Cartoon pioneer Joe Barbera dies

Joseph Barbera, who along with his partner Bill Hanna created a slew of animated TV staples, died Monday at his home of natural causes. He was 95.

Barbera and Hanna met while working at MGM animation studios in the 1930s, where they created the characters Tom and Jerry. The Tom and Jerry shorts won seven academy awards.

In the 1950s they formed their own animation studio, Hanna/Barbera, out of the ashes of MGM's animation house. Hanna/Barbera went on to create the TV classics The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Huckleberry Hound, and many others.

The cartoons dominated children's viewing for decades. Catchphrases like "Yaba Daba Doo" and "Zoiks, Scoob" worked their way into the pop culture lexicon.

"From the stone age to the space age and from prime-time to Saturday mornings, syndication and cable, the characters he created with his late partner, William Hanna, are not only animated superstars, but also a very beloved part of American pop culture. While he will be missed by his family and friends, Joe will live on through his work," Warner Bros. Chairman and Barry Meyer said in a statement on Monday.

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R.I.P. Joe:( you made some awsome cartoons
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It is so bad to see a good cartoon maker die.
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a tragety to the world everybody will miss you very much,in fact the whole world will
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R.I.P... The good thing about doing the work that he done is that he would never be forgoten. He well live on in his animations.
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RIP greatest cartoonist to ever live
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rip great man and shows loved them all
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William Hanna, not bill smh.

rip
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legends never truly die. he'll live on in the hearts of millions. people will think of him every time they watch one of his shows. he had a good long life. he died happy. RIP, Joe. we'll miss ya.
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RIP Joe
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Rest in peace. :(
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RIP. Btw, it's Will Hanna not Bill.
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None of these current cartoons could compare to Hanna0Barbera classics.



Thank you, Joe Barbera. Your shows will forever be known as classics. Rest in Peace.
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We'll miss ya, Joe!
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RIP. He was the best :(
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Hanna-Barbera were the greatest cartoon creators ever! Until William Hanna died in 2001, the duo combined for more than 50 years making classic cartoon characters, from "Tom & Jerry" in movies (which won them an Oscar) to TV, where they created superstars like Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, the Flintstones, the Jetsons, and the Smurfs. They were the reason that so many children looked forward to Saturday mornings. Hanna-Barbera cartoons dominated TV from the late '60s to the early '80s. As part of that lucky generation, I'd like to say a big "Thank You" and offer my deepest prayers and thoughts. God Bless You, Joe!
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Since they first opened in 1957, Hanna-Barbera's shows have been reviled by critics and animation purists partly for their content but mainly for their technique. That's as may be, but playing devil's advocate, they had some good stuff that have stood the test of time, and it is to Joe Barbera's credit that he would roll up his sleeves and take a pencil in hand to help animators with a project.



Joe Barbera went with his boots on, having made a Tom & Jerry cartoon this past year ("The Karate Guard") and executive producer of the CW's "Tom & Jerry Tales." He was truly one of the industry's titans.
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Such a pity... RIP
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we lost a good one RIP
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R.I.P.
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pfft natural causes, today's animation is what really killed him nfdslfdsnfnskfdfdlfdsdlf!!!!!



RIP best cartoonist ever. you did not only draw cartoons, you drew us in to them.
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It just makes me sad I love this cartoons and own most of them. Disney cartoons and hanna/barbera cartoons are MY cartoons. (sob)
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I love all cartoons so i will miss for pioneer of them GoodBye we don't forget u
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A true legend. He will be greatly missed but thankfully his talents will be admired and enjoyed for generations to come.
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RIP.. greatest shows and creator.. entertained my childhood. 10x for everything.
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The H.B team are the true icons in the cartoon world and I am proud of the countless hours of entertainment that they gave the world.
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Barbera's cartoons are really what made Cartoon Network worth it's salt. Today there's nothing but crap on it. I mean yeah, sure they have a new type of Scooby Doo series, but I liked the original.
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What a life and career. His and Hanna's work are immortal. RIP.
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RIP
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-tear- he was a legend
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Legends never die. Hanna/Barbara will live on. When I have children, I'll let them watch those cartoon untill the moment they start watching them, themselves! But serious: classic creations like Scooby Doo and The Flintstones are legendary, and may not be forgotton, ever!
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The man is legendary.
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Your cartoons were the best thats all I would watch when I was little was Flintstones, Scooby, Jetsons, etc. etc. Rest in Peace
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RIP, you helped me through many hours of home-bound misery. Scoob & the gang, Tom & Jerry, etc helped keep me "sane". You'll be missed.
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A cartoon creator legend that'll never be missed.
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SAD NEWS I LIKE HIS CARTOONS THEY ARE GOOD CARTOONS
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For an amazing list of H-B shows (not just those that JB was responsible for), visit http://www.wingnuttoons.com/Hanna_Barbera.html
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What a bummer! He played a bigger part in everyone's life than I think he could ever had for seen and many years to come. You will be missed, peace be with you.
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He definitely lived a good-long,successfull life.I hope he will rest in peace forever. :(
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Oh, terrible loss. I used to watch Flinstones and Scooby Doo a lot when I was young. Rest in Peace, Barbera. :(
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RIP a ledgend lost :(
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That's too bad, I liked his work. At least he lived a very long life. R.I.P.
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Damn. It seems like everyone is dieing now
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i will definetly miss him. hanna and barbera cartoons are some of my favourites. i absolutely love scooby doo. i will surely miss him :(
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Awe man, no more Scooby Doo :(, RIP
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I grew up watching his shows. Now when I look at them, I'll always think of these two guys that inspired so many animators out there.



RIP
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Such a sad sad loss.
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:(
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I great loss. He has entertained 5 generation and his legacy will be to entertain all future generations. Few men have left a greater legacy.
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I loved the cartoons were created by Mr. Barbera and Mr. Hanna. From The Flintstones to The Jetsons they were great.
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I grew up with his cartoons and even though I have not watched them in a long time, they brought me great joy. May Barbera's legacy live on in those cartoons for many generations to come. God rest his soul.
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