Downright OT Hanna-Barbera



I don't know if I'm the only one in here who isn't 100% loyal to Disney, but I grew up with a healthy dose of Saturday morning cartoons and as a result, have a true love of Scooby Doo, Where Are You?, The Jetsons, Johnny Quest, and Josie and the Pussycats. While I had to be satisfied with Rhino's release of a few of the early Scooby pop songs from the episodes, they've redeemed themselves with a "Rhino Handmade" edition of "Josie and the Pussycats" This is a bonafide release from Rhino Handmade from the original source material. It is a limited edition of only 5000. Liner notes are written by the composer/producer, and the disc includes all of the original Capitol tracks as well as all of the Kellogg's cereal premium tracks AND unreleased masters. It even has the air version of the Josie theme as a unmentioned bonus track. There is a multipage booklet with some nice graphics. If only Disney music were getting this treatment now!

You can check it out at

Also, for you Jonny Quest fans, there is a seller on eBay who is selling "Jonny Quest files vol 1" and "Jonny Quest files vol 2". While volume 1 is primary non-show material, volume 2 is the original background tracks from the show. Some of them even have the original cues attached. The files are in very good condition and would satisfy most fans. He doesn't sell them cheaply, so you'd better make sure you want it before bidding. He claims they're from Japan, but for some ODD reason, they have put Chinese graphics on the packaging...wink wink.

Alas, there isn't much good news for Jetsons fans. However, I bought a CD of Jetsons music at a comic book store and it did have a handful of background tracks though most of the material was from the records which have non-Jetsons voice actors performing non-Jetsonian songs. The domestic version of Hanna-Barbera's Greatest Hit's vol. 2 has a nice long underscore medley with many familiar themes. The UK import has a shortened version of the same medley. has Gigi Galaxy's Solar Sambaramba.

Hope this hasn't been too disloyal. Talk about a drought!
Not offtopic..:D BTW In the latest anwer, one that I posted, to HMH soundtrack, I noted both HB and Disney childrens 1960s albums had DIFFERNET voices than the films and shows..same for Disney's Haunted Mansion..Paul Frees had a bitter argument and left.That's Pete Renoudet as the ghost host and not PF.

Arnold Stang's not heard as HB's Top Cat in a 1965 Robin Hood record and instead HB regular Daws Butler is, but Stang's around to replace the already departed Eddy Brophy as DUMBO's Timothy mouse.

I recall Jetsons music at Disneyland.

Interestingly, Disney ORIGINATED in the 30s many sound effects that Hanna Barbera pciked up from their 1957 start-so did Warner, MGM,and UPA in its TV work.
There is a Yogi record with the Allan Melvin as Yogi instead of Daws Butler and June Foray as Boo Boo instead of Don Messick!!!