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Rocky and His Friends -- Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Bumbling Brothers Circus" Part 9, Fractured Fairy Tales, "Red Riding Hoods Anonymous", Peabody, "Lord Nelson", Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Bumbling Brothers Circus" Part 10
Rocky and His Friends -- Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Moosylvania Saved"- Part 3, Fractured Fairy Tales, "The Witch's Broom", Dudley Do-Right, "Saw Mill", Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Moosylvania Saved" Part 4
Rocky and His Friends -- Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Moosylvania Saved"- Part 1, Aesop and Son, "The French Poodle and the Alley Cat", Peabody, "Sir Issac Newton", Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Moosylvania Saved" Part 2
Rocky and His Friends -- Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Wossamotta U"- Part 11, Fractured Fairy Tales, "Red White", Peabody, "Johannes Gutenberg", Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Wossamotta U" Part 12
Rocky and His Friends -- Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Wossamotta U"- Part 9, Fractured Fairy Tales, "Tale of a Frog", Dudley Do-Right, "Mechanical Dudley",Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Wossamotta U" Part 10


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19 November 1959 (USA) See more »
An comedic anthology featuring primarily the adventures of a heroic flying squirrel and his dumb moose friend. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 10)

June Foray ... Rocket J. Squirrel / ... (47 episodes, 1959-1961)
Bill Scott ... Bullwinkle J. Moose / ... (47 episodes, 1959-1961)

Edward Everett Horton ... Fractured Fairy Tales narrator (36 episodes, 1959-1961)
Paul Frees ... Boris Badenov / ... (34 episodes, 1959-1961)

William Conrad ... Narrator (34 episodes, 1959-1961)
Walter Tetley ... Sherman (32 episodes, 1959-1967)

Leon Askin ... Fearless Leader (29 episodes, 1959-1960)

Daws Butler ... Various Fairy Tale Characters (12 episodes, 1959-1960)
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Series Directed by
Gerard Baldwin (28 episodes, 1959-1960)
William T. Hurtz (28 episodes, 1959-1960)
Gerald Ray (28 episodes, 1959-1960)
Jim Hiltz (26 episodes, 1959-1960)
Ted Parmelee (26 episodes, 1959-1960)
Dun Roman (26 episodes, 1959-1960)
Rudy Zamora (26 episodes, 1959-1960)
Pete Burness (2 episodes, 1960)
Bob Schleh (2 episodes, 1960)
George Singer (2 episodes, 1960)
Series Writing credits
George Atkins (28 episodes, 1959-1960)
Chris Hayward (28 episodes, 1959-1960)
Chris Jenkyns (28 episodes, 1959-1960)
Lloyd Turner (2 episodes, 1960)

Jim Critchfield (unknown episodes)
Bill Scott (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Bill Scott .... producer (36 episodes, 1959-1961)
Jay Ward .... producer (36 episodes, 1959-1961)
Bud Gourley .... associate producer / associate producer: Gamma Productions (26 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ponsonby Britt .... executive producer (10 episodes, 1959-1960)
Series Original Music by
Frank Comstock (unknown episodes)
Dennis Farnon (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Sam Clayberger .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Dave Fern .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Frank Hursh .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Don Jurwich .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Joe Montell .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Roy Morita .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Alan Shean .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Shirley Silvey .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Sam Weiss .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Al Wilson .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Series Music Department
Frank Comstock .... composer: theme music (26 episodes, 1959-1960)
Series Other crew
Skip Craig .... staff (12 episodes, 1959-1960)
Sam Clayberger .... staff (10 episodes, 1959-1960)
Roy Morita .... staff (10 episodes, 1959-1960)
William Schleh .... staff (10 episodes, 1959-1960)
Alan Shean .... staff (10 episodes, 1959-1960)
Harvey Siegal .... staff (10 episodes, 1959-1960)
Barbara Baldwin .... staff (2 episodes, 1960)
Adrienne Diamond .... staff (2 episodes, 1960)
Art Diamond .... staff (2 episodes, 1960)
Roger Donley .... staff (2 episodes, 1960)
Sal Faillace .... staff (2 episodes, 1960)
Carlos Manríquez .... staff (2 episodes, 1960)
Jesus Martinez .... staff (2 episodes, 1960)
Bob Maxfield .... staff (2 episodes, 1960)
Dun Roman .... staff (2 episodes, 1960)
Jean Washam .... staff (2 episodes, 1960)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends" - USA (alternative title)
"The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" - USA (syndication title)
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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The first episode, Part One of the Jet Fuel Formula story arc, was recorded in February 1958. However, subsequent episodes were not recorded until February 1959, using a different soundtrack stock. This led to some notable changes in the performances of the voice cast - in Part One of Jet Fuel Formula the clarity of the voice cast is noticeably better than in subsequent episodes, particularly the voice performances of June Foray and Paul Frees; a close listen finds that the studio echo of the session bleeds into the soundtrack. For subsequent episodes the different soundtrack stock used eliminated this echo. In addition, the voice cast's performances began changing, particularly William Conrad's narrations. Throughout Part One, Conrad's narration is totally straight, but in Part Two he began in inject a mild flamboyance to his narration in keeping with the show's whimsical flavor, and as the series continued his narration became ever more comically melodramatic.See more »
Bullwinkle J. Moose:Hey, Rocky; watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat!
Rocket J. Squirrel:Again?
Bullwinkle J. Moose:Nothin' up my sleeve - Presto!
[pulls Rocky out of the hat]
Bullwinkle J. Moose:Well, I'm gettin' close.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Precursor to The Bullwinkle Show, 2 October 2000
Author: Brian Kistler ( from Austin, Texas

Who would have ever thought, when this show came out, in 1959, that between this cartoon, and its successor, The Bullwinkle Show, that these cartoon characters would have five years of episodes?......kind of modelled in the old radio episodic format, I would say.

I wonder if Jay Ward would have also been surprised that his creation had lasted that long. He had done Crusader Rabbit, back in 1949---TV's first animated show ever----but certainly that cartoon could not hold a candle to this one.

From what I have read, there were no other cartoon TV series, up until this point, which had lasted 5 years (shortly AFTER this series began, The Flintstones ran 6 years---1960-1966). After Rocky, Bullwinkle (and Hanna Barbera's Flinstones) I think that it was EXTREMELY RARE that any animated series lasted 5 or more years......Until The Simpsons came along!.....

The story that I have read, as to why Jay Ward switched the name, from Rocky and His Friends, to The Bullwinkle Show, is very simple. In 1961 the show switched networks. The new station would only pick the series up if Ward renamed it The Bullwinkle Show (for what reason, I will never know). The rest is history......

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