William Hanna

William Hanna

Highest Rated: 80% Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000)

Lowest Rated: 22% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

Birthday: Jul 14, 1910

Birthplace: Melrose, New Mexico, USA

One half of the most celebrated animation-producing duos in history, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's company, Hanna-Barbera Productions, created some of the best-loved animated television programming of the 20th century and beyond, including "The Huckleberry Hound Show" (syndicated, 1958-1961), "The Yogi Bear Show" (syndicated, 1961-62), "The Flintstones" (ABC, 1960-66), "The Jetsons" (ABC, 1962-63), "Jonny Quest" (ABC, 1964-65), "Super Friends" (ABC, 1973-1986) and "The Smurfs" (NBC, 1981-89). With Barbera, Hanna began his career with the Oscar-winning Tom and Jerry animated shorts for MGM. When the company shuttered its animation division, the duo launched their own company, striking pay dirt almost immediately with "Huckleberry Hound" and "The Flintstones," their first primetime series. Hanna-Barbera's cartoons, driven largely by bright, simple artwork, clever writing, and memorable characters, led the television animation field until the 1980s, when financial difficulties resulted in their sale to a variety of companies. They rebounded in the 1990s as part of Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network, for which they oversaw such cutting-edge cartoons as "The Powerpuff Girls" (1998-2005) before Hanna's death in 2001. William Hanna's vast output of animated fare over the course of his six-decade career contained so many beloved characters and shows that his position as one of the dominant forces in American animation was assured for eternity.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Scooby-Doo!: Winter Wonderdog Director - 2006
No Score Yet 63% Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers Tom / Jerry (Character) - 2006
22% 40% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Writer $84.2M 2004
No Score Yet 43% Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Executive Producer - 2002
30% 39% Scooby-Doo Executive Producer $153.3M 2002
No Score Yet 65% Scooby-Doo Meets Batman Director - 2002
80% 59% Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders Executive Producer - 2000
25% 20% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Writer,
Executive Producer
$35.2M 2000
22% 24% The Flintstones Executive Producer $130.5M 1994
No Score Yet 60% I Yabba-Dabba Do! Bill Hanna (Voice),
Director
- 1993
No Score Yet 80% Hollyrock-A-Bye Baby Director - 1993
22% 68% Once Upon a Forest Executive Producer $6.1M 1993
27% 45% Jetsons: The Movie Director,
Producer
$17.6M 1990
No Score Yet 33% Rockin' With Judy Jetson Executive Producer - 1988
No Score Yet 68% Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Executive Producer - 1988
No Score Yet 12% Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats Executive Producer - 1987
No Score Yet 60% Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose Executive Producer - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good, the Bad and the Huckleberry Hound Executive Producer - 1987
77% 67% Charlotte's Web Producer - 1973
No Score Yet 69% Scooby-Doo Meets The Harlem Globetrotters Director - 1972
No Score Yet 73% Alice in Wonderland Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 51% The Man Called Flintstone Director,
Producer
- 1966
No Score Yet 52% Hey There, It's Yogi Bear Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Duck Doctor Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Casanova Cat Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jerry and the Lion Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hatch Up Your Troubles Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wags to Riches Spike (Voice) - 1949
No Score Yet 91% The Cat Concerto Director,
Screenwriter
- 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mouse Comes to Dinner Tom (Voice),
Director
- 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Puttin' on the Dog Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet War Dogs Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fraidy Cat Tom and Jerry's Vocal Effects (Voice),
Director
- 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog Trouble Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Goose Goes South Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Officer Pooch Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night Before Christmas Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Puss Gets the Boot Director - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom and Jerry Theatricals Unknown (Voice),
Executive Producer,
Writer,
Producer,
Director
1940-1958 1961-1967 1999-2008 2012-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom and Jerry Special Shorts Tom/Jerry (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yo, Yogi! Executive Producer 1991-1992
No Score Yet 50% The Smurfs Executive Producer 1981-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snorks Executive Producer 1984-1985 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flintstone Kids Executive Producer 1986-1988
No Score Yet 81% The Jetsons Executive Producer 1962-1963 1985 1987
No Score Yet 90% Super Friends Executive Producer 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scooby & Scrappy-Doo Executive Producer 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devlin Executive Producer 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Addams Family Executive Producer 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Scooby-Doo Movies Producer,
Director
1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Director 1971-1972
No Score Yet 86% Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Director,
Writer
1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wacky Races Director,
Producer
1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Huckleberry Hound Show Producer,
Director
1958 1961