The Bullwinkle Show

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The Bullwinkle Show
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Premiere September 24, 1961
Finale July 7, 1963
Creator Jay Ward,
Bill Scott
Network NBC
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company P.A.T-Ward
Seasons 3
Episodes 66 (170 Rocky & Bullwinkle installments)
Origin USA

The Bullwinkle Show is an expanded prime time edition of Rocky and His Friends, which had aired previously on ABC's afternoon line-up Thursdays. Episodes produced specifically for the show were screened along with two new features, "Aesop & Son" and "Dudley Do-Right Of The Mounties."

The show ran for two seasons in primetime with original episodes. It was hurting ratings-wise going up against Lassie on CBS, prompting NBC to move it to late Sunday afternoons in the fall season of 1962. Season three started immediately after the season two first run episodes. As with season two, anywhere from three to four episodes of an R&B story arc were aired. After September 1962 there was a break in production. It resumed with new episodes airing in April of 1963. That September it migrated to NBC's Saturday morning schedule; in 1964 the repeats moved to ABC on Sunday mornings, where it aired through 1973. It returned on NBC in the fall of 1981 and ran just that season. It returned in prime time for a two-week run on CBS in 1990 (the 4-episode arc "The Last Angry Moose").

Jay Ward would create his first series specifically for Saturday morning in 1964, Hoppity Hooper. In 1963, Ward created the live action series Fractured Flickers. A new series, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, by Dreamworks Animation, premiered May 11, 2018 on Amazon’s streaming service.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3
June Foray Rocket J. Squirrel * * *
Natasha Fatale * * *
Nell Fenwick * * *
Bill Scott Bullwinkle J. Moose * * *
Mr. Peabody * * *
Dudley Do-Right * * *
Paul Frees Boris Badenov * * *
Inspector Fenwick * * *
William Conrad Narrator * * *
Walter Tetley Sherman * * *
Charles Ruggles Aesop * * *
Daws Butler Aesop Jr. * * *
Hans Conried Snidley Whiplash * * *
Edward Everett Horton Fractured Fairy Tales narrator * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 24, 1961 May 1, 1962 33
Season Two June 8, 1962 August 12, 1962 11
Season Three August 19, 1962 July 7, 1963 22

DVD Releases

The DVDs for The Bullwinkle Show and Rocky and His Friends have been released under the combined title Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends.

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Complete Season 3 September 6, 2005 4


Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Complete Season 4 August 17, 2010 2


Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Complete Season 5 March 29, 2011 2


Episode Collections - Various Series
The Best of Boris & Natasha May 9, 2006 1


The Best of Dudley Do-Right May 31, 2005 1


The Best of Fractured Fairy Tales September 6, 2005 1


The Best of Peabody & Sherman May 31, 2005 1


The Best of Rocky & Bullwinkle: Volume 1 September 13, 2005 1


The Best of Rocky & Bullwinkle: Volume 2 September 18, 2007 1


The Best of Rocky & Bullwinkle May 9, 2006 1


In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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