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Contents

1957–1958 1958–1959 1959–1961 1961 1961–1967 1967–1971 1967–1973
1957–1958 1958–1959 1959–1961 1961 1961–1967 1967–1971 1967–1973
 
1973–1974 1974–1979 1977–1979 1979–2001 1988–2001 2001–present
1973–1974 1974–1979 1977–1979 1979–2001 1988–2001 2001–present


1957–1958

Hanna Barbera logo (early).svg

After MGM closed its cartoon studio, animation directors Willian Hanna and Jospeh Barbera founded their own animation studio on July 7, 1957. The first logo showed the initials of the company HB enclosed in two squares.
It was only used in The Ruff and Reddy Show.

1958–1959

Hanna-Barbera.svg

The logo was refreshed in 1958, modifying the design of the initials and changing the colors of the squares from Maroon/Blue to Purple/Orange. You can also notice that a small shadow was added in between the boxes.

1959–1961

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In 1959, Hanna-Barbera opted for just using the full the name of the company on-screen.

1961

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1961–1967

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1967–1971

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1967–1973

Hanna Barbera logo 1966.svg

1973–1974

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1974–1979

Hanna Barbera logo 1974.svg

1977–1979

Hanna-Barbera 1977.svg

1979–2001

Hanna-Barbera (1979).svg


DESIGNER
Art Scott
TYPOGRAPHY
None
USAGE
Official
ALSO KNOWN AS
Swirling Star

This logo known as "Swirling Star" was designed by Art Scott and it was introduced in 1979. An updated CG version debuted in 1986 and it was used until 2001, last appearing in The Powerpuff Girls until its 4th season (despite having already been absorbed into Cartoon Network Studios at the time).

1988–2001

Hanna-Barbera 1988.svg

2001–present

Hanna-Barbera Cartoons.svg

After being purchased by America Online following the death of Bill Hanna in 2001, Hanna-Barbera was absorbed into Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. A new script logo, based on the 1961 logo (see above), is currently being used to promote H-B shows and characters and it would also be used on merchandise.


Hanna-Barbera
Cartoon Network Studios
Warner Bros. Animation
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