Joseph Barbera and William Hanna set out to unseat Walt Disney as </li></ul>the premiere producer of cartoons and children's entertainment. In <br />fact, the pair did manage to upstage Mickey Mouse with the creation <br />of the cat and mouse cartoon characters, Tom and Jerry, in 1940.<br /><ul><li> Joe Barbera modeled Tom and Jerry cartoons on the chase scenes featured in the great silent films of Charles Chaplin.
The Hanna-Barbera cartoons differed from those of Disney in exclusively mining contemporary American life for their ideas, permeating the popular culture with images that reflected it in cartoon form.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Process Of Animation:</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Company was Originally formed in 1939 by MGM</li></ul>Their first project was a cartoon entitled Puss Gets the Boot (1940), <br />It served as the genesis of the popular Tom and Jerry cartoon series. <br />
<ul><li> This episode won an Academy award.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>MGM was shutdown in 1957.
Hanna Barbera opened their own company, named Hanna- Barbera</li></ul> Productionsin 1959.<br />
<ul><li>During the early and mid-1960s, the studio debuted several new </li></ul> successful programs, such as:<br />
<ul><li>In 1991, the company was purchased by Turner Broadcasting System.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> In 1996, TBS owner Ted Turner merged with Time Warner. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> With Bill Hanna's death in 2001, Hanna-Barbera was absorbed into Warner Bros. Animation