Joop Geesink (The Hague, April 28, 1913 - Amsterdam, May 13, 1984) was a famous Dutch film producer. He is best known for his work with dolls. Best known is his creation of Joop Geesink Loeki the Lion which cheered over 30 years the advertising of the Dutch television.
He began his career as a set designer for the Dutch theater revues. Soon he became interested in film and animation especially with Marten Toonder (known by the stories of Tom Puss and Oliver B. Bumble), he established a filmstudio . Marten Toonder focused on cartoons and Joop Geesink loved dolls movies. The partnership lasted from March 1942 to March 1943.
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