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An Interview with Joe Barbera

From: Joe Bevilacqua
Series: Joe Bevilacqua Short Features
Length: 19:57

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GREAT EVERGREEN: One half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team describes the founding of their company

Dawshb_small In 1990, Joe Bevilacqua talked at length with the late Joe Barbera, one half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team who talked about the founding of their company in 1957 and the characters they created, including Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and the Flintstones. Bevilacqua took the field interview into the studio and quickly mixed this twenty minute segment, which features clips from the cartoon shows. It aired the next night on WNYC Radio in New York. In 2005, Bevilacqua digitally remastered the recording. This is the version you will hear on this page. (Special kudos to Richard Paul and Chris Freer for the nudge.)

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In 1990, Joe Bevilacqua talked at length with the late Joe Barbera, one half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team who talked about the founding of their company in 1957 and the characters they created, including Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and the Flintstones. Bevilacqua took the field interview into the studio and quickly mixed this twenty minute segment, which features clips from the cartoon shows. It aired the next night on WNYC Radio in New York. In 2005, Bevilacqua digitally remastered the recording. This is the version you will hear on this page. (Special kudos to Richard Paul and Chris Freer for the nudge.)

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Voice of a cartoon icon

It was speechless! His characters has and always will have the power of giving laughs and fun to millions around the world. God bless you guys, Mr. Barbera and Mr. Hanna.

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Review of An Interview with Joe Barbera

I found it fascinating to listen to having as a child watched the Flintstones cartoon most weeknights before the BBC’s main evening news. The only improvement I could suggest for wider distribution would be to remove the WNYC announcer at the beginning and end and have Joe voice a better intro. Yes the sound isn’t perfect in some places, but location interviews can be tricky things to record. On spec interviews as this sounds to be are the trickiest, you have to take pot-luck on location and background noise. That being said, the human ear is the most adaptive filter, I still think this is a fantastic piece. I only hope Joe has more material with other animation pioneers in his archive. I would certainly be interested to hear it.

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Review of An Interview with Joe Barbera

This is a meat-and-potatoes Q & A about the production and marketing of the Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. The audio on the cartoons is of much higher quality than the audio of the interview. Unfortunately the interview is the bulk of the segment.

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Broadcast History

Aired on WNYC-FM in New York in 1990.

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