Currently alive, at 107 years of age.
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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.