R.I.P. Filmation Founder Lou Scheimer


Before he made the most popular incarnation of He-Man, I enjoyed his Tarzan and Flash Gordon cartoons. Though known for cutting corners – the main reason He-Man and Prince Adam look exactly the same is so cels could be recycled – he was also proud of keeping his animation American, and ensuring that cartoons made to promote toys also had positive messages (he refused some characters like King Hiss because he found them inappropriately scary for younger kids).

Plus he was the voice of many supporting characters, like Orko and Stratos. The flag over Grayskull stands at metaphorical half-mast today.