No problemo, Gigantor
THE ORIGINAL GIGANTOR was "born" in New York City during the summer of 1963. That is when Fred Ladd first saw artwork of a giant, needle-nosed robot remotely controlled by a young boy. The artwork had been created in Japan some 7 years earlier by Tokyo-based artist Mitsuteru Yokoyama; the adventures of the robot (in Japanese, "Tetsujin 28," translated as "IronMan 28") had appeared in a boys' magazine (Shonen) and were successful enough to generate a black-and-white animated TV Series called "Tetsujin 28-Go".
Ladd, then working simultaneously on an animated feature called "Pinocchio In Outer Space," on animated TV series "The Big World of Little Adam," and on the Japanese animated TV series "AstroBoy," was immediately intrigued by the notion of an empowered youngster controlling an enormous robot. With his late partner Al Singer, Ladd formed a corporation called Delphi Associates, Inc., specifically to acquire and produce, in English, fifty-two episodes, each approximately thirty minutes in length, which would be called "Gigantor."
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Ladd re-named the robot "Gigantor"; the 12-year old boy who controlled the robot became "Jimmy Sparks"; Jimmy's guardian and mentor, Dr. Shikishima, emerged as "Doctor Bob Brilliant"; and the robot's mission became a crusade against crime. In this pursuit, Jimmy worked hand in hand with oft-inept detective chief inspector Otsuka, known in English as Inspector Ignatz J. Blooper.
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