Louis O. Hertz: 1931-2005

I've received some bad news this morning. Lou Hertz, lifeline of the animation scene here in Atlanta, has passed away. He died yesterday at home with his family by his side. I'm at a loss of words here, so just go here for his obituary in the paper. I want to write more, but I need to gather my thoughts.

Lou, we'll miss you, boobie.


  1. Very sad news. Lou will be greatly missed. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to him several times at ASIFA Atlanta screenings over the years and was always impressed by his love of the art form and by his great humor. I remember seeing a clip of his own animation for TV commercials during one of the screenings and was impressed to see his talent, which he was very modest about. It will be hard to replace someone who was so key in the local community of animation fans.

  2. Goodbye, Lou. What a fantastic individual. I feel honored to have known him. He was Atlanta's animation ambassador. I'll never forget a mere week ago, my friend Jerry tells me that Lou's telling him on the phone about the guys from Turner coming to see him. He tells Jerry that it was our "crappy" animation on Birdman that was making him sick. That was classic Lou. Thanks for everything, Lou. 'Till we cross paths again.


  3. I'm sorry for your loss.

  4. I've never heard or seen Lou before in my life but I'd like to share my sorrow to everyone who knows him well and express my condolences to Lou; he must had done many great things throughout his lifetime and he will surely be missed.

    - Glen!