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Legendary Animator Joseph Barbera Dead at 95

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Joseph Barbera died today at 95. Partner and co-founder of the famed cartoon studio, Hanna-Barbera, he helped give the world such classics as Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear, and the Flintstones while earning eight Emmys along the way.

Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1911, Barbera was originally a banker who lived the American Dream by converting his everyday doodles into characters that will go on forever.

The Hanna-Barbera studios became a subsidiary of Great American Communications Co., which was purchased in 1991 by TBS, and was then absorbed by AOL Time Warner when the two mega corps merged.

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After the jump some classic Hanna Barbera cartoons.

Tom and Jerry

The Flinstones pitching Winstons

The Jetson's intro