35 years after The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show's cancellation, our two TV heroes have been living off the finances of their reruns on TV. To make matters worse, Rocky has lost his ability to fly, and the trees in Frostbite Falls have all been cut down. Meanwhile, over in Pottsylvania, home of Rocky and Bullwinkle's arch enemies Fearless Leader, Boris, and Natasha, the Iron Curtain has fallen, leading the villains to leave Pottsylvania, and dig through a tunnel all the way to the TV of a Hollywood Producer, Minnie Mogul. She signs a contract, giving her the rights to produce the Rocky and Bullwinkle Movie, and accidentally pulls the three villains out of the TV, turning them into humans! Now, they have an evil plan to hypnotize America, using RBTV (Really Bad TeleVision), making everyone's mind mush, so he can go on to the TV, and get everyone to vote him President of the USA! However, new FBI Agent Karen Sympathy has an assignment--get the only ones who could ever defeat the villains- ...Written by
The third Universal's live-action and animated hybrid film, after Casper (1995) and Balto (1995). See more »
When our three heroes are escaping in an old biplane there is a brief cut to show the altimeter winding down because they are overweight. At the top of the altimeter it shows the units as KM (Kilometers) which is ONLY used in the former Soviet Union. The rest of the world uses Feet so you would never see such an instrument in an American aircraft flying in America. See more »
[over stock footage of various historical events in a parody of a newsreel]
1964, a crucial moment in American history: Lyndon Johnson is re-elected to the presidency by a landslide, the New York World's Fair introduces a bright new future...
[scene cuts to show an animated Bullwinkle pull Rocky from his hat]
and after five scintillating years on the air...
The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show is abruptly cancelled.
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In the end credits, Rocky, Bullwinkle, Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader, in their original animated designs against a black background, fight for control of the credits and alternatively display each of the major credits as if they are turning a revolving wall panel with the credits printed on it. Then the end credits begin to change on their own while the characters chase each other in varying combinations. Then the minor end credits begin to scroll up normally with one last display of Rocky and Bullwinkle seated and waving to the audience. See more »
Unauthenticity Killed This Film As Well As The Franchise
Rocky and Bullwinkle first appeared in an animated TV series in the late 1950s. Decades following the cancellation of the show (which lasted only a few years), some film and video game adaptations were made but they all only generated lukewarm responses, although I do enjoy the video games.
Here, we have this film called The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Like all films based on the TV series, including the one called Mr. Peabody and Sherman, this film could not breakeven in box office numbers, let alone make a profit.
I can only wonder why any adaptation, film or game, based on the TV show can't get any success. Perhaps it goes back to TV show itself. Because the flying rodent is male, they could have selected a boy to do his words. But instead, they selected a hag which is unauthentic, untraditional, and artificial. I guess that really hurt the rodent's popularity as the moose gained more attention in the show's later years. Strangely though, they continue to use the hag for this film as well as the 2014 short film. Well I'm glad that the pesky hag has finally kicked the bucket. This time could a brighter and better era for the franchise.
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