Louis Zukor

Birth: Born December 30 1912 in the United States
Death: died March 16 2004.

Animator, Director and Producer

Bio Summary:
“LOU ZUKOR died on March 16, 2004 at the age of ninety. From 1930 until his retirement in 1984 he worked for Romer Grey, Mintz, Screen Gems, Iwerks, Lantz, Fleischer, Famous, Hanna-Barbera, Animation Associates and Filmation. We have lost an icon of the animation industry. Lou was a close friend of mine. He was a veteran who went from the days of Gulliver's Travels and Mr. Bug Goes To Town, to more recent TV cartoons such as Archie and He-Man. Lou aslo(sic) worked on hundreds of TV commercials, and on titles for The Carol Burnett Show, The Sonny and Cher Show and others. Lou was a producer of a cartoon called Q. T. Hush, that showed on the Sheriff John TV show in the late 'sixties. Producing, animating, directing, painting backgrounds ... Lou did it all.” Early Life/Family:
Romer Grey was a studio school that charged animators to work and learn. Anybody whose career started at Romer Grey learned their craft there. Romer Gray was the son of Zane Gray the writer.

Career Outline:
Walter Lantz Productions 1937,
Fleischer Studios 1939-1941,
Famous Studios 1944-1946,
Animation Associates 1960,
Filmation Associates 1966-1984,
Fine Arts Films 1971

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Animation Department (48 titles)
1982 Gilligan's Planet (TV series) (animator - 1982)
1982 Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase (animation director)
1982 Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All (TV movie) (animator)
1982 The Fat Albert Easter Special (TV short) (animator)
1981 The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! (TV series) (animation director)
1981 Blackstar (TV series) (animation director - 13 episodes)
– The Zombie Masters (1981) (animation director)
– The Crown of the Sorceress (1981) (animation director)
– The Overlord's Big Spell (1981) (animation director)
– The Air Whales of Anchar (1981) (animation director)
– Tree of Evil (1981) (animation director)
See all 13 episodes » 1980 The New Adventures of Tom and Jerry (TV series) (animation director)
1980 The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour (TV series) (animation director - 1980)
1980 A Snow White Christmas (TV movie) (animator)
1979-1980 Flash Gordon (TV series) (animation director - 16 episodes)
– Chapter Sixteen: Ming's Last Battle (1980) (animation director)
– Chapter Fifteen: Revolt of the Power Men (1979) (animation director)
– Chapter Fourteen: The Desert Hawk (1979) (animation director)
– Chapter Thirteen: Castaways in Tropica (1979) (animation director)
– Chapter Twelve: Tournament of Death (1979) (animation director)
See all 16 episodes » 1979 The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle (TV series) (animation director - 1979)
1978 Fabulous Funnies (TV series) (animation director - 1978)
1978 Tarzan and the Super 7 (TV series) (animation director - 1978)
1977 The New Archie/Sabrina Hour (TV series) (animation director - 1977)
1977 Space Sentinels (TV series) (animation director)
1977 The New Adventures of Batman (TV series) (animation director - 16 episodes)
– A Sweet Joke on Gotham City (1977) (animation director)
– Birds of a Feather Fool Around Together (1977) (animation director)
– Bite-Sized (1977) (animation director)
– Curses! Oiled Again! (1977) (animation director)
– Dead Ringers (1977) (animation director)
See all 16 episodes » 1976 Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (TV series) (animation director - 16 episodes)
– Tarzan's Trial (1976) (animation director)
– Tarzan, the Hated (1976) (animation director)
– Tarzan and the Olympiads (1976) (animation director)
– Tarzan and the Ice Creature (1976) (animation director)
– Tarzan at the Earth's Core (1976) (animation director)
See all 16 episodes » 1975 The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty (TV series) (animation director)
1974 Journey Back to Oz (animator)
1974 Oliver Twist (sequence director)
1973 Lassie's Rescue Rangers (TV series) (animation director - 1973)
1973 Mission: Magic! (TV series) (animation director - 1973)
1973 My Favorite Martians (TV series) (animation director - 1973)
1973 Treasure Island (sequence director)
1972-1980 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (TV series) (animation director)
1971 Archie's TV Funnies (TV series) (animator)
1971 Aesop's Fables (TV movie) (animator)
1971 Shinbone Alley (assistant animator)
1970 Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies (TV series) (animation director)
1970 Archie's Fun House (TV series) (animation director - 1 episode)
– Ice Block/Circus Act (animation director)
1966 The New Adventures of Superman (TV series) (animator - 3 episodes)
– The Chimp Who Made It Big/The Man Who Knew Superboy's Secret/The Deadly Icebergs (1966) (animator)
– The Prehistoric Pterodactyls/The Spy from Outer Space: Part II/Merlin's Magic Marbles (1966) (animator)
– The Force Phantom/The Spy from Outer Space: Part I/The Mermen of Emor (1966) (animator)
1960 Q.T. Hush (TV series) (animator - 100 episodes)
– The Big Masquerade Caper: The Big Blast (1960) (animator)
– The Big Masquerade Caper: The Big Deep Freeze (1960) (animator)
– The Big Masquerade Caper: The Big Dip (1960) (animator)
– The Big Masquerade Caper: The Big Dummy-Up (1960) (animator)
– The Big Masquerade Caper: The Big Frame Up (1960) (animator)
See all 100 episodes » 1946 The Fistic Mystic (short) (animator - uncredited)
1946 Chick and Double Chick (short) (animator)
1946 House Tricks? (short) (animator - uncredited)
1945 Man's Pest Friend (short) (animator - as Lou Zoukor)
1945 Mess Production (short) (animator)
1945 Magica-Lulu (short) (animator)
1944 Gabriel Churchkitten (short) (animator)
1944 I'm Just Curious (short) (animator)
1941 Mr. Bug Goes to Town (animator - as Louis Zukor)
1941 I'll Never Crow Again (short) (animator - uncredited)
1940 Nurse-Mates (short) (animator - as Louis Zukor)
1940 Me Feelins Is Hurt (short) (animator - uncredited)
1940 Females Is Fickle (short) (animator - uncredited)
1939 Gulliver's Travels (animator)
1937 The Birthday Party (short) (animator)
1937 House of Magic (short) (animator - as Louis Zukor)
Producer (1 title)
Director (9 titles)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (1 title)


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(Website included a picture of Zukor
(Taken from December 2007 section; quoting an obituary for Zukor written in The Animation Guild I.A.T.S.E. Local 839’s April 2004 newsletter. The Animation Guild has an archive of their newsletters at but it only goes back to 2006. I emailed their contact requesting a copy, I also emailed the writer of Popeye Animators blog asking to verify the obituary and a copy of it but have not heard back from either.)

Contributors To This Listing: Michael Tennant

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