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Joseph Barbera and Chris Hayward, RIP

I grew up on a steady diet of Hanna-Barbera cartoons, among other favorites, including "The Flintstones," "The Jetsons," "Yogi Bear," "Jonny Quest," and "Huckleberry Hound."

So when I found out about the passing of Joseph Barbera, I paused for a moment to recall all the joy his wonderful animation brought me.

And this passing comes after the recent passing of Chris Hayward, a writer responsible for many of the characters on "Rocky and Bullwinkle," among other timeless TV shows (hat tip to David Beito).

Cross-posted to L&P.


Chris; I heard Barberia died but missed the story about the Bulwinkle writer. Did he create Mr. Peabody? Best of the season to you Chris. Hope you are well in 2007.

Chris, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to post on this... and thank you so much for your good wishes. Best to you too!

I had searched all over the web, and no articles were providing information on Chris Hayward's connection to Mr. Peabody. Finally, I found this article, which says that Hayward was a co-creator of the Mr. Peabody character.

Brings back memories...