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AH3RD
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13 years, 9 months ago
Today marks what would have been the 97th birthday of the late, legndary animator/producer Joseph Roland Barbera.

Barbera and partner William Denby Hanna (1910-2001) are of course remembered for an amazingly huge chunk of cartoon history: Tom and Jerry, Ruff and Reddy, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Loopy DeLoop, Josie and The Pussy Cats, Cattanooga Cats, Harlem Globetrotters, Space Ghost. Birdman, Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor, Partridge Family 2200 A.D. The Jetsons, Top Cat, Jonny Quest, Super Friends, Hong Kong Phooey, Grape Ape, Mumbly, Jabberjaw, Dynomutt, Clue Club, Super Friends, Skatebirds, The Banana Splits, and a host of others, winning Oscars and Emmies for their magnificent efforts.

Barbera passed away on December 18, 2006 at the age of 95. However, both these magnificent, talented artists shall continue to be remembered and honored...by hundreds of millions of their fans. :D
Aaron Handy III - [email][email protected][/email]
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    abrindlek
    82 Posts
    13 years, 9 months ago
    They were great animators. They are missed each time I think about the garbage being put out nowadays.
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      videos4ever
      191 Posts
      13 years, 9 months ago
      Isn't he dead!?
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        13 years, 9 months ago
        Their cartoons were wonderful!

        The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Scooby Doo are my favourites. 8)
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          videos4ever
          191 Posts
          13 years, 9 months ago
          Yeah, Scooby was alright...!
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            Bomberman
            3299 Posts
            13 years, 9 months ago
            Awww, well happy birthday, gone soul. :cry: Oh, and don't forget my personal favorite work of his!

            Game... ovahhhhhhhhh!!!
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              Videogamenerd
              1202 Posts
              13 years, 9 months ago
              Happy Birhtday dead soul. may his genius be passed on by some other animator.
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                thecrow174
                9986 Posts
                13 years, 9 months ago
                Joe and William were great creators.
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

                Come have the time of YOUR life with me and the gang at Retro-daze.org.
                  mrbumpy
                  366 Posts
                  13 years, 9 months ago
                  Tom & Jerry(1940),Scobby-Doo,Where Are You?(1969),Wally Gator(1962)(...)
                  Happy Birthday,Joe.
                    System
                    79987 Posts
                    13 years, 8 months ago
                    Amazing animators, in fact they created some of my favorite cartoons of all time.

                    I remember watching all of their cartoons on the old cartoon network, it was such a great time.

                    RIP Joseph Barbera & William Hanna
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                      Krayzee
                      1032 Posts
                      13 years, 8 months ago
                      Happy Birthday.

                      Rest in Peace. Your missed.
                      92 til Infinity
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                        Duffiskoolomg
                        594 Posts
                        13 years, 8 months ago
                        Happy Birthday or Belated Birthday. Hanna-Barbera are my favorite creators, everything they did was great!
                          knuclear200x
                          5908 Posts
                          13 years, 8 months ago
                          Their deaths are the reasons why some of cartoon network's new stuff are awful.

                          At least theyre making great cartoons in heaven now. ;_; so everyone pray everyday and dont smoke weed so u can watch em.
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                            eddstarr88
                            6987 Posts
                            13 years, 6 months ago
                            Please forgive the lateness of this post.

                            RIP Mr. Barbera. As a tribute, here is one of my favorite examples of your work.

                            As cat and mouse cartoons go, Super Snooper and Blabber Mouse are in a class all to themselves. Fast-paced, funny and dynamic in concept. Absolute joy to watch.

                            The Eldorado is dead. Long live the Eldorado.
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                              Duffiskoolomg
                              594 Posts
                              13 years, 6 months ago
                              Happy Birthday!
                              He is one of my favorite creators of all time.
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