Another Well-Known Hanna-Barbera Plastering Job
I am sure a lot of you may have seen the Hanna-Barbera Swirling Star logo plaster itself to many older H-B logos on many of their product in the 1980s and early '90s, but, sometimes, it may have the ending guitar chord preceding the original "Zooming H-B" music.
That is because the original source for the Swirling Star plaster may have been the 1990 prints of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You that USA Network had (when they ran it on its Cartoon Express block in the 1990-94 period), since the entire show was time-compressed so more commercials could air during the show. The guitar chord represents the final second of the 1969 version of the Scooby theme song, and the "Zooming H-B" logo theme afterward belonged to the 1969 "Multiplying Shapes" H-B logo (for season 1) and the 1968 "Zooming H-B" (season 2, 1970-71).
I wonder, exactly, how this variation of the Swirling Star edit would plaster itself to other H-B shows aside from Scooby-Doo, like:
The New Fred & Barney Show
Casper and the Angels
Casper's Halloween Special
Casper's First Christmas
The Little Troll Prince: A Christmas Parable
(this is a listing of the shows with the logo edit that I remember from Cartoon Network 1994-95 airings)
This link will take you to the actual version of the said plaster version of the '79 Swirling Star logo, with blacked-out Taft byline and sped-up Scooby-Doo Where Are You (final guitar chord only) and Zooming H-B themes.
I found this logo from the Boomerang airing of a season 2 (1982-83) episode of The Smurfs entitled "The Adventures of Robin Smurf."
Regarding those time-compressed Scooby-Doo episode, Boomerang still airs a print of "Go Away Ghost Ship" like that, complete with fuzzy picture quality, high-pitched voices and music and no laugh track, but at the end it uses the original 1969 H-B closing logo. No Swirling Star whatsoever...
The Scooby-Doo Where Are You? episodes on Boomerang are also edited.....I wonder why
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