Joseph Barbera

Joseph Barbera


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



Birth Name

Joseph Roland Barbera



Also Known As

Hanna Barbera, Joseph R. Barbera, Joe Barbera, Hanna-Barbera Productions, Hanna-Barbera Prods Inc.
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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.