Lou Scheimer

Best known for his colorful 1980s cartoons, award-winning producer Lou Scheimer broke into television in 1958 when he worked as an art director on the children's cartoon show "Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown" ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Producer (54)

Fat Albert 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Happily Ever After 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

BraveStarr 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Producer

Bravestarr 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ghostbusters 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

She-Ra: Princess Of Power 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Secret of the Sword 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blackstar 1981 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 1972 - 1984 (TV Show)

Producer

Gilligan's Planet 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Animated Adventures of Flash Gordon 1979 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle 1979 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Batman and the Super Seven 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jason of Star Command 1979 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Producer

The Fabulous Funnies 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Isis 1975 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Space Academy 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Super Witch 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle 1976 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Bang-Shang Lalapalooza Show 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Adventures of Batman 1976 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Young Sentinels 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ark II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Shazam! 1974 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Adventures of Gilligan 1974 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Run, Joe, Run 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

The Westwind 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

U.S. of Archie 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Uncle Croc's Block 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Lassie's Rescue Rangers 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Producer

My Favorite Martians 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Producer

Star Trek 1973 - 1975 (Tv Show)

Producer

Everything's Archie 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer

Journey Back to Oz 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mission Magic 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer

The Brady Kids 1972 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer

Archie's TV Funnies 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

Producer

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

Producer

Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down? 1970 - 1972 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1967 - 1969 (TV Show)

Producer

The New Adventures of Superman 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Producer

Aesop's Fables (TV Show)

Producer

Flash Gordon -- The Greatest Adventure of All (TV Show)

Executive Producer

He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sport Billy (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (2)

Pioneers of Television 2011 (Tv Show)

Interviewee
Music (1)

Monkey Business 1997 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Biography

Best known for his colorful 1980s cartoons, award-winning producer Lou Scheimer broke into television in 1958 when he worked as an art director on the children's cartoon show "Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown". Shortly thereafter, Scheimer, alongside business partner Norm Prescott, founded Filmation Associates, a production company that would be responsible for a number of popular programs before its dissolution in the 1990s. With Filmation, Scheimer produced a string of cartoon series adapted from comic book heroes. Then in 1972, Scheimer and his wife, Jay Scheimer, collaborated with celebrated comedian Bill Cosby on a moralistic cartoon for urban youth. The resulting animated series was "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", which was critically praised and proved to be a cultural phenomenon. Scheimer produced numerous family-friendly series throughout the '70s and '80s, but he may be best regarded for the creation of the action-packed animated adventure series "He-Man and the Master of the Universe" and its female-driven spin-off, "She-Ra: Princess of Power". Scheimer produced cartoons until a Parkinson's disease diagnosis caused him to retire and close down Filmation.

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