Thread: Hanna-Barbara: ripping off it's own product.

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    • 8 years 9 months ago
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    One thing we've learned from Boomerang is just how many bad projects HB never got off the ground. Every one success bred multiple rip offs from the same studio. How many have you noticed?

    Success: Scooby-Doo

    Fail: Clue Club, Jabberjaw.
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    • 8 years 9 months ago
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    Some of their ripoffs were just plain freaking weird. For instance, the Amazing Chan Clan. Every time I watch that show I watch in amazement of its cheesiness. It's like Josie in the Pussycats, band but instead of girls and a cat you have kids and a dog.

    Tbh, I prefer these ripoffs rather than milking the same series over and over. Scooby Doo and Flintstones ripoffs weren't very entertaining. Although I did like when HB decided to remake Scooby and Fred as kids.
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    • 8 years 9 months ago
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    I hear you. First there was The Amazing Chan Clan, then The Fantastic Chink Committee. Get some original ideas already.
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    Hannah Barbera had so many fails over the years that it's almost impossible to convince kids today that they ever produced anything good. At least they were self aware enough to bring back all of their fails and parody them on Harvey Birdman.
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    • 8 years 5 months ago
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    I rather liked clue club & especially jabberjaw. Granted, they weren't as good as scooby, but that doesn't mean they were bad.

    On the other hand, I absolutely hated the flintstone kids & especially the scooby kids one. The ONLY one of those [SHOW] kids/babies/little/etc shows that was good at all was muppet babies. All of the others sucked, and they just wouldn't stop.


    What about yogi bear vs loupe de loop, hokey wolf, and wally gator?
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    Quote by Drahken


    On the other hand, I absolutely hated the flintstone kids & especially the scooby kids one. The ONLY one of those [SHOW] kids/babies/little/etc shows that was good at all was muppet babies. All of the others sucked, and they just wouldn't stop.
    You forgot Tiny Toons.
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    Tiny Toons was pretty good but the theme song was annoying. (Don't put lyrics into the classic Looney Tunes score.)
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    Tiny toons was great, but I don't count it as one of the kids/baby/little shows. Tiny toons used unique characters & a unique plot, it didn't just make the existing characters into babies & have them do their normal thing. I know that it was originally intended to be the original character kidified, but fortunately someone had enough sense to put a stop to that.
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    • 8 years 5 months ago
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    Hanna-Barbar was almost pure crap. I don't see how they had so much money to mass produce all the crap they did. I guess kids will watch anything when there are no other choices.
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    Monchichi for fuck sakes..
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    I loved the monchichis toon.
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    Quote by bassman21
    Hanna-Barbar was almost pure crap. I don't see how they had so much money to mass produce all the crap they did. I guess kids will watch anything when there are no other choices.
    Except for Johnny Quest and Flintstones I agree with you. The original Scooby and its spinoffs were repetitive,Yogi Bear is kind of boring,and Jetsons wasn't really special.
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    I never liked the original johnny quest series (although the later remake was decent, "the real johnny quest" or whatever, with the new redheaded girlfriend character).
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    Quote by bassman21
    Hanna-Barbar was almost pure crap. I don't see how they had so much money to mass produce all the crap they did. I guess kids will watch anything when there are no other choices.
    Except for Johnny Quest and Flintstones I agree with you. The original Scooby and its spinoffs were repetitive,Yogi Bear is kind of boring,and Jetsons wasn't really special.


    Even those were ok. By all accounts most of what they did in the 60s was doable. It was most of the other crap they made in the 70s and 80s. They were like the shitty generic store brand of cartoons and they tried to rip off anything that was popular with......

    Poor animation
    cheap tinny sound
    cheesy voices
    corny writing

    The only thing I'll give them props for is they used good quality film on most of their shows.
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    Quote by BigChris
    Tiny Toons was pretty good but the theme song was annoying. (Don't put lyrics into the classic Looney Tunes score.)


    what are you talking about? the theme for tiny toon adventures didn't have a similar tune to it
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    i used to like Johnny Quest, but I admit the animation was pretty bad and they reused a lot of sound effects over and over again
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    After the success of scooby-doo lets list all of the similar cartoons HB created from Scooby

    Josie and the pussycats
    Speed Buggy
    JabberJaw
    Capt Caveman
    Fangface

    and i know i am missing some. Like I have stated before HB owned the 70's and most cartoons were pure $hit.
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    Quote by yeazell
    After the success of scooby-doo lets list all of the similar cartoons HB created from Scooby

    Josie and the pussycats
    Speed Buggy
    JabberJaw
    Capt Caveman
    Fangface

    and i know i am missing some. Like I have stated before HB owned the 70's and most cartoons were pure $hit.


    Clue Club for one, possibly the worse next to Cpt. Caveman.
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    Quote by bassman21
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    Hanna-Barbar was almost pure crap. I don't see how they had so much money to mass produce all the crap they did. I guess kids will watch anything when there are no other choices.
    Except for Johnny Quest and Flintstones I agree with you. The original Scooby and its spinoffs were repetitive,Yogi Bear is kind of boring,and Jetsons wasn't really special.


    They were like the shitty generic store brand of cartoons and they tried to rip off anything that was popular with


    For example,Jabberjaw was about a shark(Jaws) with a certain personality(Curly Joe from 3 Stooges) that gets no respect(Rodney Dangerfield) hanging with a band of young hip teenagers(Josie And The Pussycats and every other damn Hanna Barbera cartoon from that era) who live in a sci-fi inspired underwater city(Star Wars.)
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    Captain caveman rocked yer boxxors. I absolutely loved captain caveman (although I wasn't fond of the teen angels, cavey was better off in the flintstones series).
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