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William Hanna is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Co-Producer American born on 14 july 1910 at New Mexico (USA)

William Hanna

William Hanna
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Birth name William Denby Hanna
Nationality USA
Birth 14 july 1910 at New Mexico (USA)
Death 22 march 2001 (at 90 years) at North Hollywood (USA)
Creator of Hanna-Barbera Productions
Awards Emmy Award

William Denby "Bill" Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of people for much of the 20th century.

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 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 had a worldwide audience of over 300 million people in their 1960s heyday, and have been translated into more than 28 languages.

Biography

William Hanna was born to William John and Avice Joyce (Denby) Hanna in Melrose, New Mexico. He was the third of seven children and the only son. Hanna claimed there was no "war between the sexes" nor sibling rivalry in their home. Hanna described his family as "a red-blooded, Irish-American family". His father was a construction superintendent for railroads as well as water and sewer systems throughout the western regions of America, requiring the family to move frequently.

When Hanna was three years old, the family moved to Baker City, Oregon, where his father worked on the Balm Creek Dam. It was here that Hanna developed his love of the outdoors. The family moved to Logan, Utah, before moving to San Pedro, California, in 1917. During the next two years they moved several times before eventually settling in Watts, California, in 1919.

In 1922, while living in Watts, he joined Scouting. He attended Compton High School from 1925 through 1928, where he played the saxophone in a dance band. His passion for music carried over into his career; he helped write songs for his cartoons, including the theme for The Flintstones. Hanna became an Eagle Scout as a youth and remained active in Scouting throughout his life. As an adult, he served as a Scoutmaster and was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with their Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 1985. Despite his numerous career-related awards, Hanna was most proud of this Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. His interests also included sailing and singing in a barbershop quartet. Hanna studied both journalism and structural engineering at Compton City College, but had to drop out of college with the onset of the Great Depression.

On August 7, 1936, Hanna married Violet Blanch Wogatzke (Born: July 23, 1913, Died July 11, 2014.), and they had a marriage lasting 64 years and they had two children, David William and Bonnie Jean, and seven grandchildren. In 1996, Hanna, with assistance from Los Angeles writer Tom Ito, published his autobiography—Joe Barbera had published his two years earlier.

Best films

The Flintstones (1994)
(Director)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
(Characters)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
(Characters)

Usually with

Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
(184 films)
Scott Bradley
Scott Bradley
(47 films)
Fred Quimby
Fred Quimby
(47 films)
Irven Spence
Irven Spence
(43 films)
Kenneth Muse
Kenneth Muse
(39 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of William Hanna (189 films)

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Actor

Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers, 1h14
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Films about cats, Children's films
Actors Kevin Michael Richardson, Kathy Najimy, Charles Nelson Reilly, Wallace Shawn, Mark Hamill, Dan Castellaneta
Roles Tom (uncredited)
Rating65% 3.2948353.2948353.2948353.2948353.294835
The movie opens above the high seas with a lightning storm is brewing and raging. A group of jolly pirates are sailing on their ship, and all of them are scared of the storm. Meanwhile, the pirates' brave captain, Red Pirate Ron, who speaks in a language only understood by his parrot, warns his pirates to lower the sails.
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, 1h31
Directed by Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Alternate history films, Children's films
Actors Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnston, Jane Krakowski, Joan Collins, Thomas Gibson
Roles himself (special appearance)
Rating36% 1.8086351.8086351.8086351.8086351.808635
Young bachelors and best friends Fred Flintstone (Mark Addy) and Barney Rubble (Stephen Baldwin) have recently qualified as crane operators at Slate & Company. Soon to be employed, now they want dates, and little green alien The Great Gazoo (Alan Cumming), exiled to Earth by his species, offers to help, although only they can see him. Meanwhile, Wilma Slaghoople (Kristen Johnston) wants a normal life and activities, like bowling, despite her controlling mother Pearl (Joan Collins) who wants her to marry smooth casino-owner Chip Rockefeller (Thomas Gibson). Wilma angrily runs away to Bronto King in Bedrock. Waitress Betty O'Shale (Jane Krakowski) mistakes her as "caveless", and offers to share her apartment, and gets her a job.
The Flintstones, 1h31
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Alternate history films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O'Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry
Roles a boardroom executive
Rating49% 2.452662.452662.452662.452662.45266
Slate and Co. Senior Executive Cliff Vandercave (Kyle MacLachlan) and secretary Miss Sharon Stone (Halle Berry) look at the company workers in the gravel pits while discussing their plan to swindle the company of its vast fortune and flee, but decided that they need someone to take responsibility for it. Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) loans his best friend and neighbor Barney Rubble (Rick Moranis) money so that he and his wife Betty (Rosie O'Donnell) can adopt a child named Bamm-Bamm, who can only pronounce his own name. Although the child is initially difficult to control due to being raised by Mastadons, as well as being superstrong, he eventually warms up to his new family. Barney vows to repay his friend, but Fred is visited by his mother-in-law, Pearl Slaghoople (Elizabeth Taylor), who objects to his decision. However, Fred's wife Wilma (Elizabeth Perkins) remains supportive of his decision.
I Yabba Dabba Do!
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Harvey Korman, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Roddy McDowall, Frank Welker, Henry Corden
Roles William
Rating65% 3.2821853.2821853.2821853.2821853.282185
Pebbles Flintstone, who now works for an ad agency and Bamm Bamm Rubble, who works in a car repair shop, decide to get married after Bamm Bamm proposes with a poem, in the middle of the street (ironically after Pebbles mistakenly thinks he was trying to dump her when Bamm Bamm read her a letter that started "Dear Pebbles"). However, Fred has lost money when he bet his nest egg on his team, the Bedrock Brontos. Fred tries to ask for a raise from Mr. Slate, but his short temper costs him his job.
Dangerous When Wet, 1h35
Directed by Charles Walters
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Musical films
Actors Rita Hayworth, Esther Williams, Glenn Ford, Fernando Lamas, Jack Carson, George Macready
Roles Tom Cat(uncredited)
Rating62% 3.149353.149353.149353.149353.14935
Katie Higgins (Williams) is the wholesome daughter of a dairy farmer. The entire family (Pa, Ma, Suzie, Katie, and Junior) start the day with a brisk song and morning swim. One day, Katie meets travelling salesman Windy Weebe (Carson) who is instantly smitten. Weebe sells an elixir that purports to turn the user into a peppy, fit-as-a-fiddle specimen, and upon noticing the entire family's strength in the water, suggests that they all attempt to swim the English Channel. The family and Weebe head off to England whereupon they learn that the distance to be conquered is 20 miles "as the seagull flies" but with the currents, can be up to 42 miles. Katie is the only one in the family strong enough to attempt this feat, so she begins training with Weebe as her coach.
Saturday Evening Puss
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors William Hanna, Lillian Randolph
Roles Tom
Rating78% 3.928143.928143.928143.928143.92814
Tom organise une fête quand ses maîtres s'absentent de la maison pour la soirée...
Jerry en danger, 7minutes
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors William Hanna

N'arrivant pas à attraper Jerry, Tom appelle Butch, exterminateur de souris. Mais les deux chats vont avoir du mal à exterminer la souris...
The Zoot Cat, 7minutes
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors William Hanna, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher

Tom essaie de séduire Toots en lui offrant Jerry en cadeau. Mais il tombe en jouant de la musique. Toots lui dit alors qu'il est nul (ce que Jerry affirme avec sa tête). À la radio de la belle, Tom a une idée : se vêtir de la lingerie de Toots. En sonnant à la porte de cette dernière, Tom se fait accepter.
Mouse Trouble, 8minutes
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors William Hanna, Sara Berner
Rating78% 3.936573.936573.936573.936573.93657
Au début de l'épisode, Tom reçoit un livre sur Comment attraper une souris. En commençant à le lire, Jerry le lisait en même temps que le chat ce qui énerve Tom qui tente de l'attraper, mais cette dernière lui referme le livre sur le museau. Tom lit alors une partie du livre lui conseillant le traditionnel piège à souris. Ce dernier n'a aucun effet sur Jerry qui mange le morceau de fromage, ce qui étonne le chat qui teste le piège qui se referme sur sa patte. Tom tente alors un autre piège avec une corde reliée à un arbre en posant un fromage pour attirer Jerry mais la souris duppe tranquillement le chat en remplaçant le fromage par un bol de lait qui attire l'attention de ce dernier sans prêter attention au piège que Jerry activera. Tom essaie ensuite de rouler Jerry en lui faisant croire qu'il lit un livre drôle en l'attirant dans ce dernier et le refermant brutalement. Mais Jerry n'a rien eu et lui tape dans l'œil en s'enfuyant. Jerry étant coincée dans un coin, le chat tente de la frapper mais se retrouve battu. Il dit alors "Ne croyez pas ça !". Tom tente alors le piège à ours, de tirer avec un fusil ou encore d'utiliser un maillet contre Jerry, mais toutes ses tentatives se retournent contre lui (Tom se retrouvant scalper par le fusil, il porte une perruque). Dans un énième tentative de piéger la souris, Tom se met dans un paquet cadeau mais Jerry sent qu'il y a un piège et y enfonce des aiguilles avant de la scier en deux et de voir aucune réaction, elle décide alors de regarder à l'intérieur avant d'interpeller le spectateur : Y A-T-IL UN DOCTEUR DANS LA SALLE. Tom tente d'attirer Jerry en utilisant une souris mécanique qui l'emmènerait vers un faux trou de souris menant à la bouche de Tom, mais Jerry étant galant, il laisse passer la souris mécanique qui se fait avaler par Tom, ce dernier comprenant que ça n'a pas marché et ayant choper le hoquet, il devient fou de rage et déchire le livre. Le chat tente le tout pour le tout en plaçant des explosifs tout autour du trou de la souris. À la fin, toute la maison explose (avec Tom à l'intérieur) et seul le trou de souris reste intact avec Jerry, le chat ayant été tué par l'explosion vole vers les cieux en ayant gardé son hoquet.
The Yankee Doodle Mouse
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Political films, Documentary films about World War II, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors William Hanna
Rating77% 3.8841253.8841253.8841253.8841253.884125
Comme Tom et Jerry organisent leurs séquences typiques de combat , le thème du soldat patriotique du titre est confirmé par des choses comme un carton d'œufs étiquetés «Grenades de poule»; Jerrylargue des ampoules d'un avion comme des bombes, et Jerry envoye un télégramme avec le message "Chat aperçu - A couler.". On entend des phrasés Musicaux de chansons de guerre patriotiques diverses partout.
The Lonesome Mouse
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Lillian Randolph, William Hanna, Frank Graham
Rating78% 3.9274053.9274053.9274053.9274053.927405
Jerry casse un vase sur la tête de Tom, qui conduit Maman à jeter Tom dehors. Jerry se délecte de sa liberté, entre autres choses, il transforme la photo de Tom dans une caricature d'Hitler puis crache sur elle. Mais il se fatigue vite de cela, et sous un pavillon de trêve, élabore un plan avec Tom. Anormalement bavard le duo organise une grande chasse, mais quand ils sont hors de vue de Mammy, ils font semblant, s'arrêtant pour un petit paté , une cuisse de dinde, et une boite de bœuf . Finalement, Tom poursuit Jerry sous un tapis, puis l'échange avec une tomate, qu'écrase Mammy. Avec Jerry apparemment vaincue, Tom est récompensé avec une tarte, mais quand Jerry essaie de réclamer sa part, Tom lui ferme la porte.
Puss Gets the Boot, 9minutes
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Rudolf Ising
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Lillian Randolph, June Foray, Thea Vidale, William Hanna, Clarence Nash
Rating77% 3.8854853.8854853.8854853.8854853.885485
Jasper s'amuse à terroriser Jinx. Lorsque ce dernier s'accroche à la moustache de Jasper, il lui met le doigt dans l'œil. Jasper se met à poursuivre Jinx mais brise par accident une statue. Sa maîtresse « Mammy Two Shoes » (voix originale : Lillian Randolph) le menace alors de le jeter dehors s'il brise un autre objet. Lorsque la souris se moque de lui, Jasper essaye de le pourchasser mais Jinx lui menace de jeter un verre s'il le prend dans ses mains. Jasper recule, ayant peur de se faire jeter dehors. Mais Jinx jete quand même le verre et Jasper, heureusement, le rattrape. Mais la souris lance également un plateau, d'autres verres et un vase que le chat réussit à rattraper. Jasper imagine alors une stratégie : mettre des coussins sur le sol pour pouvoir attraper Jinx sans se faire jeter dehors. Une nouvelle course-poursuite se produit dans le salon. Mais Jinx fait porter à Jasper un tas de vaisselles puis finit par jeter une assiette que Jasper ne rattrape pas. Le chat finit alors par se faire jeter dehors par sa maîtresse comme menacé au début du cartoon.

Director

Hard Luck Duck, 7minutes
Directed by William Hanna
Origin USA
Actors Russi Taylor, Brad Garrett, Jim Cummings

A villainous fox wants to put Hard Luck Duck on his menu. Hard Luck Duck has a friend/bodyguard, an alligator named Harley. Harley routinely thwarts the fox's efforts to make a meal of the duck.
The Flintstones, 1h31
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Alternate history films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O'Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry
Rating49% 2.452662.452662.452662.452662.45266
Slate and Co. Senior Executive Cliff Vandercave (Kyle MacLachlan) and secretary Miss Sharon Stone (Halle Berry) look at the company workers in the gravel pits while discussing their plan to swindle the company of its vast fortune and flee, but decided that they need someone to take responsibility for it. Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) loans his best friend and neighbor Barney Rubble (Rick Moranis) money so that he and his wife Betty (Rosie O'Donnell) can adopt a child named Bamm-Bamm, who can only pronounce his own name. Although the child is initially difficult to control due to being raised by Mastadons, as well as being superstrong, he eventually warms up to his new family. Barney vows to repay his friend, but Fred is visited by his mother-in-law, Pearl Slaghoople (Elizabeth Taylor), who objects to his decision. However, Fred's wife Wilma (Elizabeth Perkins) remains supportive of his decision.
The Flintstones : Hollyrock a Bye Baby
Directed by William Hanna
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Henry Corden, Raquel Welch, Jean Vander Pyl, Mark Hamill
Rating64% 3.233043.233043.233043.233043.23304
The Flintstones and the Rubbles go to Hollyrock to visit their children, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (who is trying his luck at being a screenwriter), after the former reveals that she and Bamm-Bamm are going to have a baby. During the visit, they drive Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm bananas by telling them what to do now that Pebbles is going to have a baby, even though they can take care of themselves. Meanwhile, Fred and Barney help Bamm-Bamm sell his script, but end up in a mess with a robbery of a giant pearl when it is mistaken for a bowling ball. Big Rock sends his henchmen Rocky and Slick to recover the giant pearl. Fred and Barney manage to get the tickets to a taping of a show at ABC studios in hopes to sell Bamm-Bamm's script. Fred and Barney encounter Shelley Millstone in hopes to have her for Bamm-Bamm's film. It doesn't go well and the security guard is called in to eject them. A chase begins throughout the ABC studios and they eventually get thrown out.