Monday, December 18, 2006

Joseph Barbera (1911-2006), R.I.P.


Joe Barbera, of the Hanna-Barbera team that brought the world Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, Captain Caveman, The Jetsons, Grape Ape, Space Ghost, the Superfriends TV series*, and Huckleberry Hound, among other immortal characters, died today in Los Angeles, at the age of 95. His longtime partner in cartooning, William Hanna, died in 2001.

* The characters in the Superfriends were, of course, originally DC Comics characters.

Thanks for the memories, guys.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

They gave us Snagglepuss.

Snagglepuss.

Now there was a character.

Octopus Grigori said...

Word.

PETER DEMMON said...

OH SH*T. I just got done doing the anti-Barbera rant on my blog.

No offense.

Yeah...Snagglepuss. Snagglepuss was bomb, yo.