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Meet the Raisins! (1988)

This special mockumentary shows the California Raisins' humble beginnings, rise to stardom, fall from stardom, and rise back to stardom again, all told through interviews with the Raisins ... See full summary »

Directors:

Barry Bruce, Will Vinton

Writers:

Barry Bruce (story), Mark Gustafson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kareem Kareem ... A.C. (voice) (as Karreem)
David Scully David Scully ... Beebop (voice)
David Downing ... Red (voice)
Ted Roisum Ted Roisum ... Stretch (voice)
Todd Tolces Todd Tolces ... Rudy (voice)
P.Q. Baer P.Q. Baer ... Cecil Thyme / Lick Broccoli (voice)
Tim Conner Tim Conner ... Ed McMelon (voice)
Randy Patterson Randy Patterson ... Zoot (voice)
Marly Stone Marly Stone ... Mother (voice)
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This special mockumentary shows the California Raisins' humble beginnings, rise to stardom, fall from stardom, and rise back to stardom again, all told through interviews with the Raisins themselves, manager Rudy Begaman and the various colorful characters the Raisins ran into. Features many great songs from the fifties to the eighties. Written by Zaldymir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Will Vinton Classics: Meet the Raisins! See more »

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Production Co:

Will Vinton Studios See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The California Raisins were created for television commercials for that state's vegetable groceries industry in 1986, and were featured in one of the sketches in A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987). Meet the Raisins is the first cartoon to give names and distinct appearances to individual Raisins. These vegetables permeated pop culture in a merchandise craze which rose meteorically around 1987 and reigned for the next few years, only to peter out by 1992. Since 1994, only a few Sun Maid products continue to use updated versions of the Raisins in their advertising. Nevertheless, the nostalgia market fondly remembers the characters, around which several unofficial fan clubs have grown. See more »

Quotes

AC: That guy had a glass-shattering voice.
Red: It was the tight pants.
Stretch: *Had* to be the pants...
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Referenced in South of Wawa (1991) See more »

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Fantastic animated mockumentary!
16 May 2009 | by Darth-HelmetSee all my reviews

In a world populated by anthropomorphic fruits and vegetables, four Raisins from California on how they were ordinary dried grapes would soon become famous singing stars.

A hilarious and creative Clay animated mockumentary from Will Vinton Studios! i love how they use the popular commercial characters of the time known as the 80's and turned the characters into a funny hour long TV Special. The Clay Animation is well done including the soundtrack using songs of the 50's and 60's including early 70's including "Cool Jerk".

I highly recommend watching this overlooked cult fave!


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