A spoof of Superman that ran from 1964 through 1973, Underdog featured Wally Cox as the voice of the title character and his
mild-mannered alter-ego Shoeshine Boy. Decades later, the show plays like an odd
mixture of Jay Ward and Hanna-Barbera cartoons. The animation is little more
than storyboards with cycles added for walks and runs, with the humor in the
voice track and narration--a technique Ward pioneered in Crusader Rabbit.
The villains are celebrity sound-alikes, as many Hanna-Barbera characters were:
The King of Zot is Jimmy Durante; Simon Bar Sinister, Lionel Barrymore, etc. It's not just Simon Barsinister and Riff Raff causing Underdog
mischief, it's a wicked witch and a mysterious army of thieves that prove to be
our hero's true Nemesis! Digitally remastered episodes feature Underdog and his
friends from the famous 1960's cartoon classic, now on DVD! There's no need to
fear...Underdog is here!