Thread: Filmation vs. Hanna Barbera

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    • 7 years 6 months ago
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    If you had to like only one animation company, which one would it be?

    Filmation, or Hanna Barbera?

    For me, that would be a tough decision. Hanna Barbera brought us cartoons like "The Herculoids", and "The Pirates of Dark Water".

    On the other hand, had it not been for Filmation, we wouldn't have "Star Trek: The Animated Series", or "He-Man".

    I guess I would have to choose Filmation.
      • 7 years 6 months ago
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      Neither. Both had a lot of horrible cartoons. If anything, they were responsible for the decline of animation. Hanna Barbera's earliest series and their recent series (some of the Cartoon Cartoons, 2 Stupid Dogs etc) were the only good series they've made. Everything else (i.e. Jabberjaw, Scooby-Doo etc) was pure crap in my opinion.
        • 7 years 6 months ago
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        It's really tough to decide. Both had really good cartoons and I'm just going to go with Hanna Barbera since they had longetivity.

        But Filmation is awesome as well.
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          • 7 years 4 months ago
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          For me, that would be a tough decision. Hanna Barbera brought us cartoons like "The Herculoids", and "The Pirates of Dark Water".

          They also gave us The Flintstones.
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            • 6 years 9 months ago
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            I guess my vote goes to Filmation for their unique animation style. They gave us He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe, Ghost Busters (their original version that I haven't seen yet), The New Adventures Of Heckle & Jeckle and Quackula, The New Adventures Of Mighty Mouse, Fat Albert, and Star Trek.

            I like Hanna Barbera though. The Flintstones, The Smurfs, Yogi Bear, Top Cat, Wacky Races, Dastardly And Muttley, too much to list.
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              • 6 years 9 months ago
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                • 6 years 9 months ago
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                They both had incredibly braindead cartoons and writing. But if I were to say which one is better, I would say Hanna-Barbara, just because they had some good cartoons from the 1960s and the mid-to-late 90s. Most of their cartoons from the 70s and 80s are incredibly horrible to watch as an adult. As for Filmation, I can't name one cartoon from that company that still stands the test of time for me as an adult. The only reason why these cartoons were good in the first place was because you grew up with them.
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                  • 6 years 9 months ago
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                  both were very good but I like hannah barbera a bit more since they made more reconizable cartoons
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                    • 6 years 2 months ago
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                    Easy one for me the Immortal Hanna- Barbera
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                      • 5 years 5 months ago
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                      Loved them both but He-man was my all time favorite toon so Filmation gets the nod.
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                        • 5 years 5 months ago
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                          • 5 years 5 months ago
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                          Both were very good.
                          But I'm going with Hanna Barbera this time.
                            • 5 years 2 months ago
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                            Quote by blueluigi
                            They both had incredibly braindead cartoons and writing. But if I were to say which one is better, I would say Hanna-Barbara, just because they had some good cartoons from the 1960s and the mid-to-late 90s. Most of their cartoons from the 70s and 80s are incredibly horrible to watch as an adult. As for Filmation, I can't name one cartoon from that company that still stands the test of time for me as an adult. The only reason why these cartoons were good in the first place was because you grew up with them.


                            I agree. I loved some of H-B's older stuff like their version of Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones; Top Cat etc. I also liked their 90s shows like 2 Stupid Dogs; Dexter's Laboratory; The PowerPuff Girls; Johnny Bravo etc. But as for Filmation, I too can't recall a single good show by them. I prefer Disney, Spumco, Warner Bros., Pixar, Williams Street, DreamWorks, and Aardman over both of them though.
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                              • 5 years 1 day ago
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                              Hanna Barbera for the win!
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                                • 3 years 2 months ago
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                                I often liked De Patie-Freleng's cartoons better than either Hanna-Barbera's or Filmation's myself. Sure, H-B made some lousy shows; TV production was/is an assembly line and a lot of it was just product to serve a purpose. But H-B had some talented and experienced people; they were pros, and they brought a lot to the table. I still fondly remember the goofy humor of "Wacky Races" and its spin-off "Perils of Penelope Pitstop," the action and art style of Alex Toth in "Space Ghost," "Young Samson" and others, and (best of all) both the art work and storytelling of newspaper-strip artist Doug Wildey in "Jonny Quest," "Godzilla," and the unjustly forgotten "Jana of the Jungle."
                                  • 3 years 28 days ago
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                                  Hanna Barbera for me too, I loved The Herculoids, The Flintstones, Scooby Doo Where Are You?, etc.
                                    • 2 years 11 months ago
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                                    I like Hanna-Barbera because they make better cartoons than Filmation. I'm not saying Filmation's cartoons are bad, good, or OK; They are pretty interesting. The only Filmation cartoons I like are He-Man, She-Ra, and Fat Albert. I'll say it again I like Hanna-Barbera better than Filmation.
                                      • 2 years 1 month ago
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                                      Hanna Barbera because 2 stupid dogs and cow and chicken.
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                                        • 2 years 29 days ago
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                                        I think, for the most part, Hanna Barbera had slightly better animation. But Filmation had much better, more intense stories.
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                                          • 1 year 1 month ago
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                                          Hanna barbera. however filmation is equaly great
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