|Barbera’s autograph on one of the|
first books I picked for myself as a child
For several generations in the mid-to-late 20th Century, odds are good that thrill came from a show created at the dominant U.S. television animation studio — the one founded by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
|Joe Barbera, Bill Hanna|
via Wikimedia Commons
In this first part of my 1997 interview with Joe Barbera and in this Part 2 of the session, we explore the evolution of cartoons from the dawn of TV animation for kids to the onset of a more adult era.
If you’ve ever enjoyed time spent with the Cartoon Network or Boomerang, you owe a debt to Barbera, who died in 2006. Here’s our chat.
Got a thing for the history of kids’ TV? Here’s Captain Kangaroo in 1994 and Sesame Street co-creator Jeff Moss in 1997.
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