Marshall
2022-02-06T19:54:39Z
Hello all,

Recently, a new book related to the Total TeleVision productions shows has been released. It's titled The Total Television Scrapbook, and features images of artwork (cels, model sheets, storyboards, etc), advertisements, articles, etc. related to Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo, King & Odie, Tooter Turtle, The Hunter, Klondike Kat, and more. It's a fun book written by Mark Arnold and Victoria Biggers (daughter of Total TeleVision's co-founder Buck Biggers).

Yesterday, my review of the book was published online. The link is below. Feel free to reply to this thread if you'd like top chat about the Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo, etc. cartoons.

Marshall

Review of The Total Television Scrapbook 
Yowp
2022-02-10T08:33:16Z
I haven't seen the book, but I would recommend anything Mark Arnold is able to get published. He's done an awful lot of research into the TTV history and cartoons, so anything he puts out will be done with a lot of care, humour and accuracy.
As for the cartoons themselves, the artwork is the most unappealing aspect to me. The voices are generally good, though even Kenny Delmar can't save "The Hunter" or "Commander McBragg." Allen Swift as Simon Bar Sinister is wonderfully creepy and evil.

Yowp
http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com 
nickramer
2022-02-10T20:39:07Z
Originally Posted by: Yowp 

The voices are generally good, though even Kenny Delmar can't save "The Hunter" or "Commander McBragg."
Yowp
http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com 



Honestly, I thought The Hunter was quite good despite being formulaic. "The Spoon Saga" being my favorite one (which I'm under the impression was the pilot).
Marshall
2022-02-11T02:40:23Z
Originally Posted by: Yowp 

I haven't seen the book, but I would recommend anything Mark Arnold is able to get published. He's done an awful lot of research into the TTV history and cartoons, so anything he puts out will be done with a lot of care, humour and accuracy.
As for the cartoons themselves, the artwork is the most unappealing aspect to me. The voices are generally good, though even Kenny Delmar can't save "The Hunter" or "Commander McBragg." Allen Swift as Simon Bar Sinister is wonderfully creepy and evil.

Yowp
http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com 



Hi Yowp,

I've enjoyed reading your blog over the years. Allen Swift was tremendous with the Simon Bar Sinister voice. What a difference in comparison to his Tooter Turtle voice, but that's evidence of his strong vocal ability with different characters. Itchy Brother (voiced by Allen) was a fun character as the foil to Biggy Rat, also.

Marshall
Marshall
2022-02-11T03:13:12Z
Originally Posted by: nickramer 

Originally Posted by: Yowp 

The voices are generally good, though even Kenny Delmar can't save "The Hunter" or "Commander McBragg."
Yowp
http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com 



Honestly, I thought The Hunter was quite good despite being formulaic. "The Spoon Saga" being my favorite one (which I'm under the impression was the pilot).



I've enjoyed The Hunter toons over the years. I just watched "The Stolen Spoon Saga" on YouTube, and I don't believe it was the pilot. You would think that with the repeated singing of "We're calling, we're calling The Hunter. Where can The Hunter be?" But, it was actually episode #53 of the toons, and has the Gamma Studios "look " for the character versus the initial TV Spots animated Hunter "look."