Lou Scheimer, producer of 'Fat Albert' and 'He-Man,' dies at 84
October 20, 2013 -- Updated 0506 GMT (1306 HKT)
Lou Scheimer, co-founder of Filmation, tells his story in the book "Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation."
- Scheimer was a pioneer in Saturday morning cartoons such as "Superman"
- His Filmation studio later produced "Fat Albert, "He-Man" and "She-Ra"
- Scheimer's voice appeared on some cartoons
- DreamWorks bought the Filmation library last year
(CNN) -- Lou Scheimer, a pioneer in Saturday morning and weekday afternoon television cartoons with hit shows such as "Superman," "Fat Albert" and "He-Man," has died at 84, according to his biographer.
Scheimer died Thursday, said writer Andy Mangels, who said he spoke with Scheimer's family.
Amy Rosenberg, Scheimer's daughter-in-law, confirmed his passing as well.
Scheimer was a founder of Filmation, which began producing Saturday morning staples in the 1960s, including superhero stories and an animated version of "Star Trek."
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Later, the studio found hits with "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids," "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," and "She-Ra, Princess of Power."
Scheimer occasionally did voice work on the cartoons.
Filmation's library was purchased by DreamWorks last year.
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