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Hanna-Barbera Biography


Bill Hanna
July 7, 1910 to March 3, 2001

Joe Barbera

March 24, 1911 to present

Hanna-Barbera - The Beginning

Bill Hanna began his workin' years at a California engineering firm and it wasn't until 1930 that he decided to take a job in cartooning. And despite having a flair for drawing in high school, Joe Barbera started his career as an accountant. It wasn't long before he turned to cartooning as a profession as well.

Hanna-Barbera - Big Breaks

In 1937, both Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera joined the team of cartoonists at MGM studios in Hollywood, where they were paired up to work on a little cartoon about a cat and mouse duo called Tom and Jerry. Hanna and Barbera went on to create over 100 Tom and Jerry cartoons and continued on as a drawing/producing team for the rest of their careers.

Hanna-Barbera - Makes the Move

Faced with MGM studios shutting down their animation department in 1957, Hanna and Barbera decided to strike out on their own and created Hanna-Barbera Productions that same year.

Hanna-Barbera - Did U Know?

  • Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera worked together for nearly 50 years.
  • Between 1943 and 1953, the two animators won seven Oscars for their work on Tom and Jerry.
  • The very first characters created at the Hanna-Barbera studios were Ruff and Ready (which was a cat and dog duo this time) and Huckleberry Hound.

    A Few Hanna-Barbera Credits:

  • Yogi Bear (1960)
  • The Flintstones (1960)
  • The Jetsons (1962)
  • Magilla Gorilla (1964)
  • Scooby-Doo Where Are You? (1969)
  • Josie and the Pussycats (1970)
  • The Harlem Globetrotters (1970)
  • Scooby & Scrappy-Doo (1979)
  • The Smurfs (1981)
  • The Snorks (1984)

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    Fave Hanna-Barbera Cartoon?

    • Scooby-Doo is definitely my fave cartoon!
    • I think I've seen every Flintstones episode there is.
    • You can't beat a good ol' Tom and Jerry cartoon.
    • I have always wanted to live with the Jetsons.

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    "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote:Since the baby isn't fully developed at that point it can not feel, learn, think, remember etc. so aborting it up until that point is completely harmless cause the baby has yet to know anything its basically just a wad of cells like a tumor till about 6 months in term.  First off, thank you for the dedicated comment. I hope you'll be okay if my response is also as lengthy.  Secondly, most of what you said is false. By week sixteen of pregnancy, the baby's nervous system is developing. By the eighteenth week, the head can be distinguished from the rest of the body. At week 22, the baby's lungs are functioning correctly, the baby has hair, the baby can hear and distinguish sounds, and can also suck their thumb. Finally, by week 25, the nervous system is fully connected from the brain to the rest of the body.  An abortion at the end of six months would be at the 26th week of pregnancy.  "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote:Aborting a baby in those months is literally like throwing away an egg that happened to grow No, it would be like breaking the egg and ripping the baby bird inside limb from limb...which is what an abortion is. The baby is in an egg, and then it's shredded and sucked out. It's not wrong to throw away the egg of a chicken, just as it's not wrong to eat a hen. However, we can agree that it is wrong to eat a human being. Clearly, there's a big difference between humans and animals, so you can't make these sorts of analogies.  "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote: in the United States thousands of people go bankrupt from medical bills including bills for child birth (which is ridiculous I don't think anyone should be charged for giving birth, thank god for canada's medical system) and that can put the mother out on the street homeless with a baby Thousands of people go bankrupt from medical bills if they have a very sick child, that doesn't give them a right to kill their kid does it?  "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote:Having a baby isn't a good option for everyone, think about girls in school or college who get forced or whose partner convinces them not to use protection and then run out on them? If a woman is forced into pregnancy, I find it a moral disaster. I think that the father should be brought to justice. But, the mother still has the responsibility of being a mother, no matter how fair or unfair it may be for her. The responsibility has been thrust upon her, it should not have been, but killing a child to unburden the mother is just as unjustified as the #### itself.  Now, if a woman is convinced into not using protection, then it is her choice to shoulder the consequences. She consented.  "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote:. And what about Mothers who just don't want that stress on their body? Cause birth is painful and exhausting and it can physically change a person. Then they should not have chosen to get pregnant in the first place, of if they were forced, then killing a child is still not a justifiable means to end her discomfort.  "Wishyouweremehehe wrote:And what of the girls who it would possibly die when giving birth ? Then a doctor should determine which human life is more viable, and make every effort to save that life.  "Wishyouweremehehe wrote:I strongly believe that no one should be able to force a person to something with their own body that they don't want to, now I don't exactly recommend abortion but I believe a woman would know when its a good time or not for her to have a baby. And by "their own body", you're referring to the body inside a mother, right? See, there's another living being inside of the mother, and what she does with her body effects her son/daughter directly.  Also, what do you mean by a "good time" to have a baby? That's so subjective. You want to hinge a baby's life on how a mother feels?  "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote:If a man can walk out of a pregnancy so can a woman. Sorry, but that's just not true, for the very fact that a man doesn't get pregnant and a woman does. The situations are different. 
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    (I started writing this story but i don't know if its any good so i just wanted your opinion on it and if anyone else has a story they want to share then go righe ahead. The main character is my oc kadie.it is an undertale story but the plot is much more then undertale ) Kadie’s Story   Chapter 1 Escaping the prison.   Kadie turned around to see if they were still there. She was very jumpy at times like this. But this time more than ever.  She didn’t really care about where she was going, just about what was behind her.  She started running again. She didn’t really notice how fast she was running or the fact she could fly. Besides if she did fly they could see her better. They can’t see her in the woods. But her story didn’t start here. It started a long time ago. But that too long so let’s start where it got wild. About a two days ago in Elmore Prison.                 Kadie and her sister were sitting at the prison cafeteria tables. “We can’t break out. That’s bad. We would get found.” Jade( kadie’s sister) Sighed. “We have to go. I can’t take the pain anymore. All this is too much for me.” Jade got up. “Were breaking out tomorrow.” She said. “fine.” Kadie told her.  She went back to her cell. Jade finished her food and did the same. (The Next Day)                 It was clear that Kadie wasn’t prepped for the break out. She slipped on a clean jumpsuit and put her hair up. She Used the bathroom and Went to the cafeteria the eat breakfast. After that everything went downhill. Kadie was sweet and kind and warm hearted, but Jade was tough and mean and cool. Jade also liked to get things done fast.  So by the time Kadie was done with her food Jade was already about to leave. She called Kadie over. “Ok we have to do this quick. 3….2….1…. GO!” Half of the prison wall exploded. And next thing you know Kadie was shoved out and they were running. “H-How did y-you do t-that.” Kadie Was panting. “Never mind that just RUN” She shouted and then we were gone.                 Once they got far enough away they flew. They didn’t like using their powers but now was the time to use them. They reached a hill that was far away from Elmore prison.  “Ok. I think we have gone far enough.” Kadie looked at jade. “Fine we can stop here but we are leaving in the morning. “She smiled at Kadie. “Were free.” Jade said. “Not yet. But soon we won’t have to be on the run.” Kadie smiled. “Yeah. No more running.”                 After a few hours Jade fell asleep. Kadie was still awake looking at the clouds. She got bored so she went on a walk in the woods.  She was gone for about an hour. When she came back her sister was gone. There was a note where she had been. Kadie walked over to the note. ‘Listen. Kadie they found me. They said if I turn myself in they would leave you alone. So I left. I will be fine and I will see you when I get back. Please find somewhere to stay and I will come fid you. I love you’ The note ended. Kadie started crying. She hadn’t been without her sister sense their parents died.  She got up and picked up the little amount of things her sister left. She left the note, a pencil, a winter hat, and a brush she had for her hair. Kadie got herself together and started walking to find somewhere to go. Chapter 2 A turn of the tables                   After Kadie flew away for about three more hours she got tired. She came upon and old house and went inside. When she went inside there was a Little black cat sitting on an old bench. Kadie laid on the bench and picked up the cat. “Hello little kitty.” The cat jumped down and meowed. Soon enough Kadie fell asleep.                 She woke up to a loud bang. She grabbed her bag and put it on her back. She picked up her hat and turned to see what had made her wake up. She summoned her sword and went into the room the noise was coming from. ”H-hello” She said from outside the door. When she had herd no response she opened the door. Inside the door was a circle of light. Like a portal. But before Kadie could run away from it she got sucked inside and then she blacked out.                 When she came to it again she was still I the woods. But the woods were covered in cold snow. “How could that be? It’s the middle of October It was only just getting cold.” She frowned. “Well its always cold here.” She heard a deep voice say from behind her. “who is there?” She quickly turned around and looked to see who it was. There was a tall skinny person with a white coat and a red scarf standing there. But when she could see him better she realized it wasn’t a person at all. It was a skeleton. She stood up and looked at him up and down.  “Y-you’re a s-skeleton.” She panicked a bit on the inside but kept her cool on the outside. “Hi. My name is winter. Welcome to my mansion.” He smiled.                 Kadie stood there for a moment. “Where a-am I?” She asked. “Well I just told you. This is my mansion. We don’t really know where it is. We all got sucked here just like you did. We never leave in fear of what lurks in the woods that circle us.” He frowned and looked at the woods. “But were save in the mansion. Would you like a tour?” He smiled again. “Um… Sorry sir this is weird. Are all of the people here skeletons?” she asked looking confused. “No. But the cute ones are.” He laughed a bit. “Just kidding.” He looked around. There was a big mansion to kadie’s left and a tree house the size of a two story condo to her right. “So you have the tree house, and the mansion, and the temmie shop, and that’s about it.” He smiled. “Please make yourself at home.” Then he walked off.                 Kadie walked around the yard for a bit. She looked at the tree house then the temmie shop which was connected to it. After a bit she walked inside. When she first walked in the main, or living room. Then there is the kitchen a bathroom, the kitchen, dining room, and the stairs. There seemed to be a basement too. She went upstairs. There was two more bathrooms then a lot of bedrooms. Not all of them looked occupied so she picked a random one. She put her stuff down and flopped on the bed. It was a made bed. It was really comfy. The room hade a dresser a made bed a lamp and a mirror. She sighed. “Why would it be winters mansion. I mean he said we all got sucked here. And I haven’t ran into anyone else but winter.”  “That’s because were all asleep.” A deeper voice came from her doorway. She turned to see who was there bet before she could he had teleported in front of her. “hello there. "Im fell."   Chapter 3 Meeting new people               Kadie looked at Fell. He was tall. About 6”5. He was a skeleton, but he had red eyes. Not like human eyes. He had a black jacket with a red cape and black pants. He wore a glove on one of his hands. He seemed to be studying Kadie as well. Kadie was also tall. About 6”0. She looked almost human even though she wasn’t.  Her eyes were blue naturally but the changed with emotion. Like if she was mad her eyes were red, sad dark blue. So on and so forth. She had silver hair and had on a pair of jeans that were ripped slightly. But they were supposed to be. A green shirt and a black hoddie. She had on a pair of boots too. She was actually pretty too. “Hi I-I’m Kadie.”             Her eyes lit up when she saw someone other than winter. “Is this your room or-“She was cut off by him. “No this isn’t my room. I just came to meet the newbie.” He chuckled a bit. He seemed very energetic and depressed at the same time. Kadie was still trying to figure him out. “Well then. Yep I’m the newbie. Nice to meet you.” “Yeah, yeah nice to meet you too I guess.” He walked off. “Well that was weird.” She smiled and walked to the living room. There were others there now. It was dawn so everyone was just waking up. “Hi t-there!” A female voice came from the couch. The couch was quite large. About 5 people could fit on it. Three people were on the couch and one on the recliner. Kadie looked at the girl on the couch. The girl had a white lab coat on. But she looked like a fish. She had fins on the sides of her face and her hands were webbed. She looked pregnant. She had red hair and yellow eyes with glasses.             Kadie smiled. “Hi! I’m Kadie.” Everyone looked at her. That was one thing she didn’t like, people looking at her all at once. “I’m Undyne. This is Papyrus.” She looked over at a tall male that looked a bit like Fell but looked less hurt. Less pain in his eyes. "Hello their person.” He was a lot happier too. “Hi. I’m Kadie.” She smiled. “Well because you’re stuck here now I guess you found a room. Just make yourself at home. Were all good people here.”  Kadie smiled at them. “ok”. One of the other people was winter. “Hey winter?” She asked him. “How many other people live here?” “About twenty.” He smiled. “Ok”             The las person there looked like fell. Except he was shorter and a little bigger then him.  He had on a black jacket with a red t-shirt. He only had one red eye. “Hey.” He huffed. He sounded like fell two. “I’m sans.” “Hey I’m Kadie” She said. Kadie didn’t say anything else and neither did anyone else. She walked back upstairs. She found out her room was next to fells.  When she walked by she herd soft rock music playing from his room.  She knocked on the door. He came and answered the door. “Sup” Kadie’s heart started beating faster. She liked fell
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