UNDERDOG CELS - LEONARDO PRODUCTIONS
Underdog originally aired on NBC, Saturday October 3rd, 1964.
Joseph Harris co-creator: character design and storyboard art
Peter Piech - Animator
W. Watts Biggers - producer
'There's no need to fear,
Underdog is here!'
Leonardo Productions, the creators of Tennesee Tuxedo, had their biggest success with the adventures of a super-powered pooch named Underdog. In the guise of the 'humble and lovable' Shoe Shine Boy, Underdog would only need to hear the faintest cry for help before transforming himself into a superhero.
The plea usually came from his girlfriend, TV Reporter Polly Purebred, the show's most frequent canine-in-distress. A colorful array of villains, from Simon Bar Sinister to Riff Raff to Overcat (get it?), seemed to follow the hapless Polly wherever she went.
Whenever she needed her heros assistance, Polly would break out into song: Oh where, oh where has my Underdog gone? Oh where, oh where can he be? Upon hearing this, Shoe Shine Boy would immediately duck into the nearest telephone booth and emerge ready to fight evil.
All artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity
#L5 - 'Underdog' Signed by Marvel/DC Artist M.M. Ritter.Price: $690
#L5 - Leonardo Production - 'Underdog' There's no need to fear, Underdog is here! With friend and Foe. Origianl pen and ink art on 9.00' X 12.00' Bristol board. Signed by Marvel/DC Artist M.M. Ritter. (Mickey Ritter is a comic book creator - Penciller and inker who did work for Marvel and D.C.)
#L4 - Underdog, 'The Big Hit' number #171 out of 300.
#L4 - Leonardo Productions - 'Underdog'. The Limited Edition titled 'The Big Hit', number #171 out of 300. The image size measures 21.00' X 17.00', bearing official Golden Books seal, signed by Joseph B. Harris. (Double matted and framed)
#L3 - Leonardo Productions - 'Underdog'. The Limited Edition titled 'AWAY WE GO', Artists Proof #45 of 100.
The image size measures 7.00' X 5.50', bearing official Golden Books seal, signed by Joeseph B. Harris. The original image was hand-drawn and hand-inked by Mr. Harris and then transferred by serigrapgh screen to the cel, using the fine art screen-printing process of color reproduction. Mr. Harris signed and numbered each individual artist's proof cel. The edition size of this piece is only 100 artist's proofs. (Double matted and framed)
SOLD (Double matted and framed)
#L1 - Leonardo Productions - 'Under Dog' from The Tennessee Tuxedo Show, 1992.
The Limited Edition number #93 of 275 is titled 'There Is No Need To Fear.'The image size measures 15.00' X 18.00', bearing the offical Seal of Authenticity, signed by Peter Piech, Executive Producer. (Double matted and framed)
#L2 - Leonardo Productions - 'Under Dog', 1992. The Limited Edition titled 'Hip Hop and Away I Go', number #192 of 275. The Hand-painted cel measures 14'x16', bearing the official Seal of Authenticity, hand signed by Peter Piech, Executive Producer. (Double matted and framed)