Joseph Barbera

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Joseph Barbera
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Years active at MGM: 1940-1958
Years active at Hanna-Barbera: 1957-2001
Years active at Warner Bros.: 2001-2006
Relatives: Jayne Barbera, daughter
Neal Barbera, son
Characters played: Himself
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Barbera guesting on I Yabba-Dabba Do!

Joseph Roland Barbera was an American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist. He was one of the two founders behind Hanna-Barbera, along with William Hanna.

Barbera died on December 18, 2006 at the age of 95.

Crew credits


20th century

21st century


  • In the Red Razors arc of the comic 2000AD, a group of Sov-Block mercenary enforcers called themselves the Spooky Doo Gang, due to owning a dog called Spooky who resembled a green Scooby-Doo. Velma's doppelganger is called Barbra, in reference to Barbera.
  • In the film I Yabba-Dabba Do!, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm put Barbera and Hanna's names on an invitation to their wedding reception, with them showing up and voicing themselves. In the sequel, Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby, they sent flowers to the couple after the birth of their twins, Roxy and Chip.
  • In the Johnny Bravo episode "Bravo Dooby-Doo," one of Jebidisa Bravo's disguises was Barbera.
  • In the Animaniacs segment "Back in Style," Thaddeus Plotz, the CEO of Warner Bros., loaned the Warner siblings to Phil and Shmoe, who were known for making cartoons of limited animation.
  • A special Cartoon Network bumper was made in his memory.
  • Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale is dedicated to him.
  • In the film Scoob!, there is a pizzeria named Barbera's Pizza.