The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s museum of comic and cartoon art, is honoring animation legend and Pittsburgh native, Lou Scheimer. A dedication ceremony for the new Lou Scheimer Gallery will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Scheimer was born and raised in Pittsburgh before heading to Hollywood to begin his career in animation. There he started his own production company, Filmation Studios, which produced many popular animated and live actions shows. The exhibition is expected to include animation cells and sketches from some of Filmation’s most notable works, including Fat Albert, Superboy and Aquaman.
Scheimer himself will cut the ribbon on the new ToonSeum gallery using a specially cast sword based on the one famously used by He-Man, another legendary Filmation creation. Tickets for the reception are available for $10 at www.louscheimer.eventbrite.com. The event is free for ToonSeum members.