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Pittsburgh native, Cartoon studio founder Lou Scheimer dies

This photo provided by PRNewsfoto shows the cast of “Fat Albert”. Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that produced Saturday morning cartoons including “Fat Albert” and “The Archie Show,” has died. (AP Photo/ PRNewsfoto,Bounce TV) LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that produced Saturday morning cartoons including “Fat Albert” and “The Archie Show,” has died. He was 84. The Pittsburgh native behind the cartoon powerhouse died on Thursday, two days before his 85th birthday, Scheimer’s wife Mary Ann said on Sunday.