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Remembering Joseph Barbera

Famed animator Joseph Barbera (half of the storied Hanna-Barbera cartoon duo) died Monday at his home of natural causes. He was 95.

Along with his partner, William Hanna, Barbera got his big start in 1940 creating the Tom & Jerry cartoon shorts for MGM. After the studio closed its animation unit in 1957, the 7-time Oscar-winning Hanna and Barbera struck out on their own.

Three years after gaining independence, the pair debuted the animated sitcom The Flintstone in 1960. The first-ever prime time cartoon, the modern Stone Age family became an international hit, airing in 80 countries.

Other genre creations of Hanna Barbera included The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo, Space Ghost and Super Friends. A full list of his science fiction and fantasy-themed programs are listed below.

“Shaggy & Scooby-Doo: Get a Clue!” (2006)
Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber Insects (1995)
Jonny’s Golden Quest (1993)
Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears (1988)
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (1987)
“The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show” (1986)
“Snorks” (1984)
“SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show” (1984)
Smurfs (1981)
“The Robonic Stooges” (1978)
“The Godzilla Power Hour” (1978)
“The All-New Super Friends Hour” (1977)
“Partridge Family in Outer Space” (1974)
“Valley of the Dinosaurs” (1974)
“Jeannie” (1973)
“The Addams Family” (1973)
“Inch High, Private Eye” (1973)
“Goober and the Ghost Chasers” (1973)
“Super Friends” (1973)
“Sealab 2020” (1972)
“Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” (1969)
“Birdman and the Galaxy Trio” (1967)
“Fantastic 4” (1967)
“The Atom Ant Show” (1967)
“The Space Kidettes”
“Space Ghost” (1966)
“Jonny Quest” (1964)
“The Jetsons” (1962)
“The Flintstones” (1960)

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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