Learn About the Glory Days of Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Studio

hannaAnimators Tony Benedict, Willie Ito and Jerry Eisenberg, animators, producers, storyboard artists and character developers for Hanna-Barbera, will be appearing at “The Barn,” which is the performance space of The Hollywood Heritage Museum across from the Hollywood Bowl. On Wednesday, June 8th at 7:30PM, the three artists will be telling stories of the early heyday of Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, which lasted from 1960 – 1967.

Over the years, Hanna-Barbera won seven Academy Awards, eight Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe Award. One of the first animators to create cartoons especially for television instead of film, they popularized the use of “limited animation.” Unlike Disney, where every cel was a work of art, Hanna-Barbera cut down on the time and energy needed by reusing common parts between frames. In fact, the background artist for a well-known 90s cartoon once told me he just copied some of the backgrounds from The Yogi Bear Show.

Learn the stories behind such cartoon classics as The Jetsons, The Huckleberry Hound Show, Yogi Bear, The Flintstones, Wacky Races, and Jonny Quest. Artwork and memorabilia from Hanna-Barbera will also be on display in the main gallery. There will be refreshments served on the front deck, plus some exciting prizes in the $1 raffle.

Elise Thompson

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Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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