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Tales from the Far Side (1994)

A series of Gary Larsen's "Far Side" gags are turned into short animated gags, such as a Frankenstein cow; an insect airline's in-flight movie; deer, hunters, and UFOs; wolf home-movies; ... See full summary »

Director:

Marv Newland

Writers:

Gary Larson (creator), Gary Larson (developer) | 3 more credits »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... (voice)
Doug Parker Doug Parker ... (voice)
Lee Tockar ... (voice)
Dale Wilson ... (voice)
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A series of Gary Larsen's "Far Side" gags are turned into short animated gags, such as a Frankenstein cow; an insect airline's in-flight movie; deer, hunters, and UFOs; wolf home-movies; egg horror flicks; and cowboys & aliens. Written by Kathy Li

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It's going to be a bumpy night.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gary Larson's Tales from the Far Side See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Parrot: Squawk! Is this loaded?
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Alternate Versions

The home video version runs five minutes longer than the version that premiered on TV. The end credits do not begin with a shot of the aliens and the credits have been slowed, stretching the running time from 30 seconds to three minutes. The video includes two additional scenes: -Following "The Bacon Bunch," the camera pans into the jungle, where a peg-legged African tribesman relays to two children the story of a journey down they river in which he encountered a large-headed white tourist. The tourist then relays the story to a group of white kids around the campfire. -Between the exploding kid and old west scenes, there's an additional gag with an innocent carrot who's plucked from the ground and eaten. See more »

Connections

Features The Fly (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Deep In The Heart Of Texas
by June Hershey and Don Swander
Peermanic Canada, Inc.
o:b:o Melody Lane Publications, Inc.
Used by permission
Guitar: Gerry Foumier
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it goes farther than this
3 April 2017 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Gary Larson's single-panel cartoon series "The Far Side" ran for fifteen years, offering surreal, twisted takes on our world. Right before it ended, CBS aired "Tales from the Far Side", featuring a number of the characters from the series doing various and sundry things. Quite an enjoyable special. I'd say that my favorite part was the bugs watching "The Fly" in the airplane, but I also liked the zombie camp.

I understand that there was a sequel in 1997, but I've never seen it. I guess that until I do, I'll be content with this special. Worth seeing. Since the series ended, Larson has apparently done a lot of environmental stuff.

Three-legged race indeed!


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