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Rocky and His Friends 

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Rocky, a plucky flying squirrel and Bullwinkle, a bumbling but lovable moose, have a series of ongoing adventures.
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Complete series cast summary:
June Foray ...  Additional Voices / ... 163 episodes, 1959-1963
Edward Everett Horton ...  Fractured Fairy Tales Narrator 163 episodes, 1959-1963
Paul Frees ...  Additional Voices / ... 163 episodes, 1959-1963
William Conrad ...  Narrator / ... 163 episodes, 1959-1963
Walter Tetley Walter Tetley ...  Sherman / ... 163 episodes, 1959-1963
Bill Scott Bill Scott ...  Bullwinkle J. Moose / ... 163 episodes, 1959-1963
Daws Butler ...  Various Fairy Tale Characters / ... 122 episodes, 1959-1963
Hans Conried ...  Snidely Whiplash / ... 108 episodes, 1960-1963
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Storyline

Main continuing story involved Rocky and Bullwinkle in conflict with spies Boris and Natasha. Other segments included "Fractured Fairy Tales", "Peabody's Improbable History" (smart dog Peabody and his boy Sherman get in the way-back machine), the "Adventures of Dudley Doright" (Canadian Mountie vs. evil Snidley) and "Aesop and Son" (odd telling of the famous fables). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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English

Release Date:

19 November 1959 (USA) See more »

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Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends See more »

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Color | Black and White (digitally colored)

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4:3
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Trivia

For the complete-season DVD releases, "Rocky and His Friends" (1959-1961) constitutes Seasons 1 & 2 of the re-titled "Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends". Seasons 3-5 cover the three seasons of Rocky and His Friends (1959). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Rocky: OK, then, thank you, Mr. Know-It-All.
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Alternate Versions

The currently available episodes of "Rocky and His Friends" on DVD (as Seasons 1 and 2 of "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends") differ from the original broadcast versions in several ways. The opening and closing animation from Season 2 has been applied to most of the episodes from both seasons, with a newer title logo and appropriately re-dubbed voice-over for the show's rebranding as part of "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" (a blanket title that covers this show and its later incarnation as Rocky and His Friends on a different network). Furthermore, due to copyright issues, the original Frank Comstock theme music from "Rocky and His Friends" has been replaced by the music composed by Fred Steiner for "The Bullwinkle Show". The DVD releases also use the altered-for-syndication versions of the opening and closing sequences that excise any mention of the show's original sponsor, General Mills. While the DVDs present Rocky & Bullwinkle's serialized adventures in their chronological order, there's some debate over which backup segments ("Fractured Fairy Tales", "Peabody's Improbable History", "Aesop and Son", "Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties", "Bullwinkle's Corner", "Mr. Know-It-All") should be paired with each episode, as the segments have been mixed and matched, separated and recombined countless times in the decades since their original broadcast. While the current DVD versions of these episodes are considered the "official" versions in circulation, they fall short of being accurate representations of the show as originally broadcast from 1959-1961. See more »

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Rocky and Bullwinkle go on an endless quest to stop Pottsylvanian spies Boris and Natasha.
11 May 2005 | by jryan-12See all my reviews

These cartoons are great despite the primitive animation. I'm old enough to remember them in their first run but I really didn't get the political and social satire until I saw them in re-runs while I was in college. The extras like Dudley Doright and Fractured Fairy Tales are also terrific. Adults will probably get the humor of these cartoons more than children. There are hidden jokes in Rocky and Bullwinkle concerning a wide range of topics, running the gamut from the Cold War and Walt Disney to hernia exams at the draft board office. Fans of Warner Brothers cartoons will recognize June Fooray as not only the voice of Rocky and Natasha but also that of Granny and Witch Hazel.


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