William Hanna

Birthday:

07/14/1910

Place of birth:

Melrose, New Mexico, USA:

Biography:

William Denby "Bill" Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an American animator, director, producer, television director, television producer, and cartoon artist, whose movie and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the 20th century. When he was a young child, Hanna's family moved frequently, but they settled in Compton, California, by 1919. There, Hanna became an Eagle Scout. Hanna graduated from Compton High School in 1928. He briefly attended Compton City College but dropped out at the onset of the Great Depression.After working odd jobs in the first months of the Depression, Hanna joined the Harman and Ising animation studio in 1930. During the 1930s, Hanna steadily gained skill and prominence while working on cartoons such as Captain and the Kids. In 1937, while working at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Hanna met Joseph Barbera. The two men began a collaboration that was at first best known for producing Tom and Jerry and live action films. In 1957, they co-founded Hanna-Barbera, which became the most successful television animation studio in the business, producing programs such as The Flintstones, The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs, and Yogi Bear. In 1967, Hanna–Barbera was sold to Taft Broadcasting for $12 million, but Hanna and Barbera remained heads of the company until 1991. At that time the studio was sold to Turner Broadcasting System, which in turn was merged with Time Warner, owners of Warner Bros., in 1996; Hanna and Barbera stayed on as advisors.Hanna and Barbera won seven Academy Awards and eight Emmy Awards. Their cartoons have become cultural icons, and their cartoon characters have appeared in other media such as films, books, and toys. Hanna–Barbera's shows have a global audience of over 300 million people and have been translated into more than 20 languages.



Credits

Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers (2006)
Tom (uncredited)
I Yabba Dabba Do! (1993)
William
The Last Halloween (1991)
Narrator
Tom & Jerry's 50th Birthday Bash (1990)
Himself
The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera (1990)
Himself
Hanna-Barbera's 50th (1989)
Himself
Saturday Evening Puss (1950)
Tom
Solid Serenade (1946)
Tom (screaming)
Trap Happy (1946)
Tom
The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945)
Tom
The Million Dollar Cat (1944)
Tom
The Zoot Cat (1944)
Tom
Baby Puss (1943)
Tom (voice)
Sufferin' Cats! (1943)
Tom's devil / Tom / Meathead's yelps
The Lonesome Mouse (1943)
Fraidy Cat (1942)
Tom / Jerry (voice)
Daphne & Velma (2018)
Characters
Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2018)
Characters
Tom and Jerry: In the Dog House (2012)
Director
Scooby-Doo! and the Robots (2011)
Director
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Executive Producer
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Creative Producer
Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases, Vol 3 (2009)
Director
Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases, Vol. 2 (2009)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (2005)
Characters
The Karate Guard (2005)
Characters
Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars! (2005)
Writer
Tom and Jerry: Paws for a Holiday (2004)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 2 (2004)
Writer
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 3 (2004)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 1 (2004)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 4 (2004)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 5 (2004)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 6 (2004)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 7 (2004)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 8 (2004)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 9 (2004)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 10 (2004)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 11 (2004)
Director
Tom and Jerry: The Classic Collection Volume 12 (2004)
Director
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Characters
Les Aventures effrayantes de Scoubidou (2003)
Writer
Scooby-Doo! Winter WonderDog (2002)
Director
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Executive Producer
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Characters
The Mansion Cat (2001)
Characters
Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases (2000)
Director
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
Executive Producer
A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith (1999)
Executive Producer
The Flintstones (1994)
Executive Producer
The Flintstones (1994)
Story
The Flintstones : Hollyrock a Bye Baby (1993)
Director
I Yabba Dabba Do! (1993)
Director
I Yabba Dabba Do! (1993)
Producer
I Yabba Dabba Do! (1993)
Story
Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
Director
Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
Producer
The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera (1990)
Writer
Hanna-Barbera's 50th (1989)
Executive Producer
Les p'tits schtroumpfs (1988)
Director
Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats (1988)
Executive Producer
Tis the Season to Be Smurfy (1987)
Executive Producer
Rock Odyssey (1987)
Director
Rock Odyssey (1987)
Producer
A Jetson Christmas Carol (1985)
Executive Producer
Star Faries (1985)
Executive Producer
Le bébé schtroumpf (1984)
Director
20.000 Meilen unter dem Meer (1982)
Director
The Smurfs Christmas Special (1982)
Executive Producer
Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper (1982)
Executive Producer
Charlotte's Web (1973)
Producer
Yogi's Ark Lark (1972)
Director
Yogi's Ark Lark (1972)
Producer
Oliver and the Artful Dodger (1972)
Director
A Clue for Scooby-Doo (1969)
Director
Shutter Bugged Cat (1967)
Director
Jack and the Beanstalk (1967)
Executive Producer
Matinee Mouse (1966)
Director
The Man Called Flintstone (1966)
Director
The Man Called Flintstone (1966)
Story
Christmas Flintstone (1964)
Director
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (1964)
Director
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (1964)
Producer
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (1964)
Story
Gay Purr-ee (1962)
Director
Gay Purr-ee (1962)
Producer
Wound-Up Bear (1959)
Director
Tot Watchers (1958)
Director
Tot Watchers (1958)
Producer
Robin Hoodwinked (1958)
Director
Robin Hoodwinked (1958)
Producer
Robin Hoodwinked (1958)
Story
The Vanishing Duck (1958)
Director
The Vanishing Duck (1958)
Producer
The Vanishing Duck (1958)
Story
Royal Cat Nap (1958)
Director
Royal Cat Nap (1958)
Producer
Royal Cat Nap (1958)
Story
Happy Go Ducky (1958)
Director
Happy Go Ducky (1958)
Producer
Sheep Wrecked (1958)
Producer
Mutts About Racing (1958)
Producer
Droopy Leprechaun (1958)
Producer
Tom's Photo Finish (1957)
Director
Tom's Photo Finish (1957)
Producer
Tom's Photo Finish (1957)
Story
Mucho Mouse (1957)
Director
Mucho Mouse (1957)
Producer
Mucho Mouse (1957)
Story
Scat Cats (1957)
Director
Feedin' the Kiddie (1957)
Director
Feedin' the Kiddie (1957)
Producer
Timid Tabby (1957)
Director
Timid Tabby (1957)
Producer
Timid Tabby (1957)
Story
Give and Tyke (1957)
Director
Tops with Pops (1957)
Director
Tops with Pops (1957)
Producer
Tops with Pops (1957)
Story
Grin and Share It (1957)
Producer
One Droopy Knight (1957)
Producer
Barbecue Brawl (1956)
Director
Barbecue Brawl (1956)
Producer
Barbecue Brawl (1956)
Story
Blue Cat Blues (1956)
Director
Blue Cat Blues (1956)
Producer
Down Beat Bear (1956)
Director
Down Beat Bear (1956)
Producer
Muscle Beach Tom (1956)
Director
Muscle Beach Tom (1956)
Producer
Muscle Beach Tom (1956)
Story
Busy Buddies (1956)
Director
Busy Buddies (1956)
Producer
Busy Buddies (1956)
Story
The Egg and Jerry (1956)
Director
The Egg and Jerry (1956)
Producer
The Flying Sorceress (1956)
Director
The Flying Sorceress (1956)
Producer
Millionaire Droopy (1956)
Producer
Good Will to Men (1955)
Director
Good Will to Men (1955)
Producer
That's My Mommy (1955)
Director
That's My Mommy (1955)
Producer
That's My Mommy (1955)
Story
Pecos Pest (1955)
Director
Pecos Pest (1955)
Story
Smarty Cat (1955)
Director
Smarty Cat (1955)
Story
Tom and Chérie (1955)
Director
Tom and Chérie (1955)
Story
Designs on Jerry (1955)
Director
Designs on Jerry (1955)
Story
Mouse For Sale (1955)
Director
Mouse For Sale (1955)
Story
Pup on a Picnic (1955)
Director
Pup on a Picnic (1955)
Story
Southbound Duckling (1955)
Director
Southbound Duckling (1955)
Story
Touché, Pussy Cat! (1954)
Director
Touché, Pussy Cat! (1954)
Story
Pet Peeve (1954)
Director
Pet Peeve (1954)
Story
Downhearted Duckling (1954)
Director
Neapolitan Mouse (1954)
Director
Neapolitan Mouse (1954)
Story
Mice Follies (1954)
Director
Mice Follies (1954)
Story
Baby Butch (1954)
Director
Little School Mouse (1954)
Director
Little School Mouse (1954)
Story
Hic-cup Pup (1954)
Director
Hic-cup Pup (1954)
Story
Posse Cat (1954)
Director
Posse Cat (1954)
Story
Puppy Tale (1954)
Director
Puppy Tale (1954)
Story
Life with Tom (1953)
Director
Life with Tom (1953)
Story
Two Little Indians (1953)
Director
Two Little Indians (1953)
Producer
Just Ducky (1953)
Director
That's My Pup! (1953)
Director
That's My Pup! (1953)
Story
Johann Mouse (1953)
Director
Johann Mouse (1953)
Story
Jerry and Jumbo (1953)
Director
The Missing Mouse (1953)
Director
The Missing Mouse (1953)
Story
The Dog House (1952)
Director
The Dog House (1952)
Writer
Cruise Cat (1952)
Director
Push-Button Kitty (1952)
Director
Fit to Be Tied (1952)
Director
Little Runaway (1952)
Director
Little Runaway (1952)
Story
Triplet Trouble (1952)
Director
Triplet Trouble (1952)
Story
Smitten Kitten (1952)
Director
The Two Mouseketeers (1952)
Director
The Two Mouseketeers (1952)
Story
The Duck Doctor (1952)
Director
The Flying Cat (1952)
Director
The Flying Cat (1952)
Story
Cat Napping (1951)
Director
Cat Napping (1951)
Story
Nit-Witty Kitty (1951)
Director
Nit-Witty Kitty (1951)
Story
Slicked-up Pup (1951)
Director
Slicked-up Pup (1951)
Story
His Mouse Friday (1951)
Director
Sleepy-Time Tom (1951)
Director
Sleepy-Time Tom (1951)
Story
Jerry's Cousin (1951)
Director
Jerry's Cousin (1951)
Story
Jerry and the Goldfish (1951)
Director
Casanova Cat (1951)
Director
Casanova Cat (1951)
Story
Cue Ball Cat (1950)
Director
The Framed Cat (1950)
Director
Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl (1950)
Director
Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl (1950)
Story
Safety Second (1950)
Director
Safety Second (1950)
Story
Jerry and the Lion (1950)
Director
Jerry and the Lion (1950)
Story
Texas Tom (1950)
Director
Texas Tom (1950)
Story
Saturday Evening Puss (1950)
Director
Saturday Evening Puss (1950)
Story
Little Quacker (1950)
Director
Little Quacker (1950)
Story
The Counterfeit Cat (1949)
Co-Producer
Jerry's Diary (1949)
Director
Jerry's Diary (1949)
Story
Tennis Chumps (1949)
Director
Tennis Chumps (1949)
Co-Producer
Love That Pup (1949)
Director
Love That Pup (1949)
Story
The Cat and the Mermouse (1949)
Director
The Cat and the Mermouse (1949)
Story
Doggone Tired (1949)
Co-Producer
Heavenly Puss (1949)
Director
Heavenly Puss (1949)
Story
The House of Tomorrow (1949)
Co-Producer
Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949)
Director
Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949)
Story
The Little Orphan (1949)
Director
The Little Orphan (1949)
Story
Polka-Dot Puss (1949)
Director
Polka-Dot Puss (1949)
Story
Professor Tom (1948)
Director
Professor Tom (1948)
Story
Old Rockin' Chair Tom (1948)
Director
Old Rockin' Chair Tom (1948)
Story
The Truce Hurts (1948)
Director
The Truce Hurts (1948)
Story
Make Mine Freedom (1948)
Director
Kitty Foiled (1948)
Director
Kitty Foiled (1948)
Story
Mouse Cleaning (1948)
Director
The Invisible Mouse (1947)
Director
A Mouse in the House (1947)
Director
A Mouse in the House (1947)
Story
Salt Water Tabby (1947)
Director
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947)
Director
The Cat Concerto (1947)
Director
The Cat Concerto (1947)
Story
Part Time Pal (1947)
Director
Part Time Pal (1947)
Story
Cat Fishin' (1947)
Director
Cat Fishin' (1947)
Story
Solid Serenade (1946)
Director
Solid Serenade (1946)
Story
Trap Happy (1946)
Director
Trap Happy (1946)
Story
The Milky Waif (1946)
Director
The Milky Waif (1946)
Story
Springtime for Thomas (1946)
Director
Quiet Please! (1945)
Director
Quiet Please! (1945)
Story
Flirty Birdy (1945)
Director
Tee for Two (1945)
Director
Mouse in Manhattan (1945)
Director
Mouse in Manhattan (1945)
Story
The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945)
Director
The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945)
Story
Mouse Trouble (1944)
Director
Mouse Trouble (1944)
Story
Puttin' on the Dog (1944)
Director
Puttin' on the Dog (1944)
Story
Bear Raid Warden (1944)
Co-Producer
The Million Dollar Cat (1944)
Director
The Million Dollar Cat (1944)
Story
The Zoot Cat (1944)
Director
The Bodyguard (1944)
Director
Baby Puss (1943)
Director
The Stork's Holiday (1943)
Co-Producer
War Dogs (1943)
Director
Sufferin' Cats! (1943)
Director
The Lonesome Mouse (1943)
Director
The Lonesome Mouse (1943)
Story
The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943)
Director
The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943)
Story
Fine Feathered Friend (1942)
Director
Puss n' Toots (1942)
Director
Dog Trouble (1942)
Director
Dog Trouble (1942)
Co-Producer
Fraidy Cat (1942)
Director
Fraidy Cat (1942)
Co-Producer
The Bowling Alley-Cat (1942)
Director
The Night Before Christmas (1941)
Director
The Night Before Christmas (1941)
Story
Officer Pooch (1941)
Director
The Goose Goes South (1941)
Director
The Midnight Snack (1941)
Director
The Midnight Snack (1941)
Story
Gallopin' Gals (1940)
Director
Swing Social (1940)
Director
Puss Gets the Boot (1940)
Director
Puss Gets the Boot (1940)
Story
Old Smokey (1938)
Director
What a Lion! (1938)
Director
Blue Monday (1938)
Director
To Spring (1936)
Director
Jonny Quest ()
Characters
Scooby-Doo! and the Pirates: The Ghostly Creep from the Deep ()
Director