Legendary Animator Joseph Barbera Dead at 95
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.
After the jump some classic Hanna Barbera cartoons.
Tom and Jerry
The Flinstones pitching Winstons
The Jetson's intro