Joe Barbera

Joe Barbera, one half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team died on Monday, December 18, 2006. He was 95 years old. Hanna-Barbera was famous for such well-loved cartoon characters as Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear, the Flintstones, the Jetsons, Scooby-Doo and Huckleberry Hound. Bill Hanna, who died in 2001, once said that Barbera could "capture mood and expression in a quick sketch better than anyone I've ever known." Their first success was with the battling cat and mouse cartoon Tom and Jerry which won seven Academy Awards.

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Joe Barbera

The best that Hanna & Barbera ever did was an overlooked Sat morn action cartoon called Jonny Quest. It's 40 years old but my 8 year old son digs it like it was created yesterday! The best. ... RIP Joe.

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