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Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990)

Many different cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, the Muppet Babies and Garfield join forces to convince a teenager that drugs aren't cool.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ross Bagdasarian Jr. ... Alvin / Simon (voice) (as Ross Bagdasarian)
Jeff Bergman ... Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck (voice)
Townsend Coleman ... Michelangelo / Dad (voice)
Wayne Collins Wayne Collins ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Tigger / Winnie the Pooh (voice)
Joey Dedio ... The Dealer (voice)
Danny Goldman ... Brainy Smurf (voice)
Georgi Irene Georgi Irene ... Additional Voices (voice)
Janice Karman ... Theodore (voice)
Aaron Lohr ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jason Marsden ... Michael (voice)
Don Messick ... Papa Smurf (voice)
Lorenzo Music ... Garfield (voice)
Laurie O'Brien ... Baby Piggy / Mom (voice)
Lindsay Parker ... Corey (voice)


Many different cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, the Muppet Babies and Garfield join forces to convince Michael, a teenage boy that drugs aren't cool. His sister, Corey, is worried about him because he's started acting differently than he used to. Many of her cartoon tie-in toys come to life, to help find her stolen piggy bank, ending up in the boy's room, finding Michael's stash of drugs, and also finding out that Michael was the one who stole Corey's money to buy marijuana! The various cartoon characters then proceed to band together, and take Michael on a fantasy journey to teach him the risks a life of drug use can bring. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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For the very first time - more than 20 of your favorite characters together in an unforgettable story of fun, friendship and growing up. See more »


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Did You Know?


Wang Film Productions, the overseas animation studio, had to complete the animation in only six weeks. Animation for a 22-minute TV production typically takes 12 to 16 weeks. See more »


In the series "Smurfs" Briany's eyes were always close whenever he looses his glasses as he couldn't see without them, but when he looses his glasses, his eyes were wide open and he can see where his glasses are to pick them up. See more »


Michael: [throwing the drugs away] Corey! Don't you ever, EVER, ever do this stuff!
Corey: But you did it!
Michael: I was a dope. I was wrong.
Corey: Then stop! Please, Michael.
Michael: I don't know if I can.
Smoke: Face it, kid. We're buddies for life, whether you like it or not.
Corey: You don't have to quit on your own. Talk to Mom and Dad! They'll help! I'll help!
Smoke: Listen to me, Mikey.
Michael: I think I've listened to you long enough.
[he throws Smoke out a window, sending him into a garbage truck]
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Crazy Credits

When the special was released on VHS, an announcement regarding the National Clearinghouse For Alcohol and Drug Information Hotline is seen, followed by a credit roll of the following companies who have donating their services and products in creating the video while playing the end credit song "Wonderful Ways to Say No". See more »

Alternate Versions

When Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue went to VHS (the same season and year it was broadcast), the "Playboy" magazine laying open on Corey's dad's workbench (as it showed explicit results of a woman) is edited out to avoid controversy towards attended audiences. See more »


Spun-off from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) See more »


Wonderful Ways to Say No
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Produced by Steve Tyrell
Singing Direction Janis Liebhart
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Another one.
31 March 2007 | by Malkavian664See all my reviews

I think the world could use another cartoon like this. I mean it seems like kids are starting earlier every day. I watched this when i was a kid and I started using at 13. With the pull of some anime cartoons and the many known characters on cartoon network, I think something else like this could be promising. Say something involving Michael's own kid ala flashbacks to this ole movie and Michael being able to relate to his kid's problems showing kids that their parents we're young once and have been through all these things themselves. I remember I asked a lot of questions after watching this cartoon and my dad told me a few stories about when he was younger and he did always have a point of telling me the parts about getting busted by parents, the police, and even about his "friends" having to go to the emergency room for doing something stupid while hopped up on something. I live in a small town where kids are apt to get into drugs out of boredom. Things with messages like this have been scarce since I was in school. I guess it might be looked apon as "dumb" to and this comment but who know maybe some TV exect will be roaming the internet for ideas and stumble across this comment. Hell, in todays world I think we could use more positive influences like this.

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Release Date:

21 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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