Long before the 2000 film, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle starring Robert De Niro, Jason Alexander, and Rene Russo, the famous moose and squirrel entertained children and adults alike on TV.
But don’t let the film version fool you: Rocky & Bullwinkle delivered fun times and lots of laughs over the course of two animated series from 1959 to 1964. The series, Rocky and His Friends (1959-1961) and The Bullwinkle Show (1961-1964) were later combined into The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show for syndication. For DVD release they’ve been renamed Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends. Got it? Good.
Return to Frostbite Falls, Minnesota as Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose outwit and outsmart the villainous Boris and Natasha. Witness comedy that is geared for both kid and adult audiences that is filled with slapstick, current events (circa the 1960s), wit, and irony.
Granted younger audiences may not get all the topical jokes, but that’s what makes Rocky & Bullwinkle so great: there’s something for everyone. Enjoy 19 episodes of the classic series that include both Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons and host of others along the way.
Broken into segments, each episode includes a two-part Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon hat usually spans a few episodes. In the middle of each episode is a cornucopia of cartoons like Dudley Do-Right, Fractured Fairy Tales, Peabody’s Improbable History, and Aesop & Son. There’s plenty of laughs and comedy to be enjoyed throughout each episode of this classic animated series.
Unfortunately, there are no special features on this DVD set. However, if you enjoy this season and would like to see more with special features, check out seasons one through three that are also available.
I highly recommend Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Season 4 to fans of classic cartoons, and anyone who enjoys humor that plays on multiple levels. I also recommend you check out George of the Jungle (the 1967 cartoon, not the Brendan Fraser version or the new animated series), which is from the same people who created Rocky & Bullwinkle and is just as entertaining.
Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Season 4 is available August 17, 2010 on DVD!
For more Rocky & Bullwinkle Trivia, and a Timeline of their history, click to enlarge the pictures below!