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

by Todd "GWOtaku" 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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Mattel Wins "He-Man" Ownership Lawsuit Against Donald Glut

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that toymaker Mattel has won a lawsuit against writer Donald F. Glut over the ownership of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The lawsuit was filed by Mattel last June in response to Glut’s assertions that he created the Masters of the Universe cast and was entitled to copyright ownership […]
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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 […]

PowerCon/ThunderCon 2011: Interview with "He-Man" and "Avengers" Animation Director Gary Hartle

by Jeffrey Harrison September 30, 2011
(l to r) Gary Hartle and Michael Halperin at PowerCon/ThunderCon 2011 TZN: And not just the Avengers, but also the Fantastic Four for the season two premiere you are credited as director on. You had the Avengers and the classic Fantastic Four members and Doctor Doom all in the same episode together. GARY HARTLE: If […]

"Masters of the Universe" Season Two Slithers To A Successful, If Premature, Ending

by Jon Ton November 23, 2008
Some three years after BCI began releasing the original Filmation series, here at last is the final season of the 2002 iteration of Masters of the Universe. By the time season two of the new series began airing, the toyline itself was in deep freefall, thanks most notably to horrendous distribution problems that infamously put […]

"Masters of the Universe Vs. The Snake Men" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 17, 2008
He-Man is up to his greatest challenge ever, facing not only his arch-enemy Skeletor, but the horrible threat of King Hiss in He-Man & the Masters of the Universe (2002): Volume 3 from BCI. The 3 disc set contains the final 13 episodes which was titled Masters of the Universe Vs. The Snake Men. Each […]

PR: "He-Man and the Masters of The Universe: Volume 3"

by Dan Collinson July 17, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WITNESS THE FINAL BATTLE OF GOOD VS. EVIL! HE-MAN® AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE® Volume Three Includes the Final 13 Episodes From the 2002 Emmy®-Award Winning Series Debuts on DVD on August 5, 2008 New Hope, MN (July 17, 2008) ­ BCI Entertainment is pleased to announce the DVD release of […]