Monday, October 24, 2011

UNDERDOG: Complete Collector’s Edition Coming in January!

Hey all of you, there's no need to fear Underdog is here, well actually he'll be here in January! We have some cool news for you to check out below!

For Immediate Release:



Shout! Factory To Release A Spectacular Nine-Disc DVD Box Set
On January 24, 2012

Los AngelesCA (October 24, 2011) — When help is needed he is not slow, for it's hip-hip-hip and away Underdog goes! On January 24, 2012, fans of all ages can rest assured; help is on the way as Shout! Factory releases Underdog®: Complete Collector’s Edition® in a beautiful, deluxe nine-disc DVD box set.

The collection contains over twenty hours of content, including the show’s three seasons comprised of 62 four-part episodes, the original shorts featuring the characters Go Go Gophers, Klondike Kat and Commander McBragg as well as all-new DVD extras. A must-have box set for fans of the series and DVD collectors, the Underdog®: Complete Collector’s Edition® will be available for pre-order for $69.97.

An anthropomorphic superhero, Underdog® first debuted in 1964 on the NBC network as the alter ego to the humble and lovable Shoeshine Boy. Whenever his love interest Sweet Polly Purebred was threatened by the evil villains Simon Bar Sinister and Riff Raff, Shoeshine Boy would rush into a telephone booth, transform into the caped, superhero Underdog and save the day. Voiced by notable comedy actor Wally Cox, Underdog spoke in rhyme cementing the famous phrase: “There is no need to fear, Underdog is here!”™ in the pop culture consciousness. An instant hit, Underdog went on to become a classic animated series. The show ran in syndication until 1973, for a total of 124 episodes.

Bonus Features:

Underdog®: Complete Collector’s Edition
  • Bonus Cartoons: Tooter The Turtle And The Hunter
  • Alternate Episode Openings And Closings
  • Featurette
  • Commentaries With Writer/Producer/Co-creator W. Watts Biggers, Voice Actor George S. Irving, Producer Treadwell Covington, Animation Historian Mark Arnold And More . . .

Product details:

Street Date:
Running time:

+/- 21 hours
Catalog #
SF 12972

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

About Underdog®
Since the animated TV series debuted in the 1960s, Underdog has become a pop-culture icon.  Audiences all over the world continue to cheer Shoeshine Boy and his alter ego Underdog, as the unlikely superhero helps restore order to society whenever danger looms. Called into action by his would-be girlfriend, ace news reporter Sweet Polly Purebred, the anti-hero must thwart the evil plans of unsavory characters such as the mad scientist Simon Bar Sinister or the underworld boss Riff Raff.  Using a phone booth to swiftly change into the pup-of-steel, Underdog flies into action. 

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