Hanna and Barbera

two US film cartoonists, Bill Hanna (1910–2001) and Joe Barbera (1911– ), who worked together for more than 50 years. They created the film characters of Tom and Jerry for MGM. They then set up Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1957 and made the popular television cartoon series Huckleberry Hound and The Flintstones.

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      American motion-picture animators and partners in Hanna-Barbera Productions, founded in 1957. William Hanna (in full William Denby Hanna; b. July 14, 1910, Melrose, N.M., U.S.—d. March 22, 2001, Hollywood, Calif.) and Joseph Barbera (in full Joseph Roland Barbera; b. March 24, 1911, New York, N.Y., U.S.—d. Dec. 18, 2006, Los Angeles, Calif.) collaborated for more than half a century.

      William Hanna joined a California engineering firm after studying engineering and journalism. He switched careers to cartooning in 1930 and in 1937 joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.) as a director and story man in the animation department. Joseph Barbera was working as a bank accountant with the Irving Trust Company in New York City during the early 1930s when he started submitting cartoons to magazines; he sold his first to Collier's magazine and decided to forsake banking for cartooning. He joined MGM as a sketch artist in the same year as Hanna.

 At MGM, Hanna and Barbera created the Tom and Jerry characters and produced more than 200 films in the series between 1940 and 1957. They won seven Oscars from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their cartoons between 1943 and 1952. After 1957, when they formed their own company, they made a prodigious number of cartoon series for television. They were derided for employing cut-rate, limited animation techniques, which allowed for the timely production of television cartoons, but they were praised for the quality of writing found in their most successful productions, including Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, The Flintstones, and The Jetsons.
 

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