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The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) Poster

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For the narration, Keith Scott is doing an imitation of the voice of the late William Conrad, who had been the narrator for the original animated adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Rocky and His Friends (1959).
This film was originally in pre-production in the early 1990s, with Danny DeVito and Meryl Streep set to play Boris and Natasha. Legal problems with copyrights prevented the film being made until several years later.
Palm trees that were left on the Chapman University campus after the filming of Crimson Tide (1995) were covered and disguised as redwood trees.
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Fearless Leader (Robert De Niro) says to Boris and Natasha, "You talkin' to me? There's no one else here, so you must be talking to me." This is a reference to his most famous lines in Taxi Driver (1976).
Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, a comedy duo of the mid 1990s, play Lewis and Martin, respectively. A nod to another comedy duo, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin.
The students in the film were real students of Chapman University, where part of the film takes place.
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When Fearless Leader is explaining a way to kill a cartoon character a spy asks him "What about that movie Roger Rabbit?" June Foray the voice of Rocky and Natasha starred in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) as the voices of Lena Hyena and Wheezy the weasel.
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Rene Russo met June Foray at the film's table reading. By her own account, Russo was very nervous about taking on the role of Natasha Fatale and requested Foray to demonstrate the voice. Foray graciously obliged.
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As Fearless Leader, Robert De Niro, known for being a method actor, is the first actor to interpret a cartoon character as a method performance.
The University infirmary is labeled "J. Ward", an homage to Rocky and Bullwinkle Creator, Jay Ward.
The businesses lining the highways have some rather unusual names. Among them are "Lotta Room Motel", "Pump Her Up" (gas station), "Beefy Buns" (fast food), and (glimpsed briefly through the driver's window of the truck) "Boob Mart".
The name of Bullwinkle's alma mater is Wossamotta U.
Jason Alexander admitted to doing the movie strictly for the money.
Joe Pesci and Cher turned down the roles of Boris and Natasha.
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The young Karen Sympathy was played by Julia McAnuff, who is the daughter of Director Des McAnuff.
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Robert De Niro said in an interview that he only did this film purely for the money.
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This was the last film from the Rocky and Bullwinkle franchise, and the last to be a live-action movie until Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) was released, and became the first film to be a computer animated film for the franchise.
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When Rocky and Bullwinkle arrive at Wossamata U, Keenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell's characters mention how the university has been live-action since 1964, once the show went into reruns. Keenan then turns to Kel and jokes, "That'll never happen to us, right?" To which Kel responds, "Right" as they wink at each other. Ironically, their show "Keenan and Kel" on Nick had just ended a month before the film's release, and went into reruns shortly after.
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Monica Potter was originally cast as Karen Sympathy.
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Billy Crystal and John Goodman, who played the mattress salesman and an Oklahoma cop, respectively, starred in Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013) as the voices of Mike and Sulley.
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Keith Scott used the same narrator voice that he did for George of the Jungle (1997) and George of the Jungle 2 (2003).
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June Foray, one of the surviving members of Rocky and His Friends (1959), who created the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel, does Rocky's voice for this movie. She also re-created the voice of Natasha (when Natasha is in cartoon form) and her ubiquitous "old woman" voice from the old series, as the voice of the narrator's mother.
DIRECTOR CAMEO (Des McAnuff): The first person to turn off his television after Bullwinkle's speech.
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Piper Perabo and John Goodman appeared in Coyote Ugly (2000).
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The second Universal's live-action and animated hybrid film, after Balto (1995).
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June Foray's second film from Universal Pictures after Problem Child 2 (1991).
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As the Oklahoma cop is arresting Karen Sympathy, Rocky protests, "But she really is with the F.B.I.!" The cop responds, "Yeah, and I'm really John Goodman." This is an inside joke, because John Goodman is actually playing the cop.
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Kenan Thompson's first live-action animated film role. His next one is Fat Albert (2004).
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