Tuesday, December 19, 2006

R.I.P. Joe Barbera

Joe Barbera passed away on Monday at the age of 95. Rather than go into a lengthy biography or gush about how much I'll miss him, I'll instead show two samples of cartoons he was most famous for. I'm sure Joe would have preferred it this way much better anyway.

Enjoy and remember.


  1. If all Joe had ever done in his life was the co-conspiracy of Tom and Jerry he'd still be seen as a giant today. But to see all the works that Joe had a hand in is truly awe inspiring. Joe and Bill will never be missed, because they've left us so many memorable creations and shared so many laffs with us. God bless him.

  2. That's one of my fave Tom and Jerry shorts too. I thought it was a good idea to show some of his cartoons. I was doing a drawing of my own for my blog but I decided to stole your idea (I hope you don't mind). In fact, I did both, first I put on my drawing and then a cartoon. Check it out here: http://elblogderg.blogspot.com/

    I especially remember Tom and Jerry and like Toho said he'd already be a giant for that and The Flinstones. I have to check it out more of Huckleberry and Yogi Bear. Even some of his other work that doesn't have great art, it contained sympathetic charming characters. This charm quality is not something you see so much in modern tv.

  3. In the 1970's it was estimated that not one minute of the day passed without a Hanna-Barbera cartoon airing somewhere on earth. By 2006, nothing has changed.