Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lou Scheimer

Louis Scheimer died Thursday at the age of 85. Scheimer was an Emmy and Grammy Award–winning American producer, one of the original founders of Filmation, an animation company. He produced many cartoon series including The Archies, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”, Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and even the animated version of Star Trek. He likewise served as the voice-over narrator during the opening credits of the majority of Filmation shows and cartoons. In Jason of Star Command and Space Academy, he was consistently heard as generic voices over intercoms. In the live action series The Ghost Busters, which starred Forrest Tucker alongside Larry Storch with Bob Burns, his was the voice of "Zero," the unseen boss of the main characters. Lou also provided the voices of Bat-Mite, the Bat-Computer, and Clayface (First Appearance) on The New Adventures of Batman, a Filmation cartoon in 1977.
Scheimer won a Daytime Emmy in 1974 for the animated Star Trek series and a Primetime Emmy in 1977 for A Fat Albert Christmas.

Good Night Mr. Scheimer
Thanks for all those Saturday Mornings.

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa
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