Lou Scheimer

Lou Scheimer

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 17 Oct 2013 (aged 84)
Tarzana, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 118940753 · View Source
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Producer, Director, Voice Actor. Scheimer, who graduated from Carnegie Tech University in 1952 with a bachelors degree in Fine Arts, was the Emmy and Grammy Award–winning founder of Filmation, an animation company. Among shows he helped create were 'Fat Albert', 'The Archies', 'The New Adventures of Superman', 'Fantastic Voyage', 'Aquaman', 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch', 'Star Trek: The Animated Series', 'Tarzan and Flash Gordon', 'Ghostbusters', 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe' and 'She-Ra Princess of Power'. Early in the company's history, he contributed a number of guest or secondary voices for various characters. As executive producer, he was also credited with some of the musical scores. His company also pioneered a type of programming known as 'first-run syndication' and 'He-Man', who was a less graphically violent version of 'Conan the Barbarian' was the first animated series based on an action figure toy. Scheimer, who had undergone quadruple bypass surgery and was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, was still working as late as April of 2012, providing consulting work for Gang of Seven Animation.

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