Following the successful sales of their Scooby-Doo DVDs, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment in conjunction with The Cartoon Network will be releasing Cartoon Crack-Ups, a collection of vintage Hanna-Barbera cartoons.
Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Hanna-Barbera grew out of a collaboration between the two animators dating back to 1940 on the MGM cartoon “Tom and Jerry”, Hanna and Barbera soon found their own successes with such original characters as Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, and Quick Draw McGraw. Their success blossomed throughout the sixties with “The Flintstones”, whose ratings often rivaled the best live-action shows of the time. Hanna-Barbera continued their success throughout the seventies, eighties, and nineties with several cartoons appealing to newer audiences including “Johnny Quest”, “The Smurfs”, and a series of movies based on a renewed interest in “Scooby Doo”. Hanna and Barbera continued their successful collaboration until William’s death in March of this year.
Although details are limited as to the content and features of this upcoming disc, it will carry seven classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, which if the cover is any indication will include episodes from “The Flintstones”, “The Jetsons”, “Yogi Bear”,
“Scooby-Doo”, “Huckleberry Hound” and others.
The DVD will be available July 5th, and carries a suggested retail price of $14.98.