THE ADVENTURES OF DANNY DEE was a 1954 local television program with a unique premise--Danny is a character drawn by artist Roy Doty on a background of paper, along with his companions Debbie Dee, Filbert the Dinosaur, and Pancake the Magician. In this episode, Danny, Debbie, Filbert, and Pancake go to sea to pursue a bunch of pirates who have stolen Pancake's treasured magic box. Their ship is sunk and they're captured by the pirates, but manage to turn the tables and get back the box. The drawings are primitive but the work is fairly elaborate, involving cut-out images and layers of paper and felt on which the adventure takes place.
After retiring as Tarzan, ex-Olympic Gold Medallist Johnny Weissmuller starred in this syndicated jungle adventure series (based on a newspaper comic strip) as Jungle Jim, adventurer and occasional trouble-shooter for the government, with Martin Huston as his son Skipper and Norman Fredric (later known as Dean Fredericks, star of the series STEVE CANYON and movies such as THE PHANTOM PLANET) as Kassim, his aide.
In this episode, Jim is asked to look into the activities of an elephant herd raiding native villages; at the same time, he is alarmed by reports of Skipper's near-failing grades in the classes he is taking by mail from the States and hires a tutor, Mrs. Haddock, to help bring his grades up. She has her own ideas about Africa and its wonders and dangers, mostly courtesy of a popular book on exploration written by a well-known fraud, and soon she and Skipper are headed into the jungle, straight toward a stampeding herd and a group of bloodthirsty smugglers, with Jim in hot pursuit.
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