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"Rocky & Bullwinkle" 4/4

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Long-Lost episodes of Jay Ward's classic cartoon!

In September, 1962, then sixteen-year-old Oliver Stone submitted a script to his favorite cartoon, "The Bullwinkle Show." Although unsolicited, show creator Jay Ward was so impressed with the young man's efforts, he bought the story for a paltry sum and immediately put it on the production schedule for airing in the fall of 1963. The episodes were eventually produced by the show's Mexico-based animation house, Val-Mar Studios.

Already nervous about the story's violent content, after the horrific events of November 22, 1963, both NBC and sponsor General Mills were so mortified by the coincidental similarities of the plot of the episodes and the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas Texas, they ordered the story pulled from broadcast before it aired. All prints were believed destroyed. Ward asked Stone for his money back.

The extravagant cost of the whole debacle (nearly twenty dollars) ultimately led to the cancellation of "The Bullwinkle Show."

In 2008 the films were rediscovered in the evidence files of the Warren Commission in the National Archives. Originally mislabeled "Kennedy Stag Films," the lost cartoons had been overlooked for decades by researchers.

The four battered film canisters were found between the back of a file cabinet and the wall of a neglected storage room. The footage was badly damaged and deteriorated, and the soundtrack distorted, but the historical significance is undeniable...

These treasures of animation have now been de-classified and RESTORED so that they can be enjoyed by a new generation!

This film is a not-for-profit fan-made project and is intended as a parody. No copyright ownership of characters implied or intended.

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if you have issues with uploading file size I'd recommend pming Tom to let you upload larger swf's or even mp4's

that rocky and bullwinkle brings back memories!

are you going to do fractured fairytales too?

sfzapgun responds:

I've considered the idea of a fracture fairytale. Maybe it'll happen. maybe someday I'll do parodies of all the Bullwinkle d put together a entire fake episode!

I like how you had the old microphone style, but I dunno if it's becaue your mic stinks or not, but it works for the video.. lol. However, I felt detached with what's actually going on in the animation. It felt tossed together, like someone else was in on the joke... except me.

sfzapgun responds:

Yes, the crummy microphone does, unintentionally, add to the retro feel of the cartoon. By "thrown together," what exactly do you mean? Everything was meticulously researched and planned, only the voicework being a disappointment to me, mainly because a contributor I asked to help with voices wasn't able to produce any voicework for me.

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4.25 / 5.00

Jan 25, 2013
5:12 PM EST