July 14, 1910
Melrose, New Mexico, U.S.
March 22, 2001 (aged 90)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Violet Blanch Wogatzke (m. 1936)
William Denby "Bill" Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of people for much of the 20th century.
After working odd jobs in the first months of the Depression, Hanna joined the Harman and Ising animation studio in 1930. During the 1930s, Hanna steadily gained skill and prominence while working on cartoons such as Captain and the Kids. In 1937, while working at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Hanna met Joseph Barbera. The two men began a collaboration that was at first best known for producing Tom and Jerry and live action/animated hybrid films. In 1957, they co-founded Hanna-Barbera, which became the most successful television animation studio in the business, producing programs such as The Flintstones, The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs, and Yogi Bear. In 1967, Hanna-Barbera was sold to Taft Broadcasting for $12 million, but Hanna and Barbera remained heads of the company until 1991. At that time, the studio was sold to Turner Broadcasting System, which in turn was merged with Time Warner in 1996; Hanna and Barbera stayed on as advisors.
Hanna and Barbera won seven Academy Awards and eight Emmy Awards. Their cartoons have become cultural icons, and their cartoon characters have appeared in other media such as films, books, and toys. Hanna-Barbera's shows had a worldwide audience of over 300 million people in their 1960s heyday, and have been translated into more than 28 languages.
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| The Ruff and Reddy Show ( The Huckleberry Hound Show / Yogi Bear / Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks ) | Hokey Wolf ( The Quick Draw McGraw Show / Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy ) Snooper and Blabber
| The Flintstones ( The Yogi Bear Show / Snagglepuss ) | Yakky Doodle | Top Cat ( The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series / Wally Gator / Touché Turtle and Dum Dum ) | Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har | The Jetsons ( The Magilla Gorilla Show / Punkin' Puss & Mushmouse ) | Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long | Jonny Quest ( The Peter Potamus Show / Breezly and Sneezly ) | Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey ( The Atom Ant Show / Precious Pupp / The Hillbilly Bears / Secret Squirrel / Squiddly Diddly ) | Winsome Witch | Sinbad Jr. and his Magic Belt | Laurel and Hardy | Frankenstein, Jr. and The Impossibles ( Space Ghost and Dino Boy / Space Ghost (TV series) ) | Dino Boy in the Lost Valley | The Space Kidettes | The Abbott and Costello Cartoon Show | Birdman and the Galaxy Trio | The Herculoids | Shazzan | Fantastic Four | Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor | Samson & Goliath ( The Banana Splits Adventure Hour / The Banana Splits / Arabian Knights / The Three Musketeers / Micro Ventures ) | Danger Island | The Adventures of Gulliver | The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Wacky Races | The Perils of Penelope Pitstop | Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines | Cattanooga Cats Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
| Harlem Globetrotters | Josie and the Pussycats | Where's Huddles? | The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show | Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! | The Funky Phantom | The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan | Wait Till Your Father Gets Home | The Flintstone Comedy Hour | The Roman Holidays | Sealab 2020 | The New Scooby-Doo Movies | Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space | Speed Buggy | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids | Yogi's Gang | Super Friends | Goober and the Ghost Chasers | Inch High, Private Eye | Jeannie | The Addams Family (1973) | Hong Kong Phooey | Devlin | Partridge Family 2200 A.D. | These Are the Days | Valley of the Dinosaurs | Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch | Korg: 70,000 B.C. ( The New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show / The Tom and Jerry Show (1975) / The Great Grape Ape Show ) | The Mumbly Cartoon Show ( The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour / The Scooby-Doo Show ) | Dynomutt, Dog Wonder | Clue Club | Jabberjaw ( Fred Flintstone and Friends / The Flintstone Comedy Hour / Goober and the Ghost Chasers / Jeannie / Partridge Family 2200 A.D. / The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show ) | Yogi's Gang ( Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics / The Scooby-Doo Show / Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! / Laff-A-Lympics / Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels ) | The Blue Falcon & Dynomutt ( CB Bears / Posse Impossible / Blast-Off Buzzard / Undercover Elephant / Shake, Rattle, and Roll ) | Heyy, It's the King! ( The Skatebirds / Clue Club / The Robonic Stooges / Wonder Wheels ) | Mystery Island ( The All-New Super Friends Hour ) | The Wonder Twins | The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour ( The All New Popeye Hour ) | Dinky Dog ( Yogi's Space Race ) | Galaxy Goof-Ups ( Buford and the Galloping Ghost The Buford Files / The Galloping Ghost) | | Challenge of the Super Friends ( Godzilla ) | Jana of the Jungle and Fred and Barney Meet The Thing ( the Shmoo / The New Fred and Barney Show / The Thing ) | The New Shmoo | Casper and the Angels | The Super Globetrotters | Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo | The World's Greatest Super Friends Amigo and Friends
| The B.B. Beegle Show | Super Friends | Drak Pack | The Flintstone Comedy Show | The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang ( The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show / Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo ) | Richie Rich | Laverne & Shirley in the Army ( Space Stars / Teen Force / Astro and the Space Mutts / Space Ghost ) | The Herculoids ( The Kwicky Koala Show The Bungle Brothers / Crazy Claws / Dirty Dawg) | | Trollkins ( The Smurfs Johan and Peewit) | ( The Flintstone Funnies The Flintstone Family Adventures / Bedrock Cops / Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm / Captain Caveman / Dino and Cavemouse / The Frankenstones) | ( The Pac-Man/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show / The Little Rascals / Richie Rich ) | Pac-Man | Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour ( The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour / Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo / Scrappy and Yabba-Doo ) | The Puppy's Further Adventures | Jokebook | Shirt Tales | The Gary Coleman Show | The Dukes ( The Monchhichis/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show / Monchhichis The Little Rascals / Richie Rich) | ( The Pac-Man/Rubik, the Amazing Cube Hour Rubik, the Amazing Cube / Pac-Man) | ( The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show ) | The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries | The Biskitts | Lucky Luke | Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince | Going Bananas | Snorks | Challenge of the GoBots | Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show | Paw Paws | Yogi's Treasure Hunt | Galtar and the Golden Lance | The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians | The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo | The New Adventures of Jonny Quest | Pound Puppies ( The Flintstone Kids Captain Caveman and Son) | | Foofur | Wildfire | Sky Commanders | Popeye and Son | A Pup Named Scooby-Doo | The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley | The New Yogi Bear Show | Fantastic Max | The Further Adventures of SuperTed Paddington Bear
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures | The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda | ( Tom & Jerry Kids Droopy and Dripple / Spike and Tyke) | | Wake, Rattle, and Roll | Gravedale High Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone | | The Pirates of Dark Water | Yo Yogi! | Young Robin Hood | Fish Police | Capitol Critters | The Addams Family | Droopy, Master Detective | The New Adventures of Captain Planet | SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron ( 2 Stupid Dogs | Super Secret Secret Squirrel | Space Ghost Coast to Coast | Dumb and Dumber | What a Cartoon! | Cave Kids | The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest | Dexter's Laboratory | Johnny Bravo / Cow and Chicken | I Am Weasel The Powerpuff Girls
Warner Bros. Animation television series based on cartoons:
| What's New, Scooby-Doo? | Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! | Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated | Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (2017) | Wacky Races | Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
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The Flintstones Season 3:
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The Flintstones Season 6:
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The New Adventures of Jonny Quest characters
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest characters
Jonny's Golden Quest characters
Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects characters
Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest characters