Episode 90: The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000)

Back for more, huh? Well, strap in for another episode of “Drawn Apart,” the series that dares to address the controversial issue of live-action and animated characters living and working together. Yes, I said it! We’re asking if Mixed Movies can work, and this week’s example of the question if the cinematic version of the classic Jay Ward cartoon “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.” Laurel and Hardy. Martin and Lewis. Tracy and Hepburn. Moose and Squirrel.  Sometimes an on-screen couple comes along that changes the game.  But how would Bullwinkle J. Moose and Rocket J. Squirrel deal with life in the Land of Three Dimensions? This movie attempts to answer this question.  Along with our titular stars, this flick boasts the presence of Rene Russo, Jason Alexander, and  . . . Robert Deniro? Wait, I must have read that wrong . . . no . . . no I didn’t. Robert Deniro is in the Rocky and Bullwinkle movie.  Because sure, why not? Wait, he was one of the producers, too? Wow. Well, I guess the progression makes sense: “Taxi Driver,” “Godfather II,” “Raging Bull,” “Rocky and Bullwinkle.” Hey, those last two both have the word “bull” in them! Sort of! Well, listen in and find out if this makes a lick o’ sense, and how many of those licks it takes to get to the chewy center of this movie. Watch us pull a rabbit out of a hat! Again!

4 thoughts on “Episode 90: The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000)”

  1. Just so you know, Jay Ward’s offices were on Sunset Blvd., and for years even after his passing, huge statues of Rocky and Bullwinkle stood outside his office building. They were taken down when construction happened and all but forgotten. Just recently I read that those statues are actually considered iconic, and they will be put back up, if they haven’t already. I used to see them all the time. Next time you’re out, Mike, I can show you where they at least were if they aren’t back.

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