Joseph Barbera with Yogi Bear and Fred Flintstone behind him.

Joseph Barbera (March 24, 1911 - December 18, 2006) was an American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist who was a friend of William Hanna and Iwao Takamoto, He, along with William Hanna, were best-known for the creation of Tom & Jerry at MGM and various Hanna-Barbera characters such as Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, etc. Barbera helped animate The Fox and the Hound with Iwao Takamoto.