Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe

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Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe Ltd.
FormerlyCartoon Network Development Studio Europe (2007–2019)
Cartoon Network Studios Europe (2017–2021)
Founded18 September 2007; 15 years ago (18 September 2007)
HeadquartersWarner Bros. Discovery UK 160 Old Street London, England
Key people
ProductsTelevision programs
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
ParentWarner Bros. Television Studios UK (ownership)
Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA (operations)

Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe Ltd. (HBSE, formerly Great Marlborough Productions[1] and previously known as Cartoon Network Studios Europe and Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe) is a British animation studio based in London and owned by the Warner Bros. Television Studios UK division of Warner Bros. International Television Production, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery International. It is the EMEA arm of Cartoon Network Studios.[2][3][4]

On April 7, 2021, it was announced that the studio had re-branded as Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe,[2] paying tribute to the original American studio, founded by the Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning animation team William Hanna and Joseph Barbera on July 7, 1957.[5]

The Hanna-Barbera name had previously been revived on some Warner Bros. Animation series and films based on the classic franchises, including from the fifth to thirteenth Scooby-Doo direct-to-video animated films, The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!, Wacky Races and Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs. The first projects to be greenlit under the new name were a new series and a movie relating to The Amazing World of Gumball.[6]


Television series[edit]

Title Creator(s)/
Year(s) Co-production(s) Network Note(s)
The Amazing World of Gumball Ben Bocquelet 2011–present Studio SOI
Boulder Media Limited (season 1)
Cartoon Network (U.S.)
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe Eva Lee Wallberg
Christian Bøving-Andersen
2017 Sun Creature
Public Service Puljen
Cartoon Network Nordic (Denmark)
YouTube (U.K.)
Soon to be a full-length television series[7][8]
Elliott from Earth Guillaume Cassuto
Mic Graves
Tony Hull
2021 Miyu Productions Cartoon Network (U.S.) [9][10]
The Amazing World of Gumball: The Series (working title) Ben Bocquelet TBA Studio SOI Cartoon Network (U.S.)
HBO Max[6] (U.S.)
Wacky Races TBA TBA [11]
The Powerpuff Girls Craig McCracken [12]
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Cartoonito (U.S.) [12]
SWAT Kats Revolution Christian Tremblay & Yvon Tremblay
Glenn Leopold
Glen Murakami
Ethan Spaulding
TBA Toonz Entertainment
Studio 4°C
Warner Bros. Animation
Cartoon Network (U.S.)
Soon to be a full-length television series[13]


Title Year Creator(s) Notes
Gumball 2008 Ben Bocquelet Contrary to rumours, Ben Bocquelet never actually pitched this show to Adult Swim.[14][non-primary source needed] Pilot for The Amazing World of Gumball.
The Amazing Adventures of Kid Cole & Klay Pete Candeland
Stu Connolly
Little Rikke Rikke Asbjoern [16]
COSMO 2009 Charlie Bean [17]
Elliot's Zoo Dave Needham
The Furry Pals Rikke Asbjoern
Hamshanks and the Himalolly Mountain Railway Tom Parkinson
Mutant Moments Alan Kerswell
Pinky Malinky Chris Garbutt Originally rejected by Cartoon Network, the pilot was later greenlit as a series by Nickelodeon,[18] but instead of being aired on their TV channel, it was released directly on Netflix.[19]
Verne on Vacation Sylvain Marc
The ATM 2011 Rikke Asbjoern


Title Year Co-production(s) Notes
The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie! TBA Studio SOI In development; greenlit[6]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "HANNA-BARBERA STUDIOS EUROPE LIMITED - Filing history (Free information from Companies House)".
  2. ^ a b Ramachandran, Naman (7 April 2021). "WarnerMedia Reinstates Iconic Hanna-Barbera Brand With London-Based European Studio". Variety. Retrieved 7 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "INTERVIEW: Alan Fenwick, VP Cartoon Network Europe EMEA". Licensing.biz. 1 November 2007. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Powstaje europejski serial Cartoon Network". Media2.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  5. ^ Natale, Richard; Schneider, Michael (18 December 2006). "Cartoon giant Barbera dies". Variety. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d "'The Amazing World of Gumball' Set To Return As Both A Movie And Series". 21 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Cartoon Network Russia And Southeastern Europe 2017 Upfront Reel". RegularCapital. 29 March 2017. Archived from the original on 5 April 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Exclusive: Inside Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA's kids content strategy". 14 October 2022.
  9. ^ "Cartoon Network's 'The Amazing World of Gumball' Team Preps Sci-Fi Comedy 'Elliott from Earth'". 2 July 2018.
  10. ^ "First Look: Cartoon Network EMEA Original 'Elliott from Earth' is Ready to Rocket". 10 September 2020.
  11. ^ Hopewell, John (15 June 2022). "'Unicorn,' 'Fionna and Cake,' 'Gumball' Reboots, 'Bye Bye Bunny' Fascinate at Annecy". Variety.
  12. ^ a b Milligan, Mercedes (18 July 2022). "Original creator Craig McCracken is on board to reboot his hit series 'The Powerpuff Girls' and 'Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends' TELEVISIONWORLDWIDE Hanna-Barbera Studios Rebooting Craig McCracken Classics 'The Powerpuff Girls' & 'Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends'". Animaton Magazine.
  13. ^ "SWAT Kats Reboot in the Works". Comicbook.com. 1 February 2022. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Ben Bocquelet on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 5 March 2016.[non-primary source needed]
  15. ^ Kid Cole & Clay – looking up to the ground – Blogger
  17. ^ le vide-grenier de Polyminthe: Charlie Bean's COSMO for CNEurope
  18. ^ Bryant, Jacob (19 August 2015). "Nickelodeon Orders Animated Series 'Pinky Malinky' for TV, Digital Platforms". Variety. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  19. ^ Nickelodeon's 'Pinky Malinky' will debut on Netflix - Animation Xpress

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