Aug 27 2008, 09:13 AM
"The Flintstones, "The Jetsons," "Yogi Bear," those were the cartoons that I grew up with. Every September was SO EXCITING because the new lineup from Hanna-Barbera was on Saturday morning.
The book, "The Art of Hanna-Barbera" starts with their Academy Award winning time at MGM where they did "Tom & Jerry" theatrical cartoons, to their "Hanna Barbera Productions" for TV cartoons. The book is especially facinating to me because each picture brings up memories of how I felt about the cartoons when they first came out!
Also, some of my original Hanna-Barbera cels. The "Flintstones" one is from 1993 but it is signed by Bill & Joe.
Sep 1 2008, 09:27 AM
In 1987, when "Animator Apprentice" was first out, I contacted Bill Hanna and asked for an appointment to show him what I had. Surprisingly, he agreed and I flew down there with my Amiga. He kept me waiting in his office for hours then showed scant interest my work but he was nice to me and very courteous.
A decade later, I bought his autobiography and read it with interest. The guy's life is rat-a-tat-tat, making things happen. Another decade has passed and I feel anxious to get our own animation studio going. Hanna-Barbera Studios is where I went when I met with him (see picture).