William Hanna

 

Age: 90

 

Summary: pioneering animator who, with his partner, Joseph Barbera, masterminded the cartoon characters Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, and Tom and Jerry, but whose Tom and Jerry cartoons won seven Oscars, and their film Anchors Aweigh (1945) combined animation with live action for the first time, which the Hanna-Barbera team won seven Emmy Awards, including the first for an animated series The Huckleberry Hound Show.

 

 

Cause of Death: Throat cancer

 

Born: July 14, 1910

 

Died: March 21, 2001

 

Location: North Hollywood, California