New Jay Ward cartoon!
Created 08/27/1999 - 00:00
Several movie critics have said that while Universal's new live-action
Dudley Do-Right, which opened in the US on Friday, August 27, misses the
mark, the new cartoon by Universal Cartoon Studios which is playing with
the film, FRACTURED FAIRY TALES: THE PHOX, THE LOX AND THE BOX, is a
winner. The cartoon is based on a script by Bill Scott, who wrote most of
the episodes of the Fractured Fairy Tales series which was originally part
of NBC's early 1960s The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show. It was animated for
Universal by Powell, Ohio-based Character Builders, produced by Character
Builder's Leslie Hough, and directed by Oscar Moore, who is actually
Stephen D. Moore, the Oscar nominated director of REDUX RIDING HOOD.
(According to Leslie Hough, Moore "decided that he had been mistaken for
The Simpsons' Steve Moore one too many times and decided he wanted his
credit to read 'Oscar Moore,' his father's name.") Jay Ward's daughter,
Tiffany, executive produced. DUDLEY DO-RIGHT, which stars Brendan Fraser,
is based on the Dudley Do-Right series, which was also part of The Rocky
And Bullwinkle Show. THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE, a live-action
feature that stars Robert DeNiro, Rene Russo, and Jason Alexander alongside
computer animated Rocky and Bullwinkle characters, is currently in
production and is due for summer 2000. Jay Ward, along with Bill Scott,
created and produced The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show.