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    Underdog Production Cel Setup and Key Master Background (Leonardo Television, 1965). "There's no need to fear... UNDERDOG will soon be here!" says Wally Cox (the voice behind Underdog). This is a rare original hand-inked, hand-painted production cel of the show's main villain, Simon Bar Sinister, and his accomplice, "Cad Lackey." The cels are trimmed and placed over a hand-painted Key Master production background. The setup is taken from the episode "Simon Says No Thanksgiving," which ran on November 25, 1965. This episode was produced to celebrate the first appearance of the Underdog balloon in the annual Macy's Day Parade. Simon needs to cross the street to push a button to conquer the city -- but cannot, due to the parade. He goes back in time to 1621 to stop Thanksgiving from ever happening, so when he returns -- poof! -- there is no parade! The cel can be seen in the opening scene of Part 4, with Simon and Cad watching the Native Americans attacking the Pilgrims. This show had its cels painted in Mexico, and surviving production cels and backgrounds are very rare, making this one of the very few setups ever to be brought to market. Cels are matted with an opening size of 11" x 6". Characters are 3" and 4". Minor paint separation in black legs feet. In Very Good condition for this type of cel.

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