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"The Bullwinkle Show" (1961) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1961-1964

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The Bullwinkle Show: :  -- Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Wossamotta U"- Part 7, Aesop and Son,,"The Three Bears", Peabody, "Lawrence of Arabia", Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Wossamotta U" Part 8
The Bullwinkle Show: :  -- US Home Video Trailer from Classic Media

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Writers:
Allan Burns (1961)
Chris Jenkyns (1961-1964)
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Release Date:
24 September 1961 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Rocky, a plucky flying squirrel and Bullwinkle, a bumbling but lovable moose, have a series of ongoing adventures. Full summary »
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Cast

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June Foray ... Rocky (5 episodes, 1960)
Paul Frees ... Additional voices / ... (5 episodes, 1960)

William Conrad ... Dudley Do-Right Narrator #2 / ... (5 episodes, 1960)
Bill Scott ... Bullwinkle J. Moose (4 episodes, 1961-1964)
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Series Directed by
William T. Hurtz (1 episode, 1960-1964)
Gerard Baldwin (1 episode, 1960)
Pete Burness (1 episode, 1960)
Gerald Ray (1 episode, 1960)
Bob Schleh (1 episode, 1960)
George Singer (1 episode, 1960)
Ernest Terrazas (1 episode, 1960)

Frank Braxton (unknown episodes)
Sal Faillace (unknown episodes)
Paul Harvey (unknown episodes)
Jim Hiltz (unknown episodes)
Lew Keller (unknown episodes)
Ted Parmelee (unknown episodes)
Dun Roman (unknown episodes)
John Walker (unknown episodes)
Rudy Zamora (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Chris Jenkyns (1 episode, 1960-1964)
George Atkins (1 episode, 1960)
Chris Hayward (1 episode, 1960)
Lloyd Turner (1 episode, 1960)

Allan Burns (unknown episodes, 1961)
Ted Key (unknown episodes)
Bill Scott (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Ponsonby Britt .... executive producer (4 episodes)

Peter Piech .... producer: Producers Associates of Television (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Dennis Farnon (unknown episodes)
Fred Steiner (unknown episodes)
George Steiner (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Skip Craig (unknown episodes)
Roger Donley (unknown episodes)
Ed Hansen (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Barbara Baldwin .... artist (unknown episodes)
Sam Clayberger .... artist (unknown episodes)
Adrienne Diamond .... artist (unknown episodes)
Art Diamond .... artist (unknown episodes)
Roy Morita .... artist (unknown episodes)
Alan Shean .... artist (unknown episodes)
Shirley Silvey .... artist (unknown episodes)
Al Wilson .... artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Sam Clayberger .... artist: design and layout (1 episode, 1960)
Dave Fern .... artist: design and layout (1 episode, 1960)
Frank Hursh .... artist: design and layout (1 episode, 1960)
Don Jurwich .... artist: design and layout (1 episode, 1960)
Joe Montell .... artist: design and layout (1 episode, 1960)
Roy Morita .... artist: design and layout (1 episode, 1960)
Alan Shean .... artist: design and layout (1 episode, 1960)
Harvey Siegal .... supervisor: design and layout (1 episode, 1960)
Shirley Silvey .... artist: design and layout (1 episode, 1960)
Sam Weiss .... artist: design and layout (1 episode, 1960)
Al Wilson .... artist: design and layout (1 episode, 1960)

Bob Bachman .... animator (unknown episodes, 1966-1969)
Tex Henson .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Barbara Baldwin .... staff: and a host of others (1 episode, 1960)
Skip Craig .... staff: and a host of others (1 episode, 1960)
Adrienne Diamond .... staff: and a host of others (1 episode, 1960)
Art Diamond .... staff: and a host of others (1 episode, 1960)
Roger Donley .... staff: and a host of others (1 episode, 1960)
Sal Faillace .... staff: and a host of others (1 episode, 1960)
Carlos Manríquez .... staff: and a host of others (1 episode, 1960)
Jesus Martinez .... staff: and a host of others (1 episode, 1960)
Bob Maxfield .... staff: and a host of others (1 episode, 1960)
Dun Roman .... staff: and a host of others (1 episode, 1960)
Jean Washam .... staff: and a host of others (1 episode, 1960)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" - USA (syndication title)
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30 min
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Trivia:
Because different segments were animated and produced independently, the animation styles don't always match up (Watch the early Bullwinkle episodes and compare the quality to that of Mr. Know-It-All)See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In an episode not listed on IMDB, Peabody & Sherman join Cleopatra VII and Gaio Giulio Cesare to wage war against Ptolemy XIII, in "42 BC" according to the Waybac machine's clock. However, that war happened in 48-47 BC, Ptolemy died in a shipping accident on 13 January 47 BC, and Julius was stabbed to death on 15 March 44 BC. Since this erroneous chronology is not revealed in a humorous fashion, it counts as a goof.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Rocky:OK, then, thank you, Mr. Know-It-All.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Bullwinkle's Crown Jewel, 25 December 2002
Author: Brian Kistler (junipearldew@netzero.net) from Austin, Texas

The Fractured Fairy Tales are right near the top of my favorite Jay Ward cartoons. These unorthodox fairy tales are truly the "jewel in the crown" of The Bullwinkle Show. I don't think that I would have ever developed the love that I did, for Rocky, Bullwinkle (and their entourage of friends)had the Fractured Fairy Tales been excluded.

Usually when I tuned into Rocky and Bullwinkle----even if the main part of the show was pretty good-----the show never really did begin until Edward Everett Horton began narrating those twisted Grimm Brothers tales! For me, Rocky and Bullwinkle were like the "warm-up band" on their own show----with their "supporting characters", on this side-show, as the main reason why I went to the "concert"!

During one of Rocky and Bullwinkle's five seasons, Ward and Scott gave up on the Fractured Fairy Tales and produced Aesop and Son episodes instead. Though the format of Aesop's fables was similar to the Fractured Fairy Tales, I was always so disappointed whenever I saw the opening scene with the chisel in Aesop's hand, rather than the fairy with the huge story book. I would always wait "with bated breath" hoping for a fractured fairy tale; not an Aesop's fable.

The Fractured Fairy Tales appealed to me because many of their stories took place in a world long lost to us (as long ago as Medieval times). The Fractured Fairy Tales were probably the most artistic and creative part of Jay Ward's endeavors. I loved that so many of the stories were full of castles, drawbridges, knights, kings and horses---so many beautiful horses with flowing manes. I loved the woodland and meadow scenes---- I loved the densely wooded forests; many of which were ENCHANTED, MAGICAL forests. I loved the open meadows with thick green grass and many colorful, pretty flowers (and sometimes there would be a river or lake closeby). I also loved some of the forests when they were made to look more ominous, by casting them in a darker light (both the trees themselves, and the eerie, gloomy sky around them).

The animators also once took great pains to sketch a gingerbread house, in one episode, for Hansel and Grettel----complete with candy shingles. This gingerbread house was ensconced deep in the forest, all by itself).

I also liked the occasional appearance of an old-fashioned spinning wheel. When I was a boy, we had a spinning wheel in the attic of our first house. This was an heirloom dating back to at least the 19th Century. It was passed down from some of my German ancestors. Because Mom never used the spinning wheel, or ever took it out of the attic, that heirloom held a kind of "mystique" for me. So it was neat to see it in a Jay Ward cartoon.

I loved the "antique", even "gaudy", surrealistic colors that the animators sometimes used to paint the buildings and castles of small villages in a given tale. This would sometimes set the town and the buildings apart from the characters in the story.

I loved the stories with witches, dwarfs, queens and frogs. One of my favorite Fractured Fairy Tales, of all time, starts out: "Once upon a time there was a year that was a very bad year for witches...They were everywhere: big ones, little ones, ugly ones....". The beginning of that tale even showed the year 1960 (when the cartoon was made), and flashed back to circa 1100 A.D. (that was a neat way of evoking a very special mood----along with the gloomy backdrop of the opening scenes).

Another unique thing about the Fractured Fairy Tales: unlike most of Jay Ward's cartoons there were no recurring characters. You might see the same fairy tale spoofed two or three times-----but it was always basically the same story line and the characters did not come back in "to be continued" plots. I loved this! I liked Jay Ward's "one-time Grimm Brothers characters" better than most of the rest of his animated heroes. I guess you could say that it made them special, that you only got to spend five minutes with them, and that was it.

These reproductions of Grimms' Fairy Tales would have been nothing, however, without the great voices used in these stories. As much as I have extolled the virtues of their animation, anyone who views them today will admit that much of the animation was somewhat primitive. There were so many character voices in these stories that I loved (provided by some of the best voice-over artists of the 50s and the 60s).

Finally I will say, though some of these "bastardized versions" of the Grimm tales were not very good, MOST of them were great entertainment (There were 91 fairy tales; you can't help but have at least one or two "lemons"). A few of them really surprised me, as being just as good as the original, IF NOT BETTER.

If you could package all 91 Fractured Fairytales into 2-hour videos, you would need three videos to do it (they are roughly 5 minutes a piece; that's 455 minutes). I'll be the first in line to buy all three, if that day ever comes! The great thing about these 5-minute stories is that they sometimes pack in a LIFETIME before they are over! I so often walk away from these tales, feeling richly blessed (and as if I were departing with my own "crown jewel"!).

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