William Hanna and Joseph Barbera: The Sultans of Saturday Morning

William Hanna and Joseph Barbera: The Sultans of Saturday Morning

by Jeff Lenburg


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The seven-time Oscar-winning team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera created or produced some of film and television's most beloved cartoon characters, including Tom and Jerry, the Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Jonny Quest, the Jetsons, and Scooby-Doo. They also pioneered and revolutionized television animation with a less-expensive style of animation that allowed them to produce the hundreds of memorable cartoon series still shown today around the globe. Through the 1960s and 1970s, Hanna-Barbera was a top producer of television animation, and the team also produced numerous animated features and television movies. The 50-year partnership between William Hanna and Joseph Barbera resulted in the creation of some of the most memorable and popular characters in 20th-century animation and pop culture. Readers will gain an understanding of how this multiple award-winning team worked together to become animation legends.

Animated cartoons have brought joy, laughter, and excitement to countless audiences ever since this lively art first flickered onto movie screens in the early 20th century. Today many classic animated characters are known and loved around the world, and the animators who created them are imitated and admired. The LEGENDS OF ANIMATION series tells the life stories of the amazing artists who built and shaped the animation industry, created some of animation's most enduring characters and stories, and influenced the technology of animation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604138375
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Series: Legends of Animation Series
Pages: 167
Sales rank: 1,150,207
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 The Accidental Artist11
2 The Incessant Doodler and Dreamer21
3 Chasing Their Cartoon Dreams32
4 Fathering Filmdom's Most Famous Cat and Mouse47
5 Blazing a New Path73
6 Conquering Prime-time with America's Favorite Prehistoric Family93
7 Changing the Fact of Saturday Morning Television110
8 New Beginnings131
Selected Resources153
Selected Bibliography157
About the Author167

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