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Flintstones Composer Will Schaefer Passes Away

Will Schaefer, the composer on many Hanna-Barbara series, such as THE FLINTSTONES, THE YOGI BEAR SHOW and SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU!, passed away from cancer on Saturday, June 30, 2007, in Palm Desert, California. He was 78 years old.

Schaefer also composed music for Walt Disney Studios, working on TV shows like THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY and the 1970 feature, THE ARISTOCATS, which he teamed with George Bruns.

For the THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE, he co-wrote the song, "Now That We're Men," with Stephen Hillenburg, Derek Drymon, Tim Hill, Kent Osborne, Paul Tibbitt and Aaron Springer.

Disneyland attractions Pirates of the Caribbean, America the Beautiful, Bear Country, It's a Small World and Innoventions all feature music Schaefer composed.

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