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(Deadline)   Filmation co-founder Lou Scheimer heads off to Eternia   (deadline.com) divider line 32
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2013-10-19 07:42:11 PM
FTA: "Scheimer produced or exec produced many of Filmation's animated properties including He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Ghostbusters, Shazam!, Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, Flash Gordon, and Bravestarr"

I loved watching those shows, when I was growing up in the '70s. *Sigh*....
 
2013-10-19 08:07:34 PM
Filmation's Ghostbusters is best Ghostbusters

/it was the original
//3:30 PM, WPIX Channel 11!
///dude left his name on everything he did too
 
2013-10-19 08:52:44 PM
Headstone will be a revolving logo.

/good night, awesome 70s cartoon producer guy
 
2013-10-19 09:11:30 PM
he did some great stuff.  Star Trek was awesome.

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that red guy always weirded me out, tho.
 
2013-10-19 09:16:08 PM
His cartoons were poorly animated, Orko was the most farking annoying sidekick ever
and Filmation was the biggest cartoon mill this side of Hanna-Barbera.

But my eyes were completely glued to this crap as a kid and l loved She-Ra. R.I.P Lou:'(
 
2013-10-19 09:19:30 PM
Filmation - "let's how many times we can use the same animation cells over and over again"
 
2013-10-19 09:20:36 PM
performed voice work for, among other characters, Fat Albert's Dumb Donald

Okay did not see that coming.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
She-Ra: Princess of PowerStar Trek: The Animated SeriesGhostbustersShazam!Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, Flash Gordon,

Was awesome stuff. The companion books by Alan Dean Foster were cool beans back in the day too.

RIP Cartoon Producing Guy.
 
2013-10-19 09:31:17 PM

kermit the forg: His cartoons were poorly animated, Orko was the most farking annoying sidekick ever
and Filmation was the biggest cartoon mill this side of Hanna-Barbera.

But my eyes were completely glued to this crap as a kid and l loved She-Ra. R.I.P Lou:'(


Find the episode where Orko had to defend Greyskull and utterly obliterates everything.
 
2013-10-19 09:34:44 PM

kermit the forg: His cartoons were poorly animated, Orko was the most farking annoying sidekick ever
and Filmation was the biggest cartoon mill this side of Hanna-Barbera.


Paramount should do a "special edition" of Star Trek: TAS. Keep the same stories and voices, but redo the animation with state of the art CGI, plus better sound effects. Release it on Blu-ray, and it'd be shut up and take my money time.
 
2013-10-19 09:46:02 PM
He also produced Groovie Goolies, the best Saturday morning cartoon EVAR!
 
2013-10-19 10:17:16 PM
RIP Awesome Cartoon Guy

PacManDreaming: Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle


My father and I watched the shiat out of Tarzan :)

I also watched and thoroughly enjoyed everything else Filmation did (BraveStarr is underrated IMHO) but Tarzan will always be my favorite of theirs.
 
2013-10-19 10:32:29 PM

JJRRutgers: Filmation - "let's how many times we can use the same animation cells over and over again"


My friends and I used to joke about that as well when we were in our late teens, early twenties. As I got older I realized the amount of work this guy's company had done with little staff or money! Yeah, so he created a set standard of animations that they would use over and over to pad out the show. But you know what? So did Star Trek. They basically tried to film everything they ever wanted to do with the Enterprise model in a couple of weeks and then just put the thing in storage. They only broke it out if they needed something in particular that they didn't already have on file.

Last year I found a copy of Filmation's "Flash Gordon" on Youtube. It used a lot of rotoscoping and even then the animation was meh, but it was a damn fine adaptation. And I was really enjoying watching He-Man and She-Ra on Netflix... until it got taken down because they are showing it on some random cable channel now! LAME!
 
2013-10-19 10:42:35 PM

quatchi: performed voice work for, among other characters, Fat Albert's Dumb Donald

Okay did not see that coming.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,  She-Ra: Princess of Power,  Star Trek: The Animated Series,  Ghostbusters,  Shazam!,  Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, Flash Gordon,

Was awesome stuff. The companion books by Alan Dean Foster were cool beans back in the day too.

RIP Cartoon Producing Guy.


Today I rewatched the one that Larry Niven wrote, the Slaver Weapon. Seeing the Kzinti show up in Trek was kinda cool, and IMO it holds up to some of the best episodes of TOS, shiatty animation and questionable voice acting aside. Considering the time and the limitations they had to work against, the Animated Series is pretty damn remarkable.
 
2013-10-19 10:45:43 PM
For everyone ragging on Filmation for extensive use of stock footage: yeah, it looked cheesy. But it kept costs down and allowed Filmation to remain a purely American animation studio long after Hana-Barbara and Warner Brothers had started shipping most of their work oversees. It was a point of pride for Mr. Scheimer to keep everything stateside.

Sad to see him pass, but he gave us so many great shows to grow up on back in the 70's and 80's. He also gave current legends like J. Michael Straczynski and Bruce Timm their first steady writing gigs.
 
2013-10-19 10:46:54 PM

kermit the forg: His cartoons were poorly animated, Orko was the most farking annoying sidekick ever
and Filmation was the biggest cartoon mill this side of Hanna-Barbera.

But my eyes were completely glued to this crap as a kid and l loved She-Ra. R.I.P Lou:'(


Oh, really?

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/loved She-Ra, too
//For the Honor of Grayskull!
 
2013-10-19 11:27:32 PM

razyjean: kermit the forg: His cartoons were poorly animated, Orko was the most farking annoying sidekick ever
and Filmation was the biggest cartoon mill this side of Hanna-Barbera.

But my eyes were completely glued to this crap as a kid and l loved She-Ra. R.I.P Lou:'(

Oh, really?



/loved She-Ra, too
//For the Honor of Grayskull!


Yeah, good point. Although, in the remake of Thundercats, didn't talk and was less annoying, whereas Orko was still mostly useless in the MOTU remake.
 
2013-10-19 11:29:51 PM

kermit the forg: razyjean: kermit the forg: His cartoons were poorly animated, Orko was the most farking annoying sidekick ever
and Filmation was the biggest cartoon mill this side of Hanna-Barbera.

But my eyes were completely glued to this crap as a kid and l loved She-Ra. R.I.P Lou:'(

Oh, really?



/loved She-Ra, too
//For the Honor of Grayskull!

Yeah, good point. Although, in the remake of Thundercats, didn't talk and was less annoying, whereas Orko was still mostly useless in the MOTU remake.


Whoops, accidently, the whole thing. Think my brain is just trying to repress the existence of Snarf.
 
2013-10-20 12:29:16 AM
For a 1980's children's cartoon, I thought this episode of He-Man was a little bit deep.http://www.hulu.com/watch/305541 Thank you Lou for He-Man, Fat Albert and all of the cartoon memories.
 
2013-10-20 12:55:31 AM

kermit the forg: razyjean: kermit the forg: His cartoons were poorly animated, Orko was the most farking annoying sidekick ever
and Filmation was the biggest cartoon mill this side of Hanna-Barbera.

But my eyes were completely glued to this crap as a kid and l loved She-Ra. R.I.P Lou:'(

Oh, really?

/loved She-Ra, too
//For the Honor of Grayskull!

Yeah, good point. Although, in the remake of Thundercats, didn't talk and was less annoying, whereas Orko was still mostly useless in the MOTU remake.


I didn't watch the new Thundercats.  I wanted to give it a couple of seasons to see if it'd stick around before I got invested, and sure enough, it got cancelled.  Everything I heard about it was good, though.  Honestly, I don't even remember Orko being in the MOtU remake, but I only saw a few episodes before getting bored with it (beautiful animation, but boring stories).

/Orko can still claim the title of being the most annoying sidekick in the Filmation universe :)
 
2013-10-20 01:05:26 AM
So long, man of cheap animation and reused background music. It was still awesome.

www.he-man.org
 
2013-10-20 01:49:35 AM
Anyone complaining about Filmation's stock animation has clearly never seen this


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaMo4k7iG7s

/Never a big hit, but to a little red kid who was sick of Apache Chief it was awesome.
 
2013-10-20 01:50:10 AM
He-Man probably had the better individual episodes.

She-Ra had better characters, and quite frankly, the better set up.
 
2013-10-20 02:52:10 AM
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2013-10-20 03:51:24 AM
This guy was the reason that, to this day, I'm a huge Masters of the Universe fanatic. The current collector-oriented Masters of the Universe Classics line? Got 'em all. The 2002 relaunch? Got 'em all. The complete vintage US line? again... None of that would have stuck with me without the He-Man and She-Ra shows being as fun as they were.

DJLobo: For a 1980's children's cartoon, I thought this episode of He-Man was a little bit deep.http://www.hulu.com/watch/305541 Thank you Lou for He-Man, Fat Albert and all of the cartoon memories.


I've always wondered what the reaction would have been like if they never changed The Problem with Power from the original draft where it wasn't a trick and there was no goblin guy, He-man simply became cocky and over-confident and got an innocent bystander killed. I wonder if that draft is anywhere online.
 
2013-10-20 07:43:33 AM
As a youngster, I wanted to be a blonde because of She-Ra.

Well, her and Cheetarah.

Good night, animation man.  Thank you for the female hero.
 
2013-10-20 08:15:08 AM
I don't care how much you might love what you grew up with, but Filmation was a pile of shiat soaked in piss and menstrual blood.
 
2013-10-20 08:37:29 AM
That show He-man sure had a electrifying affect on little kids. I babysat my two nephews back when it was on, they were like 7 and 5. My sister had given orders to put them to bed at 10, but they wanted to stay up and I went round and round with them. Finally one of them stood on the bed, picked up a fake sword and said "I have the power". I was working on fishing boats at the time, had never watched the show, so I got really pissed and gave him a good spanking, going "who has the power now, eh boy". A story which the brother who didn't get spanked now tells with great relish and animation at family gatherings, all made possible by Lou Scheimer.
 
2013-10-20 09:32:48 AM

kermit the forg: kermit the forg: razyjean: kermit the forg: His cartoons were poorly animated, Orko was the most farking annoying sidekick ever
and Filmation was the biggest cartoon mill this side of Hanna-Barbera.

But my eyes were completely glued to this crap as a kid and l loved She-Ra. R.I.P Lou:'(

Oh, really?



/loved She-Ra, too
//For the Honor of Grayskull!

Yeah, good point. Although, in the remake of Thundercats, didn't talk and was less annoying, whereas Orko was still mostly useless in the MOTU remake.

Whoops, accidently, the whole thing. Think my brain is just trying to repress the existence of Snarf.


What about T-Bob?
 
2013-10-20 09:34:26 AM

Six_By_Nine: As a youngster, I wanted to be a blonde because of She-Ra.

Well, her and Cheetarah.

Good night, animation man.  Thank you for the female hero.


Female Orko was a hawt blonde with sultry fark me eyes. Also she was really competent
 
2013-10-20 01:27:00 PM
biatch all you want about the shortcuts and compromises, But as a junior nerd, I appreciate that we got Batman, Superman and Aquaman cartoons at all. In a choice between Filmation quality or nothing at all, I'll take some stock footage.

Flash Gordon rocked my world, and got me into old serials, so it was a great gift to me.
 
2013-10-20 01:59:41 PM
Did he die at 12 frames a second and with a background on a roller?
 
2013-10-21 08:44:00 AM
I watched a couple episodes of this Saturday morning in his honor:

http://youtu.be/Fsed7Yjb2t4

RIP, Mr. Saturday Morning
 
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