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Hanna Barbera Cartoon:
Atom Ant
Cow and Chicken
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dexter's Laboratory
Johnny Bravo
Jonny Quest
Scooby-Doo, where are you?
Space Ghost
The Flintstones
The Herculoids
The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Jetsons
The Magilla Gorilla Show
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Powerpuff Girls
The Quick Draw McGraw Show
The Smurfs
The Yogi Bear Show
Top Cat
Wacky Races


HANNA BARBERA CARTOON


A list of your favorite Hanna Barbera cartoon and some more information on them.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon, Inc. was an American animation studio that dominated North American television animation during the second half of the 20th century. The company was originally formed in 1957 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in partnership with Columbia Pictures Screen Gems television division.

Over the decades, the studio produced many successful cartoon shows. In 1991, the company was purchased by Turner Broadcasting System, who began using much of the Hanna Barbera back catalog to program the Cartoon Network the following year.

Both Hanna and Barbera went into semi-retirement, continuing to serve as figureheads for and sporadic artistic contributors to the studio. In 1994, the company was renamed Hanna Barbera Cartoons and in 1996, Turner merged with Time Warner. By the time of the merger, Turner had turned Hanna Barbera towards primarily producing new material for Cartoon Network.

The Hanna Barbera name is used today only to market properties and productions associated with Hanna Barbera's classic works.

Including some of the great Hanna Barbera Cartoon...

Atom Ant

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Atom Ant
Atom Ant was one of a Hanna Barbera cartoon which still keep its name. This little guy worked from an anthill in the countryside. At his operations center he had a mainframe computer and exercise equipment.

As a superhero, he can fly, go at super-speed, has the most incredible strength, and don't forget the invulnerability.

One of the most famous catch phrase he has is: "Up and at 'em, Atom Ant!", though this never get's old.

He usually got his inside Intel from the police, who sent him out on assignments.

Atom Ant has various villains included in his show, some of them appear more often than others, like Ferocious Flea and mad scientist Professor Von Gimmick.

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, another Hanna Barbera cartoon, focused on the efforts of Dick Dastardly and his hench-pooch Muttley to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon, an American carrier pigeon who carried secret messages during World War I.

The show features Dick Dastardly and Muttley, with comic villains, as World War I flying aces and members of the Vulture Squadron, a crew of aviators on a mission to stop a homing pigeon named Yankee Doodle Pigeon from delivering messages to the other side.

The Vulture Squadron consists of:
Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines - Zilly and Klunk
Dick Dastardly is the leader, who is an aviator and accident-prone villain. He is called "DD" or "Chief" by Zilly and Klunk, and "Rick Rasterly" by Muttley. When he gets angry, he usually uses his catchphrase "drat, drat and double drat", just before crashing hard into the ground. Although he does not show that very often, Dastardly likes Muttley very much... sometimes during the show, he treats Muttley with a lot more respect than the rest of the squadron, Zilly and Klunk.

Muttley is Dastardly's bungling canine sidekick. He rarely speaks, and when he does its either just cursing to himself indistinctly, usually following some misfortune that has befallen him, or an excited "yeah-yeah-yeah..." at the offer of something appealing. There are times when distinct single words can be heard during his mutterings, for example "Sassafrassarassa Chicken Zilly". He has a distinctive rasping laugh whenever something bad happens to Dick, or whenever Dick is describing his latest "foolproof" plot. Muttley can fly by spinning his tail like a helicopter rotor. This enables him to save Dastardly from falling, which frequently happens, usually accompanied by a cry from Dastardly of: "Muttleyt!! Do something!!", although Muttley usually demands a medal for doing so. He also refers to a medal collection on his shelf.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines
Zilly is a pilot in the Vulture squadron. He is a fearful coward, forever running away and having to be fetched by Muttley. Each new plan fills him with dread, and he usually utters his catchphrase, "Oh dear! Oh my!", before retracting his head into his collar like a tortoise retracting into its shell. Dastardly puts up with his cowardice because he is a reasonably competent pilot who is needed to fly planes, and he is the only squadron member able to interpret Klunk's gibberish.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines
Klunk is the Vulture Squadron's chief designer and pilot. Every episode he is developing aircraft or weapons, often missiles which home on some bizarre trait, such as a person sneezing, with odd features and attachments designed to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon. His attempts to explain his inventions are complicated by the fact that he apparently suffers from a speech impediment. He speaks in howls, clicks, whistles, and growls, accompanied by bizarre facial contortions. Only Zilly can
understand him. You never see his eyes because his goggles is pulled over them.

Yankee Doodle Pigeon is a patriotic American homing pigeon carrying a mail bag, and a bugle which he always plays to announce his presence in rebelliousness of the Vulture Squadron and to mock the Vulture Squadron's uselessness.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines
The General is Dastardly's superior, who always speaks, or rather, bellows unintelligibly to Dastardly on the telephone. He is always able to reach Dastardly by phone even when Dastardly is flying, or, more often than not, falling with randomly appearing telephones. The telephones are almost always of the old-fashioned "candlestick" design, and often delivered to Dastardly by paradrop. They also occasionally explosively self-destruct when the general hangs up. The General is an unseen character except for his uniformed arm, which occasionally emerges from the telephone earpiece to grab Dastardly's neck or strike him directly.

This Hanna Barbera cartoon has come a long way, and are here to stay.

Jonny Quest

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Jonny Quest and the gang
Jonny Quest (also known as "The Adventures of Jonny Quest"), a Hanna Barbera cartoon, is an American science fiction with some adventure animated television series about a boy who went with his father on extraordinary adventures. Jonny Quest was created and designed by comic book artist - Doug Wildey.

Jonathan "Jonny" Quest is an eleven-year-old, American boy, who lost his mother at an early age. Though unenthusiastic in his schooling, he is adventurous, and generally athletic, very good in judo, scuba diving, and can also handle firearms. Dr. Benton C. Quest is Jonny's father and a US government scientist. He is considered as "one of the three top scientists in the world," with interests and technical know-how spanning many fields of science. Raising Jonny and Hadji as a single father.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Jonny Quest
Roger T. "Race" Bannon is a special agent / bodyguard / pilot from Intelligence One. Governmental fears that Jonny could "fall into the wrong hands" resulted in the assignment of Bannon to guard and tutor him. Race was born in Wilmette, Illinois, to John and Sarah Bannon. He is an expert in judo, having a third-degree black belt as well as the ability to defeat noted experts in various martial arts, including sumo wrestlers.

Hadji is a street-wise Calcutta orphan, who becomes the eleven-year old adopted son of Dr. Benton Quest. Rarely seen without his bejeweled turban and Nehru jacket; he is also good in judo, having learned it from an American Marine. The seventh son of a seventh son, Hadji seems to possess mystical powers (including snake charming, levitation, magic, and hypnotism) which may or may not be attributed to parlor trickery. The Quests met Hadji while Dr. Quest is lecturing at Calcutta University; he saved Dr. Quest's life by intercepting a throwing knife intended for the doctor with a basket lid and is subsequently adopted into the Quest family. Though slightly more cautious than Jonny, he can be talked into participating in almost any adventure by his adoptive brother. But Hadji makes a good supporting character for this Hanna Barbera cartoon.

Bandit is Jonny's pet, a small white dog. Although he looks like a small bulldog, the dog's size, face and body structure, stance, demeanor, behavior and the sounds he makes are identical to a Pekingese with a "summer cut". Jonny named him Bandit because his eyes have a black, mask-like coloration around them. Even if he can't
Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Jonny Quest
speak, in the manner of other Hanna Barbera dogs, such as Astro and Scooby Doo, he seems able to understand human speech, especially that of Jonny and he can even have complex facial expressions.

The Quests have a home compound in the Florida Keys, on the island of Palm Key. But their adventures take them all over the world. The Quest team travels the globe studying scientific mysteries, which generally end up to be explained away as the work of various bad guys. Such pursuits get them into scrapes with foes that range from espionage robots and electrical monsters to Egyptian mummies and pterosaurs. One recurring Villain is known as Dr. Zin, an Asian criminal mastermind.

Scooby-Doo, where are you?

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Scooby-Doo

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Shaggy

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Mystery Machine

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! was done by CBS and Hanna Barbera cartoon, to create a non-violent cartoon which would please the parent watch groups that had protested the superhero-based programs of the mid-1960s. The original name was "Mysteries Five", and later "Who's S-S-Scared?".

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! underwent a number of changes from it was written to when it was shown, but it still stayed a Hanna Barbera cartoon . However, the basic concept of four teenagers, Freddie, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy, with a large goofy Great Dane dog, of course Scooby-Doo, solving supernatural-related mysteries, was always the plot.

The Mystery, Inc. gang turn up in the Mystery Machine, on route to or returning from a regular teenage function, when their van develops engine trouble or breaks down for any of a variety of reasons. This might be of overheating, a flat tire, or running out of gas. This usually happens in the vicinity of a large, mostly-vacated property, for example a ski lodge, hotel, factory, mansion, etc.

Their unintended destination turns out to be suffering from a monster problem, usually ghosts, Frankenstein, Yeti, or the like. The kids volunteer to investigate the case. The gang splits up to cover more ground, with Fred and Velma finding clues, Daphne finding danger, and Shaggy and Scooby finding food, fun, and the ghost or monster, who gives chase. Scooby and Shaggy in particular love to eat, including dog treats called Scooby Snacks which are a favorite of both the dog and the teenage boy.

Eventually, enough clues are found to convince the gang that the ghost or monster is a fake, and a trap is set to capture it. The trap may or may not work. Usually more often than not, Scooby-Doo falls into the trap and they accidentally catch the monster another way, usually if the plan is explained in detail before attempted execution it fails. Invariably, the ghost or monster is apprehended and unmasked. The person in the ghost or monster suit turns out to be an apparently blameless authority figure or otherwise innocuous local who is using the disguise to cover up something such as a crime or a scam.

After giving the parting shot of "And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling kids", the offender is then taken away to jail, and the gang is allowed to continue on their way to their destination. 

Space Ghost

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Space Ghost Space Ghost is a television cartoon series produced by Hanna Barbera Productions. Another Hanna Barbera cartoon of great standards. Its' first showing was in 1966, hence the graphics quality. The series was composed of two unrelated segments, Space Ghost and Dino Boy in the Lost Valley. An alternative title, Space Ghost and Dino Boy, is used in official records to differentiate it from Cartoon Network's late-night talk show "Space Ghost" Coast to Coast". The Space Ghost series was created by Alex Toth.

 Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Space Ghost
Space Ghost, along with teenaged sidekicks Jan and Jace and their monkey Blip, fights villains in outer space.

Usually Space Ghost's sidekicks from this Hanna Barbera cartoon, would get captured or trapped by the villains and Space Ghost would have to defeat the villains and save the day. He had many villains such as Zorak, Brak and his brother Sisto, Creature King, Black Widow (aka Spider Woman), Lokar, Moltar, and Metallus. 

The Herculoids

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Herculoids 1
The Herculoids is an animated television series that was produced by Hanna Barbera Productions. This is also a Hanna Barbera cartoon that is from long ago.

Most episodes of this Hanna Barbera cartoon started with the following: "Somewhere out in space live The Herculoids...Zok the laser-ray dragon! Igoo the giant rock ape! Tundro the tremendous! Gloop and Gleep, the formless fearless wonders! With Zandor their leader, and his wife, Tarra, and son, Dorno, they team up to protect their planet from sinister invaders! All-strong! All-brave! All-heroes!! They are The Herculoids!!!"

Together, the Herculoids battled to defend their planet from menaces on Amzot or Quasar and from Outer Space. All of the Herculoids displayed Human-level intelligence as well as emotions, and Zandor and Tarra both displayed a working knowledge of complex alien technologies as well as the ability to pilot interstellar spacecraft. Zandor, Tarra, Dorno, and the Herculoids were fighting to keep Amzot or Quasar a technology-free, primitive planet

Although the speech of their companions was limited and repetitive, Zandor, Tarra and Dorno demonstrated that Gloop and Gleep, at least, had a comprehensive mode of communication, and that they could at least understand and interpret their language.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Herculoids 2
Alien invaders came to Amzot or Quasar to seek revenge against Zandor for some battle or adventure from the past. All were apparently technocratic, and their evil showed signs of consisting of attempting to bring technology and thus advancement to Amzot or Quasar, with which the apparently primitivistic Zandor showed no signs of wanting anything to do.

Regular characters in this Hanna Barbera cartoon, included the Humanoids who were Zandor - the protector of Amzot or Quasar and leader of The Herculoids.

Tarra - Zandor's wife and Dorno - son of Zandor and Tarra. Despite being their son, he still refers to them by their first names, rather than saying Mom and Dad.

The Creatures from this Hanna Barbera cartoon included Zok - a flying space dragon. He can emit laser beams from his eyes and tail. His eyes also produce a "nega-beam" that can neutralize certain energy attacks. Zok can survive in space unaided, is capable of interstellar travel, and can breathe fire.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Herculoids 3
Igoo - a rock ape. An extremely large and powerful simian, he has extremely dense rock-like skin and is nearly invulnerable to harm. Igoo has a great fondness and devotion for Tarra, and would do anything for her.

Tundro - a ten-legged, four-horned rhino and triceratops hybrid. He can shoot explosive energy rocks from his cannon-horn. His natural armor-plating is exceptionally strong, similar to Igoo's rock skin. His legs have the ability to extend to a remarkable length, somewhat like stilts. He can also spin his head at blinding speed, allowing him to drill through solid rock, and has the ability to make magnificent leaps.

Gloop and Gleep - two protoplasmic creatures. They seem to be able to absorb and deflect energy blasts and laser beams.

The Huckleberry Hound Show

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Huckleberry Hound

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Huckleberry Hound and Crazy Coyote

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Huckleberry Hound
The Huckleberry Hound Show is an animated series from 1958. In 1961, the Hanna Barbera cartoon series became the first animated program to be honored with an Emmy Award, an American television's highest honor. The Huckleberry Hound Show was probably the series that truly made Hanna Barbera a household name.

Huckleberry "Huck" Hound is a blue dog that speaks with a Southern drawl, with a relaxed, sweet, and well-intentioned personality.

The term "huckleberry" can be a slang expression for a rube or an amateur, or a mild expression of disapproval, and that seems to fit Huck's personality. Most of the episodes consisted of Huck trying to perform jobs in different fields, ranging from policeman to dogcatcher, with results that backfired, yet usually leaving him coming out on top, either through slow persistence or sheer luck. Huck did not seem to exist in a specific time period as he has also been a Roman gladiator, a Medieval knight, and a rocket scientist. He never appeared in futuristic cartoons, only those set in the present or the past.

One regular villain in the episodes of this Hanna Barbera cartoon was "Powerful Pierre," a tall and muscular unshaven character with a French accent. Another regular villain was "Dinky Dalton" a rough and tough western outlaw that Huck usually has to capture, and "Crazy Coyote", an Indian who Huck often had to defeat who was his match. There were also two crows with Mafia accents who often annoyed Farmer Huck. Another trademark of Huck was his tone deaf and inaccurate rendition of "Oh My Darling, Clementine," often used as a running gag. He also commonly used the phrase "and stuff like that there" in place of "and so on".

The Jetsons

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Jetsons
The Jetsons is a cartoon animation produced by Hanna Barbera cartoon. It was Hanna Barbera’s Space Age counterpart to The Flintstones. While the Flintstones live in a world with machines powered by birds and dinosaurs, the Jetsons live in a futuristic utopia in the year 2062 of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions.

George Jetson works 3 hours a day and 3 days a week for his short, tyrannical boss named Mr. Cosmo Spacely who is the owner of the company Spacely Space Sprockets. It was noted in an episode that George Jetson and Cosmo Spacely have been friends since their childhood. Most of the episodes involve Spacely firing, rehiring, promoting and demoting Jetson.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Jetsons 
Spacely has a competitor, H. G. Cogswell, owner of the rival company Cogswell's Cosmic Cogs.

The Jetson family live in Skypad Apartments in Orbit City, where all homes and businesses are raised high above the ground on adjustable columns in the Googie style, reflective of Seattle's Space Needle and the Theme Building of the Los Angeles International Airport. George commutes to work in an aerocar that resembles a flying saucer with a transparent bubble top. Daily life is comically leisurely because of the incredible sophistication and number of labor saving devices, which occasionally break down with humorous results. George's work day consists of pressing a single computer button. Despite this, most of this cartoon's characters often complain of exhausting hard labor and difficulties of living with the remaining inconveniences.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Jane Jetson 
The Jetson family Hanna Barbera cartoon includes Jane Jetson, the wife and homemaker, their teenage daughter Judy, and genius preteen son Elroy. Housekeeping is done by a robot maid, Rosie. The family dog, Astro, can mumble and say his words beginning with R's. Astro's catch phrases are "Ruh-roh!" and "Rats Rall Right Reorge!"

The theme of this Hanna Barbera cartoon went to the future and surely stayed there.

The Magilla Gorilla Show

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Magilla Gorilla

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Magilla Gorilla
The Magilla Gorilla Show, another Hanna Barbera cartoon, is an animated series for television, produced by Hanna Barbera between 1963 and 1967. There are many recurring characters, including Punkin' Puss & Mushmouse, and Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long. Magilla was dressed in human accessories, sporting a small hat and a bow tie.

In Magilla Gorilla, the villain spent his time languishing in the front display window of Mr. Peebles' pet shop, eating bananas and being a drain on the businessman's finances. Mr. Peebles marked down Magilla's price considerably, but Magilla was invariably only purchased for a short time, typically by some thieves who needed a gorilla to break into a bank or by an advertising agency looking for a mascot for their new product.

The customers always ended up returning Magilla, forcing Mr. Peebles to refund their money. Magilla often ended each episode with his catchphrase, "We'll try again next week."

The only customer from this Hanna Barbera cartoon, who was truly interested in obtaining the trouble-prone ape for good was a little girl named Ogee ("Oh Gee!"), who, unfortunately, could never convince her parents to let her keep Magilla. 

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop 
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, another Hanna Barbera cartoon, is an American animated television series that premiered in 1969.

Episodes from this Hanna Barbera cartoon, typically started with a recap such as "Last time we left Penelope, she was in the clutches of the Hooded Claw". The show would end with Penelope being shown placed in direct danger such as being shot out of a circus cannon to land in the wild animal cage. But in all rebroadcasts of the series since the original broadcasts as well as on the DVD release of the series, these introduction endings have been removed from the main episodes.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Anthill Mob, their leader Clyde, who, with their largely self-aware car, Chugga-Boom, acted as the heroes and were constantly rushing to Penelope's rescue. But their attempts to save her were only half effective.

The Hooded Claw, from this Hanna Barbera cartoon, aided by his pair of near identical henchmen, the Bully Brothers, concocted needless plots to kill Penelope, such as a device to drop her from an aircraft, cut her parachute, and then have her drop into a box of wildcats. While the Mob often rescued Penelope, as often as not she needed to rescue the Mob from the unintended
Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
effects of their attempts to rescue her. While Penelope was curiously helpless whenever The Hooded Claw grabbed her, once he left her tied up for his wicked plans to take effect, she usually became resourceful and ingenious, sometimes coming up with spontaneous and creative methods to escape her peril.

Penelope was always in a different part of the globe for every peril. Mainly she was in America, but she did go to locations such as Egypt, England, the jungle, Baghdad and the North Pole. Penelope usually drives a green sports car, or any other vehicle that she finds, or even Chugga-Boom.

Penelope is a classic "damsel in distress" stock character. Her catchphrase is "Help, help!". Throughout the series, she displays a curious combination of ingenuity and helplessness. She often figures out clever ways to get out of perils, and is very athletic; if any sport happens to be mentioned, it is revealed that she was the women's champion in said sport in college. Nonetheless, when her rival, The Hooded Claw grabs her, she is somehow incapable of doing anything other than yelling for help.

I think this Hanna Barbera cartoon still stays a classic.

The Quick Draw McGraw Show

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Quick Draw McGraw Show

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Quick Draw McGraw Show

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Quick Draw McGraw Show

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Quick Draw McGraw Show
The Quick Draw McGraw Show is about an anthropomorphic cartoon horse named Quick Draw McGraw.

Quick Draw was depicted as a sheriff in the American Old West. Quick Draw was often accompanied by his deputy, a Mexican burro called Baba Looey, who spoke English with a Mexican accent.

Often, Baba Looey was a more astute judge of the problem at hand than Quick Draw. Baba Looey would start to tell Quick Draw what he was thinking: "Queeks Draw, I theen...", whereupon Quick Draw would interrupt with his catchphrase: "Now hoooooold on thar, Baba Looey! I'll do the "thinnin'" around here, and doooon't you forget e-it!" Quick Draw spoke with a heavy drawl, as shown by his catchphrase.

Snuffles, a treat-loving bloodhound who would help Quick Draw and Baba Looey only after being awarded a dog biscuit. When given the biscuit, Snuffles would moan in joy, hug himself, float up into the air and slowly return to the ground in total ecstasy. It was clear, however, that Baba Looey was much smarter than Quick Draw but loyal to a fault.

Quick Draw was himself a horse caricature who walked on two legs like a human, as did Baba Looey, and had "hands" that were hooves with thumbs and could hold objects such as guns.

Quick Draw would also assume the identity of the masked vigilante "El Kabong". His introduction went as follows – "Of all the heroes in legend and song, there's none as brave as El Kabong" – As El Kabong, Quick Draw would attack his foes by swooping down on a rope with a war cry "KABOOOOOONG!", or, at times, "OLAYYYYEEEE!" and hitting them on the head with an acoustic guitar, which is always referred to as a "kabonger", producing a distinctive kabong sound and usually destroying the guitar in the process. The "guitar" was usually drawn as a four stringed quatro.

However, you don't see Quick Draw McGraw very often, he still stays one of the best Hanna Barbera cartoon I've seen so far.
The Ruff & Reddy Show is a Hanna Barbera cartoon series starring Ruff, a cat, and Reddy, a dog. The Ruff & Reddy Show was the first television show produced by Hanna Barbera in 1957.

Another character from the Hanna Barbera show, sometimes seen was the tiny-sized Professor Gizmo. Ruff and Reddy faced quite a few villains, including Harry Safari, Captain Greedy and Salt Water Daffy and western outlaws Killer and Diller.

Ruff and Reddy was originally broadcasted in black and white until fall 1958, when this Hanna Barbera cartoon went to color.

The Yogi Bear Show

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Yogi Bear Show
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Hanna Barbera Cartoon: The Yogi Bear Show
he Yogi Bear Show is an Hanna Barbera cartoon television series about a fast-talking, picnic basket stealing, bear named Yogi. Yogi has a buddy called Boo Boo and together they live in Jellystone Park.

Yogi is smarter than the average bear, but still, not too bright though. Luckily he has Boo Boo who usually helps him out of trouble in the nick of time. As a Hanna Barbera cartoon, Yogi Bear sure keeps up the reputation of good cartoons.

Top Cat

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Top Cat 1
Top Cat (another Hanna Barbera cartoon) —called T.C. by close friends, is the leader of a gang of New York City alley cats, which includes Fancy-Fancy, Spook, Benny the Ball, The Brain, and Choo Choo.

The usual flow of each episode revolved around the local policeman, Officer Charles "Charlie" Dibble, and his ineffective attempts to evict the gang from the alley. The only reason that he wanted to be rid of them was that Top Cat and his gang were constantly attempting to earn a quick dollar—usually through an illegal scam.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Top Cat 2
Benny the Ball is one of Top Cat's right-hand men. He is short, innocent, chubby, naive, and cute. He's a blue-colored cat with a white sweater. He may appear to be simple-minded, but he manages to ask the most logical questions during the gang's erratic endeavors. He is slow, not stupid. Benny and Top Cat has a devoted friendship between them.

Choo-Choo, "Chooch" is another of Top Cat's right-hand men, usually his second in command, and is enthusiastic and devoted to Top Cat even when he’s clueless as to what he’s doing. He is a pink cat with a white long-sleeve turtle-neck shirt, is the tallest of the alley gang cats, and often
Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Top Cat 3 
is depicted with the eyes of a Siamese cat.

Brain is another member of the gang. Contrary to his name, Brain is very dim-witted. He is an orange cat with a purple T-Shirt. Brain are always unable to keep a secret, and he stutters. He also seems to be in charge of the group's money (which they rarely have). In spite of his clear stupidity, he can sometimes say something brilliant, which Top Cat instantly rephrases to make it sound like he said it.

Fancy-Fancy, another gang member, is laid-back, sweet-talking and is regularly seen chatting up the ladies before leaving them when hearing the 'dustbin lid call'. Being a brown cat with a white scarf, he resembles Spook.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Top Cat 4 
Spook rarely speaks, but when he does, a flood of "like"'s are used. He is similar to Fancy-Fancy. He is a pool shark with green fur and a torn black tie.

Officer Dibble, from this Hanna Barbera cartoon, is the NYPD policeman whose beat includes the alley. Though he usually resents the gang's presence in the alley, there are times when he respects and loves them. He wants Top Cat to clean up the alley, and to stay off his telephone. Top Cat calls him variation of his name, such as Dabble, Drubble, Dripple and so on.

Wacky Races

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Wacky Races Cars 
Wacky Races is a Hanna Barbera cartoon animated television series featuring 11 different cars racing against each other in various road rallies, with each driver hoping to win the title of the "World's Wackiest Racer."

This Hanna Barbera cartoon was unusual in the large number of regular characters, twenty-four in total. This includes twenty-three people and animals spread among the 11 race cars, plus the unseen race announcer. Another special feature of the series is that the stars of the show are villains and not the usual heroes.

The racers of this Hanna Barbera cartoon include:
Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Wacky Races 
Dick Dastardly and Muttley in the Mean Machine 00. The antagonists of the series, in a purple, rocket-powered car with an abundance of concealed weapons and ability to fly. Dastardly is classical mustache-twirling villain and Muttley is his snickering, anthropomorphic dog henchman. Dastardly concocts plans and traps in order to maintain a lead, but most of his plans backfire, ultimately bringing him to last place. Because of this, Dastardly has never won a Wacky Race, or even placed in the top three.

Rock and Gravel Slag are Cavemen driving a wheeled boulder. The Slag Brothers sometimes reconstruct their car from scratch just by using their clubs on any large boulder that was available. These brothers can summon up appropriate creatures, such as Pteranodons, to help them. They accelerate by hitting the car, or at times, each other, with their clubs.

The Gruesome Twosome in the Creepy Coupe 2. Big Gruesome, a lurching, huge humanoid character, and Little Gruesome, a purple-skinned vampire, are monsters driving a hearse-like car with a belfry which houses a dragon, bats, ghosts, and other horror-themed characters. The Gruesomes can summon these creatures to either help them along in the race, or fend off other drivers.

Professor Pat Pending in the Convert-a-Car 3. A scientist in a boat-shaped car equipped with a multitude of gadgets, which can change into just about anything that moves, from ordinary vehicles, such as a motorcycle, to eccentric ones, such as a giant bowling ball. He often uses his car's gadgets to help out the other drivers if they all get caught in the same trap.

Hanna Barbera Cartoon: Wacky Races 
Red Max in the Crimson Haybailer 4. An air ace, whose name is a combination of the Red Baron and the Blue Max, in a car/plane hybrid that is capable of limited flight, usually just enough to leapfrog over racers or obstacles in its path. The Haybailer also has a mounted machine gun, which is used from time to time. The Haybailer's transformation from plane to car seems to have significantly weakened its flying ability, and Max often has to bail out when the Haybailer breaks down.

Penelope Pitstop in the Compact Pussycat 5. Penelope Pitstop in this Hanna Barbera cartoon, is a Southern girl who drives a pink car with personal grooming facilities. Penelope often takes time during the race to maintain her appearance, which causes the other racers to lose ground when her gadgets malfunction. The other male racers are very polite towards her, and rarely attacks her car, sometimes even allowing her to pass them. Turbo Terrific driver Peter Perfect is particularly fond of her, frequently calling her "Pretty Penny".

Sergeant Blast and Private Meekley in the Army Surplus Special 6. Two soldiers, one a sergeant and the other a private, racing in an army tank/jeep hybrid with a small steamroller‘s wheel attached to the front. The Army Surplus Special makes use of its tank facilities while racing, including its cannon, which can spin around to face forward or back, and the hatch, where Sergeant Blast rides. The Surplus Special is also equipped with a supply of land mines, which when driven over, shoots the car into the air, and back-mounted thrusters. As their names suggest, Private Meekley is very meek and merely follows orders without question, while Sergeant Blast "blasts" orders in a stereotypical drill-sergeant voice.

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The Ant Hill Mob in the Bulletproof Bomb 7. The Bulletproof Bomb is a 1920s sedan, driven by a group of 7 pint-sized gangsters. These include Clyde, Danny, Kurby, Mac, Ring-A-Ding, Rug Bug Benny, and Willy. Their usual method of improving the speed of their car is "Getaway Power", which are done by pushing their feet through the floor of the car and running.

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Lazy Luke and Blubber Bear in the Arkansas Chuggabug 8. Luke is a hillbilly who tends to drive while half-asleep and Blubber is his timid pet bear, dressed in a scarf and early aviator's helmet with goggles.

The Chuggabug from this Hanna Barbera cartoon, is constructed of wood and is powered by a coal-fired pot-bellied stove in the rear of the vehicle.

Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific 9. A gentleman driving a dragster. The Turbo Terrific, despite its name, is highly unreliable because it often falls to pieces in the middle of a race. Peter Perfect has a crush on Penelope "Pretty Penny" Pitstop, who often returns his affections.

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Rufus Ruffcut and Sawtooth in the Buzzwagon 10. Rufus Ruffcut is a tough, muscle-bound lumberjack, while Sawtooth is his anthropomorphic pet beaver. The Buzzwagon is a wagon made of logs, with buzzsaws for wheels, hence its name. The buzzsaws gives the car the ability to cut through almost anything, destroying the object in the process.

The Narrator. Every episode from this Hanna Barbera cartoon is introduced and commented on by an unseen Narrator, who often talks with the racers as they drive. The racers respond by speaking to the audience.

This wacky Hanna Barbera cartoon can keep you going for long.
 
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