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Underdog (cartoon, voiced by Wally Cox)

    (NBC Saturday Mornings, 1964 - 1966;
     CBS Saturday Mornings, 1966 - 1968;
     NBC Saturday Mornings, 1968 - 1973)

    [the lead character in this 1960s cartoon was voiced by one
     of the most recognizeable characters from 1950's television --
     the mild-mannered Wally Cox who had starred in "Mr. Peepers."

     The cartoon bounced from network to network but enjoyed an
     amazing nine-year run.]


Main Title Opening: "Underdog (Main Title)"

    [Contributor Steve Friedman believes the publisher rights listed
     in ASCAP may be in error, since around 1944 the Irving Berlin music
     catalog divested itself of all but Berlin's compositions, and the
     others were transferred to Bourne Co. managed by Berlin's former
     publishing manager Sol Bourne (née Bornstein)]
     
     Composers: Ortala Le Clerc Germaine (French SACEM, affil. w/ASCAP)
                Lee Zahler (ASCAP)
               [Zahler was Columbia Pictures music director]
               
     1978 Publisher: Irving Berlin Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Irving Berlin Music Company (ASCAP)
                        c/o Williamson Music Co.
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:


Theme Song: "Underdog Theme"

    [Thanks to contributor Steve Friedman for tracking down this
     information about the vocal theme song used on the series; the
     performance was recorded under the direction of Joseph B. Harris;
     
     The 1978 publishing company was owned by Treadwell D. Covington
     who was the executive producer of the TV series, and Watts Biggers
     was the writer/producer of the cartoon; Joe Harris was co-creator
     of the cartoon who is also credited with its character design.]

     Composers: W. Watts Biggers (ASCAP)
                Treadwell D. Covington (ASCAP)
                Joseph B. Harris (ASCAP)
                Chester A. Stover (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: HarwichPort Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2005 Publisher: LoraMu Music (ASCAP)
                        c/o Bughouse div. of Bug Music, Inc./
                        Lorimar Acquisitions Corp.
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:


End Title Closing: "Underdog (End Title)"

    [Contributor Steve Friedman believes the publisher rights listed
     in ASCAP may be in error, since around 1944 the Irving Berlin music
     catalog divested itself of all but Berlin's compositions, and the
     others were transferred to Bourne Co., managed by Berlin's former
     publishing manager Sol Bourne (ne Bornstein)]
     
     Composers: James Henry May G. Wood (French SACEM, affil. w/ASCAP)
                Lee Zahler (ASCAP)
               [Zahler was Columbia Pictures music director]
               
     1978 Publisher: Irving Berlin Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Irving Berlin Music Company (ASCAP)
                        c/o Williamson Music Co.
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:

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