Meet the Raisins! (1988)

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This special mockumentary shows the California Raisins' humble beginnings, rise to stardom, fall from stardom, and rise back to stardom again, all told through interviews with the Raisins ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
P.Q. Baer ...
Cecil Thyme / Lick Broccoli (voice)
Tim Conner ...
Ed McMelon (voice)
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Red (voice)
Kareem ...
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Randy Patterson ...
Zoot (voice)
Ted Roisum ...
Stretch (voice)
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Marly Stone ...
Mother (voice)
Todd Tolces ...
Rudy (voice)
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This special mockumentary shows the California Raisins' humble beginnings, rise to stardom, fall from stardom, and rise back to stardom again, all told through interviews with the Raisins themselves, manager Rudy Begaman and the various colorful characters the Raisins ran into. Features many great songs from the fifties to the eighties. Written by Zaldymir

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4 November 1988 (USA)  »

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The title "Meet the Raisins" spoofs the record album title "Meet the Beatles." Some of the Raisins' biography is based on The Beatles of Liverpool, England. The most obvious point is their number of four, with the additional footnote that there was a little-known fifth member of the team who was dropped before they "made it big." (Several men have been called the "little-known 5th Beatle," Pete Best is possibly the most famous nominee for that title.) After the snowmen scene, the Raisins make their comeback on "The Ed Succotash Show" just as the Beatles were formally introduced to America on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). The Beatles' nickname British Invasion is mentioned in the cartoon, however it refers here not to the Raisins themselves, but to Lick Broccoli's band. The Raisins themselves seem to be African-American musicians of the "Motown" culture, so named because it got its sponsorship from the automobile-manufacturing city of Detroit, Michigan. Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye, featured prominently on the Raisins soundtracks, were some of the most famous Motowners. See more »

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Dan Raddish: The unemployment rate sky-rocketed to an all time high last month. Experts blame the job shortage on the rising popularity of waxed fruits. As a result, thousands of apples and pears have been canned. For K V E G news break, I'm Dan Raddish.
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This film has some of the greatest animation ever done.
22 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There is no movie like Meet the Raisins. It's funny and delightful. It premise is quite simple; a mockumentary on a famous music group. But, I think it's one of the funniest ones I've ever seen. The claymation world is really amazing and it stands up beautifully to today's standards. In fact, it's quite amazing just how great it looks. Will Vinton was a true visionary. More importantly the jokes are fresh and the plot is fun. But, what impresses me the most is that the musical numbers are amazing and rival original versions of the songs sang. Don't miss this.I can't believe a proper definitive release of this hasn't happened. This film has some of the greatest animation ever done.


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