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Who owns hanna-barbera now?

They're both dead and I believe they were juniors therefore their parents would have been the original owners...so who owns the actual company now? Warner Bros.? Cartoon Network? Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer? WHO? It might not be any of these, but I'm just suggesting...I'm just interested in who and if they still make movies/cartoons.

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  • Eli
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Ted Turner bought the whole library of material about 15 years ago in order to give the Cartoon Network lots of programming when it first started out.

    Funny story though: apparently the guys who were in charge of CN at the time then asked for money to start creating original programing. turner appearently said something along the lines of "Are you kidding? I just spent 8 million on Hanna Barbara. Run that stuff for a couple of years."

    So the guys at CN were stuck with no budget for any new cartoons, but they owned all the original Hanna Barbera animation. So a few of them, on the cheap, used the old animation to make a new show! And that's how Space Ghost: Coast to Coast was born, which was the show that would lead to the creation of Adult Swim years later.

    The story is probably apocryphal, though

    edit: Ted Turner purchased HB, then his company merged with Warner Brothers who owned Cartoon Network. They're all essentially the same entity now, although Turner's holdings in WB are no longer what they once were.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Who Owns Hanna Barbera

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

    In 1996, Turner was bought out by Time Warner. With Bill Hanna's death in 2001, Hanna-Barbera was absorbed into Warner Bros. Animation, and Cartoon Network Studios assumed production of Cartoon Network output. Joe Barbera remained with Warner Bros. Animation until his death in 2006. The Hanna-Barbera name is today only used to market properties and productions associated with Hanna-Barbera's "classic" works such as The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I don't know if Snagglepuss was actually a lion. They also had Lippy The Lion and his hyena sidekick, Hardy Har Har. Hanna Barbera used the Snagglespuss voice for the Funky Phantom in the '70's.

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