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Joseph Barbera
March 24, 1911 - December 18, 2006
Nationality: American
Category: Cartoonist
Subcategory: American Cartoonist

Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television, but we both got our start and built the first phase of our partnership in the movies.


While I have never been a regular churchgoer, I'm anything but immune to the power and the majesty of the religious experience.


I hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would want to hike when you can get in the car and drive.


That's what keeps me going: dreaming, inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.


You keep pitching. Most of the pitches run wild. A few are caught.


I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital. To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals.


I first pitched the idea of doing a series of cartoons based on Bible stories. They didn't much like it.


I learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything I create will see the light of day.


After I had done a handful of cartoons I was satisfied with, I started submitting them to the magazines.


Not once in six years did I make it to the office by 9 on the dot.


What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release and relief provided by laughter.


I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat, and that was Tony Randall.


I was 82 years old before Who's Who thought I was enough of a big shot to do a piece on me.


One of the most attractive things about writing your autobiography is that you're not dead.


Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.


When animators weren't sleeping, they were drinking.


Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way, but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all.


I hope we don't get to the point where we have to have the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving.


Creating fantasy is a very personal thing, but you can't take the process too personally.


Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed. He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat, in the process of winning the race.


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