And now, here’s something Amazon hopes you’ll really like: thirteen all-new episodes of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, heading like a runaway rocket straight out of your nostalgia-addled memory to crash-land right on the bullseye at Prime Video.
DreamWorks Animation recently revealed Bullwinkle’s second batch of Annie Award-nominated, slapstick adventures is set to arrive at Amazon next week, sharing a zany quick-hit teaser ahead of the dynamic moose-and squirrel duo’s return.
Just as with the series’ first season, which debuted last May, the gang’s all here: garrulous goofball Bullwinkle J. Moose (Brad Norman) and the even more garrulous Rocky (Tara Strong) — both always racing to outwit Fearless Leader (Piotr Michael) and nefarious Cold War couple Boris (Ben Diskin) and Natasha (Rachel Butera). Joining the regular cast for special Season 2 voice appearances are Mark Hamill, Mario Lopez, Weird Al Yankovic, and Lil Rel Howery.
Bullwinkle will have his antlers full once again with the season’s first arc, “Almost Famoose” launching the pair to viral stardom as famous rockers, according to Amazon. From there, things swerve toward a treasure hunting adventure in “The Legends of the Power Gems” arc, before the season concludes with “Amazamoose and Squirrel Wonder!” — an arc the studio’s only describing as Rocky and Bullwinkle’s “biggest adventure yet.”
Executive produced by Scott Fellows, the animated series already has netted three Annie nominations — two for Character Design, and one for Production Design. The sky’s the limit when The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle returns to Amazon on Jan. 11.