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Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse Of The Speed Demon – Own it NOW on DVD and Digital HD – The Best Hanna-Barbera Characters


10 August 2016

Dominating television animation for three decades, Hanna-Barbera’s infamous characters hold the fondest of childhood memories for the kids since 50’s. From careless, clumsy dogs to daringly devious mice, over the years we have seen plenty of loveable and amusing characters. One of the most iconic of them all is everyone’s favourite furry friend, Scooby-Doo, who is returning in brand new adventure Scooby-Doo! And WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon out on DVD and Digital HD from August 8.

To celebrate the return of him and all his furry friends, we are taking a look at some of the other wonderful characters that stand alongside Scooby-Doo in the Hanna-Barbera hall of fame.

 

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Yogi Bear
First making his debut in 1958 as a supporting character in The Huckleberry Hound Show, Yogi Bear’s enormous popularity led him to become the first break-out character to be given his own show. Like most early Hanna-Barbera characters, Yogi Bear was inspired by a TV character. Based on Art Carney's Ed Norton character on American sitcom The Honeymooners, he is best known for his quirky catchphrases and, as he so modestly puts himself, being “smarter than the av-er-age bear”.

 

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Johnny Bravo
Muscular and boorish with strikingly blonde hair and an Elvis-like voice, Johnny Bravo sees himself as the ultimate ladies’ man (although the ladies seem to think otherwise). Confident in his efforts to try and get women to go on a date with him, his advances are quick to be rejected in the most comedic ways.

 

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Fred Flintstone
Loud-mouthed, aggressive and always scheming, deep down Fred Flintstone isn’t the boorish man he comes across as. With his heart in the right place, he is constantly looking for ways to improve his working class family’s life and give only the best to his beloved wife Wilma. It just so happens, that he hilariously loses his temper in all of his extravagant attempts to do so. 

 

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George Jetson
A slim man with bright red hair and a cartoonish large nose, George often finds himself muddled with juggling the stress of his work and family life. Constantly attempting to overcome the hassle in his life, he quickly became known for his infamous catchphrase, "Hooba-Dooba", which he uses to express astonishment whenever a crazy series of antics unfold.

 

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Jerry
Bashfully playing on the cat-and-mouse chase, Jerry is a prevalent protagonist to his enemy that happens to also be his best friend. Teasing, torturing and tormenting Tom, Jerry causes the pair to find themselves in all sorts of mischief, stuck between being rampant rivals and having a bond as the unlikeliest of friends.

 

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Penelope Pitstop
Penelope Pitstop drives the pink Compact Pussycat car wearing a bright pink racing uniform and knee high boots. Bringing allure to the Wacky Races she is described by the race announcer as "Glamour Gal of the Gas Pedal". The only woman to take part in the contests, she’s the classic damsel in distress with her ultimate catchphrase being "Help, help!"

 

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Top Cat
Top Cat is the yellow-furred, charismatic protagonist who is the proud creator and leader of an infamous alley cat gang. Wearing a mauve hat and vest, his smart appearance cleverly hides that he was once a poor, lonely cat stuck living on the streets. Loyal to his formidable bunch, there’s an adventure waiting around every corner for the gang as they mischievously roam the streets of Manhattan.

 

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Scooby-Doo
Everyone’s favourite mischievous dog, Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane, known for hilariously sharing many personality traits with his lifelong companion amateur detective Shaggy Rogers. He’s clumsy, unable to pronounce his words without placing an ‘R’ in front of them and perpetually hungry. But despite all that, he’s surprisingly human-like with intelligence that often solves the mystery the detectives are trying to desperately uncover.

SCOOBY-DOO! AND WWE: CURSE OF THE SPEED DEMON IS OUT NOW ON DVD AND DIGITAL HD

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