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Christmas gift ideas for fans of old-school Hanna-Barbera cartoons

Today’s cartoons just don’t have the same soul. I loved Saturday mornings as a kid, filled with cartoons before heading to the park to play baseball. While He-Man and Thundercats were some of my favorite shows growing up (and still today, to be honest), neither came from the powerhouse of kids’ cartoons Hanna-Barbera. William Hanna and Joseph Barbera were responsible for some of the most memorable animated shows, from Scooby-Doo to the first ever primetime cartoon, the Flintstones. But there were so many others that don’t receive the recognition they deserve. Here are a few that filled me with nostalgia as I scrolled through Amazon.com:
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Scooby-Doo has had a number of reboots through the years, so many that the gang warrants its own separate list:

If you want something that is specifically geared toward the holidays, consider Yogi Christmas these Christmas specials:

If you don’t feel like gluing yourself to a television set for all those cartoons, maybe you would like to read instead. DC Comics did a special crossover featuring some of their biggest superheroes teaming up with the likes of Dyno-Mutt and Space Ghost. DC Meets Hanna-Barbera was released last year, and Volume Two will be available on Christmas Eve this year!

So you don’t want to watch, and you don’t want to read… Huckleberry Hound you just want to play? Funko has you covered! Check out all these Funko POP Hanna-Barbera figures available:

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Zombie Awareness Month: Day 17 – Scooby Doo, Where Are You?

Who says Zombie Awareness Month doesn’t bring the not-yet-undead closer together? My new friend over at Anguished Repose, with whom I began conversing for no other reason than to discuss zombies, posted the above clip earlier this month.

The clip features scenes from the full-length movie, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, which I think we have on VHS, but I’m too lazy to go check. The song is “It’s Terror Time Again” by Skycycle.

Can you imagine your life without Scooby-Doo? I can’t. Since 1969, there have been 11 distinct Scooby-Doo cartoon series, not to mention all the television specials and direct-to-video movies (such as Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island). My personal favorite of all the series was The New Scooby-Doo Movies, which featured guest stars such as Batman and Robin and the Harlem Globetrotters. I was also a fan of some other Hanna-Barbara dogs, especially Dynomutt. But I digress. Back to Scooby…

I did a quick Google search on “zombies in Scooby-Doo” and didn’t come up with anything useful, but I think it would be interesting to see how many times zombies were utilized in the series. Does anyone know of such a study?

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