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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.
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Cast

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 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 Lorenzo Music ... Garfield (voice)
Laurie O'Brien ... Baby Piggy / Mom (voice)
Lindsay Parker ... Corey (voice)
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Storyline

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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Drugs don't stand a chance against these guys!


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michelangelo is the only character in this special that doesn't appear on the poster or VHS cover. See more »

Goofs

Some of the cartoon characters are explained as being in "the real world" by being represented as toys that magically come to life, or as characters on a comic book page, but several others simply show up in their cartoon form with no explanation whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

Theodore: [shocked after discovering that Michael stole Corey's piggy bank] I can't believe it! Corey's own brother?
Gordon 'ALF' Shumway: Wally never did this sort of thing to The Beav.
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Soundtracks

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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Oh my sweet Lord.
11 April 2001 | by David SticherSee all my reviews

George C. Scott is one of my heroes. Let me get this out of the way.

I love Bugs and Daffy, as well as Muppet Babies, Garfield, Duck Tales, and ALF.

I respect George Bush, even if he wasn't my favorite president.

I don't actively dislike the Smurfs.

Let me get all of this all out of the way.

Now let me point out that this special is truly one of the most unintentionally hilarious slices of "Reefer Madness"-style anti-drug propaganda pieces ever put to film (or in this case, video). Nice touches include how marijuana turns you into one of the dancers from "Thriller" or how the nightmare sequence inexplicably features Huey, Dewey, and Louie as the primary tormentors of America's drug-addled youth. Also keep an eye out for the pointless voyage through the brain in which a puff on a blunt is interpreted visually as an outtake from Altered States.

It must have been a recurring joke in the animation studio about how the horrors of marijuana, even as depicted, could never compare to the exquisite terror of waking up to see three 4' ducks in beanies, sans pants, cursing your lifestyle choices.


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