The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera

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The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera
Genre Animation
Live-action
Voices of Daws Butler
Lou Richards
Don Messick
Scott Menville
Theme music composer Gary Grant
Hoyt Curtin
Jerry Hey
Opening theme "It's Fun! Fun! Fun! Funtastic!" by The Funtastic Singers
Ending theme "It's Fun! Fun! Fun! Funtastic!" by The Funtastic Singers
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 90 minutes (1985-1986)
120 minutes (1986-1993)
60 minutes (1993-1994)
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel Syndication
Audio format Stereo
Original run 1985 – 1994
Chronology
Preceded by Hanna-Barbera's World of Super Adventure

The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera was an animated syndicated television program produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions It ran on a weekly schedule and was performed in live action.

Overview[edit]

The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera was based on the original 1977 weekday morning series. It made its world television premiere on Sunday, September 15, 1985, and it included an array of Hanna-Barbera cartoon shows that ranged from old to new. The show aired on Sundays in most markets, but some stations broadcast it on weekdays as well as Saturdays. It was hosted by four Hanna-Barbera mainstays and members of the Funtastic Treasure Hunt Crew, including Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw and Snagglepuss. Each of them were voiced by Daws Butler.

Each show included Hanna-Barbera Television (HBTV) segments featuring music videos of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon clips (similar to Disney's D-TV and Nickelodeon's sister network MTV). It included radio hits like "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival and "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell. The main theme used in the show's first three seasons "It's Fun! Fun! Fun! Funtastic!", was also used for Yogi's new series, Yogi's Treasure Hunt. Yogi and friends stopped hosting the show in 1988, and was next introduced by The Down And Dirty Dinosaurs. Then in 1990, was then hosted by Kenny Ford and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Both hosted the series while their regular show Kids Incorporated was off the air.

The block ran from 1985 to 1994. It was three and a half hours long in 1985. However, due to the initial success, the running time increased to a four and a half hour block in 1986. With time, its popularity waned and the program's length decreased from three hours in 1987 to one hour in 1993.

Distribution[edit]

The block was an original distribution of Worldvision Enterprises. However, the distribution channel was moved to Turner Program Services after the sale of H-B to Turner Broadcasting System. Most of the shows that aired as part of the block are now distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution. When it first aired, The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera could be seen on all independent stations owned by Taft Broadcasting, the parent company of Hanna-Barbera Productions and Worldvision Enterprises at the time.

Shows[edit]

The series had an all-star lineup of both old and new Hanna-Barbera characters throughout its run.

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