Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration

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Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration
Hanna-Barberas 50th A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration promo.jpg
Also known as A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera
Genre Live-action
Animation
Variety show
Written by Karl Geurs
Carlos Saldanha
Directed by Marshall Flaum
Starring Tony Danza (Host)
Annie Potts (Co-host)
Whoopi Goldberg
Betty White
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Tommy Lasorda
Jonathan Winters
Phyllis Diller
Valerie Harper
Shari Belafonte
Joe Ferguson
Tiffany
Voices of Henry Corden
Greg Burson
Don Messick
Mel Blanc
George O'Hanlon
Greg Berg
Casey Kasem
John Stephenson
Jean Vander Pyl
Penny Singleton
Country of origin United States
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Marshall Flaum
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Broadcast
Original channel TNT
Audio format Dolby Surround
Original airing July 17, 1989

Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration (also known as A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera) is a 1989 live-action/animated special for television first aired on TNT hosted by Tony Danza and Annie Potts celebrating 50 years of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's partnership in animation. This is the first animated project to be presented in Dolby Surround sound system.

It covers their years working for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, and then the history of Hanna-Barbera Productions Inc., which was set up in 1957. It features footage and clips from the studio's various programs along with new animated/live-action wraparounds and a behind the scenes on Jetsons: The Movie.

It was dedicated to the memory of Daws Butler, who died during this production and was also the last television and film project of Mel Blanc, who died seven days before the special's telecast. Turner Broadcasting System, which owned TNT, would later buy Hanna-Barbera in 1991.

Cartoon characters[edit]

Among the cartoon characters that appear in this special are the following:

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