William Hanna

William Hanna

Known for: Directing
Biography: 1910-07-14
Deathday: 2001-03-22 (90 years old)

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

all 542

Movies 387

Producer 199

TV Shows 155

Director 142

Writer 57

Creator 8

self 6

Voice 2

Narrator 1

(archive voices)
Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry (2023)

TV
Tom / Jerry (archive sound) (uncredited)
The House That Cat Built

The House That Cat Built (2021)

Movie
Creator / Characters / Executive Producer
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!

Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! (2006)

TV
Characters / Executive Producer
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders

Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000)

Movie
8
Executive Producer
Johnny Bravo

Johnny Bravo (1997)

TV
5.84
Director / Writer
What a Cartoon

What a Cartoon (1995)

TV
Executive in Boardroom / Executive Producer
The Flintstones

The Flintstones (1994)

Movie
5.5
Executive Producer
2 Stupid Dogs

2 Stupid Dogs (1993)

TV
6
Executive Producer
Jonah

Jonah (1992)

Movie
Self / Executive Producer
Hanna-Barbera's 50th

Hanna-Barbera's 50th (1989)

Movie
Creator / Executive Producer
Sky Commanders

Sky Commanders (1987)

TV
Executive Producer
Pound Puppies

Pound Puppies (1986)

TV
Executive Producer
Star Fairies

Star Fairies (1985)

Movie
Creator / Producer
The Biskitts

The Biskitts (1983)

TV
5
Creator / Producer
Pac-Man

Pac-Man (1982)

TV
Creator / Executive Producer
Shirt Tales

Shirt Tales (1982)

TV
Creator / Producer
Drak Pack

Drak Pack (1980)

TV
Creator / Producer
Richie Rich

Richie Rich (1980)

TV
7
Creator / Executive Producer
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979)

TV
4.64
Producer / Producer / Executive Producer
The New Fred and Barney Show

The New Fred and Barney Show (1979)

TV
Creator / Executive Producer
Jabberjaw

Jabberjaw (1976)

TV
Creator / Executive Producer
Devlin

Devlin (1974)

TV
Executive Producer
Cyrano

Cyrano (1974)

Movie
Creator / Producer
Butch Cassidy

Butch Cassidy (1973)

TV
Executive Producer
Speed Buggy

Speed Buggy (1973)

TV
Creator / Producer
The Roman Holidays

The Roman Holidays (1972)

TV
Creator / Producer
Sealab 2020

Sealab 2020 (1972)

TV
Executive Producer
Hardcase

Hardcase (1972)

Movie
Producer / Director
The Funky Phantom

The Funky Phantom (1971)

TV
Creator / Director
It's the Wolf

It's the Wolf (1969)

TV
Creator / Producer
Wacky Races

Wacky Races (1968)

TV
5.24
Director / Producer
Shazzan

Shazzan (1967)

TV
Creator / Director / Producer
Young Samson & Goliath

Young Samson & Goliath (1967)

TV
Creator / Director / Producer
The Space Kidettes

The Space Kidettes (1966)

TV
Creator / Producer / Director / Writer
Jonny Quest

Jonny Quest (1964)

TV
5
Creator / Director / Producer
Breezly and Sneezly

Breezly and Sneezly (1964)

TV
Creator / Producer / Director
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy

Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy (1959)

TV
Creator / Producer / Director
The Huckleberry Hound Show

The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958)

TV
6.67
Creator / Producer / Director
The Ruff and Reddy Show

The Ruff and Reddy Show (1957)

TV
Spike's scream
Cellbound

Cellbound (1955)

Movie
Tom's Masters' Loud Scream
Posse Cat

Posse Cat (1954)

Movie
Willie Wildcat's Scream
Wee-Willie Wildcat

Wee-Willie Wildcat (1953)

Movie
Escaped Convicted Wolf's Scream
Northwest Hounded Police

Northwest Hounded Police (1946)

Movie
Tom (voice) (uncredited) / Director
The Million Dollar Cat

The Million Dollar Cat (1944)

Movie
Screwy Squirrel's Scream
Screwball Squirrel

Screwball Squirrel (1944)

Movie
Tom (voice) (uncredited) / Director
The Zoot Cat

The Zoot Cat (1944)

Movie
8
Tom (voice) (uncredited) / Director
Baby Puss

Baby Puss (1943)

Movie
Jimmy Durante Buzzard Scream
What's Buzzin' Buzzard?

What's Buzzin' Buzzard? (1943)

Movie
(voice) (uncredited) / Director
The Lonesome Mouse

The Lonesome Mouse (1943)

Movie
Tom's Devil / Tom / Meathead's Yelps (voice) (uncredited) / Director
Sufferin' Cats!

Sufferin' Cats! (1943)

Movie
Tom (vocal sounds) (uncredited) / Director
Fine Feathered Friend

Fine Feathered Friend (1942)

Movie
Tom (vocal sounds) (uncredited) / Director
The Bowling Alley-Cat

The Bowling Alley-Cat (1942)

Movie
Little Gravel Voice (voice) (uncredited)
Little Gravel Voice

Little Gravel Voice (1942)

Movie
Tom / Jerry (voice) (uncredited) / Director
Fraidy Cat

Fraidy Cat (1942)

Movie
Alley Cat Excited Yell
The Alley Cat

The Alley Cat (1941)

Movie
Jinx (voice) (uncredited) / Director / Story
Puss Gets the Boot

Puss Gets the Boot (1940)

Movie
Writer / Co-Producer
The Fishing Bear

The Fishing Bear (1940)

Movie
Associate Producer
Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth (1939)

Movie
1

Ratings

Average 6.23
Based on 1.16 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1936
1953
1966
1954
2023

Information

Known For
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1910-07-14

Deathday
2001-03-22 (90 years old)

Birth Name
William Denby Hanna

Birth Place
Melrose, New Mexico, USA

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
Bill Hanna, William Denby Hanna, Denby Williams, William D. Hanna, 威廉·汉纳

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Winsor McCay Award, Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, Daytime Emmy Award, Primetime Emmy Award

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