I don’t even want the whole stable.
Warner Bros. could keep Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry.. Oh, and Top Cat since he’s big in Latin American markets. And The Smurfs since they don’t want Sony to get ALL of that Smurf money these days.
Though to be fair, I even want The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, and The Jetsons at this point, especially in light of the recent announcement that Fred and Barney are being slowly removed from the Pebbles cereal brand (they’re absent from Flintstones vitamin ads)..
I just want the rest.
Ruff and Reddy„ Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Snooper Cat and Blabber Mouse, Quick Draw McGraw, Auggie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, Magilla Gorilla, Space Ghost, Birdman, Space Kiddettes, Mightor, Dastardly and Muttley, Samson and Goliath, Herculoids, The Catanooga Cats, The Hair Bear Bunch, The Buford Files, Dynomutt, Clue Club, Fangface, Grape Ape, Jana of the Jungle, Thundarr the Barbarian, Dirty Dawg, Krazy Klaws, The Puppy’s Greatest Adventures, The Snorks, Centurions, Goldie Gold, Galtar, Foofur, 2 Stupid Dogs, SWAT Kats, and so many others.
want them lock, stock, and barrel mostly because Warner Bros has no clue about what to do with them.
I have a plan laid out on how I could reinvigorate nearly every major brand from Hanna-Barbera (particularly the stuff they own outright).
Part of it would be introducing the originals for current audiences. The comedic stuff for the younger set and the action shows for the older kids. I’d do this on widely-available networks and online outlets.
And then I’d recruit some of the best animation writers, producers, and artists from around the globe to give new life to these characters, putting their own spin on the characters while keeping the spirit that spawned them Again, I’d do this on widely-available networks and online outlets.
This is something as opposed to the nothing Time Warner is doing with the Hanna-Barbera characters and brands that aren’t Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, or Jonny Quest. I’m all about keeping the franchises and brands in their original medium - animation - for all endeavors.
And in the end, I could give Hanna-Barbera a new beginning and preserving the legacy of a pair of creators.