Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by crimsoncing, Dec 18, 2006.
For those of you who are sick of remakes.....
If that's a fake:
It it's real:
Oh NOOOOO! How can that be Shoeshine Boy.
Might as well get her to do it.
Cast & Crew:
Summary, poster & plot summary:
I can't see anything but ruin for one of my favorite animated series of all time. Ehhh, this will end badly
I'm speechless. The mind boggles.
Jason Lee as the voice of Shoeshine boy... James Belushi.. in any capacity...
It's like a train wreck... I don't want to watch, and yet I can't look away.
Give me The REAL Underdog (with Wally Cox's voice-over,of course),PLEASE!! Michael Boyce
Hey, they will do KING LEONARDO next. I see Leonardo DiCaprio in the role. Two Leos..
I wonder...who's gonna do his sidekick? My vote would go for Micky Dolenz (hey,DON'T LAUGH...He did many a cartoon voice-over)! Michael Boyce
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Amazing thing is that she was the first person to pop into MY head, too, when I saw this original post!
While we're at it, let's bring back our other friends. I haven't seen these guys on TV in at least 25 years!
Our only hope is that Paramount Pictures (who now owns,I think,these cartoons) will re-release these classic cartoons (Like Sony Wonder did with The Dick Tracy cartoon show) on DVD! Michael Boyce
No Wally Cox, no Underdog.
God help me, but...
I just saw that Peter Dinklage from The Station Agent is playing Simon Bar Sinister...
...and I really, really want to see this movie now.
Uh Oh! A Jim Belushi siting.
Agreed. Can you say "direct to DVD"? Should I also expect a Finius T. Whoopy (sp) cameo?
What are these guys names again?
Some Underdog episodes are available on dvd: http://www.amazon.com/Underdog-Collectors-Wally-Cox/dp/B00006AUHM
There will always be one underdog.
We Now Control All That You See
The problem with the currently available Underdog DVDs is that they were botched badly.
Those of us who grew up with Underdog, either on Saturday morning or in syndication, will remember that the episodes, like those of the earlier Rocky and Bullwinkle, were in serial, cliffhanger form, usually in four parts. The Saturday morning version I remember used to run all four segments in one 30-minute show. In syndication, the format was more similar to R&B: Two parts of the Underdog saga with other stuff in the middle.
Some of the "other things" were:
-- Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales, with the voice of Don Adams as the penguin who always said, "Tennessee Tuxedo will not fail!" before he usually did. His sidekick was the walrus Chumley, and they were always trying to escape from a zoo that was run by Stanley Livingston. When they did get out, they always went to visit Mr. Phineas J. Whoopie, "The Man with All the Answers," with his amazing three-dimensional blackboard, the "3-D B.B."
-- Klondike Kat, an incompetent cat with the Royal Mounties who was always trying to catch a French-accented mouse named Savoir Faire, whose tagline was "Savoir Faire eez Everywhere!" spoken with a bad French accent. At the end of each episode, the klutzy kat somehow managed to luck into capturing the mouse, and he'd say, "Klondike Kat always gets his mouse!"
-- Go Go Gophers, the last surviving members of the Gopher Indian tribe. The two Indian characters are highly stereotypical, with one speaking in gibberish meant to imitate the Gophers' language, and his buddy translating in B-movie "Indian speak" with sentences starting with objective pronouns, such as "Him say..." But despite that, the Gopher Indians were the good guys, as the two U.S. soldiers who were trying to capture them were utter buffoons. Well, the sergeant was a victim, too, of his colonel's idiocy.
-- The World of Commander McBragg, short snippets where the title character tried to talk about his unbelievable escapes from the jaws of death in fictional adventures. I think every segment ended with the Commander saying the word, "Quite."
So what did the producers of the DVD do? Not only are none of the "middle" segments on the DVD, but they eliminated the cliffhangers! They re-edited each set of Underdog episodes into one long piece!
From left in the picture, Chumley and Tennessee Tuxedo.
"Howard The [STRIKE]Duck[/STRIKE] Dog"?
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