Sunday, August 14, 2011

All You Ever Wanted to know about early Hanna-Barbera Cartoons..By Yowp..

"Yowp" character appearance in Yogi Bear Cartoon Duck In Luck (1959) courtesy Don M. Yowp..

May 1965 ad in TV Guide for TV 5 Cartoons..Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear and Woody Woodpecker..

Hello all:

I just wanted to alert everyone to a new link..

I've mentioned before about watching Captain Penny in the mid 1960's on WEWS-TV 5 weekday afternoons..At first Ron Penfound as the Captain featured the Little Rascals and the Three Stooges..Later he had Rocky and Friends, King Leonardo, Mr. Magoo, King Features (Beetle Bailey, etc) and others..still later he featured Roger Ramjet and Batfink, as well as newer Terrytoons..

I liked them all, but my favorites were the Hanna-Barbera Cartoons..Captain Penny had Magilla Gorilla and Peter Potamus on the show.

Hanna-Barbera began on Channel 3 (KYW-TV) in 1957 with NBC's Ruff and Reddy, then syndication 1958-59 with Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw and Yogi Bear, usually run at 7PM when they were on..All the H-B characters moved to WEWS-TV 5 in spring 1963..Yogi, Huck and Quick Draw still at 7, though they moved to 6:30 by June 1965..Kaiser's WKBF-61 acquired the H-B shows from 1968-75

Saying all that, I want to introduce a friend's blog..while it isnt new, I've enjoyed reading it from time to time over the last couple years..A Vancouver, Canada native, known as "Yowp" on his blog and "Don M. Yowp" on Facebook has been a huge early Hanna-Barbera fan, especially the years from 1958-64..His blog, "Stuff About Early Hanna-Barbera Cartoons" features analysis on specific cartoons, ads, newspaper articles and other memorabilia about Hanna-Barbera and their Cartoons..By the way, "Yowp" refers a dog character that tries to catch a duck in a Yogi Bear Cartoon and in a monotone voice goes Yowp..Yowp Yowp..

Link to the Hanna Barbera Blog

Recreation of a WEWS Promo for the Quick Draw McGraw Show-The audio is a live promo for Quick Draw McGraw dated Friday May 24, 1963 done by Ron Penfound at about 12 Noon that day..


  1. In the early 1960's in New York, these H-B cartoons (plus Walter Lantz's Woody Woodpecker) were on WPIX Channel 11; by the end of the '60's the H-B's had moved over to WNEW Channel 5, with Woody following there after his Saturday morning NBC network run ended in 1977.