August 19, 2003 |
When we last saw the intrepid Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle the talking moose, the two most famous residents of Frostbite Falls, they had faded into a pinkish-purple hue and were in dire need of restoration. Enter Tiffany Ward, the daughter of "Rocky and Bullwinkle" creator Jay Ward, who spent the last six years restoring her father's beloved cartoon series. As they might've said on the show: Hokey smokes!
August 27, 1999 |
"Dudley Do-Right" isn't the only popular Jay Ward creation coming to movie theaters today. Accompanying the Universal live-action comedy (starring Brendan Fraser as the dashing Royal Canadian mounted do-gooder) is a new animated short rescued from the files of "Fractured Fairy Tales." Which means "The Phox, the Box & the Lox" isn't altogether new.
April 12, 1999 |
Placard-carrying hecklers were aswarm on Chapman University's quad as a distinguished, silver-haired man stepped to the podium. They booed and hissed as the university president motioned to his companion on the dais. "We present this honorary degree to . . . Bullwinkle the Moose." "Good morning, children!" the familiar galumphing voice rang out. The protesters waved signs that read "Noose the Moose" and "A Wolf in Moose Clothing," all the while showing their displeasure at "Mooster Know-It-All."
April 12, 1999 |
Tiffany Ward sees herself as caretaker of her father's legacy and a stickler for detail. "It's my responsibility to see that the ideals of the family are carried on," said Ward, executive producer of "The Rocky & Bullwinkle Movie." "That the look and feel remain true to the spirit of my father's original characters is absolutely essential," Ward said. For instance, the animated/live action movie features June Foray--the original voice of Rocky.
October 11, 1993 |
Bo Jackson slammed the bat into his left hand, spun around, and jumped into the air Sunday, screaming obscenities into the night. It was the pitch of a lifetime, the pitch that not only could have made Jackson filthy rich in further endorsements, but put the Chicago White Sox a step closer to their first World Series appearance since 1959. This time, there was no dramatic homer. Only another forgettable strikeout.
June 18, 1991 |
Bullwinkle J. Moose and Rocket J. Squirrel are taking their act to Universal City. MCA Inc., parent of Universal Studios, has acquired worldwide merchandising and theme park rights to the slightly bent Bullwinkle cartoon crowd in a long-term deal with the heirs of creator Jay Ward. MCA expects to have Bullwinkle merchandise in stores by Christmas.