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Joseph Barbera

animator, producer
Born: 3/24/1911
Birthplace: New York City

He joined MGM studios in 1937 and, with William Hanna, created the characters Tom and Jerry in 1940 and went on to garner seven Academy Awards for animated shorts between 1943 and 1953. They formed Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1957 and created such popular animated TV series as The Flintstones (1960–66), Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (1963), and The Jetsons (1962).

William Hanna

animator, producer
Born: 7/14/1910
Birthplace: Melrose, New Mexico
Died: 3/21/2001
Died: 12/18/2006

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