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Cartoon Legend Joseph Barbera Dies at 95


Legendary Hollywood animator Joseph Barbera, whose cartoon characters Fred and Wilma Flintstone and Scooby-Doo entertained generations people, has died at age 95.

Warner Brothers Studio said Barbera died Monday at his home in the U.S. western state of California. The cause of his death was not provided.

Barbera founded Hanna-Barbera Studios with his late partner William Hanna more than 50 years ago.

It grew to become one of Hollywood's best known animation companies, filling movie and television screens with animated series such as "Tom and Jerry," "Yogi Bear," and "The Jetsons."

Over the years, Hanna-Barbera won numerous Emmy awards, and in 1994 they were both elected to the U.S.-based Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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