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Joseph Barbera

Joseph Barbera

Cartoonist (1911-2006)

Starting out in banking, Joseph Barbera switched to scriptwriting and animationwhen his illustrations were accepted for publication. He met William Hanna atMGM, collaborating with him on an animated short that launched the “Tom andJerry” series. They produced the series for 17 years, earning seven AcademyAwards for best (cartoon) short subject. They later teamed up to form Hanna-Barbera Productions, producing such cartoon classics as “Huckleberry Hound,”“The Flintstones,” “The Yogi Bear Show,” “The Jetsons” and “Scooby Doo.”(Photo of Barbera (left) and Hanna)(Provided by Fra Noi/Written by JaniceMancuso, founder of more geniuses, go to

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