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
4 November 1988 (USA)
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Will Vinton Classics: Meet the Raisins!
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The California Raisins were created for television commercials for that state's vegetable groceries industry in 1986, and were featured in one of the sketches in A Claymation Christmas Celebration
(1987). Meet the Raisins is the first cartoon to give names and distinct appearances to individual Raisins. These vegetables permeated pop culture in a merchandise craze which rose meteorically around 1987 and reigned for the next few years, only to peter out by 1992. Since 1994, only a few Sun Maid products continue to use updated versions of the Raisins in their advertising. Nevertheless, the nostalgia market fondly remembers the characters, around which several unofficial fan clubs have grown. See more
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.
References The Big Chill