Sunday, June 25, 2006

Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

 Does anyone else remember this piece of nostalgia? Yes they are all here Alf, Garfield, The Muppet Babies, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Teenage Mutant Turtle Michaelangelo, Pooh, Tigger, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Huey, Duey, Louie and Papa Smurf who has my single favorite moment when he tells Michael to lay off the drugs!

The plot chronicles the story of a teenage boy named Michael who is pressured into doing drugs, specifically marijuana. His concerned sister Corey worries about him, and her cries cause many of her toys, which depict several popular cartoon "all-stars", to come to life. The various cartoon characters proceed to take Michael on a fantasy journey that teaches him the health risks and other downsides a life of drug use can bring.

Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue orginally aired in 1990 but thanks to the magic of You Tube I can bring you the entire just say no to drugs special in four parts. Enjoy!

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


A little bit of trivia the special was able to get so many characters from various franchises because the licensors gave producers royalty-free access due to the importance of the special. Apparently however the character of Garfield was used without the permission of creator Jim Davis and so consequently the cartoon has never re-aired.

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