Jellystone! Animated Series Promises Zany New Life For Classic Characters In New Trailer
Classic Hanna-Barbera characters converge in the town of Jellystone for new adventures this summer.
Hanna-Barbera has never been afraid to play around with their characters, as seen with Adult Swim series like Sealab 2021 and Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law. Now, all the animation studio's classic characters are coming back to life in the latest trailer for Jellystone!, the upcoming HBO Max animated series.
Jellystone! follows a whole list of Hanna-Barbera characters as they "live, work, play and (as is often the case) destroy the town in some silly way together." Characters like Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound, Jabberjaw, Magilla Gorilla, and Peter Potamus populate the town and interact regardless of what show they originated on.
If you recognize the visual style, it's because the show comes courtesy C. H. Greenblatt, creator of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Chowder, and Harvey Beaks.
"I grew up watching tons of Hanna-Barbera cartoons and have a deep love for these characters," Greenblatt said in an official statement. "The massive amount of both classic and not-so-classic characters we were able to use from the Hanna-Barbera library is what really makes the Jellystone! universe special. Rather than recreate the feeling of cartoons of the past, we wanted to have silly, weird fun with these characters and expand their personalities to give them more depth. Chances are if there’s a character you love, you’ll see them somewhere in this world eventually. We hope longtime fans appreciate our take on this world, and we’re excited that parents get to introduce and enjoy their favorite Hanna-Barbera characters with their kids."
Greenblatt serves as showrunner, executive producer, and voice actor on the show. Other confirmed actors include Grace Helbig, Ron Funches, Paul F. Tompkins, Thomas Lennon, and more. Jellystone! debuts on HBO Max on Thursday, July 29.
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