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Scheimer, Lou: Creating The Filmation Generation. Raleigh: TwoMorrows, 2012. (288 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1-60549-044-X
BibTeX citation key: Scheimer2012
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Keywords: Animation, Biographie, Randformen des Comics, USA
Creators: Scheimer
Publisher: TwoMorrows (Raleigh)
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Abstract
Hailed as one of the fathers of Saturday morning television, Lou Scheimer was the co-founder of Filmation Studios, which for over 25 years provided animated excitement for TV and film. Always at the forefront, Scheimer’s company created the first DC cartoons with Superman, Batman, and Aquaman, ruled the song charts with The Archies, kept Trekkie hope alive with the Emmy-winning Star Trek: The Animated Series, taught morals with Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and swung into high adventure with Tarzan, The Lone Ranger, and Zorro. Forays into live-action included Shazam! and The Secrets of Isis, plus ground-breaking special effects work on Jason of Star Command and others. And in the 1980s, Filmation single-handedly caused the syndication explosion with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and its successors. Now, with best-selling co-author Andy Mangels, Lou Scheimer tells the entire story, including how his father decked Adolf Hitler, memories of the comic books of the Golden Age, schooling with Andy Warhol, and what it meant to lead the last all-American animation company through nearly thirty years of innovation and fun! Profusely illustrated with photos, model sheets, storyboards, presentation art, looks at rare and unproduced series, and more—plus hundreds of tales about Filmation’s past, and rare Filmation-related art by Bruce Timm, Adam Hughes, Alex Ross, Phil Jimenez, Frank Cho, Gene Ha, and Mike McKone—this book shows the Filmation Generation the story behind the stories!

Table of Contents

Preface (5)

1. Wherein My Father Punched Out Adolf Hitler Years Before Captain America Did (1928–1946) (7)
2. Driving Japan Crazy (1946–1948) (17)
3. Carnegie and an Early Proposal (1948–1955) (23)
4. Clowns, Cats, Rockets, and Jesus (1955–1965) (31)
5. And Who, Disguised As A Real Animation Studio… (43)
6. The Super Superheroes (1967) (51)
7. The Fantastic Shrinking Bat-Teenager (1968) (59)
8. Gold Records and Witches (1969) (69)
9. Hey Lady! More Monsters & Music! (1970–1971) (75)
10. Funnies, Games, and Fables (1971) (81)
11. That’s the Way They All Became… the Cosby Kids! (1972–1973) (87)
12. Exploring Strange New Galaxies (1973–1974) (95)
13. Dorothy, Gilligan, and Captain Marvel Walk into a Bar...
(1974–1975) (105)
14. Satire, Lawsuits, Legs, and Balls (1975–1976) (115)
15. Of Apes and Arks (1976–1977) (129)
16. Holy Space Adventures, Batman! (1977–1978) (139)
17. Anthologies and Expansion (1978–1979) (149)
18. The Year of Legal Discontent (1979–1980) (161)
19. Silver Bullets and Soccer Balls (1980–1981) (171)
20. Forced To Runaway (1981–1982) (179)
21. A Farewell to Networks / The Last Man Standing (1982–1983) (189)
22. We Have the Power! (1983–1984) (197)

Color Gallery (209)

23. Morals and Media Battles (1984–1985) (215)
24. Sisters Are Doing it for Themselves (1985–1986) (223)
25. Let’s Go Ghostbusters! (1986–1987) (235)
26. Brave New Future? (1987–1988) (241)
27. The Last of the Red-Hot All-American Studios (1988–1989) (253)
28. Starting Over (1989–2004) (261)
29. Getting To Know You… The Filmation Generation (2004–2010) (275)
30. Afterword (285)

Acknowledgements and credits (287)
About the co-author (288)
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