Producer, William Hanna, was born William Denby Hanna on Jul 14, 1910 in Melrose, NM. Hanna died at the age of 90 on Mar 22, 2001 in North Hollywood, CA .
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Hanna was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1955||Best Animated Short Film||Good Will to Men||N/A||Nominated|
|1957||Best Animated Short Film||One Droopy Knight (1957)||N/A||Nominated|
Hanna was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame .
Puss Gets the Boot (1940, and Joseph Barbera)By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 20, 2018 From The Stop Button
Until the exceptionally racist caricature of ?Mammy Two-Shoes? arrives, the most distinguishing thing about Puss Gets the Boot is the exceptional cruelty of the cat. Puss is the first Tom and Jerry cartoon, before Tom is named Tom (he?s Jasper here) and Jerry doesn?t get an onscreen name. For the fi... Read full article
Old Smokey (1938, )on Jan 21, 2012 From The Stop Button
Technically speaking, Old Smokey is a fantastic cartoon. The animation and the backgrounds are both excellent. Hanna composes some great shots, as well as the camera “movements.” But it’s not a fun cartoon. There are no gags, because there’s real danger. A house is on fire an... Read full article
The Goose Goes South (1941, and Joseph Barbera)on Oct 11, 2011 From The Stop Button
There aren?t any real gags in The Goose Goes South until the finish. And that gag is sort of predictable. The cartoon concerns a goose who can?t fly and therefore has to find other ways south for the winter. The uncredited narrator explains the goose?s problem and describes some of his adventures. B... Read full article
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