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Bullwinkle is back

The daughter of the witty cartoon's creator has restored the moose and squirrel, and the first season is on DVD.

August 19, 2003|Susan King | Times Staff Writer

The cast recorded the episodes in an ensemble. "We had so much fun," Foray says. But the cast would never change a line of the script -- "They were written so brilliant, we wouldn't dare. The only time I changed anything is when I put a 'hokey smokes' in."

Australian voice actor Keith Scott has been the voice of Bullwinkle since 1992. Bill Scott, the original voice, died in 1985. The two men are unrelated.

"Ever since childhood I was the biggest buff of those cartoons in the world," says Keith Scott, who wrote "The Moose That Roared" about Jay Ward and his creations in 2000.

"They were a cut above the other cartoons. They were smart, and they had a lot more going for them." As a little boy, he used to write long, detailed letters to Bill Scott and the other voice talent. And they would answer his letters.

Despite its seemingly ageless and endless appeal, the series wasn't a huge hit when it first aired. "I think it was kind of ahead of its time," Scott says. "I think if it was being made now, it would be a big hit. Back then, essentially it was appreciated by a small group of people. Bill Scott used to say there were special people who get Bullwinkle. It sort of became a secret society."

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