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Yabba Dabba Dooo! Joseph Barbera centennial today

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Joseph Barbera (1911-2006)

Television Animation Creator/ Producer

“I just hope they remember I was the creator of some very warm and loving, funny characters that made everybody happy and smile.”

See Joseph Barbera’s 1997 Archive Interview here.

Animation Legend Joseph Barbera Has Died

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Honoree and Archive Interviewee Joseph Barbera has died at the age of 95. Barbera was interviewed by Leonard Maltin for the Archive in 1997.

Click here to access Joseph Barbera’s entire three hour-plus interview.

Interview description:

Joseph Barbera discussed his start as a young animator at the Van Beuren Studios in New York, before his move to California and MGM’s cartoon studio. He recalled working for executive Fred Quimby, and his eventual partnership with William Hanna at MGM. This collaboration with Hanna ultimately led to their own cartoon production company, and Barbera shared many stories about the creation of some of their more memorable characters and shows including: Tom and Jerry, Quick Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, The Flintstones, Top Cat, The Jetsons, and The Smurfs.