Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration

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Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration
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Production company Hanna-Barbera
Release date July 17, 1989
Run time 94 minutes
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
Henry Corden
Greg Burson
Don Messick
Mel Blanc
George O'Hanlon
Greg Berg
Casey Kasem
John Stephenson
Jean Vander Pyl
Penny Singleton
Producer(s) William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Story by Marshall Flaum
Director(s) Marshall Flaum
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Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration is an American live-action/animated TV special which premiered on July 17, 1989 on TNT. It was written and directed by Marshall Flaum.

This special was dedicated to Daws Butler after he passed away in 1988.

The special was a celebration between the partnership of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Boo Boo Bear Don Messick
Yogi Bear Greg Burson
Huckleberry Hound Greg Burson
Fred Flintstone Henry Corden
Scooby-Doo Don Messick
Top Cat N/A
Magilla Gorilla N/A
Quick Draw McGraw Greg Burson
Barney Rubble Mel Blanc
Super Snooper John Stephenson
Dick Dastardly N/A
Muttley Don Messick
Snagglepuss Lion N/A
Shaggy Rogers Casey Kasem
Wilma Flintstone Jean Vander Pyl
Pebbles Flintstone N/A
Baba Looey Greg Berg
Hokey Wolf N/A
Reddy N/A
George Jetson George O'Hanlon
Jane Jetson Penny Singleton
Elroy Jetson N/A
Judy Jetson N/A
Astro N/A
Augie Doggie Greg Berg
Doggie Daddy John Stephenson
Choo Choo N/A
Smurfette Lucille Bliss
Papa Smurf Don Messick
Brainy Smurf Danny Goldman
Betty Rubble N/A
Blabber Mouse N/A
Squiddly Diddly N/A
Ding-a-Ling N/A
Punkin' Puss N/A
Peter Potamus N/A
Hong Kong Phooey N/A
Fluid-Man N/A
Winnie Witch N/A
Bamm-Bamm Rubble N/A
Dum Dum N/A
Breezly Bruin N/A
Sneezly N/A
Pixie N/A
Dixie N/A
Fancy Fancy N/A
Rosie N/A
Mildew Wolf N/A
Cindy Bear N/A
Touché Turtle N/A
Secret Squirrel N/A
Dino N/A
Scrappy-Doo N/A
Jerry Mouse N/A
Tom Cat N/A
Ruff N/A
Wally Gator N/A
Snuffles Don Messick




  • Instruments


  • Ruff and Reddy's scooter





The score was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: July 17, 1989 on TNT

Behind the scenes


Marketing and promotion

Critical reception

In other languages

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Home availability

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