History Creator / Filmation

23rd Aug '16 5:52:32 PM akaun6899
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Filmation was owned first by [=TelePrompTer=] and later by Westinghouse (the logo above being rendered in the distinctive [[http://www.fontspace.com/john-sizemore/westinghouse "Group W" font]] shared among most Westinghouse broadcasting assets), but was bought by the L'Oreal Corporation in 1987 and promptly shut down, probably for tax purposes. Its last production to be released was the theatrical feature ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfter'', an unofficial sequel to Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' (featuring seven "dwarfelles" in place of dwarfs), six years after the studio was killed.[[note]]Their last production to be released while the studio was still in business was ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight'' in 1987, a similar attempt by Filmation to ape Disney.[[/note]] Attempts by founder Lou Scheimer to [[IncrediblyLamePun re-animate]] the studio proved unsuccessful; Scheimer died in 2013. The studio's library is currently owned by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, which itself is to be acquired by [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]].

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Filmation was owned first by [=TelePrompTer=] and later by Westinghouse (the logo above being rendered in the distinctive [[http://www.fontspace.com/john-sizemore/westinghouse "Group W" font]] shared among most Westinghouse broadcasting assets), but was bought by the L'Oreal Corporation in 1987 and promptly shut down, probably for tax purposes. Its last production to be released was the theatrical feature ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfter'', an unofficial sequel to Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' (featuring seven "dwarfelles" in place of dwarfs), six years after the studio was killed.[[note]]Their last production to be released while the studio was still in business was ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight'' in 1987, a similar attempt by Filmation to ape Disney.[[/note]] Attempts by founder Lou Scheimer to [[IncrediblyLamePun re-animate]] the studio proved unsuccessful; Scheimer died in 2013. The studio's library is currently owned by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, which itself is to be was recently acquired by [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]].
19th Jul '16 7:17:29 PM themisterfree
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* DigitalDestruction: Many 2000s DVD releases of these cartoons have the sound higher pitched. This was because, when they owned the rights to the library in the 90s, Hallmark (the card company) ''deliberately'' threw out the original masters (as well as sound masters and other important archival material) and made new ones- but only for international distribution, apparently because they hated Filmation's library (which begs the question of ''why' [[FridgeLogic they even bought the rights to begin with]]); this was discovered when Entertainment Rights (which has, though various mergers, been absorbed into Creator/DreamworksAnimation) bought it off Hallmark. Hence, the majority of the library is now high-pitched, due to being in PAL format as compared to NTSC. Some of the lucky few to escape this included ''Ghostbusters'' (both the live action and animated versions), several of their little-known live action series like ''Ark II'', and ''Star Trek: TAS'' (the latter being held by Paramount, then CBS), and likely other series held by other companies, like their DC Comics cartoons (distributed by Warner Bros.).

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* DigitalDestruction: Many 2000s DVD releases of these cartoons have the sound higher pitched. This was because, when they owned the rights to the library in the 90s, Hallmark (the card company) ''deliberately'' threw out the original masters (as well as sound masters and other important archival material) and made new ones- but only for international distribution, apparently because they hated Filmation's library (which begs the question of ''why' ''why'' [[FridgeLogic they even bought the rights to begin with]]); this was discovered when Entertainment Rights (which has, though various mergers, been absorbed into Creator/DreamworksAnimation) bought it off Hallmark. Hence, the majority of the library is now high-pitched, due to being in PAL format as compared to NTSC. Some of the lucky few to escape this included ''Ghostbusters'' (both the live action and animated versions), several of their little-known live action series like ''Ark II'', and ''Star Trek: TAS'' (the latter being held by Paramount, then CBS), and likely other series held by other companies, like their DC Comics cartoons (distributed by Warner Bros.).
19th Jul '16 7:16:56 PM themisterfree
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* DigitalDestruction: Many 2000s DVD releases of these cartoons have the sound higher pitched. This was because, when they owned the rights to the library in the 90s, Hallmark (the card company) ''deliberately'' threw out the original masters (as well as sound masters and other important archival material) and made new ones- but only for international distribution, apparently because they hated Filmation's library; this was discovered when Entertainment Rights (which has, though various mergers, been absorbed into Creator/DreamworksAnimation) bought it off Hallmark. Hence, the majority of the library is now high-pitched, due to being in PAL format as compared to NTSC. Some of the lucky few to escape this included ''Ghostbusters'' (both the live action and animated versions), several of their little-known live action series like ''Ark II'', and ''Star Trek: TAS'' (the latter being held by Paramount, then CBS), and likely other series held by other companies, like their DC Comics cartoons (distributed by Warner Bros.).

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* DigitalDestruction: Many 2000s DVD releases of these cartoons have the sound higher pitched. This was because, when they owned the rights to the library in the 90s, Hallmark (the card company) ''deliberately'' threw out the original masters (as well as sound masters and other important archival material) and made new ones- but only for international distribution, apparently because they hated Filmation's library; library (which begs the question of ''why' [[FridgeLogic they even bought the rights to begin with]]); this was discovered when Entertainment Rights (which has, though various mergers, been absorbed into Creator/DreamworksAnimation) bought it off Hallmark. Hence, the majority of the library is now high-pitched, due to being in PAL format as compared to NTSC. Some of the lucky few to escape this included ''Ghostbusters'' (both the live action and animated versions), several of their little-known live action series like ''Ark II'', and ''Star Trek: TAS'' (the latter being held by Paramount, then CBS), and likely other series held by other companies, like their DC Comics cartoons (distributed by Warner Bros.).
30th Jun '16 6:59:51 PM C2
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Filmation was owned first by [=TelePrompTer=] and later by Westinghouse (the logo above being rendered in the distinctive [[http://www.fontspace.com/john-sizemore/westinghouse "Group W" font]] shared among most Westinghouse broadcasting assets), but was bought by the L'Oreal Corporation in 1987 and promptly shut down, probably for tax purposes. Its last production to be released was the theatrical feature ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfter'', an unofficial sequel to Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' (featuring seven "dwarfelles" in place of dwarfs), six years after the studio was killed.[[note]]Their last production to be released while the studio was still in business was ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight'' in 1987, a similar attempt by Filmation to ape Disney.[[/note]] Attempts by founder Lou Scheimer to [[IncrediblyLamePun re-animate]] the studio proved unsuccessful; Scheimer died in 2013. The studio's library is currently owned by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, which itself was recently acquired by [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]].

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Filmation was owned first by [=TelePrompTer=] and later by Westinghouse (the logo above being rendered in the distinctive [[http://www.fontspace.com/john-sizemore/westinghouse "Group W" font]] shared among most Westinghouse broadcasting assets), but was bought by the L'Oreal Corporation in 1987 and promptly shut down, probably for tax purposes. Its last production to be released was the theatrical feature ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfter'', an unofficial sequel to Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' (featuring seven "dwarfelles" in place of dwarfs), six years after the studio was killed.[[note]]Their last production to be released while the studio was still in business was ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight'' in 1987, a similar attempt by Filmation to ape Disney.[[/note]] Attempts by founder Lou Scheimer to [[IncrediblyLamePun re-animate]] the studio proved unsuccessful; Scheimer died in 2013. The studio's library is currently owned by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, which itself was recently is to be acquired by [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]].
13th Jun '16 2:24:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* SmallAnnoyingCreature: For some unholy reason a favorite character with Filmation, including Ping and Pong the Pandas in ''The Brady Kids,'' Ptolemy and Tut-Tut on ''Mission: Magic!,'' Batmite in the ''The New Adventures of Batman,'' Mo in ''SpaceSentinels'', The "Trobbits" in ''Blackstar,'' Orko in ''He-Man,'' Cowl and Imp in ''She-Ra,'' Belfry and Brat-A-Rat in ''Ghostbusters,'' Deputy Fuzz and his crooked cousing Outlaw Scuzz in ''Bravestarr.''

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* SmallAnnoyingCreature: For some unholy reason a favorite character with Filmation, including Ping and Pong the Pandas in ''The Brady Kids,'' Ptolemy and Tut-Tut on ''Mission: Magic!,'' Batmite in the ''The New Adventures of Batman,'' Mo in ''SpaceSentinels'', ''WesternAnimation/SpaceSentinels'', The "Trobbits" in ''Blackstar,'' Orko in ''He-Man,'' Cowl and Imp in ''She-Ra,'' Belfry and Brat-A-Rat in ''Ghostbusters,'' Deputy Fuzz and his crooked cousing Outlaw Scuzz in ''Bravestarr.''
21st May '16 6:32:30 PM erforce
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Filmation owned the rights to a 1975 live-action series called ''The Ghost Busters'' starring ''Series/FTroop'' co-stars Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch (one of Filmation's favorite voice actors), and a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys guy in a gorilla suit]]. ColumbiaPictures had to apply for the rights to call its 1984 movie ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}},'' and after its success, Filmation revived the series in animated format, now called simply ''[[WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters Ghostbusters]]''. The SpinOff animated show from the movie thus became ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters,'' while Filmation's version was for a while named ''The Original Ghostbusters.''

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Filmation owned the rights to a 1975 live-action series called ''The Ghost Busters'' starring ''Series/FTroop'' co-stars Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch (one of Filmation's favorite voice actors), and a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys guy in a gorilla suit]]. ColumbiaPictures had to apply for the rights to call its 1984 movie ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}},'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}},'' and after its success, Filmation revived the series in animated format, now called simply ''[[WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters Ghostbusters]]''. The SpinOff animated show from the movie thus became ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters,'' while Filmation's version was for a while named ''The Original Ghostbusters.''
29th Apr '16 5:34:48 PM akaun6899
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Filmation was owned first by [=TelePrompTer=] and later by Westinghouse (the logo above being rendered in the distinctive [[http://www.fontspace.com/john-sizemore/westinghouse "Group W" font]] shared among most Westinghouse broadcasting assets), but was bought by the L'Oreal Corporation in 1987 and promptly shut down, probably for tax purposes. Its last production to be released was the theatrical feature ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfter'', an unofficial sequel to Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' (featuring seven "dwarfelles" in place of dwarfs), six years after the studio was killed.[[note]]Their last production to be released while the studio was still in business was ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight'' in 1987, a similar attempt by Filmation to ape Disney.[[/note]] Attempts by founder Lou Scheimer to [[IncrediblyLamePun re-animate]] the studio proved unsuccessful; Scheimer died in 2013. The studio's library is currently owned by DreamworksAnimation.

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Filmation was owned first by [=TelePrompTer=] and later by Westinghouse (the logo above being rendered in the distinctive [[http://www.fontspace.com/john-sizemore/westinghouse "Group W" font]] shared among most Westinghouse broadcasting assets), but was bought by the L'Oreal Corporation in 1987 and promptly shut down, probably for tax purposes. Its last production to be released was the theatrical feature ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfter'', an unofficial sequel to Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' (featuring seven "dwarfelles" in place of dwarfs), six years after the studio was killed.[[note]]Their last production to be released while the studio was still in business was ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight'' in 1987, a similar attempt by Filmation to ape Disney.[[/note]] Attempts by founder Lou Scheimer to [[IncrediblyLamePun re-animate]] the studio proved unsuccessful; Scheimer died in 2013. The studio's library is currently owned by DreamworksAnimation.
Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, which itself was recently acquired by [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]].
9th Apr '16 10:33:50 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice!: Filmation had its own stable of voice actors, including John Erwin, Creator/PatFraley, and Larry Storch -- and, notoriously, Lou Scheimer and his own children. Creator/FrankWelker, Linda Gary, Melendy Britt and [[Series/LostInSpace Jonathan Harris]] were also recurring voices.
2nd Mar '16 2:26:21 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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1st Mar '16 8:39:21 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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