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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my God,it's ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a terrific family comedy! Robert DeNiro,Rene Russo,and Jason Alexander were perfect playing Fearless Leader,And Boris and Natasha. Even newcomer Piper Perbalo did a great job playing FBI agent Karen Sympathy. Yes,people critizised this movie,but who cares? DON'T BELIVE THEM! Lots of fun and tons of puns is what ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE was and is all about. This is a...
Published on March 4, 2001

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23 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could have been great
This volume of 5, contains the episodes "Upsidasium", "Last Angry Moose", "Metal Munching Mice","Much Mud", and "Rue Britannia". They include all of the shorts that go with it, from Fractured Fairy Tales, Peabody and Sherman, and Aesop's Fables, to Dudley Do-Right. The problem with the set is for the 2 Headliners,...
Published on December 2, 2001


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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my God,it's ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, March 4, 2001
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This review is from: The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (DVD)
This is a terrific family comedy! Robert DeNiro,Rene Russo,and Jason Alexander were perfect playing Fearless Leader,And Boris and Natasha. Even newcomer Piper Perbalo did a great job playing FBI agent Karen Sympathy. Yes,people critizised this movie,but who cares? DON'T BELIVE THEM! Lots of fun and tons of puns is what ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE was and is all about. This is a GREAT family treat.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming Fun, July 3, 2000
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"lit-teacher" (Sevierville, TN) - See all my reviews
I enjoyed the television cartoon series, so I was excited about seeing The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle on the big screen, and this movie lived up to its predecessor. First, the movie's set-up is interesting. Instead of going all live-action like other cartoon-to big-screen endeavors such as George of the Jungle, "our heroes" are visitors from the cartoon world into the real world. (Each world is aware of the existence of the other.) Everyone involved in this movie seemed to be having a great time. The movie is well cast; Jason Alexander and Renee Russo look just like the cartoon Boris and Natasha and play them with zest. It was also a treat to hear June Foray from the television series reprise her role as the voice of Rocky. (Also watch for several cameo appearances.) Before attending the movie, I read reviews that said it was too long, but I sat through the entire movie without checking the time once. Yes, the plot was silly, and the movie was filled with bad puns, but this is ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE-- that's what the show was always about. The mistake would have been if the movie had attempted to be more serious or "grown-up" than the cartoon. (Although I expect that the movie will go over much better with adults than with children who will not have had the experience of watching the original show.) This film was magical and charming, and I can't wait to see it again. I cannot recommend this movie highly enough.
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23 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could have been great, December 2, 2001
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This volume of 5, contains the episodes "Upsidasium", "Last Angry Moose", "Metal Munching Mice","Much Mud", and "Rue Britannia". They include all of the shorts that go with it, from Fractured Fairy Tales, Peabody and Sherman, and Aesop's Fables, to Dudley Do-Right. The problem with the set is for the 2 Headliners, "Upsidasium" and "Metal Munching Mice" the viewer is dropped into the story half way through. In "Upsidasium" you start out on Mount Platten with Rocky, Bullwinkle, Boris, Natashia, Capt. Peachfuzz and Mr. Big. You have no idea how any of them got there, or why. The same goes for "Metal Munching Mice". You start in the HQ for the Mice, with no idea how or why. The other 3 episodes are complete, with "Rue Britannia" having Bullwinkle as the new Earl of Crankcase clearly the best. I would have given it 4 stars if all the episodes were complete.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise, July 31, 2005
This review is from: The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (DVD)
I wasn't expecting much from this movie. I mean, I like Rocky and Bullwinkle, but it seemed like stretching out the short cartoon to fill a whole film was a potentionally bad idea. But it turns out they managed to make something worthwhile.

It's not a laugh riot. But then again, neither was the original cartoon. What it has going for it is a lot of corny humor, a ridiculous plot, and, of course, Robert Deniro's dead on impersonation of Fearless Leader. Really, it's kind of scary how well he does it. And the entire movie could've been terrible and it still would've been worth it to watch DeNiro spoof his "Taxi Driver" role.

The movie's humor comes from its dialogue, its strange characters, its patently absurd plot twists, and of course, the trademark breaking of the fourth wall. There's even some intelligence behind this silliness, though most won't get past the puns to notice it.

Look, I liked it. I can't say much more than that. It's amusing and the animation is really quite amazing considering how bland the original was. And it's got a lot of cameos, too. Worth seeing.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unrecognized Masterpiece On An Axiomatic Scale, October 3, 2004
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Sir George Martini "Verbalosity" (Fromage Au Gratin, Wisconsin) - See all my reviews
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Rocky and Bullwinkle have been retired for a long time, but Bullwinkle has issues. His depression stems from missing the lush forest near his home. All that is left are tree stumps that have never been replanted. When they are summoned to help subdue "Fearless Leader" and his two associates, the mustachoed Boris and the femininely beautiful Natasha, Bullwinkle begins the healing process that he so deservedly needs for closure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Moose and Squirrel make Big Time Movie!, January 5, 2009
This review is from: The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (DVD)
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000) Hokey smokes! Moose and Squirrel are on video! Jay Ward's beloved cartoon characters become the latest television characters to make the Big Screen transition, having languished in reruns since their prime time series was cancelled in the mid 1960's.
Through a contrived plot device (we know it's contrived because the familiar voice of the narrator tells us it is) those dastardly villains Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader have become live action humans and are plotting to take over America. But thankfully a wise FBI agent (Randy Quaid) sends one of his agents (Piper Perabo) to retrieve Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose from their quiet life in reruns in Frostbite Falls, and the animated stars are soon interacting with the real world like the Toons in Roger Rabbit.
This is a loving tribute to the television show, with an absolutely silly sense of humor throwing jokes of every kind in every direction. Everything works wonderfully, from the voices of original Rocky June Foray and new Bullwinkle Keith Scott to the visual effects to the performances of the human stars and the celebrity cameos that pop up every few minutes. Special mention must be made of the bad guys. Jason Alexander and Rene Russo are simply terrific as Boris and Natasha, and Robert DeNiro seems to be having the time of his life as Fearless Leader. Also, kudos to Piper Perabo, at the time a screen newcomer who's just too cute for words as FBI Agent Karen Sympathy.
This is a fantastic family film, with enough to offer the adults as well as the kids. I give this one a high recommendation--load the kids up and get `em out to the theater for this one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So-so..but enjoyable, April 23, 2003
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Jason Alexander stars as Boris Badenov, Robert DeNiro is Fearless Leader & Rene Russo is Natasha Fatale who somehow get into the real world & try to brainwash everyone in the world via "RBTV" (Really Bad TV) and have everyone vote for Fearless Leader as absolute ruler. Only Rocky & Bullwinkle can stop them...but how? Watch & find out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great, March 14, 2001
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The only good thing I can say is I did not fall asleep while watching it. Poorly acted and directed with the question 'are the old cartoon worth changing into movies?' If this answer is movies with little to not plot and extremely poor taste here you have them.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun to watch repeatedly. Filled with subtle jokes, April 25, 2008
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THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE is based on the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon series, shown on television at a time when America's "baby-boomers" were still kids.

The voices of Rocky and Bullwinkle are indistinguishable from those of the original cartoon characters. In fact, June Foray (the original Rocky) is the voice of the present Rocky. The images are different, of course, since THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE shows the two characters as quasi-three dimensional drawings. The voice of the narrator seems exactly as in the original cartoons.

The movie has the following plot. In brief, Robert De Niro takes over a number of television networks, with the goal of putting on hypnotically dull programming, with the eventual goal of hypnotizing the American public into letting him the entire country. The FBI hires a young investigator, Piper Perabo (FBI agent Karen Sympathy), to get Robert De Niro under control. She goes to Hollywood, and uses a special green ray to rouse Rocky and Bullwinkle from retirement, travel from Hollywood to New York City, and bring Robert De Niro under control.

Piper Perabo provides many amusing facial expressions. If you like all the amusing winks, flirts, grimaces, eyeball rollings, and other expressions found in kids' movies, such as the classic FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF then you will love Piper Perabo in THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE.

Most of the movie takes the form of a road comedy, for example, in the manner of the road movie, IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD. Please note that Jonathan Winters appears in both THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE and in IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD.

The film begins with a cartoon drawn in the old style of the original series. The narrator begins, "In a little house at the top of the stump forest . . ." referring to the fact that the forest at Frostbite Falls, MN, has been cut down. Bullwinkle says, "I'm going for a walk in the forest." But Rocky corrects him, "But Bullwinkle, there aren't any woods any more." To this, Bullwinkle replies, "You don't have to tell me. I'm chairman of the Frostbite Falls Society for Conversation." "You mean conservation," says Rocky, providing a correction. "Well, somebody's got to start talking about it," exclaims Bullwinkle, continuing the pun.

In the next scene, we see Minnie Mogul, a young executive in the movie industry, reviewing scripts. Behind her are stacks of at least 1000 scripts. "Too intelligent," she quips. "Too intelligent," she efficiently comments. Eventually, she decides to recommend a film about Rocky and Bullwinkle. She goes to the head of the studio, but he proclaims, "I DON'T LIKE MOOSE MOVIES."

The issue of Fearless Leader arises when the President of the United States is being briefed in the Oval Office. "For the last six months, a cartoon TV villain named Fearless Leader has been buying up every single cable TV network in the country."

In Fearless Leader's headquarters, we see him testing one of his boring movies on 30 or so subjects. A technician turns the dial on an amazing Star Wars-type machine. The machine jiggles and jumps. A needle on the machine moves from BORED, to APATHETIC, to HYPNOTIZED, and finally to ZOMBIFIED. We see the subjects becoming more and more glassy-eyed and complacent, with goofy smiles.

Fearless Leader receives training for using a machine intended to get rid of Rocky and Bullwinkle. A ten year old girl provides the training: "The computer degenerating imagery or CDI is totally user friendly. Just enter the binary code and the CDI will dismantle the film stock. Okay?" The ten year old rattles off the instructions very quickly and with charming arrogance. "Here's the manual. She's all yours. I assume you're both computer literate," she snaps at Boris and Natasha, with arrogant charm. The manual is a huge book, weighing at least 20 pounds. The machine is shown being tested on a cartoon weasel. The CDI dissipates the weasel.

Piper Perabo arrives in Hollywood and, using spy techniques, gains access to the Green Light, located in a lighthouse on the movie lot. Piper Perabo activates the controls of a huge science fiction gadget. She types: ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE. She selects a button reading: ROAD COMEDY. Moments later, Rocky and Bullwinkle spill out of the light, and land on the floor of the lighthouse. "I think we're on the wrong show," exclaims Bullwinkle, taking note of Piper Perabo a few feet away from him. (This is the first time that Rocky and Bullwinkle see a real person.) "Look how good they drew that girl," exclaims Bullwinkle.

To provide more fun examples: Rocky and Bullwinkle are on their way from Hollywood to New York, traveling in a truck they stole from Boris and Natasha. They get arrested and are put on trial. Bullwinkle, never known for being clever, accidently testifies against himself in court. In other words, he believes that he is in control of the situation, as he stands in the courtroom, but he is actually incriminating himself. Later on in the courtroom scene, the judge (Whoopy Goldberg) displays disinterest and impatience with the trial. But when she puts on her glasses, things come into focus, and she realizes who the defendants are. "Omigawd! Omigawwwd! It's Rocky and Bullwinkle," she gushes in admiration. Regaining composure, Whoopy Goldberg becomes stern, bangs her gavel, and proclaims, "CELEBRITIES ARE ABOVE THE LAW. CASE DISMISSED!"

Kids will especially like the depiction of slow-witted adults, for example, the handsome Scandinavian prison guard. FIVE STARS
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocky and Bullwinkle ScreenFriends Rule, February 13, 2001
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I like the DVD. It was a lot of fun to watch the movie and remember the cartoons from the old days.
I especially liked the ScreenFriends Software that Universal had put on the DVD. This is a must have for any computer user.
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