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              animator Jay Ward, covered with his many cartoon characters               short history


TV series
Crusader Rabbit
Fractured Flickers
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Mr. Peabody & Sherman

other works


     s h o r t
     h i s t o r y
     h e r e

company entry at Wikipedia

Moose That Roared  "The Moose That Roared: The Story of Jay Ward,
Bill Scott, A Flying Squirrel & A Talking Moose"
[2000] by Keith Scott

Griffin 9x6¼ pb [11/2001] for $11.87
St. Martin 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2000] out of print/used

Jay  Ward  Productions,  Inc.  Personnel

star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Jay Ward [1920-89]
Jay Ward credits at Internet Movie Database
Jay Ward entry at Wikipedia

co-creator Alexander Anderson [1920-2010]
In 1996, he reached an out-of-court settlement with Jay Ward Productions over the rights
to Bullwinkle, Rocky, and Dudley-Do-Right
credits at IMDbWikipedia

Bill Scott [1920-85]
Bill Scott credits at Internet Movie Database
Bill Scott entry at Wikipedia
served in the U.S.A.A.F. First Motion Picture Unit during WWII
on H.U.A.C.'s Hollywood Blacklist in the 1940s & 1950s

voice actor Daws Butler [1916-88]: credits at IMDbWikipedia

actor William Conrad [1920-94]: credits at IMDbWikipedia

actor Hans Conried [1917-82] {'Fractured Flickers'}
credits at IMDbWikipedia

voice actor June Foray [b. 1917]: credits at IMDbWikipedia

voice actor Paul Frees [1920-1986]: credits at IMDbWikipedia

actor Edward Everett Horton [1886-1970] {'Fractured Fairy Tales'}
credits at IMDbWikipedia

Animated  Television  Series

official Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends website

"Crusader Rabbit" [1949-52]
series credits at IMDbWikipedia

Crusader Rabbit & Friends on DVD  
"Crusader Rabbit and Friends" on DVD [undated]
this one-hour product is a sloppy transfer, with only 14 of 15 story segments
East West Ent. b&w 60-minute DVD [4/94] for $68.80
Crusader Rabbit cartoon shows on three DVDs  "Crusader Rabbit: Collectors Edition" DVD Boxed Set [undated]
"over ten hours on three DVDs"; includes 11 cartoons, with DVD menus for easy navi-gation: The Belly Acres Mystery; Crooks Tour; Crusader Rabbit vs. The Pirates; Crusader Rabbit vs. The State of Texas; The Great Baseball Mystery; Gullible's Travels; Hare Today Gone Tomorrow; Mine Your Own Busi-ness; Thar's Gold In Them Thar Fills; There's No Place Like Rome; and West We Forget
color/b&w DVD-R [undated] 3 disks for $15.99 - SOLD OUT!

Bullwinkle  Rocky & Bullwinkle - 163 episodes

"Rocky & His Friends" [1959-61 on ABC]
series credits at IMDb

"The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show"
[1961-64 on NBC; repeats 1964-73 on ABC]

series credits at IMDb

'Frostbite Falls' fansite
browse 14+ videos

Rocky & Bullwinkle Book  
"The Rocky and Bullwinkle Book" [1996]
by Louis Chunovic

Bantam hardcover [10/96] out of print/many used
Rocky & Bullwinkle First Season  "Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends" on DVD [2003-2010]
"The Complete First Season" [1959-60]:
Sony color DVD [8/2003] 26 episodes on 4 disks for $12.99
"The Complete Second Season" [1960-61]:
Sony color DVD [8/2004] 56 episodes on 4 disks for $11.49
"The Complete Third Season" [1961-62]:
Sony color DVD [9/2005] 26 episodes on 4 disks for $11.49
"The Complete Fourth Season" [1962-63]:
Sony color DVD [8/2010] 19 episodes on 2 disks for $17.49
"The Complete Fifth Season" [1963-64]:
Vivendi Ent. color DVD [3/2011] 33 episodes on 4 disks for $24.99

Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends Complete Series DVD box set  "100% Complete Bull: Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends Complete Series"
DVD Box Set [2011]

includes Season 5; extras include classic commercials & promos, June Foray
interview, audio outtakes from voice recording sessions, six featurettes, and an
80-page commemorative booklet

Vivendi Ent. color DVD [1/2011] 18 disks for $66.99

"The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle"
feature film [Tribeca/Universal June 2000]
Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle feature film starring Robert De Niro  A combination of live action and animation. The Iron Curtain has fallen in Pottsylvania, and Boris & Natasha & Fearless Leader conspire with a Hollywood producer to make a Rocky & Bullwinkle movie. The three cartoon villains are let loose in the real world, so the F.B.I. brings Rocky & Bullwinkle out of retirement to thwart them. The DVD includes cast & crew bios, trailers, and a "Making of ..." documentary Co-produced by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal & Tiffany Ward; directed by Des McAnuff; written by Kenneth Lonergan; starring Robert De Niro, Rene Russo, Jason Alexander, Piper Perabo, Randy Quaid & Janeane Garofalo
Universal widescreen color DVD [9/2003] for $9.99
Universal color VHS [6/2001] for $9.48
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Fractured Flickers" [1963]
series credits at IMDbWikipedia

Fractured Flickers Complete Collection on DVD  
"Fractured Flickers: The Complete Collection" on DVD [2004]
all 26 half-hour episodes; hosted by Hans Conreid,
voices by Paul Frees & June Foray
VCI Ent. b&w DVD [8/2004] 3 disks for $18.01

"George of The Jungle" [1967 TV series]

"The Dudley Do-Right Show" [1969 TV series]

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" [since 1959]

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" began as 5-minute segments on the "Rocky & Bullwinkle" TV shows.
"Mr. Peabody and Robin Hood" [1959]
After Robin Hood bumps his head, he becomes dazed and inept at robbery and archery.
watch full cartoon [truncated at 4:29] online at YouTube

"The Best of Mr. Peabody & Sherman" TV series [1959] /tt2652864/

"Mr. Peabody and Sherman" animated feature [DreamWorks Animation March 2014]
The bespectacled dog Mr. Peabody and his adopted pet boy Sherman were introduced in 1959 in a series of short
segments as part of “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show”; in more than 90 adventures, they jumped into Peabody’s
'WABAC Machine' to travel back in time. Animated feature under development since 2006; Alex Schwartz will
exec produce; Rob Minkoff will direct; script by Jeffrey Ventimilia & Joshua Sternin; as-of 3/2012, Robert Downey, Jr.
is no longer set as the voice of Mr. Peabody; Ty Burrell will voice Mr. Peabody and Max Charles will
voice Sherman • latest info at IMDb

"The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show" TV series [2015] /tt5021206/  12/2015

Other  Works

"Fractured Fairy Tales"
short animated segments on the Rocky & Bullwinkle shows, 1959-64
narrated by actor Edward Everett Horton

Fractured Fairy Tales stories by A.J. Jacobs  "Fractured Fairy Tales" [25 stories 1997] 'as told by' A.J. Jacobs
Bantam 7½x5¼ pb [1/99] for $11.20
Bantam 8x5½ hardcover [11/97] out of print/used

"The Best of Fractured Fairy Tales, Volume. 1" [15 short films]
Classic Media color DVD [9/2005] for $4.88

The Statue
revolving Rocky & Bullwinkle statue in West Hollywood, California      The headquarters building for Jay Ward's company was/is on the eastern end of the Sunset Strip, in West Hollywood, California. Lots of tourist traffic passes by, especially on weekends. so advertising billboards in the area are prime real estate. Around 1961, the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada put up a billboard directly across the street from Bill Ward's offices, and included a revolving statue of a showgirl in a bathing suit holding her cowgirl hat in the air. Practical joker Jay Ward naturally responded by erecting a statue of Bullwinkle in an old-style bathing suit holding Rocky in the air; the Bullwinkle statue also revolved, and whenever the cowgirl's costume changed, the Bullwinkle statue was repainted to match.

"Boris and Natasha" live action feature film [1992]
Directed by Charles Martin Smith

"George of The Jungle" live action feature film [1997]

"Dudley Do-Right" live action feature film [1999]
Directed by Hugh Wilson; starring Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alfred Molina,
Eric Idle & Robert Prosky

"George of The Jungle II" live action feature on DVD [2004]

L i n k s
official Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends website

company entry at Wikipedia
Rocky & Bullwinkle entry at Wikipedia

"Hokey Smoke! Rocky & Bullwinkle" fansite
'Frostbite Falls' fansite

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