Hanna-Barbera Home Video (Warning Screens)

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

North America

1st Warning (1989-1990)

Same as the 1st 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment warning screen.

2nd Warning (1990-1991)

Visuals: On a blue background, there is the text "FBI WARNING" in a Clarendon font. Below it is the text:

Federal law provides severe civil and
criminal penalties for the unauthorized
reproduction, distribution, or exhibition
of copyrighted motion pictures and
video. (Title 17, United States Code,
Sections 501 and 506).

The Federal Bureau of Investigation
Investigates allegations of criminal
copyright infringement,(Title 17, United
States Code, Section 506).

Technique: A still, computerized graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Appears on later Hanna-Barbera releases. It appears on the 1992 Turner U.S. VHS release of Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf.

3rd Warning (1991)

Same as the 2nd Sony Pictures Home Entertainment warning screen.

United Kingdom

Screen (1989-1991)

Visuals: On a blue background, there is the text:

The copyright proprietors have
authorised the use of the cinematograph
film and sound recordings contained
in this video cassette for private home
use only. All other rights are reserved.
Any unauthorised use including copying,
editing, exhibition, lending, exchanging,
public performance, diffusion, radio or
television broadcasting or otherwise
dealing with this video cassette or
any part thereof is strictly prohibited.

Variant: On the 1990 UK VHS release of Hanna-Barbera: Happy Hour Vol. 2, the warning text appears on a gradient teal background.

Technique: A still, computerized graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Appears on Hanna-Barbera Home Video VHS releases in the UK from the time-period until 1991.

  • These include the 1990 UK VHS releases of Meet the Flintstones, Hanna Barbera's Personal Favourites: The Flintstones, Bedrock Wedlock, Timeless Tales: The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Hanna Barbera Superstars: Wiki Waki Sports, Hanna-Barbera: Happy Hour Vol. 2, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy: A Pup and His Pop, Have Picnic Basket, Will Travel, Yogi's Treasure Hunt: The Greed Monster, Potsworth & Co.: King Potsworth/When Bubba Rules, The Jetsons: First Episodes, and Hanna-Barbera's Christmas Sing-A-Long!, respectively, among many others.
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