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Background: Prior to 1987-1988, Hanna-Barbera released its product through Worldvision Home Video. During the shakeup at then owner Taft who was transformed into Great American Communications, Worldvision Enterprises was sold off. Accordingly, Hanna-Barbera got its own home video line. This lasted until late 1991, when Turner bought H-B and subsequently put the video line on moratorium. Thereafter, all H-B product was distributed through Turner Home Entertainment, then Warner Home Video.


1st Logo
(
1987-1991)
Hanna-Barbera Home Video (1987)

Nicknames: "H-B Stars", "HB Swirling Star"

Logo: On a blue-violet background wallpapered with the “Hanna-Barbera” script logo, a picture of Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Fred Flintstone, and Scooby-Doo, all standing together with big, goofy grins, “flips” up and moves towards the screen. When it is in position, there is a large, cheesy-looking flash, then the “Hanna-Barbera” script logo, in red and treated pretty badly, is “wiped” in from both sides with a cheesy-looking “sparkly trail” effect. Then, after that forms, the swirling star (1979-86 version) animates, as per usual, below the script logo. A long, elongated rounded rectangle with the words “HOME VIDEO” on each side, flips up so that the words flank the swirling star.

FX/SFX: A cool logo design, actually, the flipping motions, the spark trail, and the animation of the swirling star.

Cheesy Factor: Off the charts!This logo screams “shoestring budget”. The flipping is badly done, the wallpaper background looks horrible, the superimposing of the swirling star isn’t that great, and the way the Hanna-Barbera script logo is animated onto the logo is quite simply a disgrace. However considering the quality of the company's animation you couldn't expect anything less.

Music/Sounds: A synth-piano tune that builds up into a rendition of the first few bars of the Flintstones theme. Actually quite addictive and memorable.

Availability: H-B Home Video did release a morass of product almost 200 titles, but are all out of print. Most of the titles are in slipcovers released after 1989; the very first titles to use this logo on the packaging (usually orange clamshell cases with a Worldvision byline) do NOT have this logo, but rather the 1986 swirling star logo. It turned up strangely on a Christmas Day 2011 airing of Yogi's First Christmas on Australian television networks plastering the Operation Prime Time logo. This was due to the fact that said networks used the laserdisc of the special. Don't expect this on Flintstones Anniversary Collection tapes, as they have a special Flintstones anniversary logo in this logo's place.

Scare Factor: None, but you’ll be laughing and giggling at how bad it is.



2nd Logo
(1991-1993)
Hanna-Barbera Home Video - CLG Wiki

Logo: On a black background, we see a white flash wiping in "Hanna-Barbera" in its corporate font and in a blue gradient color. A large flash then
appears under "Hanna-Barbera", which creates the words "HOME VIDEO" in the same color as the "Hanna-Barbera" text.

Variant: There was a variant seen on the opening of H-B cartoons on VHS. It's the same as the normal variant, except "P R E S E N T S" appears instead of "HOME VIDEO".

FX/SFX: The white flash creating "Hanna-Barbera", the large flash creating "HOME VIDEO", or "P R E S E N T S" for the variant.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: The variant is seen on the 1991 VHS of Dastardly & Muttley. The opening of the 1991 Dastardly & Muttley can be seen on the video above. The video also contains the FBI warning, the Turner Home Entertainment logo, the 1987 Turner Entertainment logo, and the 1991 Hanna-Barbera Home Video logo. The normal version is seen on other later releases from the company.

Scare Factor: None to minimal.


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gohan56782 Presents logo 0 Feb 20 2013, 2:15 AM EST by gohan56782
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Watch this VHS opening. At 0:40 you will see the logo. Its the same as the 2nd logo, except Presents appears in a spark instead of Home Video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsBKCxoJt7Q
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LogoWriter For people who don't know what's Shoestring Budget means. 0 Jan 14 2010, 6:01 PM EST by LogoWriter
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Shoestring Budget means that for companies (Hanna-Barbera) need to watch their money, and to create logos need money (if people didn't know about that). And, since, Hanna-Barbera has low account of money, the logo turns out not nice and pretty. And, plus, it goes so cheesy. And that is why people laugh about it how badly it is and make fun of it. That is what shoestring budget means.
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