The Hanna-Barbera studio produced over 3000 animated half-hour television shows. In 1960 they created The Flintstones, bringing animation to prime-time television. The marriage officially ended in 1963. [18][30] Tom and Jerry also made guest appearances in several of MGM's live-action films, including Anchors Aweigh (1945) and Invitation to the Dance (1956) with Gene Kelly, and Dangerous When Wet (1953) with Esther Williams. director and producer and founder - with William Hanna - of the producing company Hanna & Barbera; they created some of the most popular characters in T.V. Explore Joseph Barbera's biography, personal life, family and cause of death. [17]:52–53, 137–139, 147, 222–224 Their division of work roles complemented each other but they rarely talked outside of work since Hanna was interested in the outdoors and Barbera liked beaches and good food and drink. [38][60] Many of their characters have appeared in film, books, toys, and other media. In 1935, Barbera created his first solo-effort storyboard about a character named Kiko the Kangaroo. He was the co-founder of the company Hanna-Barbera, with his longtime partner William Hanna. [21][22] The studio wanted a diversified cartoon portfolio, so despite the success of Puss Gets the Boot, Barbera and Hanna's supervisor, Fred Quimby, did not want to produce more cat and mouse cartoons believing that there were already enough cartoons of those in existence. [23][24] Hanna said they settled on the cat and mouse theme for this cartoon because "we knew we needed two characters. [6]:75–76 Surprised by the success of Puss Gets the Boot, Barbera and Hanna ignored Quimby's resistance[17]:45 and continued developing the cat-and-mouse theme. [38], By the late 1960s, Hanna-Barbera Productions was the most successful television animation studio in the business. Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera (/bɑːrˈbɛrə/ bar-berr-ə or /ˈbɑːrbərə/ bar-bər-ə; Italian pronunciation: [barˈbɛːra]; March 24, 1911 – December 18, 2006) was an American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the 20th century. Joseph Barbera 1919 1977 Joseph Barbera in U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Joseph Barbera was born on September 8 1919. Plant a tree to honor the memory of your loved one. Location of death:Studio City, CA. Ted was a fighter pilot with the United States Army Air Forces and served in the Aleutian Islands Campaign. Joseph Barbera (March 24, 1911 – December 18, 2006) was an American animator, director, producer and founder of Hanna-Barbera who had worked on the original series and franchise, The Flintstones that entertained lots of people worldwide for much of the 20th century. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Barbera (5 Jun 1915–6 May 1974), Find a Grave Memorial no. and Tom and Jerry Tales. Animation dedicated a wall sculpture at the Television Academy's Hall of Fame Plaza in North Hollywood to Hanna and Barbera. [43]:75[44]:54 The new style did not limit the success of their animated shows, enabling Hanna-Barbera to stay in business, providing employment to many who would otherwise have been out of work. Barbera, 95, created a host of cartoon characters, from the Flintstones to the Jetsons and Tom and Jerry. [52][53] He also wrote, co-storyboarded, co-directed and co-produced The Karate Guard (2005), the return of Tom and Jerry to the big screen. Send your deepest condolences with fresh flowers. [47]:16[48][49]:151 At that point, the company was sold to the Turner Broadcasting System for an estimated $320 million. [63], In 1992, Barbera met with pop musician Michael Jackson, an avid cartoon fan, in an unsuccessful attempt to arrange for him to sing in Tom and Jerry: The Movie. [45][57] Leonard Maltin says the Hanna–Barbera team "held a record for producing consistently superior cartoons using the same characters year after year—without a break or change in routine their characters are not only animated superstars, but also a very beloved part of American pop culture". Joseph Roland Barbera ( bar-BAIR-?, BAR-b?r-?, Italian: [bar'b? ?ra]; March 24, 1911 – December 18, 2006) was an American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the 20th century. By this time, however, Hanna wanted to return to working for Ising, to whom he felt very loyal. [15][16], Lured by a substantial salary increase, Barbera left Terrytoons and New York for the new Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio in California in 1937. [19][39] Hanna-Barbera was key in the development of an animation technique known as limited animation,[43]:75[44]:54 which allowed television animation to be more cost-effective, but often reduced quality. William Joseph Barbera, a beloved father, grandfather, and coach, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on June 26th 2017 at the age of 69, while visiting his daughter and son in Florida. His body was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park located in Glendale He had never fully retired and was still working at the time of his death. Animation, with the unit dedicated to the Cartoon Network original series spun off into Cartoon Network Studios. Animator Joseph Barbera, half of the legendary duo of Hanna-Barbera has died. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Dimos I [6]:28 In 1929, he became interested in animation after watching a screening of Walt Disney's The Skeleton Dance. [39] The works of Barbera and Hanna have been praised not only for their animation, but for their music.