Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Moby Dick in The Undersea World (1967)

The title says it all, folks. Moby Dick and his human pals, Tom & Tubby, explore "The Undersea World" in this short.

The intro to Moby Dick, narrated by Don Messick, explains how the boys met Moby, but there was never any mention of their uncle or his ship again in the series. Hmmmmm.

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

Of all the adventure shows HB did between 1964 and 1968, this is definitely the weaker ones and my least favorite. I used to wonder how Tom & Tub could stay alive considering they were far from home, from any dry land, and no mention of what became of their uncle and any attempts to find them.

Like my theory about Todd (aka "Dino Boy") I imagine this was a daydream or writing assignment for Tom & Tub - the kind of fantastic adventure only a young boy could whip up.

hobbyfan said...

If only it were that simple. Ignoring the boys' uncle was the biggest mistake the writers made in the course of the series.