Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Flintstones - The Jetsons - Scooby-Doo - Yogi Bear...TOGETHER in Warner's 'Hanna-Barbera Diamond Collection'

The Flintstones - The Jetsons - Scooby-Doo - Yogi Bear...TOGETHER in Warner's 'Hanna-Barbera Diamond Collection'

12-DVD gift set brings together early seasons of four fan-favorite cartoon shows!

Posted by David Lambert
This past May and June, Warner Home Video changed the box cover art on about 17 already-existing DVD releases from Hanna-Barbera shows, marking them for the "Diamond Anniversary" of that animation studio as they hit their 60th year in existence. Here at TVShowsOnDVD, we don't cover box art changes: a studio might "refresh" the package front any number of times, simply to give fans who haven't bought it yet a new look at the title. Just like book publishers will change cover art on a paperback many times to update what customers see. So we didn't post news about those, because each was the exact same DVD configuration as before, just with different borders around the front edges...and those titles had never gone out of print, either (so these weren't actual re-releases, just cover art changes).

But here's something different about to be released for the first time, and perhaps it's a good gift set for you to offer as a holiday present to someone you love that enjoys these four shows, but never did get the previous DVDs! On December 12th, Warner Home Video will release the Hanna-Barbera Diamond Collection package, a 12-disc set for $74.99 SRP. In it you'll get the first season of both The Flintsones and The Jetsons, the first TWO seasons of the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? show, and the entire run of The Yogi Bear Show. Four mainstays of HB's history!

You can now pre-order this item from either or the WBshop online studio store. Button links can be found below, seen hovering just over the package art we've included. But first, here is the studio description for this gift set:
    The Flintstones: The Complete First Season From the moment they arrived on the scene, The Flintstones lived up to the words of their immortal theme song: a modern stone age family that is a page right out of history. The lovable temperament of Fred Flintstone.the delicious digs of wife Wilma.the hilarious jabs of neighbor Barney Rubble. They're all present and (pre)hysterically accounted for with 28 episodes of the entire (pre)historic first season that will make fans shout "Yabba dabba doo!"

    Scooby-Doo Where Are You? Seasons One & Two Could a cowardly Great Dane with a penchant for blundering through scary situations become a candidate for generations spanning stardom? It's no mystery: Scooby-Doo's popularity endures-from Saturday morning TV origins to hit live-action movies. The whodunit format was a daring new frontier for an animated series, but the members of the Mystery Inc. team, hipsterish Shaggy, brainy tomboy Velma, bold and beautiful Daphne and heroic and handsome Fred, have grown to become authentic popular-culture icons. To solve their newest mystery, finding the most awesome Scooby-Doo DVD ever, with 25 vintage episodes you need only follow this simple clue: YOU'RE HOLDING IT!

    The Jetsons: The Complete First Season "Meet George Jetson.Jane, his wife. daughter Judy.his boy Elroy." The catchy tune of The Jetsons ideally captures the lighthearted essence of the show, a futuristic counterpoint to The Flintstones that reflected the space-age optimism of the times. The Jetsons were the very first family, animated or not, to have a big-screen home entertainment system decades before it became a reality. They also had flying cars, floating cities and androids, all commonplace scenery in today's most popular sci-fi blockbusters. Now, this beloved series teletransports onto DVD, all 24 hilarious season one episodes.

    The Yogi Bear Show: The Complete Series Not only was Yogi Bear (introduced on The Huckleberry Hound Show) "smarter than the average bear," his popularity got him - along with sidekick Boo Boo - his own series, seen here in its fully restored and remastered 33-episode entirety. Beloved for his Robin Hood-like antics and endlessly inventive schemes to swipe "pic-a-nic" baskets, Yogi is arguably the first outlaw cartoon hero. Although a comic straight man, Park Ranger Smith, with tireless yet futile attempts to enforce Jellystone's "Do Not Feed the Bear!" rule, undoubtedly deserved more credit. Fans will also recall series costars Snagglepuss the lion ("Exit, stage right!") and Yakky Doodle, the devilishly "innocent" quackster with the famed lament, "I wost my mommy."
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