Rocky the Flying Squirrel
Real Name: Rocket J. Squirrel.
Identity/Class: Glaucomys sabrinus
Occupation: TV Cartoon Hero
Affiliations: Bullwinkle J. Moose (his best friend), Gidney and Cloyd (Moon Men), Captain Peter Wrong Way Peachfuzz.
Enemies: Boris Badnov, Natasha Fatale, Fearless Leader
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
First Appearance: Frostbite Falls Review (Jay Ward Productions for ABC, 1950s)
Powers/Abilities: He can fly, or to be more scientific glide!
History: Rocky is a flying squirrel from Frostbite Falls in Minnesota, who, along with his friend Bullwinkle, constantly thwarts the machinations of Pottsylvanian spies, Boris and Natasha.
Comments: Rocky was voiced by June Foray. Created by Alex Anderson, and developed by Jay Ward and Bill Scott.
Rocky and Bullwinkle first appeared in The Frostbite Falls Review, with Rocky originally being called Rocket J.Squirrel, but soon moved from that short-lived show to their own cartoon, called variously Rocky and Friends, then The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, then finally The Bullwinkle Show. The first episode aired on November 29th 1959 on the ABC Network. For the third season, they shifted to NBC. It lasted 28 stories, each split up over a number of serialised episodes:
Jet Fuel Formula
Box Top Robbery
Metal Munching Mice
The Last Angry Moose
The 3 Moosketeers
Lazy Jay Ranch (start of second season)
Missouri Mish Mash
Topsy Turvy World
The Guns of Abalone
The Treasure of Monte Zoom
Goof Gas Attack
Bumbling Brothers Circus
Pottsyvania Creeper (start of third season)
The Ruby Yacht
Bull's Testimonial Dinner
The Weather Lady
Louse on 92nd Street
Thanks to Hailey C. Shannon for most of the above profile; thanks to Ronald W. Heiby and John Polhamus for corrections.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Rocky, a movie boxer
anyone else who called Rock something
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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