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Joseph Harris (III) (1928–2017)

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Most noted for creating and drawing such iconic cartoon characters as Underdog and the Trix rabbit used in the TV commercials for Trix cereal. Harris also came up with the famous Trix slogan, "Silly rabbit--Trix are for kids". See more trivia »

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Known For

Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales
(1963-1966)
Underdog
Underdog Producer
(1964-1967)
Go Go Gophers
Go Go Gophers Producer
(1966-1968)

Filmography

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 1966-1968 Go Go Gophers (TV Series) (producer - 48 episodes)
- Kitchen Capers (1968) ... (producer)
- The Great White Stallion (1968) ... (producer)
- Blankety-Blank Blanket (1968) ... (producer)
- California Here We Come (1968) ... (producer)
- Back to the Indians (1968) ... (producer)
 1966-1967 The Beagles (TV Series) (producer - 26 episodes)
- The Cat Napper (1967) ... (producer - as Joe Harris)
- The Island Hideout (1967) ... (producer - as Joe Harris)
- Island in the Sky (1967) ... (producer - as Joe Harris)
- Motorcycle Mountie (1967) ... (producer - as Joe Harris)
- Klondike Goes to Town (1967) ... (producer - as Joe Harris)
 1964-1967 Underdog (TV Series) (producer - 124 episodes)
- Phoney Booths, Part 4 (1967) ... (producer)
- Phoney Booths, Part 3 (1967) ... (producer)
- Phoney Booths, Part 2 (1967) ... (producer)
- Phoney Booths, Part 1 (1967) ... (producer)
- Simon Says, Be my Valentine, Part 4 (1967) ... (producer)
 1963-1966 Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (TV Series) (producer - 144 episodes)
- Telescope Detectives (1966) ... (producer)
- The Orient Express (1966) ... (producer)
- Samantha (1966) ... (producer)
- Lost Valley (1966) ... (producer)
- There Auto Be a Law (1966) ... (producer)
 1960-1964 King Leonardo and His Short Subjects (TV Series) (producer - 182 episodes)
- Little Boy Blues (1964) ... (producer)
- The Horn of the Lone Hunter (1964) ... (producer)
- Captain Horatio Hunter (1964) ... (producer)
- Two for the Turkey Trot (1964) ... (producer)
- Hunter Goes Hollywood (1964) ... (producer)
Hide Hide Show Show Art department (4 credits)
 1966-1968 Go Go Gophers (TV Series) (storyboard art - 42 episodes)
- Blankety-Blank Blanket (1968) ... (storyboard art)
- California Here We Come (1968) ... (storyboard art)
- Back to the Indians (1968) ... (storyboard art)
- The Big Pow-Wow (1968) ... (storyboard art)
- The Indian Giver (1968) ... (storyboard art)
 1964-1967 Underdog (TV Series) (storyboard art - 124 episodes)
- Phoney Booths, Part 4 (1967) ... (storyboard art)
- Phoney Booths, Part 3 (1967) ... (storyboard art)
- Phoney Booths, Part 2 (1967) ... (storyboard art)
- Phoney Booths, Part 1 (1967) ... (storyboard art)
- Simon Says, Be my Valentine, Part 4 (1967) ... (storyboard art)
 1963-1966 Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (TV Series) (storyboard art - 146 episodes)
- Telescope Detectives (1966) ... (storyboard art)
- The Orient Express (1966) ... (storyboard art)
- Samantha (1966) ... (storyboard art)
- Lost Valley (1966) ... (storyboard art)
- There Auto Be a Law (1966) ... (storyboard art)
 1960-1964 King Leonardo and His Short Subjects (TV Series) (storyboard art - 182 episodes)
- Little Boy Blues (1964) ... (storyboard art)
- The Horn of the Lone Hunter (1964) ... (storyboard art)
- Captain Horatio Hunter (1964) ... (storyboard art)
- Two for the Turkey Trot (1964) ... (storyboard art)
- Hunter Goes Hollywood (1964) ... (storyboard art)
Hide Hide Show Show Animation department (5 credits)
 1966-1968 Go Go Gophers (TV Series) (character designer - 48 episodes)
- Kitchen Capers (1968) ... (character designer)
- The Great White Stallion (1968) ... (character designer)
- Blankety-Blank Blanket (1968) ... (character designer)
- California Here We Come (1968) ... (character designer)
- Back to the Indians (1968) ... (character designer)
 1964-1967 Underdog (TV Series) (character designer - 124 episodes)
- Phoney Booths, Part 4 (1967) ... (character designer)
- Phoney Booths, Part 3 (1967) ... (character designer)
- Phoney Booths, Part 2 (1967) ... (character designer)
- Phoney Booths, Part 1 (1967) ... (character designer)
- Simon Says, Be my Valentine, Part 4 (1967) ... (character designer)
 1963-1966 Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (TV Series) (character designer - 144 episodes)
- Telescope Detectives (1966) ... (character designer)
- The Orient Express (1966) ... (character designer)
- Samantha (1966) ... (character designer)
- Lost Valley (1966) ... (character designer)
- There Auto Be a Law (1966) ... (character designer)
 1966 Gene Hattree: The Trap (TV Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1960-1964 King Leonardo and His Short Subjects (TV Series) (character designer - 76 episodes)
- Little Boy Blues (1964) ... (character designer)
- The Horn of the Lone Hunter (1964) ... (character designer)
- Captain Horatio Hunter (1964) ... (character designer)
- Two for the Turkey Trot (1964) ... (character designer)
- Hunter Goes Hollywood (1964) ... (character designer)
Hide Hide Show Show Music department (2 credits)
 1964-1967 Underdog (TV Series) (composer - 124 episodes)
- Phoney Booths, Part 4 (1967) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Phoney Booths, Part 3 (1967) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Phoney Booths, Part 2 (1967) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Phoney Booths, Part 1 (1967) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Simon Says, Be my Valentine, Part 4 (1967) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1960-1961 King Leonardo and His Short Subjects (TV Series) (composer - 78 episodes)
- Wild and Wobbly (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Fortune Feller (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Treasure of Sierra Bongo (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Trail of the Lonesome Mine (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Uranium Cranium (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (3 credits)
 1966-1967 The Beagles (TV Series) (creator - 26 episodes)
- The Cat Napper (1967) ... (creator - as Joe Harris)
- The Island Hideout (1967) ... (creator - as Joe Harris)
- Island in the Sky (1967) ... (creator - as Joe Harris)
- Motorcycle Mountie (1967) ... (creator - as Joe Harris)
- Klondike Goes to Town (1967) ... (creator - as Joe Harris)
 1963 Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 King Leonardo and His Short Subjects (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Riches to Rags (1960)
Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
 2007 Underdog (writer: "Underdog Theme", "Underdog Rocks", "Underdog Raps" - as Joseph B. Harris)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Joe Harris was a top advertising illustrator who created the Trix rabbit and other familiar characters. Leaving the Dancer Fitzgerald Sample ad agency, Joe Harris went on to collect a six-figure salary during the 1960s while storyboarding "Underdog" and other Total Television cartoons. He commented, "We had no idea what an ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

Most noted for creating and drawing such iconic cartoon characters as Underdog and the Trix rabbit used in the TV commercials for Trix cereal. Harris also came up with the famous Trix slogan, "Silly rabbit--Trix are for kids". See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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