WBHE CELEBRATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF HANNA-BARBERA ANIMATION STUDIO WITH RELEASE OF THE “DIAMOND COLLECTION” ON DVD AND DIGITAL THIS SUMMER
(June 22, 2017 – Burbank, CA) – Jinkies! Yabba dabba doo! Heavens to Murgatroyd! To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera’s animation studio on July 7, 1957, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is releasing a comprehensive catalog of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons to date. The 60th anniversary catalog collection is a celebration of the lovable gang of animated characters that children and adults alike remember and continue to influence pop culture around the world. The “Diamond Collection” will include over 70 seasons of the most popular animated titles of the 50s, 60s and 70s, many of which have not been released on DVD or Digital until now. The “Diamond Collection” will feature brand-new packaging, new digital content, discount pricing and select free episodes throughout the summer surrounding the milestone anniversary. The collections have begun to release as of May 2017 and are rolling out through December 2017.“We are thrilled to celebrate the milestone 60th anniversary of the legendary Hanna-Barbera animation studio with the ‘Diamond Collection’ releases this Summer,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Television Marketing, Family and Animation. “Hanna-Barbera created some of the most beloved animated characters of all time. We are honored to celebrate this legacy with this new collection that has something for everyone, from first time viewers to avid collectors.”
For their achievements, Hanna and Barbera won eight Emmy Awards, seven Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Governor’s Award and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Between the two, the company released over 3,500 half-hours of animated programming, hit television features, PSAs, shorts, commercials, and specials. Many of the duo’s cartoons were seen internationally and distributed in over 175 countries and 45 languages around the world. Whether it be four teenagers and their lovable but cowardly Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, packed into their signature Mystery Machine to fight supernatural forces, or the space age story of America’s favorite futuristic family, The Jetsons, or even the comedic rivalry of the iconic cat and mouse adversaries, Tom and Jerry, Hanna-Barbera cartoons are beloved by adults, children and families around the world.
The release of the Hanna-Barbera “Diamond Collection” will be supported by a national social media campaign and online media advertising.
The following titles are currently available on SD DVD, with additional titles becoming available throughout 2017 on DVD and Digital.
“The Flintstones: The Complete First Season”
“The Jetsons: The Complete First Season”
“Scooby-Doo Where Are You?: The Complete 1st and 2nd Seasons”
“Dastardly & Muttley in their Flying Machines: The Complete Series”
“Hong Kong Phooey: The Complete Series”
“The Huckleberry Hound Show: Season 1 Volume 1”
“Jonny Quest: The Complete First Season”
“Magilla Gorilla: The Complete Series”
“The Perils of Penelope Pitstop: The Complete Series”
“Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?: The Complete Third Season”
“The Best of The New Scooby-Doo Movies”
“Top Cat: The Complete Series”
“Wacky Races: The Complete Series”
“The Yogi Bear Show: The Complete Series”
“Josie And The Pussycats: The Complete Series”
“The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show: The Complete Series”
“The Smurfs: The First Season”