|Written by Marshall Flaum|
Initial release 1989
First episode date 17 July 1989
|Directed by Marshall Flaum|
Director Marshall Flaum
|Also known as 'A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera'|
Genre Live-actionAnimationVariety show
Starring Tony Danza (Host)Annie Potts (Co-host)Whoopi Goldberg Betty White Sammy Davis, Jr. Tommy Lasorda Jonathan Winters Phyllis Diller Valerie Harper Shari Belafonte Joe Ferguson Tiffany
Voices of Henry CordenGreg BursonDon MessickMel BlancGeorge O'HanlonGreg BergCasey KasemJohn StephensonJean Vander PylPenny Singleton
Voices Henry Corden, Greg Burson, Don Messick, Mel Blanc
Cast William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Don Messick, Mel Blanc, Casey Kasem
Similar Hanna‑Barbera's All‑Star Comedy I, The Flintstones' 25th Anni, Yogi Bear and the Magical F, The Flintstones: Jogging F, The Flintstones: Little Big
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Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration (also known as A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera) is a 1989 American live-action/animated television special which premiered on TNT on July 17, 1989.
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The special is hosted by Tony Danza and Annie Potts celebrating 50 years of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's partnership in Animation. This is the first animated project to be broadcast in Dolby Surround sound system.
It covers their years working for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio and then the history of Hanna-Barbera Productions which was set up in 1957. It features footage and clips from the studio's various programs along with new animated/live-action wraparounds and a behind-the-scenes on the then-upcoming Jetsons: The Movie.
The special was dedicated to the memory of Daws Butler, who died during this production and was also the last television and film project of both Mel Blanc and George O'Hanlon, who died before the special's telecast. Turner Broadcasting System, which owned TNT, would later purchase Hanna-Barbera in 1991.
Among the cartoon characters that appear in this special are the following: