UnderDOG NOT UnderFROG

GoAnimate introduced their first new theme since the site launched (I think - first new theme since I joined anyway) which was Underdog a US cartoon series that began in the 1960's. UnderDOG NOT UnderFROG is my first animation using these characters which star a little dog known only as Shoe Shine boy who has a Super Powered alter ego called Underdog.

Underdog NOT UnderFROG

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The story is fairly straight forward, I know, but I wanted to try the theme out and try to take advantage of being one of the first people to complete an animation with the new theme. Which can really help to get your work seen on GoAnimate as people are always curious to see a new theme in action.

Underdog, as well as most of the supporting characters apparently used to always speak in rhyme in the original TV series. In my animation you'll notice this isn't the case except in two specific speech balloons that include actual rhyming dialogue from the show.

The 'UnderFROG' reference comes from the TV show in which the crowd, doing the Superman parody for 'Look up in the sky...' would always refer to Underdog as 'Underfrog'.

I thought too that it would be funny if Underdog, like most real dogs, got so distracted saving Polly Purebred that he forgets all about her when he leaves. I don't think the joke worked to well but it saved me having to create a more animated conclusion.

Since I made this animation the theme has been expanded with more backgrounds, characters and props so there is much more scope for story telling than I had for this animation.

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