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Barbera, Joseph Roland

Born: 1911 AD
Currently alive, at 104 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Cartoonists, Director

American animator, cartoon artist, storyboard artist, director, producer

1911 – Joseph Roland Barbera was born 24th of march in New York City USA.

1932 – Joined the Van Beuren Studio as an animator and scriptwriter.

Worked on cartoons such as Cubby Bear, and Rainbow Parades and also co produced Tom and Jerry.

1936 – Barbera moved over to the MGM studios.

1955 – Hanna and Barbera were placed in charge of MGM’s animation division.

1957 – The studio announced it was quitting the cartoon business, so Hanna and Barbera started Hanna-Barbera Productions.

1958 – Launch an entirely original half-hour show, Huckleberry Hound.

1960 – Hanna-Barbera decided to try prime time TV, and The Flintstones debuted on ABC.

2001 – Hanna died and Barbera has remained active as an executive producer for Warner Bros. Animation on television series such as What’s New, Scooby-Doo? and Tom and Jerry Tales.