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In 1972, Hanna-Barbera Studios created an Australian division to produce cartoons. In 1974, the Hamlyn Group acquired 50% interest in Hanna-Barbera Australia, and in 1978, James Hardie Industries acquired the Hamlyn Group. In 1983, James Hardie Industries and Hanna-Barbera corporate parent Taft Broadcasting reorganized the division as Taft-Hardie Group Pty. Ltd.

In 1984, the company established a division in Los Angeles known as Southern Star Productions, headed by Buzz Potamkin. Programs produced by this division would be planned in Los Angeles and animated at Hanna-Barbera's studios in Sydney. This production combination was referred to as Southern Star / Hanna-Barbera Australia.

By 1988, Hanna-Barbera sold their interest in the Australian studios, selling the Los Angeles studio in 1991. The studio expanded it's productions to live action (though still typically children's shows) and continues to this day, owned by Fairfax Media.

Southern Star Studio Directories Cartoon Series:


The Berenstain Bears   (1984-1985, 28 Episodes.)
CBS Storybreak CBS Storybreak   (1985-1988, 23 Episodes.)

Peter Pan & the Pirates Peter Pan & the Pirates   (1990, 65 Episodes.)

Raggs Raggs   (2005, 1 Episode.)

Teen Wolf Teen Wolf   (1986, 21 Episodes.)

The Toothbrush Family The Toothbrush Family   (1999, 1 Series.)

Tracey McBean Tracey McBean   (2001-2006, 76 Episodes.)





Southern Star Studio :


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The Gentlemen Of Titipu Cartoon Pictures The Gentlemen Of Titipu1972
Southern Star Film Investments Pty. Ltd....
 featuring Mikado, Lady Katisha, Pooh-Bah, Pish-Tush, Nanki-Poo, Ko-Ko.

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Marvin: Baby Of The Year 1989
Southern Star / Hanna-Barbera Australia
 featuring Marvin Miller, Jenny Miller, Jeff, Megan, Bea, Roy, Chrissy, Chrissy's Mom; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

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Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue Cartoon Pictures Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue1990
Southern Star Productions...
 featuring Alvin, Simon, Theodore, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Michelangelo, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Huey, Dewey, Louie; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

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