Joseph Barbera (1911 - 2006)

Posted by leemcd56 on Dec. 18, 2006, 10:04 p.m.

Joseph, a truly lively animator before his time had worked with his partner William Hanna for many years on a lot of cartoons such as Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Tom and Jerry, and the more famous movie Charlotte's Web. Until William died in 2001 where Joseph would continue on without him. Short after William's death, Joe recreated Scooby Doo in an animation named What's New, Scooby Doo? and also Tom and Jerry in Tom and Jerry Tales. Though this would not continue for long until Joseph died several years after on Sunday, December 18, 2006 of natural causes. He will be missed.

<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/28/Barbera2.jpg">

I know this is a late blog post, I've just been hard at work on something.

Comments

Amarin 15 years, 1 month ago

He… died?

Oh teh noes. He was pretty cool.

blueBX 15 years, 1 month ago

He was close to living 100 years.

DFortun81 15 years, 1 month ago

That sucks ass. *hums SD theme song*

Amarin 15 years, 1 month ago

@DF81:

Quote:
*hums SD theme song*
xD

NeutralReiddHotel 15 years, 1 month ago

That sucks… :(

Shork 15 years, 1 month ago

I just saw an episode of the Super Globetrotters 2 nights ago at 4:00 in the morning. I don't think he did that show himself, but his company did. It's just too bad the people who took over doing his stuff will never be as good as the originals.

Jabberwock 15 years, 1 month ago

That's sad. :( I have a great deal of respect for animators. I don't know how they do it.

Cesar 15 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, I saw it on Adult Swim… pretty sad…

Graydon 15 years, 1 month ago

Quote:
Yeah, I saw it on Adult Swim… pretty sad…
What were you watching….

Josea 15 years, 1 month ago

Quote: Graydon
What were you watching….
Err, have you ever watched adult swim?