Monday, December 18, 2006

A Legend Dies, But His Work Lives On



Joseph Barbera died today of natural causes at 12:15pm at his home in Studio City. He was 95.

I have had the privelege of working at the same building as he did for about 5 years. (yes, he did still come into work!) I didn't have a lot of contact with him, but the handful of times I did speak with him, I'll always remember.

We are still producing spin-off shows based on the characters he created many decades ago. This year's variety is called "Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get A Clue".

GO HERE to view a post I wrote about him in April.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

He certainly molded my young life with those favorite cartoons. I watched Scooby-doo as much as it was on, back in the day. And of course, Tom and Jerry was great because of the classical music...

Mr. B lived a good long life.

Anonymous said...

He certainly molded my young life with those favorite cartoons. I watched Scooby-doo as much as it was on, back in the day. And of course, Tom and Jerry was great because of the classical music...

Mr. B lived a good long life.

supern8 said...

Wow...what a legend. And man, are we gettin' old.
Markus, you get the CD?

Mark said...

N8errific-

I did get the CD, and I meant to let you know asap, then I got on a project and you know how that goes. It's great, even for premixes. Good band. Thanks a lot for sending it. Are you guys busy?

supern8 said...

Somewhat busy. Just did a short two-week jaunt to the east coast...10 out of 11 nights.
We're pulling back a bit to focus on our local ministry, which is every Tues. night. Thanks for the feedback!
(For perusing: radiantworship.com and myspace.com/radiantworship

supern8 said...

Have a wonderful Christmas! We're heading to Tulsa next week for about a week...

Anonymous said...

Cool post! Sorry to hear about Joseph Barbera. I still watch Scooby-Doo whenever I get the chance.