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danny burstein
2017-03-28 15:10:05 UTC
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[NYT paid obits]

HARRIS--Joe, best known as the creator of The Underdog cartoon and the Trix
rabbit died on Sunday, March 26th, at the age of 89. He is survived by his
daughters: Sophie, Merrie and Joelle, who will miss him dearly.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=JOE-HARRIS&pid=184727050

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2017-03-28 19:25:29 UTC
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"The" creator? I don't think so. Bucks Biggers lead a team that created Underdog.
That Derek
2017-03-28 20:20:46 UTC
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Joe Harris essentially "bogarted" the credit for the last 20 years largely because he reasoned that he was the ARTIST who was hired by the admen for General Mills who were charged with creating a new character "Underdog." These three other co-creators were William "watts" Biggers Sr., Chester "Chet" Stover, and Treadwell "Tread" Covington -- all of whom died within the last five years.

Buck Biggers once recounted that a new animal superhero was called for with the stipulation that it not be a frog as General Mills was already sponsoring a Jay Ward-produced series featuring a frog, viz. "Hoppity Hooper."

Hence, the "Underdog" ending "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a frog ..."
Adam H. Kerman
2017-04-15 02:14:26 UTC
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Post by That Derek
Joe Harris essentially "bogarted" the credit for the last 20 years
largely because he reasoned that he was the ARTIST who was hired by the
admen for General Mills who were charged with creating a new character
"Underdog." These three other co-creators were William "watts" Biggers
Sr., Chester "Chet" Stover, and Treadwell "Tread" Covington -- all of
whom died within the last five years.
Buck Biggers once recounted that a new animal superhero was called for
with the stipulation that it not be a frog as General Mills was already
sponsoring a Jay Ward-produced series featuring a frog, viz. "Hoppity
Hooper."
Hence, the "Underdog" ending "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a frog ..."
A frog?
RH Draney
2017-04-15 02:31:25 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by That Derek
Buck Biggers once recounted that a new animal superhero was called for
with the stipulation that it not be a frog as General Mills was already
sponsoring a Jay Ward-produced series featuring a frog, viz. "Hoppity
Hooper."
Hence, the "Underdog" ending "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a frog ..."
A frog?
"Not plane, nor bird, nor even frog"....r

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