Monday, December 18, 2006

Joseph Barbera: 1911-2006

In Memory

Joe Barbera, the last surviving partner of the creative team of Hanna & Barbera, has passed away at the age of 95. After enjoying considerable sucess with their 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons for MGM, the two struck out on their own in the early 50's, essentally inventing the concept of original animated programing for television, with the Crosbyesque 'Huckleberry Hound'. Later creations such as Yogi Bear, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and Scooby-Doo, insured both men loads of money, and eternal life in the world of childrens entertanment. Joseph Hanna died in 2001 at the age of 91.


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