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Dec 19, 2006 7:33 am

Joseph Barbera, RIP

I grew up on a steady diet of Hanna-Barberacartoons, among other favorites, including"The Flintstones,""The Jetsons,""Yogi Bear,""Jonny Quest," and"Huckleberry Hound."

So when I found out about the passing of Joseph Barbera, I paused for a moment to recall all the joy his wonderful animation brought me.

And this passing comes after the recent passing of Chris Hayward, a writer responsible for many of the characters featured on"Rocky and Bullwinkle," among other timeless TV shows (hat tip to David Beito).

Cross-posted to Notablog.

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Gary McGath - 12/20/2006

Hayward also worked on Crusader Rabbit, the first cartoon TV series with original cartoons, which I just barely remember from my childhood. Like Rocky, it was a Jay Ward show, and the dynamic was similar; a small mammalian hero and a large, slow-witted mammalian sidekick (Rags the Tiger -- a pun which I recognized only years later).

Jesse Walker - 12/19/2006

An early Hanna-Barbera effort: