Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. was an American animation studio, founded in 1957 by former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation directors and Tom and Jerry creators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, in partnership with film director George Sidney.
History in the Parade
Hanna-Barbera first appeared in the Parade in 1978, with walk-around versions of some of its most famous characters such as Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, and Yogi Bear. In 1982, they appeared riding a brand-new Parade vehicle, the Flintmobile. In 1983, the car returned for Herald Square only, but they were joined by Dino, Wilma Flintstone, Betty Rubble, and Joey Lawrence. This car was retired after the 1983 Parade but reappeared one last in 1993 before officially retiring the same year. In 1982, a float based on their animated feature "Heidi's Song" debuted, which retired after that same year. In 1983, a new float called "A Hanna-Barbera Christmas" debuted with Yogi Bear as their special guest, and like the previous float, it was retired after its debut. In 1984, another new float debuted called "Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Celebration". The float was retired after the 1984 Parade, and all three of the floats haven't been seen since, being disposed of sometime after. With Hanna-Barbera and their cartoons' fade into obscurity, a new unit based on them is never likely to be produced.
In addition to the series of floats, giant balloons of their characters have also been produced throughout the years, which can be seen below.