BraveStarr: The Movie
|BraveStarr: The Movie|
|Directed by||Tom Tataranowicz|
|Produced by||Lou Scheimer|
|Written by||Bob Forward
|Music by||Frank W. Becker|
|Edited by||Ludmilla P. Saskova|
|Distributed by||Taurus Entertainment|
|Release dates||March 18, 1988|
|Running time||91 min.|
BraveStarr: The Movie (released in Europe as BraveStarr: The Legend) is an animated Space Western released on March 18, 1988 by Taurus Entertainment. The film was based on Filmation's television series and Mattel's action figure of the same name, and was also among the first animated features to use computer graphics. The film tells the story of the original discovery of Kerium (a fictional ore that serves as the main plot element of the TV series), and how the Galactic Marshall Bravestarr came to battle Tex Hex (a wanted outlaw) and his master Stampede (an evil spirit in the form of a bull skull) on the planet of New Texas. It also introduces his allies: J.B. (a female judge), Thirty/Thirty (his talking horse, who can become bipedal and fight on his own), Deputy Fuzz (one of the Prairie People, the original indigenous people of New Texas), and the Shaman (BraveStarr's mentor who helps him discover his animal-based powers). The PAL-based European version of the movie has been released to Region 1 DVD as a bonus feature in the July 3, 2007 release of The Best of BraveStarr from BCI Eclipse. The movie received its own single DVD release on May 6, 2008.
Sharing the same fate as the toy and TV show, it was not a box-office success, playing only to weekend matinées in limited markets. A year after its release, Filmation closed down for good; its last full-length production, Happily Ever After, did not premiere until 1993.
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- Charlie Adler... Deputy Fuzz / Tex Hex
- Susan Blu ... Judge J.B.
- Pat Fraley ... Marshall Bravestarr / Thunder Stick
- Ed Gilbert ... Shaman / Thirty-thirty
- Alan Oppenheimer ... Stampede / Outlaw Skuzz
The movie gained a lukewarm response from critics.
- Beck, Jerry (2005), pp. 41–2. The Animated Movie Guide. ISBN 1-55652-591-5. Chicago Reader Press. Accessed April 8, 2007.
- BraveStarr: The Movie at the Internet Movie Database
- BraveStarr: The Movie at AllMovie
- BraveStarr: The Movie at the Big Cartoon DataBase
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