It is a sad day for animation and fans of cartoons everywhere. Legendary animation giant Lou Scheimer has passed away. The Emmy and Grammy winning co-founder of Filmation was 85 years old. “Scheimer underwent quadruple bypass surgery and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Scheimer was still working even as late as the April of 2012, providing consulting work for Gang of Seven Animation”.
If you do not recognize the name you will remember the vast body of work he brought to life. Scheimer help create (in one capacity or another) The New Adventures of Superman, Fantastic Voyage, Aquaman, The Batman Superman Hour, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Fat Albert, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Shazam, Space Academy, Tarzan and Flash Gordon, Ghostbusters, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power and BraveStarr.
Scheimer also voiced numerous secondary characters including: Orko, King Randor, Trap Jaw, Dumb Donald, Tracy the Gorilla, and Bat-Mite.
Though Lou is no longer with us, his creations will entertain generations for years to come. Mania's prayers and thoughts go out to the Scheimer Family.