Mighty Man & Yukk Original Production Concept Drawing Ruby Spears Rudy Larriva 1
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Mighty Man and Yuk!
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Mighty Man & Yukk! is an animated series created by Ruby-Spears Productions. It was aired as part of The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show
Brandon Brewster is a millionaire with the secret identity of Mighty Man, the world's smallest superhero. Joining him on his quest is his companion Yukk!, the world's ugliest dog who always wears a doghouse to hide his ugly face. Mighty Man and Yukk would always get called in by the mayor to combat any threat that occurs in the city
- Big Mouse the Bad Mouse (9/22/1979) – Bad Mouse and his rodent followers steal the city mint.
- Magnet Man (9/22/1979) – Magnet Man threatens to use his giant magnet to pull the city into the river unless he is paid a very big ransom.
- Anthead (9/29/1979) – To pull off the crime of the century, Anthead steals computers to help him plan one.
- Never Retire with Mr. & Mrs. Van Pire (9/29/1979) – Mr. and Mrs. Van Pire are hypnotizing millionaires to sell them their fortunes and then turning them into bats.
- Goldteeth's Bad Bite (10/6/1979) – Goldteeth and his sidekick Doctor Decay plan to steal a gold plated satellite that is orbiting outer space.
- Baby Man (10/6/1979) – Baby Man and his nanny henchwomen are making City officials act like babies by spraying them with a secret formula.
- Trouble Brews When Glue Man Glues (10/13/1979) – Sick of being beaten by Mighty Man and Yukk, the villainous Glue Man hatches a plan to steal chemicals that will create a formula to turn himself into Super-Glue Man upon obtaining a scientist named Dr. Stickol.
- Shake Up with Ms. Make-Up (10/13/1979) – Miss Make-Up, the most beautiful criminal that ever lived, plans to steal a scroll that contains Cleopatra's beauty secrets.
- Bad News Snooze (10/20/1979) – Madame Sleep and her henchmen Lazy and Tired steal King Ledus' ring. She plans to use the ring which is a key to unlock the vault at the Lagovian Embassy, steal the Lagovian Lion Statue and hold it for a ransom of $10,000,000,000.
- Coach Crime's Big Play (10/20/1979) – To infiltrate Coach Crime's gang of thieves and figure out who his real identity is, Mighty Man and Yukk pose as safecrackers.
- Public Rooster #1 (10/27/1979) – The Rooster steals an anti-gravity machine which he uses to commit numerous dastardly crimes in order to make himself Public Enemy #1.
- Rob Around the Clock (10/27/1979) – The Time Keeper and his henchmen Minute Man and Second Hand Rose are freezing time. They then commit crimes resulting in an unstoppable crime spree.
- The Perils of Paulette (11/3/1979) – The maniacal Handhead tries to force a movie studio to replace their actress Paulette with his girlfriend Billie by sabotaging their latest movie.
- The Dangerous Dr. Gadgets (11/3/1979) – In a plot to discredit Mighty Man and Yukk, Dr. Rufus T. Gadgets sets up his own crimes so that he can be the hero of the city.
- Bye Bye Biplane (11/10/1979) – Baron Brute steals an amnesia machine and plans to use it to win a space shuttle contract by sabotaging his opponent.
- Beach Bum's Crime Wave (11/10/1979) – Mighty Man and Yukk encounter Beach Bum, a villain who uses his surfing talents and advanced technology to steal anything valuable including King Neptune's golden trident.
- The Fiendish Fishface (11/17/1979) – Fishface uses his trained dolphins to capture millionaires on their yachts and has his henchmen disguise themselves as them.
- Catman (11/17/1979) – A cat burglar named Catman uses his trained his pet lion and black panther to steal the worlds largest diamond.
- Kragg the Conqueror (11/24/1979) – A scientist named Dr. Lash thaws out a Viking warrior named Kragg the Conqueror and his hound. He then plans to use them to abduct the mayor, the police chief, and Mighty Man.
- The Menacing Mindreader (11/24/1979) – Miro The Mentalist uses a mindreading machine that enables him to steal valuable information from the brains of his victims.
- Dog Gone Days (12/1/1979) – Copycat and his henchman Ivan plot to steal the fortune and money belt of oil tychoon Bucks Galore.
- The Evil Evo-Ray (12/1/1979) – Future Man, a fully evolved human with futuristic powers, plans to turn the whole of mankind into cavemen.
- The Video Villain (12/8/1979) – Camera Man uses his 3-D camera to travel through any television in the city and commit robberies.
- Krime Klown's Circus of Evil (12/8/1979) – Krime Klown uses his Krime Kazoo to turn the citizens into his circus henchmen.
- Copycat (12/15/1979) – Copycat is stealing peoples identities in order to raise a fortune.
- The Sinister Super Suit (12/15/1979) – Former TV villain Nefario creates a super suit which enables him to stay one step ahead of Mighty Man and Yukk while he is committing a series of crimes.
- The Malevolent Marble Man (12/22/1979) – Marble Man uses a device to bring statues to life in a plot to drive out the citizens and claim the city for themselves.
- Evil Notions with Evila's Potions (12/22/1979) – Evila the Witch enchants the city's gems into following her back to her house.
- The Diabolical Dr. Locust (12/29/1979) – Dr. Locust attempts to steal three ancient Chinese junks that once combined creates a robotic warrior.
- Where There's a Will, There's a Creep (12/29/1979) – Stanley Johnson is set to inherit a fortune if he spends the night in a haunted house. The only problem is the Creep and his henchman Clyde plan to kidnap Stanley so that the Creep inherits the money himself.
- Doctor Icicle (1/5/1980) – Doctor Icicle and his sidekick Frosty are kidnapping renowned scientists in order to build a super freezing machine that will freeze the sun.
- The Glutunous Glop (1/5/1980) – An evil professor named Sanfon Vulch creates Glop, a monster that can eat its way though anything. Glop is sent to Brandon Brewster's house to eat through his safe and steal a set of valuable blueprints.
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Ruby-Spears Productions (also known as Ruby-Spears Enterprises) is a Burbank, California-based entertainment production company that specializes in animation. The firm was founded in 1977 by veteran writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears.
Both Ruby and Spears started out as sound editors at Hanna-Barbera, and later branched out into writing stories for such programs as Space Ghost and The Herculoids. In 1968, they were assigned the task of developing a mystery-based cartoon series for Saturday morning, the end result of which was Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. They were also writers and producers for DePatie-Freleng Enterprises.
The firm's credits include the animated series Fangface, Fangface and Fangpuss, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, Rubik the Amazing Cube, the 1983 version of Alvin and the Chipmunks series, the 1988 Superman series, and the American Mega Man cartoon series.
One series, Piggsburg Pigs!, used Canadian voice talent rather than American voice talent like most of their shows. Ruby-Spears was also responsible for the animated sequence in the 1988 film Child's Play.
The Ruby-Spears studio was purchased in 1978 by Filmways Television and was sold in late 1981 to Taft Broadcasting, becoming a sister company to Hanna-Barbera Productions. In 1991, Ruby-Spears was spun off into RS Holdings while most of the original Ruby-Spears library (its pre-1991 library) was sold along with Hanna-Barbera to Turner Broadcasting System, which in turn merged with Time Warner in 1996. The Ruby-Spears studio continued with other projects such as Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa and Mega Man.  Joe Ruby & Ken Spears remained active in production for Scooby Doo.
Rambo: The Force of Freedom is an animated series based on the character of John Rambo, from David Morrell's book First blood, and the subsequent films First blood and Rambo: First blood Part II and adapted for television by story editor/head writer Michael Chain. The cartoon ran for 65 episodes, and was produced by Ruby-Spears Enterprises. The series debuted on April 14, 1986 as a five part mini series, and was renewed in September as a daily cartoon. Rambo was cancelled in December of the same year
In the cartoon, John Rambo was part of a G.I. Joe-like team called "The Force of Freedom." They went on missions around the world battling against a paramilitary terrorist organization named S.A.V.A.G.E. (short for Specialist-Administrators of Vengeance, Anarchy and Global Extortion).
Fictional countries and back-stories would frequently be featured, some of them echoing historical or current events.
The cartoon was filled with hand-to-hand combat and gunfire, with accurately-illustrated guns; yet unlike the original R-rated films, there was never any sensational violence, blood or gore, since this series was intended for family viewing. Moreover, no one ever died. The only real injury on the show happened when Rambo broke his arm in a survival episode. Rambo (who was seldom called by his first name, even by Trautman) used violence as a last resort and relied on his resources and guile to outwit his opponents — a character trait not consistent with the later films (Rambo avoids deliberately killing anyone in the first movie
Force of Freedom
- John Rambo (voiced by Neil Ross) - The main protagonist of the series. He leads the Force of Freedom in fighting S.A.V.A.G.E. when called in by Colonel Samuel Trautman. When not on missions, Rambo would either be shown tending to an animal or helping kids with their survival training.
- Colonel Samuel Trautman (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer) - He serves as the group's commanding officer. He would often call in Rambo when he is shown either tending to an animal or helping kids with their survival training. Colonel Trautman would sometimes accompany Rambo on his missions.
- Edward "Turbo" Hayes (voiced by James Avery) - An African-American mechanical engineer and race car driver. According to his toy bio, Turbo is also a First Lieutenant who graduated from the US Air Force Academy.
- Katherine Anne "K.A.T." Taylor (voiced by Mona Marshall) - An Asian-American military girl who was a master of disguises, gymnastics, and martial arts alike. K.A.T. seemed to have a crush on Rambo. She is based on Co-Bao from Rambo: First blood Part II.
- White Dragon (voiced by Robert Ito) - A heroic ninja who is Black Dragon's twin brother. According to his toy bio, White Dragon had also developed a ninja training program for the U.S. military.
- T.D. "Touchdown" Jones - A former football player and ally of Rambo.
- Chief - An Indian ally of Rambo.
S.A.V.A.G.E. stands for Specialist-Administrators of Vengeance, Anarchy and Global Extortion. They always have goals for world domination until they end up fighting the Force of Freedom. In addition to a substantial number of soldiers, among the members of S.A.V.A.G.E. are:
- General Warhawk (voiced by Michael Ansara) - The reflective sunglasses-wearing leader of S.A.V.A.G.E. who serves as the primary antagonist of the series. He was previously a European army captain who was convicted of selling state secrets and deported for his coup. He then organized and built S.A.V.A.G.E.
- Sergeant Havoc (voiced by Peter Cullen) - General Warhawk's second in command and top enforcer. He has strength that rivals Rambo's strength. He was previously a drill sergeant for the free world. After being court-martialed for spying, he joined up with S.A.V.A.G.E.
- Gripper (voiced by Lennie Weinrib) - A European mercenary with a metal right hand (hence the name) that wears an eyepatch. He was a former member of the French Foreign Legion until he was dismissed after failing to recognize the surrender Flag.
- Nomad (voiced by Ed Gilbert) - A burnoose-wearing Middle-Eastern terrorist. He was a wandering nomadic warrior that calls no country his home. Nomad leads a group of outcasts which consists of cutthroats and thieves.
- Mad Dog (voiced by Frank Welker) - The leader of an unnamed biker gang who sports a mohawk and a S.A.V.A.G.E. logo tattoo on his chest. He is first called Spike in the episode "Battlefield Bronx," but renamed Mad Dog in all subsequent episodes. According to his toy bio, Mad Dog was found unfit for military services and has an extended criminal record for theft, reckless driving, and arson.
- Animal - Member of Mad Dog's biker gang.
- Jerkface (voiced by Lennie Weinrib) - Member of Mad Dog's biker gang.
- Razor (voiced by Frank Welker) - Member of Mad Dog's biker gang.
- Black Dragon (voiced by Robert Ito) - A rogue ninja who is the twin brother of White Dragon. He is known as the greatest assassin that ever lived. Black Dragon would sell his service to any group that would pay his fee with his recurring clients being S.A.V.A.G.E.
- Snakebite (voiced by Peter Cullen) - A man who was born and raised in the Okeefenokee Swamp and likes wild animals like venomous snakes, insects, and black rats which he carries in his Beast Pack.
- Dr. Hyde - A cybernetic mad scientist whose head is in a dome-shaped helmet.
- Max - Dr. Hyde's android henchman.
- X-Ray - Dr. Hyde's cybernetic henchman.
There were also some one-shot characters who were members of S.A.V.A.G.E. that appeared in one episode. The following are listed in order of appearance:
- Count - A descendant of Vlad III the Impaler who worked with General Warhawk on two occasions. The first time was when it involved capturing Nobel prize winning physicist Herbert Kengsington in "Deadly Keep." The second time was when he helped General Warhawk in a plot to capture the President of the United States.
- Rama - The leader of the Cult of the Cobra. He only appeared in "Cult of the Cobra" where he and his group helped General Warhawk into halting the food shipments to the Indian Province of Asam in a plot to force the people of Asam to make General Warhawk their dictator.
- Pandora (voiced by Mona Marshall) - A female panther trainer working for General Warhawk. She only appears in "Raid on Las Vegas" where she assisted in a plot to rob the Las Vegas casinos.
- Sheik Hassat - A sheik who assisted General Warhawk in a plot to blow up the shipping businesses on the Suez Canal.
- Mike Flynn - An old friend of Rambo's who ended up stealing the XK-7 fighter jet and used it to assist General Warhawk in enslaving the Zimboli to mine diamonds for him.
- Varinia -(voiced by Kathy Garver) A female operative of S.A.V.A.G.E. who assisted General Warhawk, Sergeant Havoc, Gripper, and Nomad into stealing a submarine called the USS Typhoon and plans to sale it to any terrorist that is interested in it.
- Captain Scar (voiced by Peter Cullen) - A pirate captain who assisted General Warhawk in a plot to raise the sunken Liberte submarine off the coast of Hong Kong.
- Admiral Nomak (voiced by Lennie Weinrib) - An admiral who assisted General Warhawk in a plot to raise the sunken Liberte submarine off the coast of Hong Kong.
- Mephisto - A magician who assisted General Warhawk in a plot to steal the Washington Monument.
- Mombo Igthayan (voiced by Mona Marshall) - A Haitian Voodoo magician who assisted General Warhawk in a plot to enslave the Haitians and mine the island.
- Dr. Blackburn - A scientist who assisted General Warhawk in a plot to use a mind-control box on a Killer Whale named Korac and attack the NOMAD Bases.
- Iron Mask - A criminal who assisted General Warhawk in a plot to locate an old war plane containing a fortune of gold