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NYCC 2014: Animator Tom Cook On His Career and the Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons

by Todd DuBoison October 21, 2014
Challenge of the Superfriends, Thundarr the Barbarian, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Bravestarr. Those are just some of the cartoons worked on by animator Tom Cook, whose animation career started in at Hanna-Barbera Studios in 1979 and stretched through the heyday of Saturday morning animation and beyond. At New York Comic Con Mr. […]

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Hordak Set To Terrorize Comic Con

by Alex Beanon June 25, 2014
Mattel has done the unthinkable – releasing Hordak to terrorize the thousands at the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego next month. The Hordak action figure from the “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” animated show of the 1980s will be offered in “Filmation”-style complete with a robot hand and cannon arm. Additionally, Hordak […]
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PR: Warner Archive Instant Now Streaming Filmation Batman & Superman; Aquaman Coming in June

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2014
Warner Archive Instant Now Streaming The New Adventures of Batman & The New Adventures of Superman; Filmation’s Aquaman Coming in June Warner Archive Instant (WAI) Now Available with Airplay on AppleTV; Free Two-Week WAI Trial Membership Open to Everyone Continuing to make available rare and hard-to-find classic films, TV movies and TV series, Warner Archive […]

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More 60's Superman and Batman Cartoons Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson February 6, 2014
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner will release two classic Filmation versions of Superman and Batman with The New Adventures of Superman: Seasons 2 & 3, and The Adventures of Batman: The Complete Series on DVD June 3,2014. The New Adventures of Superman: Seasons 2 & 3 sees the Man of Steel in action with 32 episodes on […]
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Hal Sutherland, Co-Founder of Filmation, 1929 - 2014

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
The Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment Society weblog has noted the passing of Hal Sutherland on January 16, 2014, due to health complications from a gall bladder issue. Sutherland began his career in animation in 1954 working with Disney on Sleeping Beauty, before moving on to Larry Harmon Pictures where he met Lou Schiemer. The pair […]

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Lou Scheimer, Filmation Co-Founder, 1928 - 2013

by Dan Collinson October 18, 2013
Cartoon Brew reports that Filmation Co-Founder and Producer Lou Scheimer passed away on Thursday at the age of 84. Scheimer got his start in animation working for companies like Warner Bros., Larry Harmon, and Hanna-Barbera until he co-founded Filmation Productions in 1962 along with Hal Sutherland and Norm Prescott. The studio produced animated shows like […]
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NY Times Talks with Bill Cosby on "Fat Albert"

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2013
The New York Times has interviewed Bill Cosby on the eve of the release Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series on DVD on June 25, 2013. Among other topics, Cosby discusses how the show came to TV; the ties between the show and its characters and his own life and experiences growing […]

A Note of Recognition for: Filmation's "Star Trek" Animators

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2007
There are a lot of fond childhood memories surrounding the assorted products of Filmation Studios, but it’s pretty safe to say that none of them involve shockingly high production values. This becomes painfully evident when watching the recently released Star Trek: The Animated Series boxed set. Watching the first few episodes, the animation is almost […]

"Blackstar The Complete Series" Review: He's No Man, He's a Star

by Chris Woodon January 22, 2007
Dungeons and Dragons, Conan the Barbarian, and He-Man are arguably the only sword and sorcery properties to have notably endured beyond the genre’s brief boom in the early 1980s. Most of the many also-ran properties have been all but forgotten, regrettably including the two animated series that blazed the trail for He-Man. Ruby Spears’ excellent […]