View Full Version : No more rabbits out of my hat......

October 25th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Unsung Creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle Dies




October 25th, 2010, 10:57 AM
What a great cartoon. I wasn't around to see it when it originally aired but I remember the reruns.
Rest in Peace, Alexander Anderson.

October 25th, 2010, 12:17 PM
Moose and squirrel!

October 25th, 2010, 12:59 PM
But Mr. Peabody!!!!

October 25th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Even as a kid one of my fav's....

I think it gave me an early case of punitosis.

October 25th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Fearless Leader.

Fit perfectly with the Cold War/Mutually Assured Destruction era. But I didn't know this until I checked Wiki:

As a publicity stunt, Ward and Scott campaigned for statehood for "Moosylvania", Bullwinkle's fictional home state. They drove a van to about 50 cities collecting petition signatures. Arriving in Washington DC, they pulled up to the White House gate to see President Kennedy, and were brusquely turned away. They learned that the evening they had arrived was during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

October 30th, 2010, 05:24 PM
Moose and squirrel!Boris Badenov used to remind me of the Austro-Hungarian actor, Oskar Homolka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Homolka).

He actually did play spies, villains, and assorted Eastern European characters. He was Russian Field Marshall Kutuzov in the 1956 War and Peace.

A 1967 audio interview with Homolka. If that isn't Boris Badenov...


October 31st, 2010, 08:19 AM
As a young child I did not see much Bullwinkle as I usually slept late on Saturday mornings after staying up the night before watching Firing Line and then David Susskind.

My favorite part of Bullwinkle though, was the Fractured Fairytales segment.

I loved the flat simple graphics in their 1960's style, Edward Everet Horton's beautiful diction, the smart dialogue and the nasty attitude: