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  • MOTU Hal Sutherland has passed away

    Hal Sutherland has sadly passed away. Hal co-founded the Filmation animation studio with Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott in 1963. He directed the first sixteen episodes of Star Trek: The Animated Series in 1973. He directed some of Filmation's superhero cartoons, including The Adventures of Batman, The Batman/Superman Hour, and Aquaman. He also directed many episodes of the popular Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. He went into semi-retirement in 1974 to focus on fine-art painting. In the early 1980s, he returned to Filmation to serve as Production Director on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The popular cartoon went on to become Filmation's most successful series. In 1988, he retired from animation to once again concentrate on fine-art painting. He will be greatly missed.
    "We must always value life. Even the life of one who opposes us." ― He-Man

  • #2
    It's so sad that the three minds behind flimation are gone its so sad.


    • #3
      Very sad to hear of Hal's passing. Hal Sutherland, Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott leave behind a great legacy with Filmation. When I look at Hal's painting of the three men on horses that is posted above, I imagine it is the three of them riding off into the sunset now.
      Last edited by Black Zodac; 01-18-2014, 03:52 PM.
      “We change people through conversation, not through censorship." ― Jay Z


      • #4
        R.I.P. Hal. You will be missed.


        • #5
          Rest in peace. (8[
          “A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill." ― Robert A. Heinlein


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