William Hanna

Executive, Producer, Director
One half of the most celebrated animation-producing duos in history, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's company, Hanna-Barbera Productions, created some of the best-loved animated television programming of the 20th ... Read more »
Born: 07/14/1910 in Melrose, New Mexico, USA

Filmography

Producer (146)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jonny Quest Versus the Cyber Insects 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Flintstone Family Christmas 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Arabian Nights 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Flintstones 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tom and Jerry Kids Show 1990 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Pup Named Scooby Doo 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Once Upon a Forest 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Yo! Yogi 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Timeless Tales From Hallmark 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Wake, Rattle & Roll 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jetsons: The Movie 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Smurfs 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fantastic Max 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Skedaddle 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Flintstone Kids 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Flintstone Kids "Just Say No" Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Yogi Bear Show 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Popeye and Son 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sky Commanders 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Adventures of Jonny Quest 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Adventures of the Snorks 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Smurfs Christmas Special 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Wildfire 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Goltar and the Golden Lance 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Scooby's Mystery Funhouse 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Jetsons 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Paw Paws 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Yogi's Treasure Hunt 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Smurfily Ever After 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Biskitts 1983 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Monchhichis 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pac-Man 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Dukes 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Flintstone Funnies 1981 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Little Rascals 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Shirt Tales 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The World's Greatest Super Friends 1979 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Laverne and Shirley With the Fonz 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

My Smurfy Valentine 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Gary Coleman Show 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Daniel Boone 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fonz and the Happy Days Gang 1980 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Laverne and Shirley in the Army 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Liar's Moon 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo 1979 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Drak Pack 1980 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Flintstones 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Kwicky Koala Show 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Richie Rich Show 1980 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Space Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Trollkins 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Yabba Dabba Doo 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Flintstone Family Adventures 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo 1979 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Godzilla 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Heidi's Song 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

The All-New Popeye Hour 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Three Robonic Stooges 1977 - 1981 (TV Show)

Producer

Casper and the Angels 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fred and Barney Meet the Thing 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Shmoo 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Super Globetrotters 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Buford and the Ghost 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Challenge of the Super Friends 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Clue Club 1976 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Galaxy Goofups 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Fred and Barney Show 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Popeye Valentine Special: Sweethearts at Sea 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Yogi's Space Race 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fred Flintstone and Friends 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hong Kong Phooey 1974 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jabberjaw 1976 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Speed Buggy 1973 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The All-New Super Friends Hour 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The C.B. Bears 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Great Grape Ape Show 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Skatebirds 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

These Are the Days 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Valley of the Dinosaurs 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Goober and the Ghost Chasers 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Korg: 70,000 B.C. 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Partridge Family: 2200 A.D. 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Addams Family 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Yogi's Gang 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cyrano 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Gidget Makes the Wrong Connection 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lost in Space 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Charlotte's Web 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Roman Holidays 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pebbles and Bamm Bamm 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Banana Splits Adventure Hour 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jack and the Beanstalk 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Man Called Flintstone 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

One Droopy Knight 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Good Will to Men 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

Johann Mouse 1951 (Movie)

(Producer)

Two Mouseketeers 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Cat Concerto 1947 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Little Orphan 1947 (Movie)

(Producer)

Quiet Please 1944 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mouse Trouble 1943 (Movie)

(Producer)

Yankee Doodle Mouse 1942 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Flintstones Christmas Carol (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Casper's First Christmas (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Challenge of the GoBots (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Christmas Comes to Pacland (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cyrano (TV Show)

Producer

Devlin (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Foofur (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hagar the Horrible (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hardcase (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Inch High, Private Eye (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jack and the Beanstalk (Movie)

(Producer)

Jeannie (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jonny's Golden Quest (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pink Panther and Sons (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pound Puppies (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rockin' With Judy Jetson (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Shazzan! (TV Show)

Producer

Shootout in a One-Dog Town (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Snorks (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stone Fox (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Super Friends (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Crazy Comedy Concert (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Last of the Curlews (TV Show)

Producer

The Secret World of Og (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Yogi's Great Escape (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (42)

World Premiere Toons 1958 - 1982, 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Jetsons: The Movie 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Escape From Grumble Gulch 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Jokebook 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Josie and the Pussycats 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Sealab 2020 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Adventures of Jonny Quest 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Cattanooga Cats 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fantastic Four 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Flintstones 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Huckleberry Hound Show 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Magilla Gorilla Show 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Quick Draw McGraw Show 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The World's Greatest Super Heroes 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

Where's Huddles! 1958 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Director

The Jetsons 1958 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Director

Birdman and the Galaxy Trio 1960 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

Space Ghost 1960 - 1962, 1964 - 1974, 1976 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

The Peter Potamus Show 1960 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

Wait Til Your Father Gets Home 1960 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

Yogi Bear 1958 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

The Flintstone Comedy Hour 1960 - 1962, 1964 - 1974, 1976 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Director

The Funky Phantom 1960 - 1962, 1964 - 1974, 1976 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Director

The Harlem Globetrotters 1960 - 1962, 1966 - 1974, 1976 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Director

The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour 1960 - 1962, 1966 - 1973, 1976 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Director

Top Cat 1960 - 1962, 1964 - 1974, 1976 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Director

Wacky Races 1960 - 1962, 1966 - 1974, 1976 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Director

The Three Musketeers 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Director

Birdman 1960 - 1962, 1966 - 1968, 1970 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

Motor Mouse 1960 - 1962, 1970 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

A Man Called Flintstone 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cat Concerto 1947 (Movie)

(Director)

Fit to Be Tied (TV Show)

Director

Scooby-Doo Meets Batman (TV Show)

Director
Music (16)

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

("Smurf Main Theme") (Song)

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

("Smurfs Main Theme") (Song)

Dark Shadows 2012 (Movie)

("Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Werewolf") (Song)

The Smurfs 2011 (Movie)

("Smurfs Main Theme") (Song)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

("Jonny Quest (Background)") (Song)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

("The New Scooby Doo Movies") (Song)

Firewall 2006 (Movie)

("(Meet) The Flintstones" and Cue from 'Flintstones') (Theme Song)

Son of the Mask 2005 (Movie)

("Flintstones Cues") (Song)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

songs("(Meet) The Flintstones" "Rise and Shine") (Song)

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

("Snagglepuss Song") (Song)

The Flintstones 1994 (Movie)

songs("(Meet) The Flinstones" "The Bedrock Twitch") (Song)

Jetsons: The Movie 1990 (Movie)

("Jetsons Main Title") (Song)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1987 (Movie)

("(Meet) the Flintstones") (Song)

Bring on the Night 1985 (Movie)

("(Meet) the Flintstones") (Song)

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

("(Meet) the Flintstones") (Song)
Writer (15)

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 1958 - 1982, 1994 - 1999, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Characters as Source Material

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Jetsons: The Movie 1990 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Liar's Moon 1982 (Movie)

(Story By)

One Droopy Knight 1956 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Good Will to Men 1954 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Johann Mouse 1951 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Two Mouseketeers 1950 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

The Cat Concerto 1947 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

The Little Orphan 1947 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Quiet Please 1944 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Mouse Trouble 1943 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Yankee Doodle Mouse 1942 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material
Visual Effects & Animation (10)

Invitation to the Dance 1956 (Movie)

cartoon sequence (Animator)

One Droopy Knight 1956 (Movie)

(Animator)

Good Will to Men 1954 (Movie)

(Animator)

Dangerous When Wet 1953 (Movie)

cartoon sequence (Animator)

Johann Mouse 1951 (Movie)

(Animator)

Two Mouseketeers 1950 (Movie)

(Animator)

The Little Orphan 1947 (Movie)

(Animator)

Quiet Please 1944 (Movie)

(Animator)

Mouse Trouble 1943 (Movie)

(Animator)

Yankee Doodle Mouse 1942 (Movie)

(Animator)
Actor (8)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

(Special Appearance) (Voice)

The Flintstones 1994 (Movie)

Executive in Boardroom (Actor)

I Yabba-Dabba Doo! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

MGM: When the Lion Roars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Halloween 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 40th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (2)

Jetsons: The Movie 1990 (Movie)

from television series (Other)

Bat 21 1988 (Movie)

assistance (Assistant)

Biography

One half of the most celebrated animation-producing duos in history, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's company, Hanna-Barbera Productions, created some of the best-loved animated television programming of the 20th century and beyond, including "The Huckleberry Hound Show" (syndicated, 1958-1961), "The Yogi Bear Show" (syndicated, 1961-62), "The Flintstones" (ABC, 1960-66), "The Jetsons" (ABC, 1962-63), "Jonny Quest" (ABC, 1964-65), "Super Friends" (ABC, 1973-1986) and "The Smurfs" (NBC, 1981-89). With Barbera, Hanna began his career with the Oscar-winning Tom and Jerry animated shorts for MGM. When the company shuttered its animation division, the duo launched their own company, striking pay dirt almost immediately with "Huckleberry Hound" and "The Flintstones," their first primetime series. Hanna-Barbera's cartoons, driven largely by bright, simple artwork, clever writing, and memorable characters, led the television animation field until the 1980s, when financial difficulties resulted in their sale to a variety of companies. They rebounded in the 1990s as part of Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network, for which they oversaw such cutting-edge cartoons as "The Powerpuff Girls" (1998-2005) before Hanna's death in 2001. William Hanna's vast output of animated fare over the course of his six-decade career contained so many beloved characters and shows that his position as one of the dominant forces in American animation was assured for eternity.

Relationships

David William Hanna

Son

Bonnie Jean Hanna

Daughter

Marion Hanna

Sister
younger had short stories published

Violet Hanna

Wife
married on August 7, 1936 survived him

William Hanna

Father
worked on early Santa Fe railway stations

Avice Hanna

Mother
wrote poetry

EDUCATION

Compton Junior College

Compton , California 1929 - 1930
left school to find work after the economic collapse

went to high school in Compton, California; favored courses in journalism and mathematics

Compton Junior College

Compton , California 1929 - 1930
left school to find work after the economic collapse

Milestones

1994

Inducted into the TV Hall of Fame by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

1994

Executive produced (with Barbera and three others) "The Flintstones" feature film

1993

Provided his voice for ABC movie "I Yabba Dabba Do!"; also directed (solo) and produced (with Barbera)

1990

Directed and produced (both with Barbera) "Jetsons: The Movie"

1988

Taft Broadcasting, Hanna-Barbera's parent company, sold to the Great American Broadcasting Company; did not affect day-to-day operation of studio

1982

Produced (with Barbera) "Heidi's Song", an animated feature

1980

Various entertainment subsidiaries of Taft Broadcasting reorganized into the Taft Entertainment Company with Hanna-Barbera as a division; Hanna served as senior vice president (and Barbera as president) of Hanna-Barbera Productions

1978

"The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour", a short-lived live-action comedy variety series (with high-tech puppet hosts) aired on NBC in primetime

1978

Hanna-Barbera produced its first live-action feature film, "C.H.O.M.P.S.", starring Valerie Bertinelli

1977

Hanna-Barbera Productions produced the acclaimed CBS live-action TV-movie, "The Gathering", a 1978 Emmy winner for Outstanding Special (Drama or Comedy); Barbera listed as executive producer (Hanna did not not take an individual credit); generated a seque

1976

Earned star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; honored with Joseph Barbera

1973

With Barbera, produced "Charlotte's Web", a feature musical based on E B White's classic book; earned the studio an Annie Award

1972

Produced (with Barbera) "Wait Til Your Father Gets Home", a syndicated "adult" cartoon series dealing with similar issues as those on "All in the Family"

1972

Executive produced (with Barbera) the studio's first live-action TV-movie "Hardcase" (ABC), a Western

1967

With Barbera, sold studio to Taft Broadcasting

1964

Feature producing and directing debut (both with Barbera), "Hey There, It's Yogi Bear", a theatrical feature spin-off of the TV series; also feature screenwriting debut (with Barbera and Warren Foster)

1964

Produced and directed (both with Barbera) "The Man Called Flintstone", a theatrical feature spin-off of the TV series

1960

"The Huckleberry Hound Show" became Hanna-Barbera's first Emmy-winner (Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming); the first cartoon to win an Emmy

1959

With Barbera, produced and directed "The Quick Draw McGraw Show", a syndicated cartoon series

1958

Produced (with Barbera) "The Huckleberry Hound Show" (syndicated), TV's first all-animation TV show; introduced the character of Yogi Bear who would star in his own series, "The Yogi Bear Show", beginning in 1961

1957

MGM, hurt badly by the growing competition form TV, eliminated the studio's entire animation department

1957

Contracted with NBC-TV to create a six-minute cartoon on a budget of $2,800 (as compared to the minimum budget of $50,000 alloted by MGM for a theatrical cartoon short of the same length)

1957

Co-founded production company Hanna-Barbera (with Barbera)

1955

With Barbera, named production heads of the MGM animation department after Fred Quimby retired due to health reasons; picked up first Oscar nomination (along with Quimby and Barbera) for "Good Will to Men"

1953

Animated the lengthy "Sinbad the Sailor" segment of Gene Kelly's multi-part dance film "Invitation to the Dance" in which Kelly danced in an elaborate cartoon environment (shelved until 1956)

1953

With Barbera, animated a sequence for the musical "Dangerous When Wet" in which Tom and Jerry dance with Esther Williams

1946

With Barbera, directed the animated opening credits for the musical "Holiday in Mexico"

1944

With Barbera, assigned to direct a live-action/animated sequence in which Jerry the mouse dances with sailor Gene Kelly in the musical feature "Anchors Aweigh"

1944

Major supporting character Spike the Dog introduced in "Quiet, Please"

1940

First collaboration with Barbera "Puss Gets the Boot"; first Tom and Jerry cartoon (though Tom Cat is initially named Jasper); neither Hanna nor Barbera received screen credit; sole producing credit went to Rudolf Ising; nominated for a 1940 Oscar

1938

First meeting with Barbera

1937

Hired by MGM as a director and story editor when the studio began its own animation unit under the supervision of Fred Quimby; Joe Barbera hired initially as an animator but soon became a storyman

1934

Began directing cartoon shorts for Harman-Ising

1933

Continued to work for Harman-Ising when they severed ties with Schlesinger and left Warner Bros. over budget disputes; Harman-Ising contracted to produce cartoons for MGM

1930

Hired as a cel-washer by Harman-Ising studios, then working with producer Schlesinger on the Looney Tunes cartoon series for Warner Bros.; worked with future animation director Friz Freleng

1929

Left college to look for work after the economic collapse (date approximate)

1922

At age 12, began a lifelong association with the Boy Scouts of America (date approximate)

1919

Moved to Los Angeles

1917

At age seven, moved with family to San Pedro, CA

1913

By age three, lived in Baker, OR where his father was assigned to build a dam

Revived (and revised) the popular characters Tom & Jerry for CBS's "Tom and Jerry Show"

TNT, TBS and the Cartoon Network aired "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest"

Executive produced and directed (both with Barbera) "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" (ABC), a cartoon comedy mystery series which remained in continuous production--under various titles--for 17 years (end date approximate)

As the son of a construction superintendent for the early Santa Fe railroad stations, moved with family from train stop to train stop

Began attending school in Logan, UT

Referred to a newly formed animation company, Harman-Ising Studios, by his brother-in-law Jack Stevens (himself an employee of Leon Schlesinger's Pacific Title, an art studio that crafted titles and artwork for film companies)

With Barbera, produced and directed the hugely successful ABC cartoon sitcom, "The Flintstones", the longest running animated series in primetime until Fox's "The Simpsons" broke its record

Ran inking and painting department during the day; worked with Ising on story material at night

Joined the writing staff; wrote lyrics and music as needed; with artist Paul Fennell, formed a unit to produce cartoon musicals

Painted cels and punched animation paper

Premiered their first animated TV series, "Ruff and Reddy" (NBC), starring a quick-thinking cat (Ruff) and a dimwitted dog (Reddy) in six-minute "bookends" for vintage cartoons

Executive produced (with Barbera) "The Smurfs", a hugely successful cartoon series based on the Belgian comic strip by Peyo Culliford (end date approximate)

Took a job with the engineers building the Pantages Theater on Hollywood Boulevard

Began taking lessons on the alto saxophone; performed with a group of local children (subsequently studied piano, composition and harmony)

Wrote and directed only "Tom and Jerry" cartoons for 17 years; the series won an unprecedented seven Academy Awards between 1943 and 1952; unit head Fred Quimby took home the statuettes

In tandem with Barbera, produced and directed "Top Cat", an ABC primetime series; although Top Cat's primetime stay was short, he would later star as the treasure master in "Yogi's Treasure Hunt" of "The Futuristic World of Hanna-Barbera"

With Barbera, executive produced and directed "The Adventures of Jonny Quest", their first successful animated adventure series and the last to be created for primetime; reputedly the first animated show to use realistic human figures; after a season in p

Developed story material for "Bosko" cartoons while washing paint off animation cells

Produced and directed (both with Barbera) the sci-fi-flavored ABC cartoon sitcom "The Jetsons"; only 24 episodes produced originally; 41 additional episodes produced in 1985 to make the series more viable in the syndication market

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