William Hanna

William Hanna

  • Birthday: 1910-07-14
  • Deathday: 2001-03-22
  • Place of birth: Melrose, New Mexico, USA
  • Also know as: Bill Hanna

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.

Filmography

Sufferin' Cats!

1943

As Tom's Devil / Tom / Meathead's Yelps (voice) (uncredited)

The Mouse Comes to Dinner

1945

As Tom / Jerry (voice) (uncredited)

Trap Happy

1946

As Tom (voice) (uncredited)

The Zoot Cat

1944

As Tom (voice) (uncredited)

Fraidy Cat

1942

As Tom / Jerry (voice) (uncredited)

Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers

2006

As Tom / Jerry (voice) (archive sound)

The Lonesome Mouse

1943

As (voice) (uncredited)

Solid Serenade

1946

As Tom (screaming voice) (uncredited)

The Million Dollar Cat

1944

As Tom (voice) (uncredited)

Saturday Evening Puss

1950

As Tom (voice) (uncredited)

The Last Halloween

1991

As Narrator

I Yabba Dabba Do!

1993

As William

Baby Puss

1943

As Tom (voice) (uncredited)

The Truce Hurts

1948

As Tom / Butch (voice) (uncredited)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

2000

As Special Appearance

The Flintstones

1994

As Executive in Boardroom

Tom & Jerry

2021

As Tom / Jerry (archive sounds) (uncredited)

Tom & Jerry: Deluxe Anniversary Collection

2010

As Tom (archive sound)

On a Roll

2021

As Tom / Jerry (archive sound) (uncredited)

The House That Cat Built

2021

As Tom / Jerry (archive sound) (uncredited)

Puss Gets the Boot

1940

As Jinx (voice) (uncredited)

Quiet Please!

1945

As Tom (voice) (uncredited)

Little Gravel Voice

1942

As Little Gravel Voice (voice) (uncredited)

Bad Luck Blackie

1949

As Large Dog Scream (voice)

Tom and Jerry Cowboy Up!

2022

As Tom / Jerry (voice) (archive sound)

The Little Orphan

1948

As Tom / Jerry (voice) (uncredited)

The Prospecting Bear

1941

As Donkey

Garden Gopher

1950

As Spike's Screams (voice) (uncredited)

Screwball Squirrel

1944

As Screwy Squirrel's Scream (voice) (uncredited)

The Bowling Alley-Cat

1942

As Tom (vocal sounds) (uncredited)

Timid Tabby

1957

As Tom / Jerry (voice) (uncredited)

Fine Feathered Friend

1942

As Tom (vocal sounds) (uncredited)

Pet Peeve

1954

As Tom (voice) (uncredited)

Little Quacker

1950

As Tom / Jerry (uncredited)

Production

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

2000

As Executive Producer

The Flintstones

1994

As Executive Producer

Scooby-Doo

2002

As Executive Producer

Salt Water Tabby

1947

As Director

Mouse Cleaning

1948

As Director

A Mouse in the House

1947

As Director

The Bowling Alley-Cat

1942

As Director

Mouse Trouble

1944

As Director

Puss n' Toots

1942

As Director

Quiet Please!

1945

As Director

Springtime for Thomas

1946

As Director

Sufferin' Cats!

1943

As Director

The Midnight Snack

1941

As Story

The Midnight Snack

1941

As Director

The Mouse Comes to Dinner

1945

As Director

Tee for Two

1945

As Director

Trap Happy

1946

As Director

The Invisible Mouse

1947

As Director

Baby Puss

1943

As Director

The Truce Hurts

1948

As Director

Kitty Foiled

1948

As Director

Fine Feathered Friend

1942

As Director

Puss Gets the Boot

1940

As Director

Puss Gets the Boot

1940

As Story

Part Time Pal

1947

As Director

Old Rockin' Chair Tom

1948

As Director

The Milky Waif

1946

As Director

The Zoot Cat

1944

As Director

Flirty Birdy

1945

As Director

Fraidy Cat

1942

As Director

Blue Cat Blues

1956

As Director

Blue Cat Blues

1956

As Producer

Happy Go Ducky

1958

As Producer

Happy Go Ducky

1958

As Director

His Mouse Friday

1951

As Director

The Man Called Flintstone

1966

As Director

Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes

2010

As Creative Producer

Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes

2010

As Executive Producer

Good Will To Men

1955

As Director

Good Will To Men

1955

As Producer

Jetsons: The Movie

1990

As Director

Jetsons: The Movie

1990

As Producer

Baby Butch

1954

As Director

Casanova Cat

1951

As Director

The Two Mouseketeers

1952

As Director

Smitten Kitten

1952

As Director

Puttin' on the Dog

1944

As Director

The Cat Concerto

1947

As Director

Cat Fishin'

1947

As Director

The Yankee Doodle Mouse

1943

As Director

The Bodyguard

1944

As Director

The Lonesome Mouse

1943

As Director

Solid Serenade

1946

As Director

Dog Trouble

1942

As Director

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse

1947

As Director

Hatch Up Your Troubles

1949

As Director

Heavenly Puss

1949

As Director

Jerry and the Goldfish

1951

As Director

Jerry and Jumbo

1953

As Director

Jerry and the Lion

1950

As Director

Jerry's Cousin

1951

As Director

Jerry's Diary

1949

As Director

Johann Mouse

1953

As Director

The Flying Cat

1952

As Director

Just Ducky

1953

As Director

Barbecue Brawl

1956

As Producer

Barbecue Brawl

1956

As Director

Busy Buddies

1956

As Director

Busy Buddies

1956

As Producer

The Cat and the Mermouse

1949

As Director

Cat Napping

1951

As Director

Life with Tom

1953

As Director

I Yabba Dabba Do!

1993

As Producer

I Yabba Dabba Do!

1993

As Story

I Yabba Dabba Do!

1993

As Director

Little Runaway

1952

As Director

The Little Orphan

1948

As Director

Little Quacker

1950

As Director

Little School Mouse

1954

As Director

Cruise Cat

1952

As Director

Cue Ball Cat

1950

As Director

Designs on Jerry

1955

As Director

Love That Pup

1949

As Director

Mice Follies

1954

As Director

The Million Dollar Cat

1944

As Director

The Missing Mouse

1953

As Director

Mouse in Manhattan

1945

As Director

Mouse for Sale

1955

As Director

Mucho Mouse

1957

As Producer

Mucho Mouse

1957

As Director

Texas Tom

1950

As Director

Muscle Beach Tom

1956

As Director

Muscle Beach Tom

1956

As Producer

Neapolitan Mouse

1954

As Director

Nit-Witty Kitty

1951

As Director

Down Beat Bear

1956

As Producer

The Egg and Jerry

1956

As Producer

Southbound Duckling

1955

As Director

The Egg and Jerry

1956

As Director

Down Beat Bear

1956

As Director

Downhearted Duckling

1954

As Director

The Duck Doctor

1952

As Director

Pet Peeve

1954

As Director

Pecos Pest

1955

As Director

That's My Mommy

1955

As Producer

That's My Mommy

1955

As Director

That's My Pup!

1953

As Director

Timid Tabby

1957

As Director

Timid Tabby

1957

As Producer

Polka-Dot Puss

1949

As Director

Feedin' the Kiddie

1957

As Director

Feedin' the Kiddie

1957

As Producer

Fit to Be Tied

1952

As Director

The Hollywood Bowl

1950

As Director

Tom and Chérie

1955

As Director

Posse Cat

1954

As Director

Professor Tom

1948

As Director

Puppy Tale

1954

As Director

Pup on a Picnic

1955

As Director

Tom's Photo Finish

1957

As Director

Push-Button Kitty

1952

As Director

Tom's Photo Finish

1957

As Producer

The Flying Sorceress

1956

As Producer

The Framed Cat

1950

As Director

The Flying Sorceress

1956

As Director

Tops with Pops

1957

As Director

Tops with Pops

1957

As Producer

Tot Watchers

1958

As Director

Touché, Pussy Cat!

1954

As Director

Tot Watchers

1958

As Producer

Triplet Trouble

1952

As Director

Robin Hoodwinked

1958

As Director

Robin Hoodwinked

1958

As Producer

Saturday Evening Puss

1950

As Director

Royal Cat Nap

1958

As Director

Safety Second

1950

As Director

Royal Cat Nap

1958

As Producer

Slicked-up Pup

1951

As Director

Smarty Cat

1955

As Director

Sleepy-Time Tom

1951

As Director

Two Little Indians

1953

As Director

Hic-cup Pup

1954

As Director

The Vanishing Duck

1958

As Director

The Vanishing Duck

1958

As Producer

Make Mine Freedom

1948

As Director

Mutts About Racing

1958

As Producer

Millionaire Droopy

1956

As Producer

One Droopy Knight

1957

As Producer

Sheep Wrecked

1958

As Producer

Grin and Share It

1957

As Producer

Droopy Leprechaun

1958

As Producer

Shutter Bugged Cat

1967

As Director

Matinee Mouse

1966

As Director

Give and Tyke

1957

As Director

Scat Cats

1957

As Director

The Goose Goes South

1941

As Director

Officer Pooch

1941

As Director

War Dogs

1943

As Director

Old Smokey

1938

As Director

Gallopin' Gals

1940

As Director

Blue Monday

1938

As Director

What a Lion!

1938

As Director

Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats

1988

As Executive Producer

Rock Odyssey

1987

As Director

Rock Odyssey

1987

As Producer

Charlotte's Web

1973

As Producer

To Spring

1936

As Director

Swing Social

1940

As Director

The Dog House

1952

As Director

Hanna-Barbera's 50th

1989

As Executive Producer

The Mansion Cat

2001

As Characters

Star Fairies

1985

As Executive Producer

The Smurfs: 'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy

1987

As Executive Producer

The Smurfs Christmas Special

1982

As Executive Producer

Le bébé schtroumpf

1984

As Director

Bear Raid Warden

1944

As Co-Producer

Christmas Flintstone

1964

As Director

Jack and the Beanstalk

1967

As Executive Producer

Doggone Tired

1949

As Co-Producer

The Counterfeit Cat

1949

As Co-Producer

The House of Tomorrow

1949

As Co-Producer

Tennis Chumps

1949

As Director

Wound-Up Bear

1959

As Director

Daphne & Velma

2018

As Characters

A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith

1999

As Executive Producer

Yogi's Ark Lark

1972

As Director

Yogi's Ark Lark

1972

As Producer

Les p'tits schtroumpfs

1988

As Director

The Stork's Holiday

1943

As Co-Producer

The Bear and the Bean

1948

As Co-Producer

Peace on Earth

1939

As Associate Producer

Scooby-Doo Meets Batman

1972

As Director

Wee-Willie Wildcat

1953

As Co-Producer

Cyrano

1974

As Executive Producer

Smurfily Ever After

1985

As Producer

Tom & Jerry

2021

As Characters

The Flintstones: Fred's Final Fling

1980

As Executive Producer

The Flintstones: Jogging Fever

1981

As Executive Producer

Innertube Antics

1944

As Co-Producer

The Last of the Curlews

1972

As Director

The Last of the Curlews

1972

As Producer

To Spring

1936

As Story

The Three Musketeers

1973

As Director

Casper's Halloween Special

1979

As Executive Producer

Tom and Jerry: The Movie

1992

As Characters

Scooby-Doo's A Nutcracker Scoob

1984

As Executive Producer

Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright

2013

As Characters

Creepy Time Pal

1960

As Director

Little Bo Bopped

1959

As Producer

Wolf Hounded

1959

As Producer

Wolf Hounded

1959

As Director

Little Bo Bopped

1959

As Director

Tale of a Wolf

1960

As Director

Creepy Time Pal

1960

As Producer

Tale of a Wolf

1960

As Producer

Life with Loopy

1960

As Producer

Life with Loopy

1960

As Director

The Do-Good Wolf

1960

As Director

No Biz Like Shoe Biz

1960

As Producer

Snoopy Loopy

1960

As Producer

Here, Kiddie, Kiddie

1960

As Director

No Biz Like Shoe Biz

1960

As Director

Snoopy Loopy

1960

As Director

The Do-Good Wolf

1960

As Producer

Here, Kiddie, Kiddie

1960

As Producer

Count Down Clown

1961

As Director

Count Down Clown

1961

As Producer

Happy Go Loopy

1961

As Producer

Happy Go Loopy

1961

As Director

Casper's First Christmas

1979

As Executive Producer

Two Faced Wolf

1961

As Director

Two Faced Wolf

1961

As Producer

Child Sock-Cology

1961

As Director

Catch Meow

1961

As Producer

Kooky Loopy

1961

As Producer

Child Sock-Cology

1961

As Producer

Zoo is Company

1961

As Director

Fee Fie Foes

1961

As Producer

Kooky Loopy

1961

As Director

Loopy's Hare-do

1961

As Director

This Is My Ducky Day

1961

As Director

Fee Fie Foes

1961

As Director

Loopy's Hare-do

1961

As Producer

This Is My Ducky Day

1961

As Producer

Zoo is Company

1961

As Producer

Catch Meow

1961

As Director

Bungle Uncle

1962

As Producer

Beef For And After

1962

As Producer

Beef For And After

1962

As Director

Bungle Uncle

1962

As Director

Common Scents

1962

As Director

Bearly Able

1962

As Producer

Bearly Able

1962

As Director

Swash Buckled

1962

As Director

Swash Buckled

1962

As Producer

Slippery Slippers

1962

As Producer

Common Scents

1962

As Producer

Slippery Slippers

1962

As Director

Scooby-Doo Meets Batman

1972

As Producer

The Town Santa Forgot

1993

As Executive Producer

Scooby Goes Hollywood

1979

As Executive Producer

A Flintstone Christmas

1977

As Executive Producer

The Cartoon Collection

1988

As Director

Give and Tyke

1957

As Producer

Hardcase

1972

As Executive Producer

David and Goliath

1986

As Producer

Noah's Ark

1986

As Producer

Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights

1994

As Executive Producer

1967 Busch Advertisement

1967

As Director

1967 Busch Advertisement

1967

As Producer

Red Hot Riding Hood

1943

As Co-Producer

Deputy Droopy

1955

As Co-Producer

Symphony in Slang

1951

As Co-Producer

King-Size Canary

1947

As Co-Producer

T.V. of Tomorrow

1953

As Co-Producer

Yogi's First Christmas

1980

As Executive Producer

Tom and Jerry Cowboy Up!

2022

As Characters

The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones

1987

As Executive Producer

Scat Cats

1957

As Producer

The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound

1988

As Executive Producer

Shootout in a One-Dog Town

1974

As Executive Producer

Samson and Delilah

1986

As Executive Producer

Jonah

1992

As Executive Producer

Swing Shift Cinderella

1945

As Co-Producer

Hägar the Horrible

1989

As Executive Producer

Scooby-Doo's Spookiest Tales

2003

As Characters

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

1998

As Characters

Garden Gopher

1950

As Co-Producer

The Little Mole

1941

As Co-Producer

A Christmas Story

1972

As Director

A Christmas Story

1972

As Producer

The Flintstones: Little Big League

1978

As Executive Producer

Boo Boo and the Man

2002

As Characters

Yogi the Easter Bear

1994

As Executive Producer

Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz

2016

As Characters

GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords

1986

As Executive Producer

The Fishing Bear

1940

As Writer

The Fishing Bear

1940

As Co-Producer

Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears

1988

As Executive Producer

Yogi's Birthday Party

1962

As Director

Yogi's Birthday Party

1962

As Producer

Precious Pupp

1965

As Producer

The Field Mouse

1941

As Co-Producer

Abdul the Bulbul Ameer

1941

As Co-Producer

The Crazy Comedy Concert

1974

As Executive Producer

Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost

1999

As Executive Producer

Lula Lelé

1965

As Director

Jerky Turkey

1945

As Co-Producer

Space Ghost

2021

As Writer

Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers

1987

As Executive Producer

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School

1988

As Executive Producer

Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf

1988

As Executive Producer

A Fallible Fable

1963

As Director

Bear Hug

1964

As Director

Bear Knuckles

1964

As Director

Bear Up!

1963

As Director

Big Mouse-Take

1965

As Director

Bunnies Abundant

1962

As Director

Chicken Fracas-See

1962

As Director

Chicken Hearted Wolf

1963

As Director

Crook Who Cried Wolf

1963

As Director

Drum-Sticked

1963

As Director

Elephantastic

1964

As Director

Habit Rabbit

1963

As Director

Horse Shoo

1965

As Director

Just a Wolf at Heart

1963

As Director

Crow's Fete

1965

As Director

Not in Nottingham

1963

As Director

Pork Chop Phooey

1965

As Director

Raggedy Rug

1964

As Director

Rancid Ransom

1962

As Director

Sheep Stealers Anonymous

1963

As Director

Trouble Bruin

1964

As Director

Watcha Watchin'?

1963

As Director

Davy Crockett on the Mississippi

1976

As Executive Producer

The Count of Monte Cristo

1973

As Director

The Count of Monte Cristo

1973

As Producer

A Flintstones Christmas Carol

1994

As Executive Producer

Tom and Jerry: Winter Tails

2008

As Characters

The Milky Way

1940

As Co-Producer

Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders

2000

As Executive Producer

Scooby-Doo! and the Cyber Chase

2001

As Executive Producer

Yogi's Great Escape

1987

As Lyricist

Postman Panic

1959

As Director

Hard luck duck

0000

As Director

The Flintstones: On the Rocks

2001

As In Memory Of

Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring

2002

As Executive Producer

Tom & Jerry: Spotlight Collection

2004

As Scenario Writer

Little Quacker

1950

As Story

Little Quacker

1950

As Co-Producer

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