Cinema: A Flashback to Frostbite Falls

Rocky and Bullwinkle are retired. Boris and Natasha are three-dimensional. What is the world coming to?

It's never easy for actors when their TV series is canceled--especially if they're a moose and a flying squirrel, which doesn't leave a lot of room to stretch beyond type. We learn in the opening moments of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle that the eponymous heroes of Jay Ward's beloved (and weirdly iconic) '60s television series have retreated to their home turf, Frostbite Falls; that their typical residual check has dwindled to 3.5[cents]; that the pretty forest where they once romped has been reduced to stumps.

Bullwinkle J. Moose, in his amiable, lunkhead way, remains perversely optimistic about the future....

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