Video Release: August 24, 2004
Theatrical Release: 2000
Rating: PG (MPAA)
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
- Closed Captioned
- Digitally Processed
- Runtime: 92 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Wide Screen
- Originally in English
- Released in English, French, English, English
A wild and wacky pun-filled cross-country romp, THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE is a cinematic journey worthy of its television predecessor. Using cutting-edge technology in combining animation with live action, director Des McAnuff has created an eye-popping thrill ride littered with ridiculous, silly jokes that are probably making Bullwinkle creator Jay Ward roll around in his grave in laughter--and pride. A stellar cast, including Robert De Niro (Fearless Leader), Jason Alexander (Boris Badenov), Rene Russo (Natasha Fatale), Piper Perabo (FBI Agent Karen Sympathy) and Randy Quaid, keeps tongues firmly in cheek as they do battle over RBTV--Really Bad TV. June Foray wonderfully reprises her television role as Rocky, while Keith Scott does a fine job providing the voice for both Bullwinkle and the Narrator. This self-referential film lampoons elements of the road movie, the courtroom drama, the FBI thriller, the prison drama, and dozens of other Hollywood staples and cliches. Along the way Rocky and Bullwinkle meet up with the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Carl Reiner, David Alan Grier, Don Novello, Janeane Garofalo, John Goodman, and Jonathan Winters in a series of comic mishaps reminiscent of IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD.
IN THEATRES: JUNE 30, 2000 (NATIONAL) Popular cartoon characters Rocky and Bullwinkle make their big-screen debut in this adventure tale that combines animation with live action. Years after their television show has been cancelled, Rocky and Bullwinkle are still living off the residuals. Inexplicably, Boris and Natasha become real human beings and partner with the evil Fearless Leader to help him hypnotize the world into electing him president. It's up to Rocky and Bullwinkle to use their cartoon resources to save the day.
Rocky and Bullwinkle first appeared on television in November 1959 on the show Rocky and His Friends. Director Des McAnuff won Tony Awards for directing BIG RIVER and THE WHO'S TOMMY. This is his second feature film, following COUSIN BETTE. This was Piper Perabo's second film (after WHITE BOYS) but her first starring role. It took three hours a day to apply the makeup for Robert De Niro and Rene Russo.