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Bullwinkle Turns 50! Hokey Smoke!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BNWriter, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member


    Loved it as a kid and when WGN America re-ran Rocky & Bullwinkle for part of this past summer, I enjoyed it again. I think June Foray (voice of Rocky) may be the only surviving cast member left. Didn't realize it had reached a milestone mark.

    YGBFKM Guest

    This was his best work. Language very, very NSFW.

  3. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat....
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Best. Cartoon. Ever.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Very much a primary source about America in the middle of the Cold War and recovering from McCarthy-ism
  6. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    I knew a guy named Tex Henson who worked on the show. He was in charge of the animators in Mexico. He also created Chip and Dale for Walt Disney. He told me a great Tex Avery story which I will gladly share if anyone's interested.

    In 2002, while walking alongside a road, he was struck and killed by a vehicle.
  7. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Yes, PLEASE tell the Tex Avery story! Seriously!

    There's a great book out there about Jay Ward and Bullwinkle called "The Moose That Roared." It discusses the Mexican animation quite a bit.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Tex Avery was a great man -- and funny as all hell.
  10. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    The Tex Avery Story

    Trix cereal made its debut in the mid-1950s. General Mills wanted to have an animated character created that would become the cereal's spokesperson in television commercials. They pursued Tex Avery and he essentially didn't return their calls. Avery's career in animation fell into a decline in the early 50s and he eventually took a meeting with General Mills.

    Tex is in a room with various executives and marketing people from General Mills and they're all telling him about how excited they are to be working with him yada yada yada. They tell him that what they have in mind is a talking animal. After all, talking animals had been a staple of cartoons for years. Since kids love cartoons logic dictates that they love talking animals.

    The talk eventually turns to exactly what kind of animal this cartoon spokesperson will be. Bears and squirrels are discussed. One of the younger marketing execs suggests that the perfect animal to sell Trix cereal to kids is a rabbit.

    "It'll be slender and have long ears. It'll be sort of like Bugs Bunny. That's what we want. A character like Bugs Bunny. You have heard of Bugs Bunny, haven't you?"

    Tex had had enough.

    "Of course I've heard of Bugs Bunny. I created the goddamned son of a bitch!"

    And with that Tex left the meeting.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    That trick never works!! ::) ::)
  12. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Moose and squirrel are 50?

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