Hanna and Barbera created the legendary Tom and Jerry. They first apperaed in 1940 in Puss Gets The Boot. Audiences loved it and the short cartoon recived an Academy Award nomination. They made many more Tom and Jerry animations, and recieved many more nominations and wins. The animated characters also got starred on the big screen in movies like Anchors Aweigh and Dangerous When Wet. Later MGM Studios closed their animation unit because more people seemed to be interested in televison more than animation. Hanna figured out how to simplify the animation process to make it easier to do. Hanna and his partner Barbera had their first televison show The Ruff and Reddy Show, it came out in 1957. They later found better sucess with shows like The Huckleberry Hound Show and Yogi Bear. In 1960 they created the first prime time animated televsion series, the show we all loved to watch, The Flinstones.