History Creator / Filmation

20th Jun '17 7:28:58 PM Qaweldon
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18th Jun '17 7:15:23 PM philipnova798
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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; L'Oreal was only interested in Filmation's massive library of shows and was uninterested in producing any new series. 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/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]], on behalf of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation. A retrospective co-written by Scheimer in 2012 entitled "Creating the Filmation Generation" was released[[labelnote:*]]and is where some of the information in the above paragraphs and below come from[[/labelnote]].

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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; L'Oreal was only interested in Filmation's massive library of shows and was uninterested in producing any new series. 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/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]], on behalf of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation. A retrospective co-written by Scheimer in 2012 entitled "Creating the Filmation Generation" was released[[labelnote:*]]and is where some of the information in on this and the above paragraphs and below related pages come from[[/labelnote]].
18th Jun '17 7:14:37 PM philipnova798
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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; L'Oreal was only interested in Filmation's massive library of shows and was uninterested in producing any new series. 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/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]], on behalf of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation. A retrospective co-written by Scheimer in 2012 entitled "Creating the Filmation Generation" was released.

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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; L'Oreal was only interested in Filmation's massive library of shows and was uninterested in producing any new series. 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/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]], on behalf of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation. A retrospective co-written by Scheimer in 2012 entitled "Creating the Filmation Generation" was released.
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26th May '17 6:39:08 PM Qaweldon
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* ''WesternAnimation/RobinAndTheDreamweavers'' (2000)[[note]] This movie is sometimes considered a Filmation title ([[SpiritualSuccessor even though the studio closed up shop over a decade before]]) due to Scheimer's involvement along with the [[EvilOverlord use of]] [[FunnyAnimal certain]] [[AnAesop tropes]] that were frequently included in his other productions. [[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/RobinAndTheDreamweavers'' (2000)[[note]] (2000) [[note]] This movie is sometimes considered a Filmation title ([[SpiritualSuccessor even though the studio closed up shop over a decade before]]) due to Scheimer's involvement along with the [[EvilOverlord use of]] [[FunnyAnimal certain]] [[AnAesop tropes]] that were frequently included in his other productions. [[/note]]
26th May '17 6:38:32 PM Qaweldon
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* [[note]] WesternAnimation/RobinAndTheDreamweavers (2000) is sometimes considered a Filmation title ([[SpiritualSuccessor even though the studio closed up shop over a decade before]]) due to Scheimer's involvement along with the [[EvilOverlord use of]] [[FunnyAnimal certain]] [[AnAesop tropes]] that were frequently included in his other productions. [[/note]]

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* [[note]] WesternAnimation/RobinAndTheDreamweavers (2000) ''WesternAnimation/RobinAndTheDreamweavers'' (2000)[[note]] This movie is sometimes considered a Filmation title ([[SpiritualSuccessor even though the studio closed up shop over a decade before]]) due to Scheimer's involvement along with the [[EvilOverlord use of]] [[FunnyAnimal certain]] [[AnAesop tropes]] that were frequently included in his other productions. [[/note]]
22nd May '17 5:23:22 PM Qaweldon
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* [[note]] WesternAnimation/RobinAndTheDreamweavers (2000) is sometimes mistakened for a Filmation production ([[SpiritualSuccessor even though the studio closed up shop over a decade before]]) due to Scheimer's involvement along with the [[EvilOverlord use of]] [[FunnyAnimal certain]] [[AnAesop tropes]] that he frequently included. [[/note]]

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* [[note]] WesternAnimation/RobinAndTheDreamweavers (2000) is sometimes mistakened for considered a Filmation production title ([[SpiritualSuccessor even though the studio closed up shop over a decade before]]) due to Scheimer's involvement along with the [[EvilOverlord use of]] [[FunnyAnimal certain]] [[AnAesop tropes]] that he were frequently included.included in his other productions. [[/note]]
22nd May '17 5:19:56 PM Qaweldon
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* [[note]] WesternAnimation/RobinAndTheDreamweavers (2000) is sometimes mistakened for a Filmation production ([[SpiritualSuccessor even though the studio closed up shop a decade before]]) due to Scheimer's involvement along with the [[EvilOverlord use of]] [[FunnyAnimal certain]] [[AnAesop tropes]] that he frequently included. [[/note]]

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* [[note]] WesternAnimation/RobinAndTheDreamweavers (2000) is sometimes mistakened for a Filmation production ([[SpiritualSuccessor even though the studio closed up shop over a decade before]]) due to Scheimer's involvement along with the [[EvilOverlord use of]] [[FunnyAnimal certain]] [[AnAesop tropes]] that he frequently included. [[/note]]
22nd May '17 5:18:51 PM Qaweldon
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* [[note]] WesternAnimation/RobinAndTheDreamweavers (2000) is sometimes mistakened for a Filmation production ([[SpiritualSuccessor even though the studio closed up shop a decade before]]) due to Scheimer's involvement along with the [[EvilOverlord use of]] [[FunnyAnimal certain]] [[AnAesop tropes]] that he frequently included. [[/note]]
22nd May '17 1:02:33 AM Qaweldon
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* AnimationAgeGhetto: Much like their rivals Hanna-Barbera, Filmation is widely seen as contributing to the "Cartoons are for kids" stigma which persisted throughout late 20th century audiences due to their shoestring budgets as well as scheimer's own social conscience and feelings towards outsourcing. Subverted with both their animated take on the Star Trek franchise along with their pitch pilot "Hardchrome: The Last P.I." which would have been their first adult animated series had it been picked up.
** Lou Scheimer himself further subverted this trope with the TV movie pilot "Robin and the Dreamweavers", which he produced a few years after Filmation's demise.
22nd May '17 1:00:52 AM Qaweldon
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*AnimationAgeGhetto: Much like their rivals Hanna-Barbera, Filmation is widely seen as contributing to the "Cartoons are for kids" stigma which persisted throughout late 20th century audiences due to their shoestring budgets as well as scheimer's own social conscience and feelings towards outsourcing. Subverted with both their animated take on the Star Trek franchise along with their pitch pilot "Hardchrome: The Last P.I." which would have been their first adult animated series had it been picked up.
** Lou Scheimer himself further subverted this trope with the TV movie pilot "Robin and the Dreamweavers", which he produced a few years after Filmation's demise.
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