Friday, December 28, 2007
The most information I could find about Louis Zukor was in an animation union newsletter obituary on him.
From the April 2004 Peg-Board
'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 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.'
I assume that Zukor made the trek to New York in 1938 to work on Gulliver's Travel's and continued on working for the Famous Studio until sometime in 1946. His work at the Fleischers was primarily for Orestes Calpini's crew and when the switchover was made to Famous, he animated primarily for Graham Place's crew.
'Females is Fickle' - 1940
'Me Feelins is Hurt' - 1940
'Nurse Mates' - 1940
'Wimmin Hadn't Oughta drive' - 1940
'I'll Never Crow Again' - 1940
'Mess Production' - 1946
'House Tricks?' - 1946
'The Fistic Mystic' - 1946
Lou Zukor animation from 'Me Feelins is Hurt' - 1940