Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. was an American animation studio that was founded in 1957 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The studio was responsible for creating many beloved animated television shows and characters, including The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, and The Jetsons, among others.
Hanna-Barbera became famous for their innovative use of limited animation techniques, which allowed them to produce animated shows more efficiently and at a lower cost. This approach made it possible for the studio to produce a large volume of animated content and quickly become one of the most successful animation studios of its time.
In addition to producing animated television shows, Hanna-Barbera also created animated feature films and various other forms of media. The studio won numerous awards over the years, including several Emmys and an Academy Award for their 1965 short film, "The Dot and the Line."
Hanna-Barbera remained a leading force in the animation industry until it was sold to Turner Broadcasting System in 1991. Today, many of the studio's classic characters and shows remain popular with audiences of all ages and are still widely enjoyed through various forms of media.