William Hanna

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Full NameWilliam Denby Hanna
Date of BirthJuly 14, 1910
Place of BirthMelrose, New Mexico Territory, U.S.
Date of DeathMarch 22, 2001
Place of DeathLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting PlaceAscension Cemetery, Lake Forest, California, U.S.
Other NamesBill Hanna
OccupationsAnimator, Musician, Voice Actor
Years Active1930–2001
Notable WorksTom and Jerry, The Ruff and Reddy Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, The Yogi Bear Show, The Huckleberry Hound Show
SpouseViolet Wogatzke (married in 1936)
Co-Founder ofHanna-Barbera Productions
Awards7 Academy Awards, 8 Emmy Awards
Early CareerJoined Harman and Ising animation studio in 1930
Significant CollaborationMet Joseph Barbera at MGM in 1937
Major AchievementCo-creator of Tom and Jerry
Studio SaleHanna-Barbera sold to Taft Broadcasting in 1967 for $12 million
Later CareerHanna-Barbera sold to Turner Broadcasting System in 1991 and later merged with Time Warner in 1996
Early LifeThird of seven children frequently moved due to father’s construction work
EducationAttended Compton High School and Compton City College
Boy ScoutsBecame an Eagle Scout, Scoutmaster, awarded Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 1985
HobbiesSailing, singing in a barbershop quartet
MarriageMarried Violet Blanch Wogatzke for over 64 years
AutobiographyPublished with assistance from Tom Ito in 1996
LegacyHanna-Barbera’s cartoons are cultural icons with a global audience
Cultural ImpactCreated beloved characters and shows with worldwide recognition
Personal AttributesDescribed his family as “a red-blooded, Irish-American family”

William Hanna Movies

Movies and Shows by William HannaYear
Tom and Jerry2021
The Yogi Bear Show1961 – 1962
The Huckleberry Hound Show1958 – 1961
Puss Gets the Boot1940
The Tom and Jerry Show1975
The Flintstones1960 – 1966
Tom and Jerry: The Movie1992
The Jetsons1962 – 1963
The Quick Draw McGraw Show1959 – 1961
Tom and Jerry Tales2006 – 2008
Tom & Jerry Kids1990 – 1993
Top Cat1961 – 1962
The Night Before Christmas1941
The Midnight Snack1941
Wacky Races1968 – 1969
Jonny Quest1964 – 1965
The New Scooby-Doo Movies
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks1958 – 1961
Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry2005
The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show1980
The Magilla Gorilla Show1964 – 1965
Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring2001
Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection
The New Yogi Bear Show1988
Wally Gator1962 – 1963
Jetsons: The Movie1990
The Secret Squirrel Show1965 – 1966
Blue Cat Blues1956
I Yabba-Dabba Do!1993
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines1969 – 1970
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy1959 – 1961
The Cat Concerto1947
Tom And Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers2006
The Ruff and Reddy Show1957 – 1960
Tom e Jerry Encontram Sherlock Holmes (Dublado)2010
Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale2007
The Yankee Doodle Mouse1943
Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear!1964
The Karate Guard2005
Mouse Trouble1944
Snooper and Blabber1959 – 1961
Baby Puss1943
The Two Mouseketeers1952
The Man Called Flintstone1966
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones1987
Tom and Jerry Special ShortsSince 2021
Saturday Evening Puss1950
Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars2005
Hokey Wolf1960 – 1961

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