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December 1, 1985 | CATALINA CAMIA, Times Staff Writer
Bill Scott, the voice of cartoon characters Bullwinkle and Dudley Do-Right, has died at his San Fernando Valley home after suffering a heart attack. He was 65. Scott, who died Friday, was best known as the head writer, co-producer and the voice of several characters from the popular "Rocky and His Friends" show, starring a flying squirrel named Rocky and his moose sidekick, Bullwinkle. The show began in 1959 and spun off several other programs, running through 1973.
February 28, 1997 | Associated Press
The Legislature must redraw the 12th Congressional District, which meanders through several of the city's Latino neighborhoods, because a panel of federal judges ruled it unconstitutional. The Wednesday ruling echoes earlier court decisions in North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.
January 2, 1994 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, Times Staff Writer
Last year is dwindling in the rear-view mirror, tumbling down the memory hole, shuffling off to the Valhalla of Used Eras to await the whimsical verdict of the nostalgia gods. A serious year in many respects, a time when San Fernando Valley residents were left dazed by streaks of crime, felt the heat of a catastrophic fire, and elected their guy mayor of Los Angeles.
May 15, 2011 | Steve Harvey, Only in L.A
It wasn't the type of celebration commonly held for a naive flying rodent and a not-so-smart antlered creature. Yet there was Los Angeles County Sheriff Peter Pitchess on that September day in 1961, presiding with actress Jayne Mansfield over the unveiling of a 15-foot-tall fiberglass statue of cartoon characters Rocket J. ("Rocky") Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose on the Sunset Strip. TV Guide reported that the publicity stunt, heralding the debut of "The Bullwinkle Show" on NBC, drew "5,000 milling, screaming, caterwauling celebrants" outside the offices of the critters' creator, Jay Ward Productions.
November 22, 1997
Hey, Rocky, what do you get when you mix professional opera singers with elementary school students? What, Bullwinkle? An Opera-tunity. To teach, that is. Bullwinkle, Rocky, Boris and Natasha are serving as teaching tools in an art outreach program sponsored by the LA Opera. "Les Moose: The Operatic Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle," a commissioned work by Alan Chapman, is a tale of how the squirrel and moose must hide a secret formula for rocket fuel from spies Boris Badenov and Natasha.
If you thought Taco Bell had stars in its eyes when it hired songsters Hammer and Willie Nelson for its fast-food commercials, you were thinking small. Now the company has enlisted a couple of stars that it hopes will have an even more universal appeal: Rocky and Bullwinkle. The vintage cartoon characters star in a series of commercials to begin airing Monday. They champion the virtues of tacos, protesting that "burgers are boring."
March 12, 1991 | CHARLES SOLOMON
"Of Moose and Men: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Story," which airs at 8:45 tonight on KCET Channel 28, pays gleeful tribute to the most beloved and imaginative cartoon show of the baby-boom era. Director Marino Amoruso and producer Benjamin Magliano (who also co-wrote the special) have assembled a collage of clips from various adventures and interviews with writers Allan Burns and Chris Hayward, director Bill Hurtz, voice actors June Foray and William Conrad, and publicist Howard Brandy.
Jay Ward, who sired a collection of characters dominated by a squirrel named Rocky and a simple-minded moose he called Bullwinkle, and then put them in a TV series that featured primitive animation and sophisticated dialogue, died Thursday. The creator of Boris Badenov, Natasha Fatale, Dudley Do-Right, Snidely Whiplash and, of course, Bullwinkle and Rocky was 69 and died at his home in the West Hollywood area.
November 13, 1988 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON
There was this squirrel. He had a boyish voice and wore an old-time aviator cap with goggles. He had a tall friend, this moose, who had the voice of a galoot. Together they escaped extraordinary mishaps en route to making the world safe for democracy, usually by thwarting the sinister plans of a couple of Slavic schemers, a squat fellow named Boris and a slinky woman named Natasha. The heroes were Rocky and Bullwinkle. No one who has seen them seems able to forget them.
May 14, 2005 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Acknowledging that she "made a bad decision that unfortunately took my best friend's life," Kinzie Noordman was sentenced Friday to 45 years to life in prison for the 2003 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Kelly Bullwinkle in a remote Redlands orange grove. "I know in my heart that there is no excuse for what I did," Noordman, 21, said in a three-page statement she read to a San Bernardino County Superior Court judge and a packed courtroom.
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