More sad news....
JOE BARBERA, of Hanna-Barbera, died today of natural causes. He was 95.
Like so many others, I grew up on Hanna-Barbera Toons. Along with partner, Bill Hanna, Joe found his first success with TOM & JERRY! What I always loved about Tom & Jerry was at first glance you think Tom is the bad guy; the vile villain chasing Jerry. But then you realize that its usually because Jerry always starts shit! hahaha. Hanna, who died in 2001, once said he was never a good artist but his partner could “capture mood and expression in a quick sketch better than anyone I’ve ever known.”
Other infamous creations co-created by Barbera include "The Flintstones,” “The Jetsons,” “Yogi Bear,” “Scooby-Doo” and “Huckleberry Hound and Friends.”
Thank you for all the laughs, Joe!
You had a tremndous, positive impact on all our lives!