Talk:Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

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Has this ever come to DVD yet? --User:Angie Y.

Not yet, but it's easy to track down on eBay for a low price. Got my copy there.Rebochan
I wonder where my VHS of this is. H2P 03:35, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
Something like this, Burger King should release as public domain, it's a public service announcement after all. Tyciol (talk) 20:28, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Translated into other languages?[edit]

I seem to remember this show being translated into several other languages and airing overseas, is that correct? CrazyC83 03:15, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes, this special was broadcasted (but only in Mexican schools in drug-abuse prevention programs) here in Mexico, but the Spanish dub is really bad (it was dubbed in a Spanish-speaking voice-acting studio in Los Angeles.( --Luisedgarf 03:48, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
I remember seeing it in a german dub here in germany too. I think they even showed at schools. 09:53, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
I remember watching this here in México as a kid, it was broadcasted on TV, altough i'm not sure on wich network.Vicco Lizcano 19:39, 7 February 2007 (UTC) (Tell me where I'm wrong)
It was also translated in French and was simulcast broadcasted in Quebec a weekend in early 90s. Kids were informed at school about the show, I think the provincial police or/and RCMP was involded. -- (talk) 01:06, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Ebolaworld Parody[edit]

There was a parody of this made that currently resides on Not sure where to put that.-- 20:50, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Word or world? Tyciol (talk) 20:28, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Not thought out[edit]

Has anybody concidered the irony of having a kid who takes drugs getting lectured by talking chipmonks, a fuzzy alien, little blue people and a stoner ninja turtle? Wouldn't he just think he's on a really cool trip? It's like taking ecstasy and having the My Little Ponies take you to Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island... 20:36, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

I agree, and am I the only one who finds it ironic that Michaelangelo, the turtle with the stoner accent in his voice, is the one chosen to denounce drugs? BabySinclair 19:21, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
Michelangelo has a surfer and/or hippy accent, not a stoner accent. He's a partier, but he doesn't do drugs. He trips over normal legal things. Tyciol (talk) 20:28, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Well it's definitely a good point, but it's not worth adding to the article. Also, marijuana won't make you trip like that, and to the best of my knowledge in that special, he was only on marijuana (of all the drugs they COULD have chosen, they pick the one that's basically harmless). As for Michelangelo's presence, I'm sure they picked him to point out that NONE of the ninja turtles smoke, not even the stoner one. This is why i stick to the REAL cartoons; Scooby-Doo, Ren & Stimpy, Spongebob, Rocko's Modern Life, they'd never sell out like this. If there were a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon, Watterson would never let them be used for this, regardless of his position, because it's stupid that they go after marijuana solely and nothing else. No heroin, no coke, no meth, none of the drugs that RUIN PEOPLES LIVES AND WRECK FAMILIES, no, let's go after that EVIL drug, MARIJUANA. Let's take on the one people like to use, and don't get easily addicted to. "gateway drug" my ass. It's only a gateway if you let it. It's not a given or anything like that. --George The Man 21:40, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Well, other than him having the "munchies" (have you SEEN the weird shit he puts on pizzas?) and the way he talks... yeah... he comes of as a stoner. Tough I doubt they could really go with any other drugs. Pot is pretty tame but what else would they go with? Coke? Heroin? That would probably be way too dark. "Watch as the kid puts a belt around his arm, injects and just sits there completly wasted while a pile of cartoobn characters gather around him and hold an intervention." (talk) 23:37, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

weed is not a drug. Smokiewight (talk) 02:48, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Herbal medicine is still medicine, aka drugs. and marijuana CAN "ruin peoples lives and wreck families" as well as be addictive. but I do agree completely about how stupid this cartoon is for only focusing on "pot". BraveStarr's episode "The Price" with the "spin" drug, "cool" drug dealer, deranged addicts, stealing money, the death of a character, and the tombstone ...was handled a lot better than Cartoon All Stars To The Rescue. In-Correct (talk) 23:22, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

However, marijuana cannot lead to real (physical, nicotine or heroine) type of addiction and death as presented in the cartoon, so it should be seen as biased anti-pot propaganda, exploiting cartoon caracters. And funded by McDonalds. (talk) 08:43, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Jim Davis objected?[edit]

However, the character of Garfield was reportedly used without the permission of Jim Davis, its creator, and consequently the special was never rerun, although it was broadcast in Mexico and many Latin American countries in limited scale.

I'm removing this until the claim is substantiated. At least two IMDB users (presumably in the U.S.) report it having been rerun, for example. They could be wrong, but so can the IMDB trivia page (or wherever else this idea may have come from). - furrykef (Talk at me) 07:52, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

As I understand it Jim Davis who owns the Garfield character and name trademarks licensed out the television/cartoon rights to Film Roman which produced the syndicated Garfield cartoon also has the right under their licensing agreement to develop and produce the Garfield character in other television/cartoon projects until it expires or is terminated keeping him (Davis) pretty much out of the loop which apparently happens a lot in cartoon production, another incident of this was when the Warner Bros. Television production of Baby Blues based on the Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott comic strip was produced for the now defunct The WB network where both Kirkman and Scott were kept out of the development of the show even though they held Executive Producer titles. Simon Bar Sinister (talk) 15:01, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
If it can't be rerun because of Garfield, why don't they just clip out the scenes where Garfield is featured? The special would still make sense without them. Tyciol (talk) 21:59, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


The page Cartoon all-stars to the rescue exists in addition to this one, it has substantially less information than this page but does have an information box that could be merged with this page. If someone can merge them then that page could be link to this one Quadparty 12:44, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Yeah merging that into this one sounds like a good idea. Probably already done amirite? Tyciol (talk) 20:28, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


I don't see the need for the tags on this page. Can someone explain why they're there? CitiCat 15:26, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Mickey Mouse[edit]

Looking at the history, it said Mickey was in this special. Mickey was not, lol Ryan Holloway 00:26, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Nonsense supervising animators[edit]

Got rid of the big section on supervising animators, I look on IMDB and NONE of them were supervising animators on this! --Hailey 21:24, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Alvin and the Chipmunks Template[edit]

Why is this under the A&tC template? It wasn't "their" special, it was a multitude of cartoons, no? —Preceding unsigned comment added by snachodog (talk) 19:34, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

I think that's unnecessary as well. Vaughnstull (talk) 22:48, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
I agree, it would only be appropriate if it appeared in the template of EVERY cartoon character featured in this... which isn't a bad idea, to get it some publicity. Tyciol (talk) 20:28, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

To the Rescue vs. Plea[edit]

Someone bolded Cartoon All-Stars' Plea in the introduction. I redirected this term to this article in case it is actually a title for this, but I can't find any source. Did someone alter the title to something that doesn't exist, or did they rename it this in some release in another country? I notice 'Plea' is also written above the image caption, despite the picture it over saying 'to the rescue'. I put the Plea title in parenthesis for now, I think the first title should be the one the article's name is. Tyciol (talk) 20:38, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Burger King or McDonalds?[edit]

This article says Burger King financed it, yet the 2nd external link (the review by X-Entertainment) says "a McDonald's-promoted special". Can we confirm if it was one or the other or (gasp) both? Actually, I just did, it's McDonalds, so I changed that. I'm not sure who put BK... if anyone else who's seen this wants to back me up? Tyciol (talk) 21:58, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

I vividly remember watching the premiere, which was bookended by commercials for McDonald's. Also, one of the sponsors was Ronald McDonald's Children's Charities (as mentioned at the very end of the credits). Can't remember if Burger King had anything to do with the production. I doubt it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:45, 24 July 2009 (UTC)


I can't believe I didn't even notice this at first glance, someone vandalized this article, we need to revert the synopses. Done, but keep an eye on it, might need to lock it if it continues, this is occuring real-time. Tyciol (talk) 22:06, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

The IP seems to have stopped for now but I'll keep an eye on it. For some reason, this article seems to be a magnet for people looking to add nonsense to WP. As it appears to be a long-term problem, I've semi-protected the article for one month. --Kurt Shaped Box (talk) 22:56, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

No mention of Menken and Ashman?![edit]

If you ask me, the most notable thing about this film was the music contributed by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman. And if I remember correctly, this was their very last collaboration...

you mean,beauty and the beast wasn't? Smokiewight (talk) 02:50, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Harmony Smurf[edit]

In order to find him look after Michael takes the piggy bank and shuts Corey's door. When the Smurfs comic book flips through pages, pause the film and at the right side of the comic book, a brief picture of Harmony Smurf playing his trumpet can be seen. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:58, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Whoops, I meant to say the bottom left hand corner. Sorry about that.

VHS releases[edit]

Why do the non-U.S. releases all say "(seized)"? Trivialist (talk) 00:42, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

I was wondering the same thing. WikiLubber (talk) 01:12, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Anyone? Trivialist (talk) 18:04, 21 April 2012 (UTC)


Smurfette can be found on the VHS cover but she doesn't appear in the special. That makes no sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:19, 25 July 2016 (UTC)