The Best Hanna Barbera Cartoons
Everyone knows about The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo and The Jetsons, but Hanna Barbera made many other hit shows in the 1960s too. It was a real heyday for fun, entertaining and educational cartoon shows. Here’s a sampling of what was available on TV back then.
A show about a prehistoric family and their friends, The Flintstones aired from 1960 to 1966 as an extremely popular prime-time series.
Pop culture reflected a growing interest in space travel with shows like The Jetsons, which aired from 1962 to 1963 as a prime-time series.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
“Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? We’ve got some work to do-oo!” Who could ever forget the catchy tune from that classic show’s theme song? The show aired from 1969 to 1970.
The Yogi Bear Show
A spinoff of The Huckleberry Hound Show, this show included the characters Yogi Bear, Snagglepuss and Yakky Doodle. It aired from 1961 to 1962.
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour
A combination of live action and animation, this show was on the air from 1968 to 1970. It included various segments, such as The Banana Splits, Arabian Knights, The Three Musketeers, Micro Ventures and Danger Island.
The Peter Potamus Show
On TV from 1964 to 1965, this show included two segments: Breezly and Sneezly.
The Magilla Gorilla Show
This popular show was on the air between 1963 and 1967. It had various segments, including Magilla Gorilla, Punkin’ Puss & Mushmouse, and Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long.
Laurel and Hardy
An animated adaptation of the entertaining Laurel and Hardy show, this broadcast was on TV from 1966 to 1967.
The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Based on the classic Huckleberry Finn novels written by Mark Twain, this show combined live action and animated parts. It was on TV from 1968 to 1969.
The Abbott and Costello Cartoon Show
This show was an animated version of Abbott and Costello. It aired from 1967 to 1968.
The Hanna Barbera New Cartoon Series
On the air from 1962 to 1963, this series included the segments Wally Gator, Touché Turtle and Dum Dum, and Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har.
The Adventures of Gulliver
This show was based on the novel Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift and was on the air from 1968 to 1969.
This was a prime-time animated TV series by Hanna Barbera that aired from 1964 to 1965.
A show that included live action parts, Danger Island was on TV from 1968 to 1970.
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
This show was on TV from 1967 to 1969 and featured two segments: Birdman and The Galaxy Trio.