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.