Were these classic cartoons made by Hanna-Barbera or not?

Who produced Jonny Quest, The Archie Show and Inspector Gadget?

 

Producing partners Joseph Hanna and William Barbera are giants in the animation world. They have created classic characters like Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo and, of course, The Flintstones.

But how well do you know their other cartoons? Can you tell which series are Hanna-Barbera and which were made by competitors like Filmation and DIC?

Here are 16 classic animated shows. Try to guess if they were made by Hanna-Barbera or not!

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  1. Did Hanna-Barbera produce the 1960s cartoon Top Cat?
  2. What about the early cartoon Rod Rocket?
  3. Who produced The Berenstain Bears?
  4. Who produced Inspector Gadget?
  5. Did Hanna-Barbera make The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show or not?
  6. Who made the 1970s cartoon Wait Till Your Father Gets Home?
  7. Who produced Star Trek: The Animated Series?
  8. Who produced the animated spinoff The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang?
  9. What about the animated Brady Bunch spinoff The Brady Kids?
  10. Who made this 1980s cartoon?
  11. Who produced Jonny Quest?
  12. Who produced The Archie Show?
  13. Who brought The Smurfs to American television?
  14. Who made He-Man and the Masters of the Universe?
  15. Who brought the world Captain Planet and the Planeteers?
  16. Who produced the cartoon Speedy Buggy about an anthropomorphic dune buggy?

Were these classic cartoons made by Hanna-Barbera or not?

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geatornez82 14 months ago
15/16. Captain Planet threw me off, because I thought for sure I saw the Hanna-Barbera logo after an episode in like 1994 or so. Go figure. But I'm a MAJOR Hanna-Barbera fan (especially of the more obscure ones).
Mark 14 months ago
14 out of 16, and no, Captain Planet would NOT be proud, as his cartoon was one of the ones I got wrong. I know TBS (Turner Broadcasting Service) had a hand in producing it, so I thought H-B was also involved. I also thought that Teddy Ruxpin might have been another foreign H-B product. But the rest? Not a problem for a lifelong cartoon buff!
DonStankalis Mark 2 months ago
IIRC, the first season was animated by DIC, with Hanna-Barbera doing the other seasons. in the first season it had "Created by Ted Turner" where the H-B seasons had "R. E. Turner"
dmirarh 14 months ago
You got 10 out of 16, Captain Planet can go ...... well you know!!!
Cougar90 14 months ago
"Captain Planet" was the first case of political correctness in cartoons.
KawiVulc 15 months ago
11/16. That produced by & network stuff never stuck with me anyway. Saw an episode of Wait Til Your Father Gets Home in Florida on a Disney World vacation in 1972 when I was 9. Got home & couldn't find it on any of our channels and none of my friends had even heard of the show. It was like a Twilight Zone episode, like I'd seen a TV show that actually didn't exist.
Kramden62 KawiVulc 14 months ago
That's because "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" was *syndicated;* that is, the show was sold to individual stations (not on a network) to play at certain times of the day. I guess the stations in your area must have been too cheap to buy it.

But, fear not - "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" *is* available on DVD as a manufactured-on-demand title from the WB Shop (the first season only; the second season is not available on DVD because before Warner Home Video switched the first season DVDs to manufactured-on-demand, it didn't sell well commercially). See the WB Shop's website for more information. Good luck!

By the way: 14/16. Tripped up on #s 3 and 10.
Kramden62 KawiVulc 14 months ago
I stand corrected. "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" is no longer available from the WB Shop, but there *are* some copies of the show available on Ebay. But be warned: since these DVD box sets are now *rare,* they are *extremely* expensive. So start saving your money!
EricFuller 24 months ago
14/16. Surprised that Ruby Spears, who produced the Rambo and Hulk Hogan's Rock and Roll Wrestling wasn't listed.
Kramden62 EricFuller 14 months ago
"Rock and Wrestling" was from DIC (now Cookie Jar Entertainment). Pity it isn't available on DVD at this time (I heard WWE Entertainment and Cookie Jar were having some legal hassles).

Also: Why wasn't DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE Films) discussed? DFE was responsible for the "Pink Panther" cartoons (with United Artists), and two childhood favorites from 1972, "The Houndcats" and "The Barkleys" (both of which I have on DVD).
TomHolste 41 months ago
16/16

"Captain Planet" was a close one, but I guessed correctly that they meant not H-B. DiC did indeed produce the show at the start for TBS, but after Turner Broadcasting bought Hanna-Barbera, the show eventually switched hands to H-B in 1993.

Since the question asked "Who *brought* the world Captain Planet?" I surmised that they meant who produced the show at its premiere. Glad I guessed correctly! :)
John 47 months ago
A lot of the Filmation shows are easy to identify just from the sheer amount of stock footage that was re-used in every episode. H-B at least tried not get too repetitious with their visuals (their CONCEPTS, on the other hand, are a different story).
moax429 John 45 months ago
Remember also in "The Brady Kids" Filmation used the same animation pattern that made the kids move like the Archies whenever they played a song? Of course, they had to add in Cindy, who was playing a guitar.
Flash4001 47 months ago
My favourite is Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes
biscuits18521 Flash4001 47 months ago
I like those too!
JewelsChuck 47 months ago
15/16...#10 was wrong for me. Still not bad.
cams 47 months ago
13/16. Mostly because of Boomerang from Cartoon Network (it's all coming back to you)
John 47 months ago
I thought I knew my H-B cartoons. 14 out of 16 right.
Joebev 47 months ago
I got 15 out of 16, but The Berenstain Bears is a trick question. It was not Hanna-Barbera. It was only licensed by them from Southern Star Productions (then called Hanna-Barbera Australia, when both were owned by Taft Broadcasting.) A technicality but a fact. Not one HB animator touched those shows. So I really got 16 out of 16. METV knows less than I do about this subject. I was Daws Butler's protege, wrote the book Daws Butler, Characters Actor, and was personal friends with Joe Barbera.
Stoney 47 months ago
14 for 16. Missed Captain Planet and Berenstain Bears, neither of which I watched much
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