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.
Page last updated: 6:32pm, 03