Tom Cook

Animator

Years Active

1972 - Present

Known For

He Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Jetsons: The Movie

You have seen his work for decades and may have even passed him on the street and not recognized him... his name is Tom Cook. He began his career as an animator and director in 1978 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.

A short stop at Ruby-Spears had him working on Thundarr the Barbarian (had the privilege to meet and work with Jack Kirby), Heathcliff, Fang Face and Plastic Man. Freelancing at Film Roman he worked on the Garfield Special Babes and Bullets and for Bill Melendez on the Peanuts Special This is America Charlie Brown.

He then moved over to Filmation Studios in 1980, which at this point had become the only animation studio doing animation in the United States, and 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 (Captain Marvel), Hero High and the futuristic Western Bravestarr. He was also involved with many TV commercials such as The Jolly Green Giant, Chevrolet, and the 7 Up Spot campaign.

He then became the 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, Extreme Dinosaurs and many more.

He also animated on a number of motion pictures such as Walt Disney's Prince and the Pauper starring Mickey Mouse, Roger Rabbit in Tummy Trouble, The Jetson's Movie, Rover Dangerfield, Stay Tuned, Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, Steven Spielberg's Were Back, and Don Bluth's Thumbelina.

filmography

2003
  • Thu Cunning Little Vixen

    background artist

2000
  • Godzilla: The Series

    timing director

1997
  • Extreme Ghostbusters

    timing director

  • Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man

    animation timer

  • Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

    timing director

1993
  • We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

    key assistant animator

1991
  • Rover Dangerfield

    character key

1990
  • The Prince and the Pauper

    character assistant

  • Jetsons: The Movie

    animator

1989
  • Garfield's Babes and Bullets

    key assistant animator

1988
  • BraveStarr: The Legend

    animator

  • BraveStarr

    animator

1987
  • She-Ra: Princess of Power

    animator

1985
  • He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special

    animator

  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

    animator

  • He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword

    animator