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Joseph Barbera’s cartoon friends

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Joseph Barbera, right, and his partner, William Hanna, left, co-founded the animation studio Hanna-Barbera Productions, which produced several hit cartoon series from the late 1950s until 1991, when it was sold to Turner Broadcasting. (Alan Alder)
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“The Flintstones” was one of Hanna-Barbera’s most successful series, lasting six seasons on prime time TV from 1960 to 1966. (Cartoon Network)
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While working for MGM’s animation unit, Hanna and Barbera first teamed up on the very first Tom and Jerry cartoon “Puss Gets the Boot” in 1940. (Cartoon Network)
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Scooby-Doo is the longest-running American animated character on Saturday morning TV. The chracter has been the star of several different series from 1969’s “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” until the present “Shaggy & Scooby-Doo, Get a Clue” on The CW. (Museum of Radio and Television)
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“Jonny Quest” originally aired on ABC from 1964 to 1965 and was revived for “The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest” on the Cartoon Network in 1997. (Hanna-Barbera)
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