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In pictures: Hanna-Barbera characters

Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble (credit: Boomerang)

The Flintstones began in 1960 and became not only Hanna-Barbera's biggest hit, but one of the most successful cartoons of all time.

Yogi Bear (credit: Boomerang)

Yogi Bear was one of several Hanna-Barbera characters to have a collar, allowing the head to be animated separately and reducing production costs.

The Scooby Doo team (credit: Boomerang)

Scooby Doo, the tale of a cowardly dog and his ghost-hunting friends, began in 1969 and is still being made.

Dick Dastardly and Muttley (credit: Boomerang)

Dick Dastardly and Muttley were the villains of Wacky Races, which also featured Penelope Pitstop.

Fred Flintstone (credit: Boomerang)

Stone Age cartoon The Flintstones was based on 1950s TV sitcom The Honeymooners.

Hong Kong Phooey (credit: Boomerang)

Hong Kong Phooey was the crime-fighting alter ego of mild-mannered janitor Penrod Pooch.

The Jetsons (credit: Boomerang)

The Jetsons was a companion piece to the Flintstones, also featuring the trials and tribulations of an 'ordinary' family, but set in the future.

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