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Rocky and His Friends 

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An comedic anthology featuring primarily the adventures of a heroic flying squirrel and his dumb moose friend.
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Series cast summary:
Edward Everett Horton ...  Fractured Fairy Tales Narrator 78 episodes, 1959-1961
June Foray ...  Additional Voices / ... 78 episodes, 1959-1961
Paul Frees ...  Additional Voices / ... 78 episodes, 1959-1961
William Conrad ...  Narrator / ... 78 episodes, 1959-1961
Walter Tetley Walter Tetley ...  Sherman / ... 78 episodes, 1959-1961
Bill Scott Bill Scott ...  Bullwinkle J. Moose / ... 78 episodes, 1959-1961
Daws Butler ...  Various Fairy Tale Characters / ... 77 episodes, 1959-1961
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Storyline

Animated antics of flying squirrel Rocket J. Squirrel, or Rocky, and his dim companion, Bullwinkle J. Moose. And let's not forget the two spies who always complicate things for our heroes: Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale, who incognito try and help Rocky and Bullwinkle then immediately put them in life-threatening situations that result in major cliffhangers. Also features Grimm Fairy Tales Jay Ward-style and Peabody and Sherman taking intriguing trips through time courtesy of the Way-Back machine. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

19 November 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frostbite Falls Follies See more »

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Mono

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Black and White (digitally colored)

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4:3
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Trivia

Mr. Peabody's Time Machine is called a WABAC (pronounced "Way-back"). See more »

Quotes

Rocket J. Squirrel: Bullwinkle, those are girls!...
Rocket J. Squirrel: Bullwinkle, this is terrible!
Bullwinkle J. Moose: It is?
Rocket J. Squirrel: What kind of game can you play with girls?
Bullwinkle J. Moose: Boy, this really is a children's show, isn't it?
[Bullwinkle looks into the camera]
Bullwinkle J. Moose: Parcheesi, of course.
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Alternate Versions

The currently available episodes of "Rocky and His Friends" on DVD (as Seasons 1 and 2 of "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends") differ from the original broadcast versions in several ways. The opening and closing animation from Season 2 has been applied to most of the episodes from both seasons, with a newer title logo and appropriately re-dubbed voice-over for the show's rebranding as part of "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" (a blanket title that covers this show and its later incarnation as on a different network). Furthermore, due to copyright issues, the original theme music from "Rocky and His Friends" has been replaced by the music composed by for "The Bullwinkle Show". The DVD releases also use the altered-for-syndication versions of the opening and closing sequences that excise any mention of the show's original sponsor, General Mills. While the DVDs present Rocky & Bullwinkle's serialized adventures in their chronological order, there's some debate over which backup segments ("Fractured Fairy Tales", "Peabody's Improbable History", "Aesop and Son", "Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties", "Bullwinkle's Corner", "Mr. Know-It-All") should be paired with each episode, as the segments have been mixed and matched, separated and recombined countless times in the decades since their original broadcast. While the current DVD versions of these episodes are considered the "official" versions in circulation, they fall short of being accurate representations of the show as originally broadcast from 1959-1961. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V (1994) See more »

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One of the best and most revolutionary cartoons of all time
28 December 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I also love The Bullwinkle Show as well as the superb Rocky and His Friends. The animation is some primitive moments but also a number of appealing ones too. The story lines may go over the heads of some younger viewers, but I always found them entertaining and interesting, especially the Peabody segments. The characters are incredibly strong with some of the most vivid personalities of any cartoon characters in the history of cartoons, and the writing has such a smart and subtle satirical edge. The voice work, with veteran June Foray among the most notable, is excellent. All in all, a revolutionary cartoon yet proves itself to be much more than that. With such great characters and outstanding writing, Rocky and His Friends is one of the best animated shows I've seen. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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