Sutherland Passes



Hal Sutherland, co-founder of Filmation Studios, passed away recently.

Sutherland was the director of the first season of Star Trek: The Animated Series.

Joining Disney in the 1950s, Sutherland formed Filmation Studios with Norm Prescott and Lou Scheimer. Many a child’s Saturday morning entertainment came courtesy of their work in cartoons such as The Batman/Superman Hour, Archie’s Fun House, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and of course, Star Trek: The Animated Series.

After Star Trek: The Animated Series, Sutherland and family relocated to Washington State, where he pursued his hobby of painting.

No cause of death was given.

Source: StarTrek.comvia Filmation Facebook Page

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  • milojthatch

    Sutherland was important not only to Star Trek, but to animation. RIP

  • Kail

    That TAS picture was made by me for my website

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Another pioneer leaves us. I shall howl for him in my special pink battle tunic.

  • Blue Thunder

    He will be missed.