Funtastic World of Hanna & Barbera with Greg Ehrbar

Funtastic World of Hanna & Barbera with Greg Ehrbar

Grammy-nominated writer, author, and animation historian Greg Ehrbar celebrates the characters, cartoons, and other creations that were brought to life by Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, and a host of others at one of Hollywood's greatest studios. Each episode features behind-the-scenes stories, fascinating facts, and special guests from entertainment and pop culture.

Episodes

February 15, 2024 30 mins
Actor/historian NICK SANTA MARIA (The Annotated Abbott & Costello) traces cartoon comedy from the silent era to Tom and Jerry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Hanna-Barbera’s Abbott & Costello cartoons, featuring Bud Abbott as himself, are discussed by actor/historian NICK SANTA MARIA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Animation music executive and record producer BAMBI MOE how Hanna-Barbera influenced her career in Saturday morning television. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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More insight from producer BAMBI MOE about the process of making a recording and working with great voice actors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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February 1, 2024 23 mins
A journey through the story process with veteran screenwriter SANDY FRIES (Smurfs, Star Trek: The Next Generation) and working directly with giants like Joe Barbera and Patrick Stewart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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February 1, 2024 19 mins
Writer SANDY FRIES discusses the ways Hanna-Barbera, the Smurfs, and Gene Roddenberry tried to make the world a better place through inspired storytelling.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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January 25, 2024 34 mins
Warner Bros Discovery Library Historian GEORGE FELTENSTEIN discusses bringing Hanna-Barbera’s TV series, films and specials to Warner Archive DVD and Blu-ray. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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January 25, 2024 29 mins
GEORGE FELTENSTEIN of the Warner Archive talks about new and (hopefully) future releases and Warner’s business model of responding and delivering to the public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Super Friends’ Wonder Woman SHANNON FARNON recalls her TV career in shows like I Dream of Jeannie and working with Steven Spielberg and Joan Crawford in Night Gallery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Wonder Woman SHANNON FARNON talks about her sisters Darleen Carr (The Streets of San Francisco) and Charmian Carr (The Sound of Music) and the cast of Super Friends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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January 11, 2024 29 mins
Writer/producer TOM RUEGGER (A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Animaniacs, Yogi’s Treasure Hunt) discusses his early career at Hanna-Barbera. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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January 11, 2024 30 mins
More with TOM RUEGGER about working for Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, and the move to Warner Bros to develop acclaimed cartoons for Steven Spielberg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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January 1, 2024 25 mins
Voice actor and author KATIE LEIGH talks about her career in TV and radio, as well as such great names as Janet Waldo, Roger C. Carmel, and many more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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January 1, 2024 22 mins
More with KATIE LEIGH including her first acting role at Hanna-Barbera, working with Paul Winchell, Will Ryan, and her variety of online entertainment programs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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December 20, 2023 28 mins
Animator Dave Pruiksma (“Beauty and the Beast”) returns to discuss ‘60s holiday cartoons produced or connected to the Hanna-Barbera studio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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December 12, 2023 30 mins
Chas Butler tells us what it was like to be the son of the legend behind Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and countless other voices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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December 12, 2023 24 mins
Daws’ son Chas discusses Mel Blanc, The Jetsons, The Beatles, the casting of Fred Flintstone, and his dad’s voice acting workshop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Multi-talented Andrea Canny takes us from the first theme park home of Hanna-Barbera to theater history as an original on-stage “Belle.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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More Kings Island adventures with Andrea Canny from her early musical stage days to a holiday show this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Hanna-Barbera legend Willie Ito describes the challenges and triumphs of his early life and career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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