Lou Scheimer passed away this week. According to Variety on Oct. 19, the man who joined Bill Cosby to come up with the animated character called Fat Albert was one of three major forces behind the firm known as Filmation.
The company that Scheimer, Norm Prescott and Hal Sutherland founded in 1963 was the animation company behind such series as "He-Man, Master of the Universe," "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," "Bravestarr" and The Archies." In 2012, Dreamworks purchased Filmation's entire library.
A huge claim to show business fame for Lou Scheimer was his work on the "Star Trek" animated series for which he won a Daytime Emmy four decades ago. Three years later in 1977, this creative member of the Hollywood community won a Primetime Emmy for "A Fat Albert Christmas."
The Los Angeles Times reports that Scheimer was afflicted with Parkinson's disease.
Lou hailed from Pittsburgh and went to college with Andy Warhol. Last year, Scheimer, then retired, showed up in San Diego at Comic Con to talk about his work and about what effect his Filmation firm had on show business as a whole.
The creative genius that was Lou Scheimer was 84 when he died.
RIP, Lou Scheimer, RIP.