Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe Ltd.
FormerlyCartoon Network Development Studio Europe (2007–2019)
Cartoon Network Studios Europe (2017–2021)
FoundedSeptember 18, 2007; 14 years ago (September 18, 2007)
HeadquartersWarnerMedia 160 Old Street London, England
Key people
ProductsTelevision programs
ParentCartoon Network EMEA
(WarnerMedia International)
Primary former logo used as Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe.
Primary former logo used as Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe.
Secondary former logo used as Cartoon Network Studios Europe.
Secondary former logo used as Cartoon Network Studios Europe.

Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe Ltd. (HBSE, formerly Great Marlborough Productions[1] and previously known as Cartoon Network Studios Europe and Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe) is a British animation studio based in London and owned by WarnerMedia International in conjunction with Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. It is the EMEA arm of Cartoon Network Studios.[2][3][4]

On April 7, 2021, it was announced that the studio had re-branded as Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, paying tribute to the original American studio, founded by renowned animators Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera on July 7, 1957. The Hanna-Barbera name had previously been revived on some WBA series and films based on the classic franchises, including Scooby-Doo media, like The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!, Wacky Races, and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs. Future plans for the studio have yet to be announced, however.[5][2] The first projects to be greenlit under the new name were a new series and a movie relating to The Amazing World of Gumball.[6]


Television series

Title Year Creator(s) Co-production(s) Network Notes
The Amazing World of Gumball 2011–2019 Ben Bocquelet Studio SOI
Boulder Media Limited (season 1)
Dandelion Studios (season 1)
Cartoon Network
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe 2017 Eva Lee Wallberg and Christian Bøving-Andersen Sun Creature
Public Service Puljen
Cartoon Network Nordic (Denmark)
YouTube (UK)
Soon to be a fully-fledged television series.[7]
Elliott from Earth 2021–present Guillaume Cassuto
Mic Graves
Tony Hull
Miyu Productions Cartoon Network [8][9]
The Amazing World of Gumball: The Series TBA Ben Bocquelet Studio SOI Cartoon Network
HBO Max[6]


Title Year Creator(s) Notes
Gumball 2008 Ben Bocquelet Contrary to rumours, Ben Bocquelet never actually pitched this show to Adult Swim.[10][non-primary source needed] Pilot for The Amazing World of Gumball.
The Amazing Adventures of Kid Cole & Klay Pete Candeland
Stu Connolly
Little Rikke Rikke Asbjoern [12]
COSMO 2009 Charlie Bean [13]
Elliot's Zoo Dave Needham
The Furry Pals Rikke Asbjoern
Hamshanks and the Himalolly Mountain Railway Tom Parkinson
Mutant Moments Alan Kerswell
Pinky Malinky Chris Garbutt Originally rejected by Cartoon Network, the pilot was later greenlit as a series by Nickelodeon,[14] but instead of being aired on their TV channel, it was released directly on Netflix.[15]
Verne on Vacation Sylvain Marc
The ATM 2011 Rikke Asbjoern


Title Year Co-production(s) Notes
The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie! TBA Studio SOI In development; greenlit[6]

See also


  1. ^ "HANNA-BARBERA STUDIOS EUROPE LIMITED - Filing history (Free information from Companies House)".
  2. ^ a b Ramachandran, Naman (7 April 2021). "WarnerMedia Reinstates Iconic Hanna-Barbera Brand With London-Based European Studio". Variety. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  3. ^ "INTERVIEW: Alan Fenwick, VP Cartoon Network Europe EMEA". Licensing.biz. 1 November 2007. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Powstaje europejski serial Cartoon Network". Media2.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  5. ^ Natale, Richard; Schneider, Michael (18 December 2006). "Cartoon giant Barbera dies". Variety. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d "'The Amazing World of Gumball' Set To Return As Both A Movie And Series". 21 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Cartoon Network Russia And Southeastern Europe 2017 Upfront Reel". RegularCapital. 29 March 2017. Archived from the original on 5 April 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Cartoon Network's 'The Amazing World of Gumball' Team Preps Sci-Fi Comedy 'Elliott from Earth'". 2 July 2018.
  9. ^ "First Look: Cartoon Network EMEA Original 'Elliott from Earth' is Ready to Rocket". 10 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Ben Bocquelet on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 5 March 2016.[non-primary source needed]
  11. ^ Kid Cole & Clay – looking up to the ground – Blogger
  13. ^ le vide-grenier de Polyminthe: Charlie Bean's COSMO for CNEurope
  14. ^ Bryant, Jacob (19 August 2015). "Nickelodeon Orders Animated Series 'Pinky Malinky' for TV, Digital Platforms". Variety. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  15. ^ Nickelodeon's 'Pinky Malinky' will debut on Netflix - Animation Xpress