DC’s crossover game is strong lately. Not only have we got stuff like Justice League/Power Rangers on the way, along with the next Batman/TMNT crossover, the company has now announced that several of its weird (and very wonderful) comic takes on Hanna-Barbera characters will now host a series of team-ups with DC’s own…
In their original forms, Space Ghost, Mightor, and Birdman didn’t get much in the way of character development. They got called into action, kicked ass, and had a hearty chuckle at the end of their adventures. But Future Quest adds tragedy and real stakes for the heroes that started showing up 50 years ago.
Look, that right there is one hell of a headline to have to write. But in a world where DC Comics is giving us all sorts of weird Hanna-Barbera series—from profane cyberpunk Scooby Doo, to post-modern Flintstones, to sci-fi spy-fi in Future Quest—I guess the thought of Garth Ennis writing a Wacky Races spin-off isn’t …
The Herculoids meeting Jonny Quest and Hadji. The Galaxy Trio and Birdman sharing a weird adventure together. Mightor and Space Ghost combining past and future. It’s all going to happen and, from the looks of Future Quest #1, these team-ups are going to be freakin’ awesome.
Shaggy looks like he lives in Bushwick now and works at an artisanal clam chowder pop-up. Zoinks, Scoob!
Over a decade has passed since everyone’s favorite, slobbery, mystery-solving dog was on the big screen—and even then Scooby-Doo was presented in an unfamiliar, live-action form. Warner Bros. has now announced he’s coming back to theaters in 2018 the way he should, in a feature-length animated film.
We're actually going to get an animated Guardians show on Disney XD this year, but had the characters been in the very gifted hands of Hanna-Barbera decades ago, this is totally what it would have looked like.
Bruce Bushman was a designer whose name you may not know, but whose work you've almost certainly seen. He worked on everything from the design of the Disneyland castle to episodes of The Flintstones TV show. But there's one project that Bushman worked on that sadly never became a reality: a Jetsons theme park ride.
The animated landscape is one big Uncanny Valley now, dominated by massive digital conglomerates. But a half-century ago, the world's animation powerhouse was an independent outfit run by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, creators of The Flintstones, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby-Doo. This previously unpublished gallery of…
In this Hanna-Barbera-produced anti-drug spot from the 1970s, the protagonist goes on a jovial jaunt to an outer borough of Drugachussets and then is attacked by a bunch of ghouls in a cosmic medicine cabinet. I would have totally watched a full-length version of this ad, à la The Herculoids.
Yogi Bear is not a kids' movie. It is a bleak futurist parable about humanity's inability to accept a non-human sapience. It is also about a bear who wears a hat.
Must-see TV shows are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Title: The Jetsons
Vitals: The Jetson family lives in a somewhat utopian (and groovy-looking) future, in which…