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Cartoonist William Hanna Dies at 90

Born William Denby Hanna in Melrose, New Mexico on July 14, 1910, William Hanna was a famous American animator, director, producer, voice actor, and cartoonist. He is best known for his work alongside Joseph Barbera on their hit animated shows Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs, and Yogi Bear.

William Hanna and Joseph Barbera’s 60-year friendship and business partnership in the animation industry led them to win seven Academy Awards and eight Emmy Awards. Legendary cartoonist William Hanna died from lung cancer at the age of 90 on March 22, 2001.

Sources: Wikipedia, Biography.com

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