July 14th marked the 98th anniversary of the birth of the late legendary animator/producer William Denby Hanna.
Hanna and his partner Joseph Roland Barbera (1911-2006) are credited with a chunk of cartoon history which was the epitome of many a Saturday Morning: Tom and Jerry, Ruff and Reddy, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Loopy DeLoop, Josie and The Pussycats, Cattanooga Cats, Harlem Globetrotters, Space Ghost. Birdman, Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor, Partridge Family 2200 A.D., Sealab 2020, The Jetsons, Top Cat, Jonny Quest, Wheelie and The Chopper Bunch, Hong Kong Phooey, Grape Ape, Mumbly, Jabberjaw, Dynomutt, Clue Club, Super Friends, Skatebirds, The Banana Splits, and scores of others, winning Oscars and Emmies for their magnificent efforts.
Hanna died on March 22, 2001, at the age of 90. But it's a comfort to know that Willie and Joe's legacy continues to live on.
Small Screen Specials, Series and Direct-To-Video
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