Person Details

Birthday: 1911-03-24 16:13:24

Death: 2006-12-18 16:13:24

Aliases: Joe Barbera , Joseph Roland Barbera , Joseph R. Barbera

Gender: Male

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 414

TV Involvements: 151


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Biography

Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera was an influential American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose movie and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the twentieth century. Through his young adult years, Barbera lived, attended college, and began his career in New York City. After working odd jobs and as a banker, Barbera joined Van Beuren Studios in 1932 and subsequently Terrytoons in 1936. In 1937 he moved to California and while working at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Barbera met William Hanna. The two men began a collaboration that was at first best known for producing Tom and Jerry and live action films. In 1957, after MGM dissolved their animation department, they co-founded Hanna–Barbera, which became the most successful television animation studio in the business, producing programs such as The Flintstones, The Huckleberry Hound Show, Top Cat, The Jetsons,Scooby-Doo, The Quick Draw McGraw Show, The Smurfs, and Yogi Bear. In 1967, Hanna–Barbera was sold to Taft Broadcasting for $12 million, but Hanna and Barbera remained head of the company until 1991. At that time the studio was sold to Turner Broadcasting System, which in turn was merged with Time Warner, owners of Warner Bros., in 1996; Hanna and Barbera stayed on as advisors.Hanna and Barbera won seven Academy Awards and eight Emmy Awards. Their cartoon shows have become cultural icons, and their cartoon characters have appeared in other media such as films, books, and toys. Hanna–Barbera's shows have a global audience of over 300 million people and have been translated into more than 20 languages.

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The Flintstones
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The Flintstones

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What's New, Scooby-Doo?
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What's New, Scooby-Doo?

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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

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Tom and Jerry Tales
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Tom and Jerry Tales

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Tom & Jerry Kids Show
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Tom & Jerry Kids Show

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Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
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Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

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The Tom and Jerry Show
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The Tom and Jerry Show

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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
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