55 Animated Hanna-Barbera Tattoos – Tattoo Ideas, Artists and Models


“Tom and Jerry” are one of animation’s most prolific dynamic duets. But did you know that their creators themselves form a dynamic duo? Animators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera first collaborated in 1940, creating “Tom and Jerry” for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. They worked side by side on this cartoon for almost two decades, until they created their own animation studio, Hanna-Barbera Productions.

While you might not have heard of this production company, you certainly know their work. Hanna-Barbera helped popularize the phenomenon of Saturday morning cartoons and their first series “The Ruff and Reddy” premiered in 1957. In 1960, Hanna-Barbera released one of her most famous animated series in this day, “The Flintstones”. This show was loosely based on the sitcom “The Honeymooners” and followed a family of cavemen in a fictional Stone Age setting. “The Flintstones” ran for six seasons and until “The Simpsons” came along it was the longest-running animated series in American history.

Throughout the 1960s, Hanna-Barbera continued to release hit animated shows including “The Yogi Bear Show”, “The Jetsons” and “Top Cat”. By the end of the decade, they produced one of their most prolific shows, “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” which has become an international sensation. During the 1980s, Hanna-Barbera was all about “The Smurfs,” which was adapted from the comic book by Peyo and set from 1981 to 1989. During the 1980s and 1990s, Hanna-Barbera has seen a decline as Saturday morning cartoons were replaced by weekday afternoon syndication. After William Hanna passed away in 2001, Hanna-Barbera was absorbed into Warner Bros. Animation. However, to this day, Warner Bros. continues to produce new shows and films based on iconic Hanna-Barbera material.

In honor of all the amazing shows created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, take a look at the 55 animated tattoos in the gallery below. So let us know your favorite show from this animation studio in the comments section on social media.

“The Flintstones” 1960-1966

“The Jetsons” 1962-1963

“The Yogi Bear Show” 1961-1962

“Scooby-Doo, where are you?” »1969-1970

“The Smurfs” 1981-1989


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