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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Kareem ...
A.C. (voice) (as Karreem)
David Scully ...
Beebop (voice)
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Red (voice)
Ted Roisum ...
Stretch (voice)
Todd Tolces ...
Rudy (voice)
P.Q. Baer ...
Cecil Thyme / Lick Broccoli (voice)
Tim Conner ...
Ed McMelon (voice)
Randy Patterson ...
Zoot (voice)
Marly Stone ...
Mother (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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Will Vinton Classics: Meet the Raisins!  »

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The host remarks that "Some are born grape, some achieve grapeness, and some have grapeness thrust upon them." This is a line, substituting "grape" for "great," from the William Shakespeare play "Twelfth Night, or, What You Will." In the play, the pompous oaf Malvolio adopts this line as his catchphrase, after reading it from a piece of paper he's found, which he mistakenly believes to be a love letter sent to him from Countess Olivia. See more »

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AC: I just remember we were so poor, we couldn't afford words.
[cuts to scenes of the Raisins humming in the streets]
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Spoofs The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #17.19 (1964) See more »

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Fantastic animated mockumentary!
16 May 2009 | by (Albuquerque New Mexico) – See all my reviews

In a world populated by anthropomorphic fruits and vegetables, four Raisins from California on how they were ordinary dried grapes would soon become famous singing stars.

A hilarious and creative Clay animated mockumentary from Will Vinton Studios! i love how they use the popular commercial characters of the time known as the 80's and turned the characters into a funny hour long TV Special. The Clay Animation is well done including the soundtrack using songs of the 50's and 60's including early 70's including "Cool Jerk".

I highly recommend watching this overlooked cult fave!


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