Chronology
from the book Hanna-Barbera Cartoons

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1980
Hanna-Barbera releases The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone, an animated one-hour special airing on NBC.

The studio also releases The Flintstones' New Neighbors and Fred's Final Fling on NBC.

Hanna-Barbera in association with Saperstein Productions produces The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White and is released as a one-hour animated special on NBC.

Drak Pack is released as a half-hour series on CBS.

Hanna-Barbera produces The Great Santa Claus Caper and The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile for Bobbs-Merrill Company airing on CBS.

The syndicated package Hanna Barbera's World of Super Adventure is released and includes previously released episodes from Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor, The Fantastic Four, Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles, Space Ghost, Herculoids, and Shazzan.

Hanna-Barbera produces a half-hour series entitled Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, for Paramount Television.

Hanna-Barbera in association with Harvey Comics produces and releases The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Hour comprised of new episodes of Richie Rich and rebroadcast episodes of the 1979 version of Scooby and Scrappy Doo.

Hanna-Barbera releases a syndicated two-hour animated television special entitled Yogi's First Christmas.

The studio also releases a ninety-minute series The Flintstone Comedy Show on NBC that features seven animated segments: The Flintstone Family Adventures, Pebbles, Dino, and Bamm-Bamm, Captain Caveman, The Bedrock Cops, Dino and the Cavemouse, The Frankenstones, and wraparounds featuring the Flintstones.

1981
Hanna-Barbera releases Daniel Boone another in a series of one-hour animated specials called Famous Classic Tales on CBS.

The studio also releases two half-hour Flintstones specials airing on NBC entitled Jogging Fever and Wind-Up Wilma.

The Smurfs is released as a half-hour series on NBC. The series was produced in association with SEPP International, S.A., and is based on the Johan & Peewit cartoon created by Pierre "Peyo" Culliford. The Smurfs would go on for nine seasons totaling more than four hundred segments and numerous specials, and would win two Emmys.

Space Stars is released as a one-hour series on NBC. This show comprised of Teen Force, the Jetson's family dog in Astro and the Space Mutts, Space Stars Finale, and all new episodes from Herculoids and Space Ghost.

The Trollkins is released as a half-hour series on CBS.

Hanna-Barbera produces for King Features Syndicate The Popeye and Olive Show as a half-hour series on CBS. The show is comprised of three separate segments: Private Olive Oyl, Prehistoric Popeye, and a segment featuring all of the regular favorite characters.

The Kwicky Koala Show is released as a half-hour series on CBS featuring four segments: Kwicky Koala, Dirty Dawg, Crazy Claws, and the one-minute-each Bungle Brothers.

Hanna-Barbera produces for Paramount Television Laverne and Shirley in the Army, a half-hour animated series based on its popular television characters.

Hanna-Barbera in association with SEPP International, S.A. produces and releases a one-hour special entitled The Smurfs in prime-time for NBC.

1982
Heidi's Song, based on a novel by Johanna Spyri, is released theatrically by Hanna-Barbera.

Hanna-Barbera releases Jokebook, seven episodes comprised of cartoon shorts from around the world. Some of the shorts were created by students and two of the shorts showcased--Crunch Bird and The Fly--won Academy Awards.

The Gary Coleman Show is produced for Tandem Productions as a half-hour series on NBC.

The Shirt Tales, based on the Hallmark greetings card characters, is released as a half-hour series on NBC.

Hanna-Barbera in association with King World Productions and Harvey World Famous Comics produces The Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show on ABC.

The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour is released as a one-hour series on ABC. The second half of the series contained The Puppy's New Adventures and The Puppy's Further Adventures, which were produced by Ruby-Spears.

Hanna-Barbera produces an animated version of Mork and Mindy for Paramount Television, a half-hour series based on its popular television series.

The tremendously popular Bally Midway Mfg. Co./Namco Ltd. video game character Pac-Man stars in The Pac-Man Show and is released as a half-hour series on ABC. Hanna-Barbera also produces and releases two half-hour specials entitled Pac-Man Halloween Special and Christmas Comes to Pac-Land.

The Smurfs wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Entertainment Series.

Hanna-Barbera in association with SEPP International, S.A., produces and releases two Smurfs specials entitled The Smurfs' Springtime Special and The Smurfs' Christmas Special, on NBC.

Hanna-Barbera releases a half-hour special entitled Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper, featuring a cast of Hanna-Barbera animated superstars including Quick Draw McGraw, Magilla Gorilla, and Snagglepuss.

1983
The Scooby-Doo/Puppy Hour is released on ABC.

Hanna-Barbera produces The Dukes for Warner Bros., an animated version of its popular prime-time television show The Dukes of Hazzard, as a half-hour series on CBS.

Hanna-Barbera releases The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, premiering on ABC. The studio also releases The Best of Scooby-Doo, a series for ABC containing past episodes of Scooby-Doo.

Hanna-Barbera releases The Pac Man/Rubik, the Amazing Cube Hour on ABC.

Monchichis is produced in association with Sekiguchi Co., Ltd. and Mattel, Inc., as a half-hour series on ABC.

The Biskitts is released as a half-hour series on CBS.

The Smurfs win another Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Entertainment Series.

Hanna-Barbera in association with SEPP International, S.A., produces and releases the half-hour special entitled My Smurfy Valentine.

1984
Hanna-Barbera produces and releases a half-hour special entitled The Amazing Bungee Venture, for the ABC Weekend Special.

Hanna-Barbera in association with SEPP International, S.A., produces and releases a half-hour special entitled The Smurific Games, which is later nominated for an Emmy.

Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show is produced for Warner Bros. Television and released as a half-hour series on ABC.

The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries is released as a half-hour series on ABC featuring Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Scrappy-Doo, and Daphne.

Hanna-Barbera in association with SEPP International, S.A., produces and releases The Snorks as a half-hour series on NBC. It is based on the comic book characters created by Freddy Monnickendam.

Hanna-Barbera in association with Tonka Corporation releases a half-hour series for syndication based on the popular "Gobots" toy line entitled Challenge of the Gobots.

The Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible are released direct-to-video including the stories of David and Goliath, Joshua and the Battle of Jericho, Noah's Ark, Samson and Delilah, Daniel and the Lions Den, The Creation, The Easter Story, Esther and the King, Joseph and his Brothers, Moses, and The Nativity.

Hanna-Barbera in association with Mirisch-Geoffrey-DePatie/Freleng produces for MGM-UA Television Pink Panther and Sons as a half-hour series on NBC.

1985
Hanna-Barbera produces and releases Pound Puppies, a syndicated two-hour animated special that was based on the Tonka toy line and would later inspire a Saturday morning series of the same name. Also appearing in this two-hour special were the Star Fairies and The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White.

Hanna-Barbera produces for Gaumont Productions and Dargaud Editeur, a half-hour television series entitled Lucky Luke.

Hanna-Barbera in association with SEPP International, S.A., produces and releases the half-hour special entitled Smurfily Ever After, premiering on NBC.

Hanna-Barbera produces and releases The Return of Bunjee, the sequel to The Amazing Bunjee Venture.

Hanna-Barbera produces over forty animated music videos for syndication.

Scooby's Mystery Funhouse is released as a half-hour compilation series of previously released Scooby-Doo cartoons on ABC.

Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians produced for Warner Bros. Television is released as a half-hour series on ABC.

The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby-Doo is released as a half-hour series on ABC.

The ninety-minute cartoon block The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera is released in syndication on Sunday mornings featuring Yogi's Treasure Hunt, The Paw Paws, and Galtar and the Golden Lance. It is so successful it is expanded to two hours and features different line-ups over the next few seasons to include episodes of Jonny Quest, Richie Rich, Paddington Bear, Fantastic Max, which was produced in association with Kalisto, Ltd., The Further Adventures of Super Ted, which was produced in association with C for C, The Flintstone Kids, The Snorks, and Sky Commanders, a segment based on the Kenner-Parker Toys line.

Yogi's Treasure Hunt is released as a syndicated half-hour series and includes many familiar Hanna-Barbera cartoon stars including Top Cat, Snooper, Blabber, Muttley, and Augie Doggie.

1986
Hanna-Barbera's Superstars, ten full-length animated features, is produced for television syndication, with the titles: The Good, the Bad and the Huckleberry, Rockin' with Judy Jetson, Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf, Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers, Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats, Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears, Yogi and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose, and Yogi's Great Escape.

Hanna-Barbera releases The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration, airing on CBS.

Hanna-Barbera in association with Tonka Corporation produces a full-length animated feature called Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords, released by Clubhouse Pictures/Atlantic Releasing Corp.

The Flintstone Kids is released featuring three other segments entitled Captain Caveman and Son, Dino's Dilemmas, and Flintstone Funnies to make up a one-hour series airing on ABC.

Pound Puppies is produced in association with Tonka Corporation and released as a half-hour series on ABC.

Foofur is produced in association with SEPP International, S.A., and Phil Mendez Productions as a half-hour series on NBC.

Wildfire is released as a half-hour series on CBS.

1987
Hanna-Barbera in association with International Lutheran Laymens League, releases The Little Troll Prince, a one-hour animated special for syndication.

Popeye and Son, produced for King Features Syndicate, is released as a half-hour series on CBS.

Hanna-Barbera, in association with Tonka Corporation, produces and releases a half-hour series entitled All-New Pound Puppies.

Hanna-Barbera in association with SEPP International, S.A,. produces and releases a half-hour special on NBC entitled Tis the Season to be Smurfy.

Hanna-Barbera releases thirteen new half-hours of Jonny Quest for syndication.

Hanna-Barbera produces a one-hour television special for ABC entitled Rock Odyssey.

1988
Hanna-Barbera and the Flintstone Kids fight the battle against drugs with a prime-time special for ABC entitled Just Say No.

Hanna-Barbera releases a half-hour animated series based on the Saturday Night Live character, Ed Grimley, played by Martin Short entitled The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley for NBC.

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is released as a half-hour series on ABC. Scooby returns as a puppy and the rest of the gang as kids.

Hanna-Barbera receives the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Governor's Award.

Hanna-Barbera's The Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible receives the Golden Eagle Award.

1989
Hanna-Barbera releases Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration, premiering on TNT.

Yum Yums is produced for Hallmark Cards and released as a half-hour special on CBS.

1990
Hanna-Barbera produces Jetsons: The Movie released by Universal Pictures. A feature length version of the original series, this film utilized computer animation techniques for vehicles and settings.

Gravedale High is released as a half-hour series on NBC.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures is produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., in association with Orion Television Entertainment and Nelson Entertainment and is released as a half-hour series on CBS.

Tom and Jerry Kids is released as a half-hour series also featuring Droopy and Dripple and Spike and Tyke segments. This series features Tom and Jerry as youngsters.

The Pirates of Darkwater is produced in association with Nippon Columbia and released as a half-hour series on ABC.

Wake Rattle and Roll is released as a half-hour series for syndication and features animated and live-action segments. The two animated segments are Fender Bender 500 and Monster Tails.

Timeless Tales are released on Home Video as half-hour shows entitled Rumplestiltzkin, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Ugly Duckling,The Emperor's New Clothes, Rapunzel, and Thumbelina.

Midnight Patrol is released as a half-hour series.

1991
Fish Police is released as a half-hour series on CBS.

Hanna-Barbera in association with Cinar and France Animation, S.A., produces and releases Young Robin Hood and The Adventures of Don Coyote (in association with RAI) within the Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera show.

Yo! Yogi is released as a half-hour series on NBC.

1992
The Last Halloween is released as a half-hour special on CBS and features live-action sequences with composited 3D animation and receives the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Broadcasting.

Hanna-Barbera in association with the estate of Charles Addams produces and releases an all-new half-hour series entitled The Addams Family based on the popular television show.

I Yabba-Dabba-Doo is released as a two-hour special on ABC. Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm tie the knot!

Capitol Critters is produced for Steven Bochco and is released as a half-hour series on ABC.

Captain Planet is released as a half-hour series.

Tom and Jerry: The Movie is released.

1993
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera are inducted into the Television Academy Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.

Flintstone Family Christmas is released as a half-hour special on ABC.

Halloween Tree, based on a book written by Ray Bradbury, is released as a ninety-minute special.

Hollyrock-A-Bye Baby is released as a two-hour special on ABC. Pebbles gives birth to twins!

Once Upon a Forest is produced for 20th Century Fox as an animated motion picture about three small creatures and their quest to save the life of a dying friend.

Droopy, Master Detective is released as a half-hour series on Fox Children's Network and also features segments of Screwball Squirrel.

Swat KATS: The Radical Squadron is released as a half-hour series on ABC.

Two Stupid Dogs is released as a half-hour series and features segments of Super Secret Secret Squirrel, a remake of the Hanna-Barbera classic character in new adventures for syndication.

Jonny's Golden Quest is released as a ninety-minute special on the USA Network.

1994
Arabian Nights is released as a ninety-minute special featuring Hanna-Barbera favorites Scooby-Doo and Shaggy.

The Town Santa Forgot is released as a half-hour special on NBC.

Daisy Head Mayzie is produced in association with Tony Collingwood Productions as a half-hour special based on a work by Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel and wins a cable ACE award for Children's Special or Series, 6 or Younger.

A Flintstone Christmas Carol is released as a ninety-minute special for syndication.

Yogi, the Easter Bear is released as a one-hour special for syndication.

Forty-eight new cartoon shorts are produced for Cartoon Network as part of Hanna-Barbera's What A Cartoon! program. To date, four of these shorts have been given their own series, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, and The Powerpuff Girls.

Universal releases the live-action feature film The Flintstones, based on Hanna-Barbera's animated television series.

The episode entitled "Gorilla Will Be Missed," from the New Adventures of Captain Planet, receives The Environmental Media Award for Best Animated Children's Program.

1995
Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber Insects is released as a TNT original special.

The Cow and Chicken cartoon entitled "No Smoking" recieves an Annie award for short subject.

Dexter's Laboratory receives an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short for the episode entitled "Changes."

1996
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera are given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Television Academy Arts and Sciences.

Dexter's Laboratory is released as a half-hour series on Cartoon Network and also features segments of Dial M for Monkey and Justice Friends.

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest is released as a half-hour series and premieres on three separate networks, Turner Network Television, Turner Broadcasting Systems, and Cartoon Network.

1997
Cow and Chicken is released as a half-hour series on Cartoon Network and also features segments of I Am Weasel.

Johnny Bravo is released as a half-hour series on Cartoon Network.

1998
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is produced and released as an animated feature direct-to-video for Warner Bros. Family Entertainment.

Powerpuff Girls is released as a half-hour series on Cartoon Network.

Kenny and the Chimp is released on the Cartoon Network as a short for the World Premiere Toon program.

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