...... William Hanna was born in Melrose, New Mexico on July 14, 1910. His talent for drawing led him to join the Harman-Ising animation studio in 1930 where he worked for seven years in the story and layout departments. 1938 was the first year he was paired with Joeseph Barbera working on Gallopin' Gals
Joseph Barbera was born in New York City in 1911. Barbera became associated with the Van Beruren Studio in 1932 after unsuccessfully working as a magazine cartoonist.
After the duo worked on Gallopin' Gals they collaborated again on Puss Gets the Boot, the first in the Tom and Jerry series in 1939 which originally used human characters instead of the familiar cat and mouse. During the 1940's, the duo then won critical acclaim when their cartoon characters danced with Gene Kelly in the motion pictureAnchors Away and Invitation to Dance, and with Esther Williams in the film Dangerous When Wet. Hanna-Barbera were now inseparable. They continued to design more cartoons (over 2000 characters) which include Huckleberry Hound, Yogi and Boo-Boo, the Flinstones, Jonny Quest, the Smurfs, and the canine we have grown to love, Scooby-Doo.......