Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration

Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration
Also known as 'A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera'
Genre Live-action
Variety show
Written by Marshall Flaum
Directed by Marshall Flaum
Starring Tony Danza (Host)
Annie Potts (Co-host)
Whoopi Goldberg
Betty White
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Tommy Lasorda
Jonathan Winters
Phyllis Diller
Valerie Harper
Shari Belafonte
Joe Ferguson
Voices of Henry Corden
Greg Burson
Don Messick
Mel Blanc
George O'Hanlon
Greg Berg
Casey Kasem
John Stephenson
Jean Vander Pyl
Penny Singleton
Country of origin United States
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Marshall Flaum
Running time 94 mins
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network TNT
Audio format Dolby Surround
Original release July 17, 1989

Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration (also known as A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera) is a 1989 American live-action/animated television special which premiered on TNT on July 17, 1989.


The special is hosted by Tony Danza and Annie Potts celebrating 50 years of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's partnership in animation. This is the first animated project to be broadcast in Dolby Surround sound system.

It covers their years working for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio and then the history of Hanna-Barbera Productions which was set up in 1957. It features footage and clips from the studio's various programs along with new animated/live-action wraparounds and a behind-the-scenes on the then-upcoming Jetsons: The Movie.

The special was dedicated to the memory of Daws Butler, who died during this production and was also the last television and film project of both Mel Blanc and George O'Hanlon, who died before the special's telecast. Turner Broadcasting System, which owned TNT, would later purchase Hanna-Barbera in 1991.

Cartoon characters

Among the cartoon characters that appear in this special are the following:



External links

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