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ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS: RUE BRITANNIA (TV)

Summary

One in this animated series about two friends -- a gormless moose named Bullwinkle and an intelligent flying squirrel named Rocky -- and their frequent encounters with their archenemies, Soviet spies Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. In this episode, Bullwinkle is abducted and flown to an undisclosed location because of the valuable weather-detecting bunion on his foot. Rocky goes to Washington, D.C., and recruits the help of Captain Peter Peachfuzz, who is chief weather forecaster. As they fly in search of Bullwinkle, the national air defense chases them, and they escape only to find themselves staring straight into another dangerous situation. Next, "Fractured Fairy Tales" tells the story of Dick Whittington, who travels to London to dig up the town's cobblestones, believing that they are made of gold. When this scheme fails, he is hired by Mr. Fitzwarren. As his patron leaves for a crazy overseas mission, Dick gives him a clever cat who saves the day and secures Fitzwarren a fortune in gold, which in turn makes its way to Dick, along with a beautiful wife. In the final segment, an episode of "Peabody's Improbable History," Sherman and Mr. Peabody visit the year 1532 and get involved in Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Incas. Includes commercials and promos.

(Series title varies; this series was also telecast under the title "The Bullwinkle Show" from 1961 to 1964 on NBC, and from 1964 to 1973 on ABC.)

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: 1960
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:27:49
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:07993.001
  • GENRE: Children's; Animation
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Animation; Children's programs
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1959-1961
  • COMMERCIALS:
    • TV - Commercials - General Mills Cheerios cereal
    • TV - Commercials - General Mills FrostyO's cereal
    • TV - Commercials - General Mills Jets cereal
    • TV - Commercials - General Mills Trix cereal
    • TV - Commercials - General Mills Twinkles cereal
    • TV - Commercials - Kool-Pops ice pops
    • TV - Promos - "My Three Sons"
    • TV - Promos - "The Real McCoys"

CREDITS

  • Jay Ward … Producer
  • Bill Scott … Producer
  • Edwin A. Gourley … Associate Producer
  • Gerard Baldwin … Director
  • Pete Burness … Director
  • Bill Hurtz … Director
  • Gerry Ray … Director
  • Bob Schleh … Director
  • George Singer … Director
  • Ernie Terrazas … Director
  • Gamma Productions … Animation
  • George Atkins … Writer
  • Chris Hayward … Writer
  • Chris Jenkins … Writer
  • Lloyd Turner … Writer
  • Frank Comstock … Theme music by
  • Bill Conrad … Narrator, For "Jet Fuel Formula"
  • Edward Everett Horton … Narrator, For "Fractured Fairy Tales"
  • Bill Scott … Cast, Bullwinkle B. Moose and Mr. Peabody, Voice
  • June Foray … Cast, Rocket J. Squirrel and Natasha Fatale, Voice
  • Paul Frees … Cast, Boris Badenov, Voice
  • Walter Tetley … Cast, Sherman, Voice
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