Underdog Original Hand Drawn Production Cel Storyboard 1964 Animation Art

  • Underdog - 1964
  • This is the Original Hand Drawn Storyboard - NOT the reproduction
  • One of a Kind Production Art Drawings - Thumbnail Storyboard Drawing
  • Graphite, Red, Blue Pencil and Black Ink
  • Size 8" x 4.5"
  • Staple Marks on Very Top Edge, Tear in the hole at top.
  • Printed at the Bottom in Small Type: "tomkins telepad - copyright 1950 Arthur Brown & Bro., Inc. N.Y."
  • Unmatted, Unframed
  • COA


The animation storyboard is the first sight of what a cartoon or piece of animation is going to look like. They are reproduced and given to the animators working on the film.  The animation storyboard looks like a series of strip comics, with individual drawings of storylines, scenes, characters and their emotions and other major parts of the movie. The drawings will reflect the early ideas of what characters will look like, what the backgrounds and scenery will be some idea of dialogue, emotions ,and a general feel of the animation process. Storyboards are very important, as they form the basis of the work that is carried out on the movie, describing most of the major features as well as the plot and its development.  Animation storyboards are also the coordinating vehicle of the film, taking the place of the script, and allowing different teams of people to work on different aspects and scenes in the movie. A studio like Pixar will have thousands of storyboard frames like the one shown here. The finished movie may not always conform to all aspects of the storyboard, but they will document many of the early developments in the movie. They are often the first step of the animation process, as they show the first views - albeit static - of the animation process.

Underdog is an American animated television series that debuted October 3, 1964, on the NBC network under the primary sponsorship of General Mills, and continued in syndication until 1973, for a run of approximately 124 episodes.  Underdog, Shoeshine Boy’s heroic alter-ego, appeared whenever love interest Sweet Polly Purebred was being victimized by such villains as Simon Bar Sinister or Riff Raff. Underdog always speaks in rhymes, such as, “There’s no need to fear, Underdog is here!” His voice was supplied by Wally Cox.

The syndicated version of The Underdog Show consists of 62 half-hour episodes. The supporting segments differ from the show's original network run. The first 26 syndicated episodes feature Tennessee Tuxedo as a supporting segment (Tennessee Tuxedo originally aired as a separate show, and also has its own syndicated adaptation). Thereafter, for most of the balance of the package, the middle segments include Go Go Gophers and Klondike Kat for three consecutive, half-hours, and Tennessee Tuxedo in the fourth.

Total Television Productions, Leonardo Television Productions.
Cartoon Characters: Underdog/Shoeshine Boy, Sweet Polly Purebread, Klondike Kat, Major Minor, Running Board, Ruffled Feather, Sergeant Okey Homa, Colonel Kit Coyote, The Hunter, Officer Flim Flanagan, The Fox, Commander McBragg, Stanley Livingston.




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