Film / The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
aka: Rocky And Bullwinkle

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The Live-Action Adaptation of the animated series, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle is a mix of animation and live-action starring the famous moose and squirrel and their enemies, Fearless Leader, Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale.

In this film, Rocky and Bullwinkle's home of Frostbite Falls has fallen into ruin from years of their show's reruns, while the three villains find a way into the real world and plot to take over America with a cable TV station that brainwashes the viewers. To save the country, FBI agent Karen Sympathy brings the moose and squirrel to the real world and journey across the country to stop the fiends and save the people of America.

Not to be confused with Boris and Natasha, with Dave Thomas and Sally Kellerman in the title roles.


The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle provides examples of:

Done right in the French dub of the film however, where the Narrator accurately says "Et merde".
  • Pun: It gets to where eventually the group is charged with "criminally bad punning".
  • Punny Name: Karen Sympathy
  • Real World Episode
  • Road Trip Plot: The whole movie is involves our heroes trying to get to New York. Lampshaded by Bullwinkle, who points out that even though they're in a hurry if they took an airplane or anything quicker then there would be no plot - though they do ultimately take one.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect:
    • A CGI Rocky and Bullwinkle interacting with live people.
    • The same goes to a traditionally animated test subject for the CDI.
    • The Trope Namer is briefly referenced.
      Fearless Leader: There has never actually been a way to destroy a cartoon character until now.
      Spy: What about that movie Roger Rabbit?
      Fearless Leader: SHUT UP! This is totally different!
      [awkward pause]
  • Shout-Out:
    • The laptop called "CDI" is also the same name that was came from the infamous video game console.
    • The Swedish security guard waiting for Sympathy at the movie theater recalls the Airplane! Brick Joke of Stryker leaving the hapless passenger in the cab with the meter on.
  • Stylistic Suck: The shows Boris, Natasha and Fearless Leader come up with to show on Really Bad Television to turn their viewers into vegetables, all of which are somehow spy themed. "Three Wacky Spies and Horse Who Is Also Spy" actually sounds better than some programs that have made it on TV in real life.
  • Take That: Rocky and Bullwinkle are acquitted in court because the law states that celebrities are above the law.
  • Take That, Us: All over the place.
    • This example, that also crosses with Medium Awareness:
      Narrator: Even their wordplay had become cheap and hackneyed.
      Bullwinkle: No, it was always like that.
    • Then:
      Narrator: Then, RBTV was changed from Really Bad TV to Rocky and Bullwinkle TV!
      Bullwinkle: What's the difference?
  • Tempting Fate
    Karen: If the FBI has taught me one thing, it's that life is not a cartoon.
    [cue safe falling overhead]
  • Theme Song: Rocky's is Supertramp's "Dreamer".
  • Too Dumb to Fool: Since he's already an idiot, Bullwinkle is unaffected by the effects of RBTV.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Bullwinkle in the climax, where he manages to effectively toss several spies with his antlers.
  • Villainous B.S.O.D.: Boris and Natasha when the heroes get away in the plane, and they sit down and contemplate quitting spying and having kids who are as bad as them.
  • Visual Pun: Frequently.
  • Walking Disaster Area: Bullwinkle, as usual. It's his BFG.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: Rocky and Bullwinkle are as critical as anyone else at the Incredibly Lame Puns they spout - and that it's the same stuff they'd always done. It's a Take That Me since Jay Ward co-wrote the film.

Alternative Title(s): Rocky And Bullwinkle

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