September 23, 1999 |
Hey, there! It's Yogi Bear--in an art film, no less. Cartoon Network revives Jellystone Park's animated denizens Friday in a prime-time two-part special, "Boo Boo Runs Wild" and "A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith," that's as audacious as it is genuinely riveting. The show corrals the cartoon icons created by the late William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and now owned by Time Warner into the oeuvre of eccentric animator John Kricfalusi and his Spumco Studio.
November 24, 1990 |
After perusing the Judy Jetson cosmetic kits and Fred Flintstone bolo ties, Pat Hockings found just what she wanted: a $2 refrigerator magnet with the likeness of her Space Age cartoon hero, George Jetson. "I've always been a Jetsons and a Flintstones fan," said Hockings after shopping at a Torrance gift shop owned and named after Hanna-Barbera, the Hollywood animation studio whose cartoon characters populate the store. "There is nothing in there you really need.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2004 |
The defenders of Los Angeles modernism seem to have won one. After a long struggle, the former Hanna-Barbera Studios buildings in the Cahuenga Pass appear to be safe from the wrecker's ball at last. On May 25, the Los Angeles City Council approved a plan that would preserve the heart of the studio that created television animation while allowing retail and residential development on the four-acre site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2004 |
City Council members approved a plan Tuesday that would save the historic Hanna-Barbera buildings in the Cahuenga Pass but would allow development on part of the property to proceed. Joe Barbera, who sold the property years ago, had pleaded with officials to save the building where cartoons such as "Tom and Jerry" and "Yogi Bear" were developed. Councilman Tom LaBonge's office crafted a compromise that would save the three buildings but allow mixed-use apartment and retail development.
July 26, 1990
Wilma! It's time to hit the malls. Hanna-Barbera Productions, the storied animation house that gave the world the Flintstones and the Jetsons, said Wednesday that it will open a store at the Westside Pavilion in West Los Angeles Aug. 1. Another shop is scheduled to open at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance on Sept. 1. The stores will carry clothing, stuffed dolls, toys, games, jewelry and collectibles.
November 22, 1991 |
Mattel Cuts Licensing Deal With Hanna-Barbera: Mattel cut a deal with Hanna-Barbera that will land Yogi Bear, Fred Flintstone, Scooby Doo and the Jetsons in its character cache. El Segundo-based Mattel, whose success with Disney-themed products has augmented its booming Barbie and Hot Wheels business recently, said it will introduce dolls and plush toys next year based on popular characters such as Yogi and his sidekicks Boo Boo and Cindy.