File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 205

Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 07:23:58 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Joe Hanna,  Dies at 95

The other creative half of Hanna-Barbera, Joe Barbera has passed away at age 95 from natural causes. 
  Hanna-Barbera was the creator of MGM's Tom and Jerry cartoons.   Then became the brain child of Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo, The Flinstones,  The Jetsons, Huckleberry Hound, Captain Caveman, Quick Draw McGraw and  so on.
  He will be missed by all cartoon fans.
  Walt Disney said that It all began with a mouse.
  For my puppetteering career,  it began with a bear;  Yogi Bear.
  In 1986, I worked with Jimmy Rowland's workshop in Alexandria Va. 
  I not only did some repairs of Jimmy's marionettes versions of the  Hanna-Barbera Characters for the Kings Productions Parks;  now  Paramount.
  I did many shows with those puppets as well at Kings Island and Carowinds in NC.
  Also spent a few winters at the Kings Production Character shop.  Assisting in the production of characters for the parks, touring shows  and the crazy assembly of 80 Yogi Bears for the KOA Campgrounds.  
  Later in life, not only being a fan of the Hanna-Barbear Cartoons but  using some of his character designs to create my own marionettes.   As far as eye placement, mouth movement , body structure and so on.
  Thank you Mr. Barbera.
  James Norman
  Cincinnati Ohio
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