'Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue!' - Absolutely Mental Early 90's Anti-Drug Awareness Movie
"Be afraid, be very afraid. And oh yeah, don't do drugs. Never do drugs. If you continue doing drugs, it's entirely possible that they'll continue to make cartoons like this. Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue was a McDonald's-promoted special teaching kids the dangers of using illegal drugs. Their mission was an admirable one, because everyone knows the quickest way a kid can spiral down the tubes of madness is by lighting up a joint. The show starred characters from every hot cartoon series at the time, from The Smurfs to The Chipmunks to Alf Tales and beyond. Positive anti-drug messages aside, the real reason to track down this tape is clear: it's the largest crossover special in television history.
The crossover has a great cake-topper, too. Where else are you going to find Simon, Garfield, and Pooh talking about smoking crack and shooting juice? Their terminology, not mine. While you can't argue against the point of the special, I don't think it was too effective. You might be able to trick eleven-year-olds into thinking that smoking pot will make your brain explode and your skin turn green, but those kinda lessons aren't lasting. I would've opted for the simpler approach. Have Papa Smurf stand in front of the camera and say "hey, if your father catches you smoking grass, he's going to beat the ******* **** out of you." I'd have to assume that methodology would work a lot better than telling kids that drugs will make your eyeballs melt and other things that attacks a demographic which barely has to deal with drugs to begin with."
[Synopsis poached from X-Entertainment.com]
Upped lovingly up the upper by JimJeroo :)
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