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Deaf Cartoon Artist in “Flintstone”, “The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm”

August 14, 2007

Written by Bug

Do you remember Flintstone Cartoon? Many people might not realize those arts in background such as rocks, grass, sky, feet, stone tires, etc, were drawn by a Deaf artist. His name is Gino Giudice. He moved to Hollywood from Chicago in late 1960’s to work for the art studio. He was a background artist at Animation Department of Hanna-Barbera in Hollywood. I’ve seen all kind of his wonderful art skills. They were so beautiful and professional. For a long time, I’ve known Halloween costumes were one of his many favorite creative arts. He loved creativing and making his homemade costumes and attended the Halloween parties to suprise many people after he removed his home-made mask. Most people didn’t recognize him when he was wearing the costume. Giudice was possessed of a deep love and commitment to art. It was his life. He was perhaps most respected for his role in the art of “Flintstone”, “The Pebbles and Bamm” and other artworks in this field.  Presently, he enjoys his retirement in Hollywood and attends the Deaf events.

 The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (1971): The cute babies are now teenagers and get into mischief with their friends Shleprock, Moonrock, Wiggy, Penny and Cindy. Premiered 1971.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are you! (1969): The original crew tour the land in their mystery machine solving mysterious crimes usually involving some sort of supernatural goul. Lasted two seasons on CBS. Switched to ABC in 1976. Premiered 1969.


Josie and the Pussycats (1970): The adventures of an all girl singing group, the Pussycats, featuring Josie, Melody, and Valerie. Cheryl Ladd lended her voice and singing talents to this show. Premiered September 1970

Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (1974): Wheelie, a stunt racing Volkswagon, takes on the motorcycle gang, the Chopper Bunch. Premiered 1974.

Categories: Deaf History
  1. Lisa Marie
    August 14, 2007 at 4:56 am

    WOW, I didn’t know that! I’d go get my kids to read this!

  2. deafk
    August 14, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Wow, deaf artist did them?? Cool! Thanks for the information!!


  3. proudgeek
    August 14, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Thanks for writing about Gino — he’s one very nice and humble guy. I met him a couple times in the early 1990’s and liked him a lot.

  4. GarfieldCat
    August 14, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Didn’t know that but very interesting.

  5. GarfieldCat
    August 14, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Is he still around here or deceased? I wondering.

  6. Lantana
    August 14, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Yes, there was another deaf artist who worked for Disney in Los Angeles. His wife is a former student of mine.

    It seems like there should be more deaf artists working in the cartoon industry, because deafies are often so talented. Perhaps they need to try harder?

    Thanks, Lantana

  7. Bernard Bragg
    August 15, 2007 at 10:48 am

    Gino — heartiest congrats! It’s great to be recognized and appreciated for your past work! We all of us are proud of you!
    BB, Anthony, Vae, BG, Ron and many. many others!!!!

  8. Shane Dundas
    August 15, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    It’s a shame that we all don’t know every single artists that are out there, especially in the behind the scenes.

    This is fantastic! Learning more and more about Deaf people’s great achievements in the popular arts in all areas has left me beaming with Deaf pride. Way to go, Gino!

  9. Hetty
    August 16, 2007 at 3:35 pm


    Gino’s very much alive!

    Southern Calif. Lady

  10. cnkatz
    August 16, 2007 at 11:54 pm


    I am right next to Gino with my pager signing what was typed here. Font so small. He was elated by all this.

  11. August 17, 2007 at 1:40 am

    It is really wonderful to know Gino as I have known him for over 30 years. He is truly a talented artist and he has a love for people. I ust saw Gino tonight along with other friends like BB, VAE,Ron, Anthony, and CK. We were glad to have him around us as always. Yes, he is very MUCH alive!

  12. August 17, 2007 at 4:56 am

    Hi all! It’s great to know that Gino is doing well. If any of you still see him, say hello for me. If he tries to remember me…Eric is my name.

    Bernard Bragg, do you remember the guy standing outside in front of National Center for the Deaf at CSU in 1988 or so, looking at the flyer? You walked to him and asked what he was looking at. He said ” there is a Deaf play tonight.” Then you asked what the actor’s name….He didn’t know the answer so you asked what he looked like. He learned that you was in the picture, you had a good laugh…remember? If so, that guy was me.

    Hi Bruce,I am aware that you have been friend with Gino for years. I met you once. We hung out at the resturant with Gino and my friend on New Year Eve in 1994 …we didnt party anywhere so we just had dinner. Good to know that you’re doing well. Keep up with your WRAD. 🙂

  13. August 18, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    My dad knows him. 😉


  14. nmagliocchino
    August 25, 2007 at 10:15 pm


  15. Tweety
    August 26, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    I’m looking for a cartoon artist/illustrator for my children’s deaf book… can anybody recommend one?

  16. Linda
    February 12, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I am wanting more info on Gino-my daughter is taking a deaf history class and is needing a biography to find more information where he attended school where he was born etc. Thanks

  17. frances
    February 13, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Thrilled to know about Deaf Flintstone Cartoon Artist, but I tried to find his name under Flintstone – website. I have no luck because I want to add his name to Celebrating Deaf Awareness & Culture posters/display at my work (Federal)in April 2008 (annual march 13-April 15) but I can’t do that until I have evidence that his name is one of Flintstone artist listings. Hope to hear from you soon.

  18. Carol
    October 23, 2008 at 2:38 am

    My family and I visited Hanna Barbra studio when Gino and some other deaf artists worked there in late 1975. One of the deaf artist is our good family friend brought us there. I know other deaf artist that I have no idea if she is still alive. Her name is Priscilla (not sure her correct name).

  19. March 11, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Gino Giudice passed away last Saturday March 7, 2009 at the age of 76.

  20. Tom Divel
    March 15, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Everone reader about Gino Giudice…
    I remember Gino’s artist background of Flintstone Cartoon, In 1980’s his house Primera Ave in Hollywood, he show me the original old cels of flintstone and other cels his in small garage and work at Hanna Barbera Studio Hollywood,CA at Animation Department, He was background artist such as rocks, grass,trees palm and stone tires by a Deaf artist. His name is Gino Giudice, I am interesting seen all kind of his wonderful art skills. beautiful and professional Halloween costumes his many favorite creative arts his home in small garage also made mask everthing. It was his life and other artworks in this field. he enjoying his retirement in Hollywood few year ago and Gino’s passed away March 7, 2009 at the age of 76. I was there at his funeral Holy Angels Catholic Church of the Deaf, March 14,2009 prayer He will go home in heaven. Thank Tom

  21. zero renton
    September 7, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    hey all, my name is zero renton, i am not deaf but am tied to gino. See a few months ago i went to a garage sale and found a vhs tape simply titled ”gino’s birthday” it was his 60th birthday from 92, not knowing ASL, i dont know much of what is going on but do know he was loved. Drop me an email if you knew him and would like a copy

  22. Jimactor
    September 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Hi Zero Renton
    I would love to have his video and make it archive
    Thank u

  23. zero renton
    September 7, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    oh btw my e-mail is hackerzero2k@aol.com

  24. sam
    March 31, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Hee died a few years back… sad 😦

  25. sam
    March 31, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    he was great!

  26. May 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Hello out there, who ever you are!

    I’m Joseph Eugene Fasciani, and Gino was my Godfather, thus the ‘Eugene’. I lost contact w/him more than 20 yrs ago, but always wanted to somehow reach him, though I’m in Canada.

    At one time we were very close, but that’s history. My son is also deaf, but we taught him signing and eventually he got speech.

    This is the first I learned of his passing [tears]. PLEASE if anyone can help me in my sorrow, write me at jefasciani@shaw.com.

  27. Anonymous
    January 12, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Cool! SM

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