Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
, also simply known as Hanna-Barbera
and variously over the years as H-B Enterprises
, H-B Production Co.
, and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc.
, was an American animation studio and production company founded in 1957 by Tom and Jerry
creators and former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, in partnership with film director George Sidney. For three decades in the 20th century, it was a prominent presence in American television animation with a variety of cartoon series, including The Huckleberry Hound Show
, The Flintstones
, The Yogi Bear Show
, The Jetsons
, Wacky Races
, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
and The Smurfs