History Trivia / RockyAndBullwinkle

23rd Nov '17 9:11:04 PM nombretomado
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** International airings as well as the DVD releases title the show "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends", replacing not only the original "Rocky and His Friends" title ("The Bullwinkle Show" opening does not appear on any of the {{DVD}}s) but also "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" title card for those segments.

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** International airings as well as the DVD releases title the show "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends", replacing not only the original "Rocky and His Friends" title ("The Bullwinkle Show" opening does not appear on any of the {{DVD}}s) UsefulNotes/{{DVD}}s) but also "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" title card for those segments.
7th Nov '17 9:38:28 AM twilicorn
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** The producers of the show rented out a small island in Minnesota, called it Moosylvania, and began a tongue-in-cheek statehood campaign. The "Moosylvania for Statehood" campaign was cut short when the petition reached the White House just as the {{Cuban Missile Crisis}} was unfolding.

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** The producers of the show rented out a small island in Minnesota, called it Moosylvania, and began a tongue-in-cheek statehood campaign. The "Moosylvania for Statehood" campaign was cut short when the petition reached the White House just as the {{Cuban UsefulNotes/{{Cuban Missile Crisis}} was unfolding.



* TheOtherDarrin: Keith Scott voiced the narrator, Bullwinkle and the cartoon versions of Boris and Fearless Leader in the movie.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Keith Scott voiced the narrator, Bullwinkle and the cartoon versions of Boris and Fearless Leader Played straight for almost everyone in the movie.2014 short (most notably Creator/TomKenny as Bullwinkle), but averted for Creator/JuneForay as Rocky (and even then his voice was pitched up in post because the then-95-year-old Foray had lost a little bit of her magic; needless to say, it was her final role before her passing in 2017).
28th Oct '17 6:45:52 AM twilicorn
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** Early on, the show would have been just a 5-minute series titled ''Rocky the Flying Squirrel'' that would have been syndicated and aired on local kiddie shows. However, sponsor General Mills wanted a full half-hour show, resulting in the creation of various supporting segments.

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** Early on, the show would have been just a 5-minute series titled ''Rocky the Flying Squirrel'' that would have been syndicated and aired on local kiddie shows. However, sponsor General Mills wanted a full half-hour show, resulting in the creation of various supporting segments.segments.
** The 2014 CG short film was intended to run before ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'' in theaters, [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot as a testing ground for a possible feature film and a relaunch of the franchise]]. However, Dreamworks wanted to push ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' instead, and the short was relegated to being an extra on the ''Mr. Peabody'' Bluray.
21st Apr '17 8:57:20 AM ropertroper
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* MissingEpisode: The Dudley Do-Right episode "Stokey the Bear" did not air after it's initial broadcast after Jay Ward was threatened a jail sentence over spoofing Smokey the Bear. It ended up being included on the first season DVD set.
13th Mar '17 3:34:53 PM TristanJeremiah
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** The producers of the show rented out a small island in Minnesota, called it Moosylvania, and began a tongue-in-cheek statehood campaign. The "Moosylvania for Statehood" campaign was cut short when the petition reached the White House just as the {{CubanMissileCrisis}} was unfolding.

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** The producers of the show rented out a small island in Minnesota, called it Moosylvania, and began a tongue-in-cheek statehood campaign. The "Moosylvania for Statehood" campaign was cut short when the petition reached the White House just as the {{CubanMissileCrisis}} {{Cuban Missile Crisis}} was unfolding.
13th Mar '17 3:34:25 PM TristanJeremiah
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** The producers of the show rented out a small island in Minnesota, called it Moosylvania, and began a tongue-in-cheek statehood campaign. The "Moosylvania for Statehood" campaign was cut short when the petition reached the White House just as the Cuban Missile Crisis was unfolding.

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** The producers of the show rented out a small island in Minnesota, called it Moosylvania, and began a tongue-in-cheek statehood campaign. The "Moosylvania for Statehood" campaign was cut short when the petition reached the White House just as the Cuban Missile Crisis {{CubanMissileCrisis}} was unfolding.
6th Dec '16 8:00:38 PM Kartoonkid95
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** Creator/MattGroening, a BigNameFan who counts the show as a big influence on the Simpsons, very nearly revived the show around the turn of the millennium. However, he decided to go with his little [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} sci-fi show]] instead.

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** Creator/MattGroening, a BigNameFan who counts the show as a big influence on the Simpsons, very nearly revived the show around the turn of the millennium. However, he decided to go with his little [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} sci-fi show]] instead.instead.
** Early on, the show would have been just a 5-minute series titled ''Rocky the Flying Squirrel'' that would have been syndicated and aired on local kiddie shows. However, sponsor General Mills wanted a full half-hour show, resulting in the creation of various supporting segments.
14th Nov '16 5:36:34 AM StFan
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!! The Animated Series:



** Creator/MattGroening, a BigNameFan who counts the show as a big influence on the Simpsons, very nearly revived the show around the turn of the millennium. However, he decided to go with his little [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} sci-fi show]] instead.

!!The Film

* ActorAllusion:
** [[Creator/RobertDeNiro Fearless Leader]] asks Boris and Natasha whether they're [[Film/TaxiDriver talking to him]].
** And this gem...
-->'''Rocky:''' But she is an FBI agent!
-->'''Sheriff (played by Creator/JohnGoodman):''' Yeah, [[AndImTheQueenOfSheba and I'm John Goodman]].
** When Bullwinkle questions the narrator's over-the-top description of Oklahoma, the narrator irately asks Bullwinkle whether ''he'd'' like to narrate the film--in a way, though, he already is, as [[TalkingToHimself both are being voiced here by Keith Scott.]]
** After Rocky points out to two college students that their show had been canceled, [[Series/KenanAndKel they remark that that'll never happen to them.]]
* BoxOfficeBomb: The film takes the crown as the most expensive animated/live-action hybrid box office failure of all time.
* FakeNationality: Keith Scott, who provides the voice of Bullwinkle in the film, is actually Australian. Fearless Leader, Boris, and Natasha are all played by Americans, sporting Russian-esque accents.
* FranchiseKiller: This movie's massive failure along with the massive failure of its predecessor ''Dudley Do-Right'' froze the Jay Ward franchise dead in its tracks for 14 years until the ''Mr. Peabody and Sherman'' spinoff that was meant to be made got [[WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman followed up]] on by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation in 2014.
* OldShame: Creator/JasonAlexander issued a public apology for his part in TheMovie.
* TheOtherDarrin: Interesting case in this movie. Yes, Robert [=DeNiro=] played Fearless Leader, Jason Alexander played Boris, and Rene Russo played Natasha, but when in their original, cartoon form, Keith Scott voices both Fearless Leader and Boris, and June Foray voiced Natasha.
* PromotedFanboy: Keith Scott is a huge fan of Jay Ward's work (but despite the surname, not a relative of Bill Scott). He got to voice Bullwinkle, the narrator and the cartoon versions of Boris and Fearless Leader in the movie. He even wrote a book (''The Moose That Roared'') on Jay Ward, his staff and their work. It's well worth seeking out.
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** Creator/MattGroening, a BigNameFan who counts the show as a big influence on the Simpsons, very nearly revived the show around the turn of the millennium. However, he decided to go with his little [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} sci-fi show]] instead.

!!The Film

* ActorAllusion:
** [[Creator/RobertDeNiro Fearless Leader]] asks Boris and Natasha whether they're [[Film/TaxiDriver talking to him]].
** And this gem...
-->'''Rocky:''' But she is an FBI agent!
-->'''Sheriff (played by Creator/JohnGoodman):''' Yeah, [[AndImTheQueenOfSheba and I'm John Goodman]].
** When Bullwinkle questions the narrator's over-the-top description of Oklahoma, the narrator irately asks Bullwinkle whether ''he'd'' like to narrate the film--in a way, though, he already is, as [[TalkingToHimself both are being voiced here by Keith Scott.]]
** After Rocky points out to two college students that their show had been canceled, [[Series/KenanAndKel they remark that that'll never happen to them.]]
* BoxOfficeBomb: The film takes the crown as the most expensive animated/live-action hybrid box office failure of all time.
* FakeNationality: Keith Scott, who provides the voice of Bullwinkle in the film, is actually Australian. Fearless Leader, Boris, and Natasha are all played by Americans, sporting Russian-esque accents.
* FranchiseKiller: This movie's massive failure along with the massive failure of its predecessor ''Dudley Do-Right'' froze the Jay Ward franchise dead in its tracks for 14 years until the ''Mr. Peabody and Sherman'' spinoff that was meant to be made got [[WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman followed up]] on by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation in 2014.
* OldShame: Creator/JasonAlexander issued a public apology for his part in TheMovie.
* TheOtherDarrin: Interesting case in this movie. Yes, Robert [=DeNiro=] played Fearless Leader, Jason Alexander played Boris, and Rene Russo played Natasha, but when in their original, cartoon form, Keith Scott voices both Fearless Leader and Boris, and June Foray voiced Natasha.
* PromotedFanboy: Keith Scott is a huge fan of Jay Ward's work (but despite the surname, not a relative of Bill Scott). He got to voice Bullwinkle, the narrator and the cartoon versions of Boris and Fearless Leader in the movie. He even wrote a book (''The Moose That Roared'') on Jay Ward, his staff and their work. It's well worth seeking out.
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9th Oct '16 7:08:55 PM AustinCarver13
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** Creator/MattGroening, a BigNameFan who counts the show as a big influence on the Simpsons, very nearly revived the show around the turn of the millennium. However, he decided to go with his little [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} sci-fi show]] instead.
15th Aug '16 6:33:56 PM C2
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** If Disney had the rights to make a new ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' series in 1989, we would've had [[http://michaelperaza.blogspot.com/2010/08/bullwinkled.html this]]. It would've had new ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' stories, new ''Peabody's Improbable History'' stories, new ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'' stories, new ''Mr. Know-It-All'' segments and a whole new segment called ''Fractured Scary Tales'', which would've been spoofs of famous horror films. Of course, if Disney did have the rights, then we wouldn't have gotten what was the end result of the replacement pitch, ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. This is because Disney held the video rights at the time- the TV animation dept. misconstrued that to mean they had all the rights (Creator/{{Universal}} had the rights at the time- see for evidence the theme park rides with Ward-created characters, the 1999/00 adaptation films, and even the 1995 Energizer commercials with Boris and Natasha (which bore an MCA/Universal copyright).

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** If Disney had the rights to make a new ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' series in 1989, we would've had [[http://michaelperaza.blogspot.com/2010/08/bullwinkled.html this]]. It would've had new ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' stories, new ''Peabody's Improbable History'' stories, new ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'' stories, new ''Mr. Know-It-All'' segments and a whole new segment called ''Fractured Scary Tales'', which would've been spoofs of famous horror films. Of course, if Disney did have the rights, then we wouldn't have gotten what was the end result of the replacement pitch, ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. This is because Disney held the video rights at the time- the TV animation dept. misconstrued that to mean they had all the rights (Creator/{{Universal}} had the most other rights at the time- see for evidence the theme park rides with Ward-created characters, the 1999/00 adaptation films, and even the 1995 Energizer commercials with Boris and Natasha (which bore an MCA/Universal copyright).
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