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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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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 »

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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

Due to its limited airwaves, it was released on VHS one time only. Since then, there was never a VHS reissue, not even DVD copies of this special were made. This special has since been abandoned. 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

Daffy Duck: [about Michael's future] Ah, yes, I can see it all! Well, some of it.
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Featured in Atop the Fourth Wall: Nolan Ryan #1 (2010) See more »

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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ah, the terrifying experiences of my youth . . .
23 October 2003 | by liglSee all my reviews

I was 9 when this aired, and in the habit of watching TV on saturday mornings, so I sure did see it.

And it scared the living crap out of me.

Drugs make your skin turn green and your eyes sink in, and your brain goes all haywire and you'll DIE!! The Muppet Babies said so!

So, to experience the full effect of this movie, be 9 years old. Preferably 9 years old in 1990, or you won't know any of the characters. Alternately, you can appreciate it by just having a really keen sense of pop culture irony.

Fun fact! A whole day of Congress was devoted to talking about this thing. It got gummint funding, so they talked about it, in the context of the drug war. The best statement made in the proceedings (as far as I remember, paraphrasing): "Gentlemen, we have a new weapon in the war on drugs. It is not a some tool or a some other tool or a caterpillar bred to eat cocaine . . . it is a cartoon." I wonder how many congresmen's eyes were rolling.

Anyway, this thing is an amazing artifact. For the then-hip clothing of the kids, for the lingo, for the fact that it's a bunch of cartoon characters telling you that drugs are bad.


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