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The Moose That Roared

The Story of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a Flying Squirrel, and a Talking Moose

Keith Scott

St. Martin's Griffin

The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show featured some of the wittiest, most inspired, and relentlessly hilarious animation ever created. The legendary Jay Ward and Bill Scott produced the gleeful wonder and cumulative joy that transcended the crude drawings and occasionally muddy sound. Jay Ward was the magnificent visionary, the outrageous showman, while Bill Scott was the genial, brilliant head writer, coproducer, and all-purpose creative whirlwind. With exclusive interviews, original scripts, artwork, story notes, letters and memos, Keith Scott has written the definitive history of Jay Ward Productions.

The Moose That Roared tells the story of a rare and magical relationship between two artists wildly, exuberantly ahead of their time, and a fascinating account of the struggle to bring their vision of bad puns and talking animals to unforgettable life.

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Praise for The Moose That Roared

"His enthusiasm is as infectious as that of his subjects." -New York Times Book Review

"Rocky and Bullwinkle aficionados rejoice: here's a ripsnorting celebration of the cartoon characters and their humon creators.... Thoroughly researched and brightly written, this is a fine tribute to the famed moose and squirrel duo and their creators." -Kirkus Reviews
"His enthusiasm is as infectious as that of his subjects." -New York Times Book Review

"Rocky and Bullwinkle aficionados rejoice: here's a ripsnorting celebration of the cartoon characters and their humon creators.... Thoroughly researched and brightly written, this is a fine tribute to the famed moose and squirrel duo and their creators." -Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Keith Scott

  • Keith Scott is a veteran voice artist and animation historian who became friends with his childhood idols Jay Ward and Bill Scott. He has worked extensively in animation and radio as an expert voice mimic. He recently narrated Disney's live action movie George of the Jungle, and starred as Bullwinkle J. Moose in the movie The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
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The Moose That Roared

The Story of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a Flying Squirrel, and a Talking Moose

Keith Scott

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St. Martin's Griffin

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