Who died this date in 2001…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.
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 (Editor's note: AND TOP CAT TOO!). READ more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hanna
Click on the photos below to see only a few photos from your editor's personal Flickr collection of Hanna-Barbera cartoons...And for downtown Bedrock! http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/04/flintstones-and-town-of-bedrock-on-map.html