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Barbera, Joseph Roland (Joe)

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.





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