Joseph Barbera

Joseph Barbera


3/24/1911, New York, New York, USA



Birth Name

Joseph Roland Barbera



Also Known As

Hanna-Barbera Productions, Hanna Barbera, Hanna-Barbera Prods Inc., Joseph R. Barbera, Joe Barbera
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Joseph Barbera was part of the best animation team in history. He was the co-founder of Hanna-Barbera Production with fellow MGM worker, William Hanna. In 1954, Hanna-Barbera Production was formed and since then it's been nothing short of amazing at what was produced by them. They produced animated…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Before becoming an animator, Barbera was a tailor's delivery boy.

    • Joseph Barbera was married to Sheila Barbera.

    • In 1994, Joseph Barbera wrote a book called My Life in 'Toons: From Flatbush to Bedrock in Under a Century.

    • Joseph Barbera has three kids named Jayne, Neal, and Lynn.

    • Joseph Barbera won four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

    • In 1937, Joseph Barbera signed a deal to be a writer for MGM. While working there, he met his future partner William Hanna.

    • In 1994, Joseph Barbera was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

    • In 1987, Joseph Barbera won the Governor's Award.

    • Joseph Barbera went to the New York University in New York City, New York. He also the American Institute of Banking in New York City, New York.

    • Joseph Barbera was the director of over 230 films and tv shows. He has produced of over 220 films and tv shows.

    • Joseph Barbera helped in the production of classic cartoons like Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Yogi Bear Show, Jonny Quest, and Scooby-Doo.

    • Joseph Barbera and his partner William Hanna, were the co-founders of Hanna-Barbera, an animated cartoon production company.

    • Joseph Barbera was an animator, cartoon artist, storyboard artist, director, executive, story writer, accountant and producer.

    • Joseph Barbera tried to become a magazine cartoonist, for The NY Hits Magazine, during the Great Depression, but he didn't have success.

  • Quotes

    • Joseph Barbera: Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.

    • Joseph Barbera: Except for me, no one in my family could draw.

    • Joseph Barbera: Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.

    • Joseph Barbera: Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television, but we both got our start and built the first phase of our partnership in the movies.

    • Joseph: After Tom and Jerry earned seven Oscars, it felt damn good to win again and be allowed to walk up on a stage to receive the statuette.

    • Barry Meyer: (The Warner Bros chairman on Joseph's death) The characters he created with his late partner, William Hannah, 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.

  • He and William Hanna is better than Walt Disney.

    Unlikely Disney Projects, all of their projects is good. The only down side was, some of the projects were short lived.
  • Joseph Barbera was part of the best animation team in history. He was the co-founder of Hanna-Barbera Production with fellow MGM worker, William Hanna.

    We lost a legend here. A true legend. Joseph Barbera and with along side William Hanna, created the best, most legendary animation/art studio known to man kind. "Hanna-Barbera". Hanna Barbera was the first animation production I was introduced to when I was a little kid. The memories of the greatness they had produced, directed, storyboarde and etc. The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Johnny Quest and so on. I bet without the teamwork of Hanna Barbera, many of the cartoon industries wouldn't have been here this very day. Hannah Babera changed way of cartoons and comedy. It warmed our hearts with the most memoriable animated series. I have to say, without the inspiration Hanna Barbera gave, I wouldn't have become the artist I am today. Hannah Barbera we will miss your traditionally designes artwork. You're founders may be gone but they're creation lives on. Hanna Barbera is 1,000% good television, great animation, and most cherished cartoons ever made. Bravo to all that worked with this production. I hope you find a way to arry on these two men's work. Hanna Barbera is a 10, it is 100%, it is good television and should be carried on for entenity.moreless