Lou Scheimer dies at 84; founder of cartoon studio Filmation

October 20, 2013 5:43 AM

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Lou Scheimer dies at 84; founder of cartoon studio Filmation

With characters including Superman and Fat Albert, Lou Scheimer's Filmation grew to become a Saturday morning cartoon powerhouse. It held out against overseas production but was criticized for lacking artistry.

Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that became a Saturday-morning cartoon powerhouse with characters such as Fat Albert, He-Man and the Archies, died Thursday at his home in Tarzana. He was 84.

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