Joseph Barbera

24 Mar 1911 - 18 Dec 2006

Director, Writer, Producer

Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera was an influential American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose movie and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the twentieth century. Through his young adult years, Barbera lived, attended college, and began his career in New York City.After working odd jobs and as a banker, Barbera joined Van Beuren Studios in 1932 and subsequently Terrytoons in 1936. In 1937 he moved to California and while working at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Barbera met William Hanna. The two men began a collaboration that was at first best known for producing Tom and Jerry and live action films. In 1957, after MGM dissolved their animation department, they co-founded Hanna–Barbera, which became the most successful television animation studio in the business, producing programs such as The Flintstones, The Huckleberry Hound Show, Top Cat, The Jetsons,Scooby-Doo, The Quick Draw McGraw Show, The Smurfs, and Yogi Bear. In 1967, Hanna–Barbera was sold to Taft Broadcasting for $12 million, but Hanna and Barbera remained head of the company until 1991. At that time the studio was sold to Turner Broadcasting System, which in turn was merged with Time Warner, owners of Warner Bros., in 1996; Hanna and Barbera stayed on as advisors.Hanna and Barbera won seven Academy Awards and eight Emmy Awards. Their cartoon shows have become cultural icons, and their cartoon characters have appeared in other media such as films, books, and toys. Hanna–Barbera's shows have a global audience of over 300 million people and have been translated into more than 20 languages.

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Filmography (35 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Daphne & Velma
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Action, Crime
Role: Writer
Genre: Animation
Role: Writer
(movie, 2011)
···Scooby-Doo! and the Robots
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Mystery
Role: Director
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Writer
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2002)
···Scooby-Doo
Genre: Mystery, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2001)
···Cartoon Crack-ups
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Director
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction, Romance, Family
Role: Producer
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
With: Lee Tockar
Role: Director
(movie, 1994)
···The Flintstones
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1990)
···Jetsons: The Movie
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1984)
···Here Are the Smurfs
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···The Baby Smurf
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1983)
···Les Dalton en cavale
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1973)
···Charlotte's Web
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Role: Producer
(movie, 1972)
···A Christmas Story
Genre: Animation
Role: Director
(series, 1972)
···Sealab 2020
Genre: Animation, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Director
Genre: Animation
Role: Director
(series, 1971)
···The Funky Phantom
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, History
Role: Director
(series, 1970)
···Harlem Globe Trotters
Genre: Animation, Family, Sport
Role: Director
(series, 1970)
···Josie and the Pussycats
Genre: Animation
Role: Director
(series, 1969)
···Loopy de Loop
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Director
(series, 1968)
···Arabian Knights
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Role: Director
(series, 1967)
···Shazzan
Genre: Animation
Role: Director
(series, 1966)
···Space Ghost
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1966)
···The Man Called Flintstone
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Role: Director
(series, 1965)
···The Secret Squirrel Show
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1962)
···Gay Purr-ee
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance, Family
Role: Director, Producer
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1955)
···Pup on a Picnic
Genre: Animation
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1954)
···Touché, Pussy Cat!
Genre: Animation
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1951)
···Jerry and the Goldfish
Genre: Animation
Role: Director
(movie, 1947)
···Salt Water Tabby
Genre: Animation
Role: Director
(movie, 1941)
···The Night Before Christmas
Genre: Animation
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1940)
···Puss Gets the Boot
Genre: Animation
Role: Director, Writer