Southern Star Studio Directory

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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.

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Southern Star Studio Directory Cartoon Series:

CBS Storybreak   (1985 – 1988, 23 Episodes.)
  (2008 – 2009, 96 Episodes.)
Alternate Series Title: Classic Tales


Hanna-Barbera Studios   (1958 – 2001, 7741 Cartoons.)
Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera created an industry when MGM closed and the two directors teamed up to make limited animation television shows. From The Jetsons to the Flintstone.... to Powerpouff Girls, Bill and Joe's influence is still felt today at Cartoon Network.
Peter Pan & the Pirates   (1990, 65 Episodes.)
  (2007, 95 Episodes.)

Raggs   (2005, 1 Episode.)
Teen Wolf   (1986, 21 Episodes.)
  (1984 – 1985, 28 Episodes.)

The Toothbrush Family   (1999, 1 Series.)
Tracey McBean   (2001 – 2006, 76 Episodes.)