Lou Scheimer, Filmation Co-Founder, Dies at 84
The Saturday-morning TV pioneer's studio was behind "Fat Albert," "He-Man" and cartoons for DC Comics.
Lou Scheimer, a pioneer of Saturday-morning television, has died. He was 84.
Scheimer's wife, Mary Ann, told the Los Angeles Times he died Thursday after suffering from Parkinson's disease.
Scheimer co-founded Filmation Studios in 1962 with a $5,000 loan from his mother-in-law. The studio went on to produce the first animated series for DC Comics, including Superman, Batman, and Aquaman. It also produced The Archies, the Emmy-winning Star Trek: The Animated Series and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
In the 1980s Scheimer and Filmation worked on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. DreamWorks purchased Filmation's library in 2012.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Erika, and a son, Lane.
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