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Animator Tom Cook has worked on a number of classic cartoon series, including He-Man. ("He-Man" / Filmation)

Special Feature: Animator Tom Cook on Sidewalks Entertainment (2015 Video)

He worked on many popular animated shows, like “Superfriends,” “Scooby Doo,” “He-Man,” and “Thundarr The Barbarian.” Meet the classic animator Tom Cook

Video Content: Tom Cook (2015)
Tom Cook AnimationRecorded at Wizard World, SIDEWALKS host Richard R. Lee interviews animator Tom Cook. They talk about his career start and some of his favorite projects he worked on.

Born in Silver Springs NY, Tom Cook is an animator and director, who is best known for his work on Saturday morning cartoon series. He began his animation career at Hanna-Barbera Studios, where he was hired to work as an assistant animator on “Challenge of the SuperFriends,” “Godzilla,” “Scooby Doo,” “Smurfs,” “Pacman,” and “The Flintstones.” At Ruby-Spears, he worked on “Thundarr the Barbarian,” “Heathcliff,” “Fang Face,” and “Plastic Man.” Then at Filmation Studios, Cook worked on “Tarzan,” “Flash Gordon,” “Blackstar,” “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,” “Brown Hornet,” “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” “She-Ra Princess of Power,” “Ghostbusters,” “Lone Ranger,” “Zorro,” “The Kids Super Power Hour with Shazam,” “Hero High and the futuristic Western Bravestarr.” Later, he was a timing director on “Road Rovers,” “Disney’s Mighty Ducks,” “PB & J Otter,” “Duckman,” “King of the Hill,” “Savage Dragon,” HBO’s “Happily Ever After Fairy Tales,” “Extreme Ghostbusters,” and “Extreme Dinosaurs.” Cook also worked on animated motion pictures, such as “Walt Disney’s Prince and the Pauper,” “The Jetsons Movie,” “Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night,” Steven Spielberg’s “We’re Back,” and “Thumbelina.”

Interview Credits:
Recorded: September 5, 2015
Host / Producer: Richard R. Lee
Videographer: J.P. Langston
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: Wizard World, Hanna-Barbara, Filmation, Ruby-Spears

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