Jellystone!
Genre
Based onCharacters
by Hanna-Barbera
Developed byC. H. Greenblatt
Voices of
Theme music composerEgo Plum
ComposerEgo Plum
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11 (21 segments)
Production
Executive producers
ProducerAdam Middleton
EditorBrant Duncan
Running time11–21 minutes (11 minutes per segment)
Production companyWarner Bros. Animation
DistributorWarnerMedia Direct
Release
Original networkHBO Max
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29) - Present
Chronology
Preceded byYo Yogi! (1991)

Jellystone! is an American animated streaming television series developed by C. H. Greenblatt for HBO Max. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and features reimagined versions of various characters by Hanna-Barbera.[1] It premiered on July 29, 2021.[2]

Jellystone! is the first series to feature many of Hanna-Barbera's signature characters (such as Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound) since 1991's Yo Yogi!, the first production since the closure of the Hanna-Barbera studio, and also the first TV series featuring them without the studio's founders William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who died in 2001 and 2006 respectively.

Twenty episodes have been announced for the first season.[3]

An 11-minute Halloween special "Spell Book" was released on October 21, 2021.[4]

Overview

See also: List of Jellystone! characters

The series is a reimagined take on the legendary Hanna-Barbera brand, focusing on a modernised ensemble of its characters as they live, work, play and destroy the town together with their everyday lives being turned into madcap hilarity and all of them having specific roles in the community; Huckleberry Hound is mayor, Yogi Bear is a surgeon, Doggie Daddy is a lighthouse keeper who is overprotective towards Augie Doggie, Jabberjaw and Loopy De Loop works in Magilla Gorilla's haberdashery, Top Cat and the Hoagy's Alley cats continue with their scam activities, El Kabong doubles as a teacher and superhero, and the list goes on.[2][5]

Intro gags

During the theme song, a gag will occur during the citizens' marching that will knock down some buildings and cause everyone to run. The following gags have occurred:

Production

C. H. Greenblatt came up with the idea of rebooting Hanna-Barbera's legacy into a newly founded city.
C. H. Greenblatt came up with the idea of rebooting Hanna-Barbera's legacy into a newly founded city.

Jellystone! was developed by C. H. Greenblatt, who also created Chowder and Harvey Beaks for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon respectively. Production on the series according to Greenblatt began in January 2020, with Unikitty! director Careen Ingle and former Harvey Beaks writer and storyboard artist Hannah Ayoubi. According to Greenblatt's Tumblr, this show has been in early development for at least a year and a half. Greenblatt serves as executive producer alongside Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi creator and Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register.

Greenblatt grew up on a lot of Hanna-Barbera content during the 1970s, and gained a deep respect for the brand from there, believing that its expansive array of characters is what really made it work. Whilst working on the series, he and his crew decided to have every single character exist in a single town together, changing some of their core traits to make them more likeable while adapting to modern audiences, instead of recreating their past adventures. They even managed to weave in the action-based characters, such as Jonny Quest and Shazzan, whereas many of the obscure ones, ranging from the Biskitts to Yankee Doodle Pigeon, were reduced to cameos.

In a July interview with Animation Magazine during the series development, Greenblatt stated that they had just outsourced to their animation departments and that the show could debut in 2021.[6]

Jeff Bergman said that he was voicing Yogi Bear amongst others for the series.[7]

The original prototype poster for the series.
The original prototype poster for the series.

The show's HBO Max premiere, July 29, 2021, was announced, as well as the rest of the voice cast.[2]

Unlike Greenblatt's other two shows, which utilized traditional hand-drawn animation, Jellystone! was animated with Adobe Animate by Snipple Animation Studios and Cheeky Little Media. Ben Gruber, who co-created Superjail! for Adult Swim, is the show's story editor.

Greenblatt called the series a "love letter" in an interview with Greg Ehrbar on Jerry Beck's animationscoop.com but "not a nostalgia show", though he had filled the episodes with classic cameos and planned many more for future shows. He did not see the series as a replacement for the original shows and characters, but hoped that the entire Hanna-Barbera library might someday become available easily.[3]

Episodes

Season 1 (2021)

No.Title [8][9]Directed byStory byStoryboard byOriginal release date [8][9]Cartoon Network air date [8][9]Prod.
code [8][9]
U.S. linear viewers
(millions)
1a"Yogi's Tummy Trouble"C. H. GreenblattC. H. GreenblattC. H. GreenblattJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)September 4, 2021101a0.35[10]
Cindy accidentally turns Yogi into an unstoppable eating machine after installing a nuclear stomach into him.
1b"Gorilla in Our Midst"Careen IngleIan WasselukYotam PerelJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)September 4, 2021101b0.26[10]
When Grape Ape falls asleep in the middle of town square, it's up to the citizens of Jellystone to move this mountain.
2a"Boo Boots"Aaron AustinIan MutchlerIan MutchlerJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)September 11, 2021102a0.21[11]
Feeling unappreciated, Boo Boo gets a boost from a new pair of boots. Yogi grows jealous of Boo Boo's newfound popularity.
2b"My Doggie Dave"Aaron AustinC. H. GreenblattMelody IzaJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)September 11, 2021102b0.21[12]
When Doggie Daddy brings a disguised Augie to his friends' night, she becomes the most popular member of the group.
3a"A Coconut to Remember"Hannah AyoubiHannah AyoubiKaitlyn GrazianoJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)September 18, 2021103a0.13[13]
When Magilla gets amnesia, Jabberjaw exploits him to score her dream job as assistant manager of the store.
3b"Grocery Store"Careen IngleCareen IngleMeghan LandsJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)September 18, 2021103b0.13[14]
After Augie and Doggie Daddy forget a crucial ingredient while shopping, Augie embarks on a journey to retrieve those bananas.
4a"Must Be Jelly"Hannah AyoubiKaitlyn GrazianoKaitlyn GrazianoJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)September 25, 2021104a0.18[15]
Cindy turns everyone into gelatin in order to finish her book club reading.
4b"Cats Do Dance"Careen IngleCareen IngleAaron ChenJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)September 25, 2021104b0.15[15]
After losing their alley in a dance battle against King's group, Top Cat and the gang might actually have to do some hard work to get it back.
5a"VIP Baby You Know Me"Aaron AustinMelody IzaAaron Austin
C. H. Greenblatt
Ian Wasseluk
July 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)October 2, 2021105a0.16[16]
Shag wants to live a VIP lifestyle, but borrowing Mudbug Café's money turns out to be a huge mistake when he meets the Banana Splits.
5b"El Kabong's Kabong is Gone"Hannah AyoubiHannah AyoubiMeghan LandsJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)October 2, 2021105b0.13[16]
El Kabong must find a new "weapon" to replace his beloved guitar after it got destroyed by the Banana Splits.
6a"Mr. Flabby Dabby Wabby Jabby"Aaron AustinIan WasselukAmy HudkinsJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)October 9, 2021106a0.13[17]
The kids go to a grownup movie in disguise, but things get out of hand when they're mistaken for the real Mr. Flabby Dabby Wabby Jabby.
6b"Ice Ice Daddy"Aaron AustinIan MutchlerIan MutchlerJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)October 9, 2021106b0.15[17]
After realizing he's a father, Cavey dedicates himself to being the best dad to Cavey Jr.
7a"DNA, A-OK!"Careen IngleMelody IzaCharlie GavinJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)October 16, 2021107a0.22[18]
After finding out he’s 98% cat, Yogi tries to roll with Top Cat and his gang. He has a hard time fitting in.
7b"Face of the Town!"Aaron AustinAaron AustinIan MutchlerJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)October 16, 2021107b0.21[18]
Huck holds a contest to find the new face of Jellystone.
8a"Cattanooga Cheese Explosion"Careen IngleYotam PerelYotam PerelJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)October 23, 2021108a0.18[19]
Yogi strikes a deal with Shag so he can get into Cattanooga Cheese Explosion.
8b"Squish or Miss"Hannah AyoubiKaitlyn GrazianoKaitlyn GrazianoJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)October 23, 2021108b0.19[19]
Augie and Shag try to help Yakky be braver.
9a"Gotta Kiss Them All"Hannah AyoubiBen GruberMeghan LandsJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)October 30, 2021109a0.10[20]
When Augie and Yakky discover a fun VR game while repairing Ruff and Reddy, they wind up blurring the lines between fiction and reality.
9b"Jelly Wrestle Rumble!"Careen IngleAaron AustinYotam PerelJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)October 30, 2021109b0.13[20]
Huck hosts a wrestling tournament so Funky Phantom can relive his glory days.
10a"A Fish Sticky Situation"Aaron AustinIan MutchlerIan MutchlerJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)November 6, 2021110a0.14[21]
Top Cat and his gang are in for a smelly surprise when they try to resell expired fish sticks to unsuspecting Jellystone residents.
10b"A Town Video: Welcome to Jellystone"Aaron AustinIan WasselukRaj BrueggemannJuly 29, 2021 (2021-07-29)November 6, 2021110b0.11[21]
Things get out of hand when Huck hires Yogi to direct a town tourism video.
11"Spell Book"Hannah AyoubiBen GruberMeghan LandsOctober 21, 2021 (2021-10-21)TBA111N/A
After seeing Winsome Witch tired of setting up Halloween decorations, Augie, Shag, and Yakky try to help her. When they don't want to help anymore, they use her spellbook to summon little helpers so the kids can trick or treat, which goes wrong quickly.

Shorts

Kid Stylez for Old People!

A series of shorts in where the kids give makeovers to the adults. The first short was released on the Cartoon Network YouTube channel on September 13, 2021,[22] followed by the second on September 18.[23]

Welcome to Magilla's

A commercial for Magilla Gorilla's haberdashery was released on September 25, 2021.[24]

Cooking with Winsome Witch

A short in where Winsome Witch teaches how to cook was released on October 2, 2021.[25]

Kabong It!

A commercial in which El Kabong sells a guitar to deal with life's irritations was released on October 9, 2021.[26]

Health & Safety with Doggie Daddy

A short where Doggie Daddy teaches Augie Doggie how to ride a bike was released on November 27, 2021.[27]

Wait-Tea

A short where Huckleberry Hound and Mr. Jinks make a batch of Sun-Tea as various crazy events occur around them was released on December 4, 2021.[28]

Release

The series premiered in the United States on July 29, 2021 on HBO Max.[2]

Jellystone premiered in other countries in 2021:

In Canada, the series premiered on October 10 on Teletoon,[29][30] as well as being shown for American broadcast on Cartoon Network on September 4. The series became available to purchase on Digital storefronts such as iTunes and Vudu[31] the day after. The series premiered in the United Kingdom on Cartoon Network on November 1. In Brazil and Latin America, the series premiered on December 10, on Cartoon Network and HBO Max.

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