A UPA adaptation of the television series (1947-1960) dummy-cowboy, Howdy Doody. Filmed in both 35 and 16mm (for immediate television use in the event theatre exhibitors balked at showcasing a television character,) the plot has Howdy Doody in quest of a magic cowboy hat that will make him invincible. Filled with predominant variations of colors and designs and abstract-color designs as Howdy chases the elusive hat. Finally capturing it, he uses the hat's magical powers to become a rodeo star. Written by
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Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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The negative was destroyed by Bob Smith, Howdy Doody's creator, because he felt the 1950s graphic design was not close enough to the look of his wooden puppet. One 35mm print survived in the U.S. Library of Congress, where it was rediscovered in 2010, 58 years after it was produced, and can now be seen. See more