of The Addams Family episode "Little Big Thing/Little Bad Riding Hood/Metamorphosister", the music from the Turner Entertainment Co. "CGI Globe" logo (the short variant) is heard due to an editing error.
- On recent Cartoon Network CEE airings of The Scooby-Doo Show, the music from the end credits plays for a few seconds, then it cuts to a high-pitched version of the "Swirling Star" music. This is due to a split-screen formatting error.
- Most TV prints of the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Never Ape an Ape Man" have the "Action" variant appearing with the audio from the "Comedy" version, most likely due to an editing mistake.
- There is a low toned variant of the "Comedy" logo that appeared on the Top Cat episode "The $1,000,000 Derby" and The Flintstones episodes "Bamm-Bamm" and "The Hatrocks and the Gruesomes".
- On a few shows, the closing theme was used.
- On one episode of The Flintstones, "The Big Move", the Swirling Star sound was used. This is due to an editing mistake.
- On some Romanian-dubbed prints of The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, the music from the "Zooming" logo along with the one from the Warner Bros. Television logo plays over the whole logo.
Availability: Common due to the being the chief means of plastering in the mid-90s, though not as bad as you might think; it was typically on “new” prints of the most popular shows, mostly '60s shows that had an in-credit logo and Screen Gems logo/text. In MOST cases, they match the right logo with the right show; the exception are the mid-90s prints of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, which replace the H-B Box and Swirling Star with the "Action All-Stars" logo. The "Comedy" variant also appeared on Cartoon Network Pan-European prints of the 1992 animated revival of The Addams Family preceded by the 11th logo. The "Action" variant also appeared on The Scooby-Doo Show on the 1978 episode "A Menace in Venace" by plastering the 1974 H-B logo on Boomerang. The Comedy variant was also seen on 2 Stupid Dogs (season 2), at the end of cartoons produced in 1995 (with the exception of the short Awfully Lucky), airing from 1995 to 1997 on The What-a-Cartoon Show (later rebranded as The Cartoon Cartoon Show). The Comedy variant can also be spotted some DVDs of H-B cartoons, such as The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Wacky Races. The Comedy variant also appeared on Boomerang reruns of the 1980 version of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo and on the Dr. Seuss-based Daisy-Head Mayzie special on TNT and on VHS. The "Action" variant also plastered the "CGI Swirling Star" on Boomerang reruns of the 1986 version of Jonny Quest; while the Comedy All-Stars variant also plastered the 1983 Swirling Star on a few episodes of the 1980s version of The Jetsons and the 1969 Zooming logo on Pan-European prints of The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. The Action variant was first used on SWAT Kats, and can be seen on the Warner Archive DVD release.
Scare Factor: Depending on the variant:
- Comedy: None to low. The weird horn effect might get to you, but it’s neat to see all the characters.
- Action: Low to medium. The music combined with the creepy sound effects can scare more than a few.
- None with the closing theme.
(February 20, 1995-June 14, 2002)
Nicknames:"Character Portrait II", "HB-AllStars IV", "H-B/CN All-Stars"
Logo: Like Logo 12, a still of an H-B star in a shape, usually an oval. The star is always the one that has been featured in the show that has just ended, so there are quite a number of variations (some variations have 2 or more stars). The background is almost always white. Below the logo, there is a Time Warner byline.
Trivia: First seen as an in-credit logo on The What-a-Cartoon! Show, the standalone version was first seen on the short The Chicken from Outer Space, and first seen regularly on the premiere of Cow & Chicken. Was last seen on the final episode of season 3 of Johnny Bravo.
- 1997-2001: "A Time Warner Company"
- 2001-2002: "An AOL Time Warner Company"
- As noted above, each Hanna-Barbera produced original series for Cartoon Network from 1997 onward starting with Cave Kids (used in February 1997) had this logo, always with the cartoon’s star(s), the only exception was The Powerpuff Girls, which used an altered version of the 8th logo. This not only included the regular half-hour series but one-off shorts, previously called What a Cartoon!, that now fell under the Cartoon Cartoons banner (which are now no longer rerun on TV). Thus, there are a large number of variations.
- Some of the very early logos had a different style byline. Appearing in an arc-like fashion below the logo are the words “Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. A Time Warner Company”. This was soon dropped. It was mostly used on Cow and Chicken(sometimes with the other byline), but also appeared on a few Dexter's Laboratory episodes. Boomerang repeats of Cow and Chicken have it along with I Am Weasel.
- Some H-B cartoons from this period had some animation to include Cartoon Network’s logo; the H-B logo would iris-out, and then a "shiny" version of Cartoon Network’s logo would zoom in. Additional sound effects were used for this. Again, quickly dropped, as CN was putting a specially-created network logo after Cartoon Cartoons. In some cases, there would be a quick fade out before the CN logo would appear! This was only used during mid 1998-early 1999; again, it is still intact on the Boomerang repeats of Cow and Chicken, usually with the byline variant (also appeared on a few Dexter's Laboratory episodes (including the TV movie,Ego Trip, where it appeared by zooming out of the top point in the "CGI Swirling Star") and at least one Johnny Bravo episode;).
- The background logo was white except for a few cases; a special "Scooby-Doo" logo, used for at least some of the made-for-video movies produced by Warner Bros. Animation; in this case, the background was black. There were no sound effects used. This was used from September 22, 1998 to October 9, 2001. Also, notably, this was one of the two versions to feature the AOL Time Warner byline from 2001, as seen at the end of Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, the other one seen on the Dexter's Laboratory "Greatest Adventures" VHS tape. The same black background variation was used for Uncle Gus.
- On all episodes of The What-a-Cartoon Show, a headshot of Fred Flintstone looking upwards in a pale purple oval with rose-pink script is plastered onto the lower right corner of the opening sequence.
List of series or shorts with characters:
- Courage the Cowardly Dog (Pilot): The end of the What-a-Cartoon episode "The Chicken from Outer Space" has a head shot of Fred Flintstone inside of a purple oval on a black background, with the H-B script in bright turquoise. This was later replaced by the 1994 "Comedy All-Stars" logo.
- Cow and Chicken (Pilot): On a sky blue background, has a head shot of Dino from The Flintstones inside an orange oval with the H-B script in blue. Under the logo is a copyright. The logo itself was replaced by the 1994 "Comedy All-Stars" logo.
- Dexter's Laboratory (Season 2): A side profile of Dexter in a navy blue oval. The H-B script is medium red-violet.
- Cow and Chicken: Two variants: seasons 1 and 3 has Chicken at the left and Cow at the right in an aqua oval with yellow H-B script (common on Boomerang); season 2 has Cow holding Chicken by his neck with apricot-colored script. The oval is also aqua.
- Johnny Bravo (Seasons 1-3): Again, two variants: season one has Johnny in a purple oval with yellow H-B script; another features a close-up of Johnny in a sky blue oval w/ lime green H-B script. The first one debuted at the end of the third episode of the first season on July 21, 1997. The later one only appeared on two episodes of the second season.
- I Am Weasel: I.M. Weasel on the left giving a shy look and I.R. Baboon giving an annoyed/suspicious look on the right inside a jungle green oval. The H-B script is shocking pink.
- Kenny & the Chimp: Kenny on the left and Chimp on the right inside a pale turquoise oval. The H-B script is pumpkin orange.
- Foe Paws: Mamma Mia smiling in between Rolo with a surprised look, and Vivian glaring, inside a grasshopper green rectangle. The H-B script is leyden blue.
- King Crab: King Crab with his frustrated face is on the top contained in a white rectangle. The H-B script is federal blue.
- Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? (Pilot): Robot Jones is tilted a bit inside a lime green rectangle. The H-B script is red. This was seen only on the pilot episode in 2000.
- Thrillseeker: (from left to right) Joe, Otto and Ashley have excited looks on their faces in a pale blue oval. The H-B script is dark turquoise.
- Uncle Gus: Uncle Gus stands in a ready-to-run pose inside a yellow vertical rectangle. The H-B script is white.
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (Pilot): Grim appears in a black vertical rectangle. The H-B script is in dark green. Like the Robot Jones variant, it was only seen on the pilot episode.
- Cave Kids: A head shot of Baby Pebbles Flintstone inside a sky blue oval. The H-B script is yellow. Although the series aired in 1996, the show originally used the 1994 "Comedy All-Stars" logo before it switched to this logo in 1997.
- Tom & Jerry ("The Mansion Cat" short): Head shots of Tom & Jerry inside a malachite box on a periwinkle background. The H-B script is pink. This one has a more 3-D look to it.
- Scooby-Doo: Scooby-Doo appears in a pink oval. The H-B script is turquoise. Like Uncle Gus, the background is black. This was used for at least some of the made-for-video movies produced by Warner Bros. Animation. There were no sound effects used. This was used from September 22, 1998 to October 9, 2001. Also, notably, this was one of the two versions to feature the AOL Time Warner byline from 2001, as seen at the end of Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, the other one seen on the Dexter's Laboratory "Greatest Adventures" VHS tape.
FX/SFX: None. This was done by Hatmaker Films in Boston, MA.
Music/Sounds: There was one standard sound effect montage created for this logo, ending in the H-B weird “laughing” sound effect (performed by veteran H-B voice actor Daws Butler); the sound is first heard on the newer version of the 1997 Cartoon Network Studios logo, specifically the What-a-Cartoon! late 1996 produced shorts, such as Tales of Worm Paranoia, Zoonatiks, Snoots New Squat, Strange Things and newer prints of two Malcolm and Melvin shorts produced in 1995 (the latter two had the 1994 All Stars Comedy variant). The extended version has a synthesized whoosh sound as the H-B oval irises out, and the sound effect of the paper carrier on The Flintstones throwing the stone newspaper onto Fred's head. In 1999, the sound effect montage was switched to a different one that also incorporated classic Looney Tunes sound effects, possibly because of the Time Warner merger. For the Scooby-Doo variant, none. For the Tom & Jerry version, just the closing theme of the show.
Music/Sounds Variant: On one episode of Johnny Bravo, different sounds are heard. On Uncle Gus, the end theme plays over the logo.
Availability: Depending on the variant. The Dexter variant is uncommon, and it appears on the Season 2 DVD sets and plasters the Cartoon Network Studios logo on reruns of Season 1 episodes. The Cow and Chicken variants are uncommon and appears on DVD. The Johnny Bravo one is fairly common, and it's seen on re-runs of the mentioned show on Boomerang. The first version of the said variant is intact on the season 1 DVD. The Tom & Jerry version is very rare, and is only seen on the 2001 short "The Mansion Cat", which airs on Boomerang and on Cartoon Network on rare occasions. The Robot Jones variant is extremely rare, appearing only on the original pilot episode of Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?. If the show is released on DVD, the pilot might be intact. The Billy & Mandy variant is also rare and it was only on the original pilot of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, which is included as a bonus on the S1 DVD and was seen on recent CN airings, most notably on Cartoon Planet where the logo along with the original credits were retained. The Cave Kids variant is extremely rare. The series might air sometime on Boomerang, but a print with the "H-B Comedy Stars" logo might air. All the other variants are extinct, as most of them are aforementioned one-shorts that were hardly, if ever, reran again after What-a-Cartoon! (later known as The What-a-Cartoon! Show) ended in 2002.
Scare Factor: Minimal to low. The laugh could get to some people. None for the silent variant.
(February 28, 2017-)
Nicknames: "Rainbow H-B II", "The Return of HB," "Hanna-Barbera Strikes Back!," "Welcome Back, Hanna-Barbera"
Logo: Same concept as the 6th logo, except the colors are more vivid, the animation is smoother, and the last "HANNA-BARBERA" zooms at us a bit before morphing into an "HB" (in a similar style as the Taft-HB print logo). "HANNA-BARBERA CARTOONS" wipes in below.
FX/SFX: Good animation and a nice throwback to the 1974 logo.
Cheesy Factor: Like the original, the "Hanna-Barbera" text morphing into the "HB" is rather cheap, but it was likely intentional.
Music/Sounds: The opening or closing theme of the film.
Availability: It was first seen on the direct-to-video movie The Jetsons & WWE Robo WrestleMania!.
Scare Factor: None. This is a nice, nostalgic logo.