Thread: It's Fun, Fun, Fun, FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNTASTIC!

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    3 decades ago, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera creators The Flintstones, Magilla Gorilla, Pound Puppies, Penelope Pitstop, Speed Buggy, and Tom Cat & Jerry Mouse want to create a brand new cartoon variety block unlike no other, a cartoon block will send kids & teens to world that is very 1 of a kind.

    That block was called "The Funtastic World Of Hanna-Barbera".

    "The Challenge Of The GoBots" (1985-1986)

    The cartoon adaptation of Tonka's toyline tells the story of 2 types of GoBots, The Guardians lead by Leader-1, a Zorro/fighter jet type gobot & The Renegades lead by Cy-Kill, a bearded road hog type gobot.

    The battle clashes from Gobotron to Earth until only 1 will end the war.

    The series ran for two seasons & they also did a movie called "The Battle Of The Rock Lords" it didn't worked but hey who am i to argue?

    Anyhoo, this series was 1 of the 5 cartoons that the 1st season of TFWOHB kicks off.

    "The Jetsons" (1962-1987)

    George, Elroy, Judy, Jane, Rosie, & Astro Jetson came back for their 2nd season but they were 1 of the few H-B stars to be on syndication but they did a great job.

    Season 2 of "The Jetsons" also introduces us some new characters, like Rudy, George's working computer & best friend, & Orbity Jetson the bouciful & sometimes emotional lovable alien & Astro's best friend.

    That series was of The Funtastic World's 1st & 2nd season lineups ever.

    "Paw Paws" (1985-1986)

    A lotta people were obsessed at H-B little cartoon stars back in the '80's, from the Smurfs all the way to the Biskitts Bill and Joe did it right, but when it comes to bear cubs "Paw Paws" was no exception.

    The series tells the story of Princess Paw Paw, leader of this Native American breed of bears known as the Paw Paws.

    She along with friends Laughing Paw, Mighty Paw, Bumble Paw, PaPooch, Medicine Paw, with her father Wise Paw, & Brave Paw.

    Together with the Totem Paw, a living trio made of Eagle Paw, Bear Paw, & Turtle Paw.

    They swore to protect the forest against Dark Paw & the Meanos.

    The show was H-B's new series & it ran from 1985 to 1986.

    "Yogi's Treasure Hunt" (1985-1987)

    TFWOHB's 1st host was none other than Yogi Bear, and being the smarter than average bear that he is Yogi had successful spinoffs in the '70's from "Yogi's Gang" to "Yogi's Space Race" but this was 1 of the coolest spinoffs of all.

    Originally called "The Funtastic Treasure Hunt", the series was a fusion of both "Yogi's Gang" & "Popeye's Treasure Hunt", it stars Yogi's old friends like Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw, Super Snooper Cat & Blabber Mouse, Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy, & his old mentor/friend Huckleberry "Huck" Hound.

    But since the show is called "The Funtastic World Of Hanna-Barbera", they decided to renamed the series as "Yogi's Treasure Hunt" since Yogi's the star.

    But it was also the series that reunites Yogi's old buddy Boo Boo Bear & their ranger John Smith, not only that it was also featuring the long awaited return Top Cat & H-B's 1st villian duo Dick Dastardly & Muttley Mutt.

    "Yogi's Treasure Hunt" ran from 1985 all the way to 1987, & it was Daws Butler's final Yogi Bear cartoon before his passing in 1988.

    The show also had an incredible new wave, bubblegum pop, hip-hop type theme song, & it was sung by Jon Bauman of Sha-Na-Na.

    That theme was somehow became the main theme to The Funtastic World's 1st 3 seasons.

    "Galtar And The Golden Lance" (1985-1986)

    With the Barbarian craze going on throughout the '80's companies like Ruby-Spears & Filmation got on the bandwagon.

    But somehow Hanna-Barbera did the same thing by launching "Galtar And The Golden Lance".

    This takes in a world unlike nothing we've ever seen, it tells the incredible adventures of Galtar traveling the realms with his horse named Thork.

    Joining his journey are Princess Goleeta & her little brother Prince Zorn.

    Together with the legendary dragon Raven Claw, they all swore to stop the wrath of the evil Emperor Tormack who had assinated Goleeta & Zorn's parents & killed Galtar's parents.

    & It is up to Galtar to use the legendary Golden Lance along with Goleeta's Scared Shield to stop Tormack's reign once & for all.

    The show ran from 1985 to 1986, & it was also the series that set the tone for another H-B series entitled "The Pirates Of Dark Water".

    This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the Sunday, Weekday, Saturday Morning series of time.

    So i've got a question what's your favorite TFWOHB cartoon?

    Tell me down below & In the words of Yogi Bear he'll say, "We'll see you next time!"
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      • 4 years 4 months ago
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      The Paw Paw Bears.
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        • 4 years 4 months ago
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        Hey RobotixWarrior, I'm a longtime Johnny Quest fan.

        In the world of animation Hanna-Barbera's library of cartoon series is simply awesome in scale. H-B has something for everyone!

        Every generation is introduced to Hanna-Barbera through different series and I find it really interesting to imagine how what you saw as a kid influences your opinion of H-B overall.

        My first H-B cartoon was "The Ruff & Reddy Show", I remember seeing it on Saturday Mornings back in 1960. Even all these years later I still think these two guys made a great team going on adventures together.

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          • 4 years 3 months ago
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          Quote by pikachulover
          The Paw Paw Bears.


          Really?!
            • 4 years 3 months ago
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            Quote by eddstarr88
            Hey RobotixWarrior, I'm a longtime Johnny Quest fan.

            In the world of animation Hanna-Barbera's library of cartoon series is simply awesome in scale. H-B has something for everyone!

            Every generation is introduced to Hanna-Barbera through different series and I find it really interesting to imagine how what you saw as a kid influences your opinion of H-B overall.

            My first H-B cartoon was "The Ruff & Reddy Show", I remember seeing it on Saturday Mornings back in 1960. Even all these years later I still think these two guys made a great team going on adventures together.



            That's nice, & it's Jonny without the H edd.
              • 4 years 2 months ago
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              hey Robotix Warrior,
              i'm a longtime jonny quest fan as well,
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                Lol, I only recently stopped typing "Hanna-Barbara". Used to drive DebrisStorm crazy! There's a whole universe of characters from H-B and many of them were offered through syndication in the 1990's.

                And you've got me wondering RobotixWarrior, remember "Precious Pupp" from the old Secret Squirrel series?

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                  • 4 years 2 months ago
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                  Quote by 1990boy
                  hey Robotix Warrior,
                  i'm a longtime jonny quest fan as well,


                  Wow now that's cool.
                    • 4 years 2 months ago
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                    Quote by eddstarr88
                    Lol, I only recently stopped typing "Hanna-Barbara". Used to drive DebrisStorm crazy! There's a whole universe of characters from H-B and many of them were offered through syndication in the 1990's.

                    And you've got me wondering RobotixWarrior, remember "Precious Pupp" from the old Secret Squirrel series?

                    Yep.

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                      • 4 years 2 months ago
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                      Hanna-Barbera has a long established relationship with network television but like all their competitors H-B always had several projects under development at the same time. Content, and lots of it, was the only way to survive.

                      Filmation scored a direct hit with "The NEW Adventures of Superman" in 1965, thus beginning an amazing run of hit series with CBS spanning superheroes all the way to Archie and the gang, including Sabrina the Teenage Witch with the Groovie Goolies.

                      Hanna-Barbera had to respond with characters that could take on Filmation's winning streak. H-B always had good luck with animals, especially dogs. The idea of a talking Great Dane with a gang of mystery-solving teenagers seemed like a shot in the dark to me, but Scooby Doo, Where Are You! became a mega-hit.

                      So great was the popularity of Scooby Doo for CBS that rival network NBC asked Hanna-Barbera to create mystery solving teenagers with canine comic relief cartoon series for them along the same lines.

                      The result was "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids.

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                        • 4 years 2 months ago
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                        My favorite H-B shows are,
                        The Flintstones
                        The Yogi Bear Show
                        The Jetsons
                        The Tom&Jerry Show
                        The All-New Popeye Hour
                        The Smurfs
                        The Little Rascals
                        Super Friends
                        The Berenstain Bears
                        Pound Puppies
                        The Flintstones Kids
                        Captain Caveman and Son
                        Popeye and Son
                        A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
                        The New Yogi Bear Show
                        Fantastic Max
                        Tom &Jerry Kids
                        The Pirates of Dark Water
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                          • 4 years 2 months ago
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                          Hanna-Barbera never gave up experimenting with prime-time entertainment shows. One of the most unusual was "Legends of the Superheroes" from 1979 on NBC.

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                            • 4 years 2 months ago
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                            Quote by eddstarr88
                            Hanna-Barbera has a long established relationship with network television but like all their competitors H-B always had several projects under development at the same time. Content, and lots of it, was the only way to survive.

                            Filmation scored a direct hit with "The NEW Adventures of Superman" in 1965, thus beginning an amazing run of hit series with CBS spanning superheroes all the way to Archie and the gang, including Sabrina the Teenage Witch with the Groovie Goolies.

                            Hanna-Barbera had to respond with characters that could take on Filmation's winning streak. H-B always had good luck with animals, especially dogs. The idea of a talking Great Dane with a gang of mystery-solving teenagers seemed like a shot in the dark to me, but Scooby Doo, Where Are You! became a mega-hit.

                            So great was the popularity of Scooby Doo for CBS that rival network NBC asked Hanna-Barbera to create mystery solving teenagers with canine comic relief cartoon series for them along the same lines.

                            The result was "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids.

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                            LOL!
                              • 4 years 2 months ago
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                              Quote by bklynbren
                              My favorite H-B shows are,
                              The Flintstones
                              The Yogi Bear Show
                              The Jetsons
                              The Tom&Jerry Show
                              The All-New Popeye Hour
                              The Smurfs
                              The Little Rascals
                              Super Friends
                              The Berenstain Bears
                              Pound Puppies
                              The Flintstones Kids
                              Captain Caveman and Son
                              Popeye and Son
                              A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
                              The New Yogi Bear Show
                              Fantastic Max
                              Tom &Jerry Kids
                              The Pirates of Dark Water

                              WOW!
                                • 4 years 2 months ago
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                                Quote by eddstarr88
                                Hanna-Barbera never gave up experimenting with prime-time entertainment shows. One of the most unusual was "Legends of the Superheroes" from 1979 on NBC.



                                True.
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                                  • 4 years 2 months ago
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                                  Yogi and Jetsons
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                                    • 4 years 2 months ago
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                                    I always thought it would be cool to have Yogi and Boo Boo meet The Jetsons!

                                    No Hanna-Barbera cartoon surprised me as much as "Quick Draw McGraw", it still ranks as one of the funniest western-themed animated series I ever saw.

                                    And when it comes to funny canines Quick Draw could always count on his faithful hound Snuffles to do anything for a dog biscuit . . . Anything!

                                    Every kid in my elementary school had a Snuffles impression for lunchtime.

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