William Hanna Biography

William Denby "Bill" Hanna 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.

After working odd jobs in the first months of the Depression, Hanna joined the Harman and Ising animation studio in 1930. During the 1930s, Hanna steadily gained skill and prominence while working on cartoons such as Captain and the Kids. In 1937, while working at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hanna met Joseph Barbera. The two men began a collaboration that was at first best known for producing Tom and Jerry and live action 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. In 1967, Hanna–Barbera was sold to Taft Broadcasting for $12 million, but Hanna and Barbera remained heads of the company until 1991. At that time, the studio was sold to Turner Broadcasting System, which in turn was merged with Time Warner in 1996; Hanna and Barbera stayed on as advisors. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
William Hanna
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Animator, Film director, Television Director, Television producer, Film Producer, Cartoonist, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Score Composer
Ethnicity:
Irish people, Irish American
Date of Birth:
July 14, 1910
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
March 22, 2001
Age at Death:
90
Cause of Death:
Head and neck cancer, Esophageal cancer, Laryngeal cancer
Marriages
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