Rocky And His Friends/The Bullwinkle Show (cartoons, created by Jay Ward)

    (as "Rocky And His Friends": ABC Primetime, 1959 - 1961;
     and as "The Bullwinkle Show": NBC Sundays, 1961 - 1964;
     Reruns on ABC Weekends, 1964 - 1973)

    [Synd. and Rerun title "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle";
     aka: "Rocky and Bullwinkle"]

    [one of the few cartoon series which was aired in Prime-Time,
     in this case because it appealed on two levels -- adults could
     appreciate some of the jokes and puns which zinged over the
     heads of younger fans. Jay Ward also created the first made-for-TV
     cartoon series "Crusader Rabbit", which see.
     
     There were various Segments of the show which each had multiple
     themes, some written by Frank Comstock, then later new ones by 
     Paul Parnes. Then after the series changed networks, new Segment
     themes and a new Open/Close theme were composed by Fred Steiner.

     In 1961, when the series changed networks from ABC to NBC, the
     title was changed the "The Bullwinkle Show" and segments were 
     juggled around.

     A revival series was attempted on NBC during the 1980 - 81 
     season, and a Feature Film in the year 2000.]


Main Title/End Credits Theme 1: "Rocky's Theme"

    [aka: "Rocky, The Flying Squirrel";
     aka: "Rocky And His Friends";
     aka: "Adventures Of Rocky and Bullwinkle Theme"]

     Composer: Frank G. Comstock (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP)
     
     2000 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP),
                        of Hollywood, CA
                        
     2016 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Universal Music Publishing Inc.
                        of Santa Monica, CA

    [Themes and Cues registered under the name 
        "Rocky And His Friends Suite"]: 
     Copyright Date Nov. 12, 1959; Eu 602 843.
     Renewal  Date: April 3, 1987; RE-334-601.

     Recording:


Segment Theme 1-A: "Fractured Fairy Tales Sig."

    [NOTE: the Segment "Aesop & Son" used the same Segment Theme as
     "Fractured Fairy Tales"]
   
     Composer: Frank G. Comstock (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP)
     
     2000 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP),
                        of Hollywood, CA
                        
     2016 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Universal Music Publishing Inc.
                        of Santa Monica, CA

    [Themes and Cues registered under the name 
        "Rocky And His Friends Suite"]:
     Copyright Date: Nov. 12, 1959; Eu 602 843.
     Renewal   Date: April 3, 1987; RE-334-601.

     Recording:


Segment Theme 1-B: "Fractured Fairy Tales Sig."

    [NOTE: the Segment "Aesop & Son" used the same Segment Theme as
     "Fractured Fairy Tales"]
   
     Composer: Paul Parnes (ASCAP)

     Orig. Publisher: Lansing Music Corp. (ASCAP)
     
     2016 Publisher: V M G Golden Records Copyrights (ASCAP),
                        c/o B M G Gold Songs, division of
                        B M G Rights Management U S LLC
                        of New York, NY

    [Registered under the name 
        "Fractured Fairy Tales"]:
     Copyright Date: Dec. 29, 1960; EP 147 477.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:


Segment Theme 2-A: "Peabody's Improbable History"

     Composer: Frank G. Comstock (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP)
     
     2000 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP),
                        of Hollywood, CA
                        
     2016 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Universal Music Publishing Inc.
                        of Santa Monica, CA

    [Themes and Cues registered under the name 
        "Rocky And His Friends Suite"]:
     Copyright Date: Nov. 12, 1959; Eu 602 843.
     Renewal   Date: April 3, 1987; RE-334-601.

     Recording:


Segment Theme 2-B: "Peabody's Improbable History"

     Composer: Paul Parnes (ASCAP)

     Orig. Publisher: Lansing Music Corp. (ASCAP)
        
     2016 Publisher: V M G Golden Records Copyrights (ASCAP),
                        c/o B M G Gold Songs, division of
                        B M G Rights Management U S LLC
                        of New York, NY

    [Registered under the name 
        "Peabody's Improbable History"]:
     Copyright Date: Dec. 29, 1960; EP 147 475.
     Renewal   Date: 

     Recording:


Character Theme 2-C: "Peabody Here!"

     Composer: Paul Parnes (ASCAP)

     Orig. Publisher: Lansing Music Corp. (ASCAP)
        
     2016 Publisher: V M G Golden Records Copyrights (ASCAP),
                        c/o B M G Gold Songs, division of
                        B M G Rights Management U S LLC
                        of New York, NY

    [Registered under the name 
        "Peabody Here!"]:
     Copyright Date: Dec. 29, 1960; EP 147 480.
     Renewal   Date: 

     Recording:


Character Theme 3: "The No-Good-Nik Song (Boris and Natasha)"

     Composer: Paul Parnes (ASCAP)

     Orig. Publisher: Lansing Music Corp. (ASCAP)
        
     2016 Publisher: V M G Golden Records Copyrights (ASCAP),
                        c/o B M G Gold Songs, division of
                        B M G Rights Management U S LLC
                        of New York, NY

    [Registered under the name 
        "The No-Good-Nik Song (Boris and Natasha)"]:
     Copyright Date: Dec. 29, 1960; EP 147 478.
     Renewal   Date: 

     Recording:


Segment Theme 4: "Bullwinkle's Corner Sig."

     Composer: Frank G. Comstock (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP)
     
     2000 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP),
                        of Hollywood, CA
                        
     2016 Publisher: Criterion Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Universal Music Publishing Inc.
                        of Santa Monica, CA

    [Themes and Cues registered under the name 
        "Rocky And His Friends Suite"]:
     Copyright Date: Nov. 12, 1959; Eu 602 843.
     Renewal   Date: April 3, 1987; RE-334-601.

     Recording:


Main Theme 2: "Rocky And Bullwinkle Theme"

    [aka: "The Bullwinkle Show Open"
     aka: "Bullwinkle", as per TV Guide;

     Verified also as the THEME in TV Guide article "Looking
     For A Lost Chord?" April 28, 1962, pp. 12-13;
     
     In an interview for the Television Academy, Fred Steiner 
     revealed that producer Jay Ward discovered at one point
     that Frank Comstock had published the THEME and cues for
     the series on his own; 
     
     Producers had become aware that they could profit from 
     publishing royalties if they claimed to have a music
     publishing company, even if it was just a mechanism for
     collecting royalties with no sheet music or attempt to
     promote recordings was made; 
     
     So Jay Ward hired Fred Steiner to write a new THEME and
     additional cues to replace those of Comstock, and he 
     was then able to claim a share of the royalties.]

     Composer: Frederick ("Fred") Steiner (ASCAP)
     
     Orig. Publisher: Jay Ward Pub. Co. (BMI)
     
     2000 Publisher: Jay Ward Publishing Co. (BMI),
                     c/o Ward Productions,
                        of Los Angeles, CA
                         
     2016 Publisher: Jay Ward Publishing Co. (BMI),
                     c/o J. Ward Productions,
                        of Costa Mesa, CA
              
    [Registered as "Bullwinkle Show Opening (X-109, parts 1-2)"]:        
     Copyright Date: Sep. 11, 1961; EU 686 546.
     Renewal   Date:
     
    [Registered as "Bullwinkle Show Closing (X-110, parts 1-2)"]:
     Copyright Date: Sep. 11, 1961; EU 686 547.
     Renewal   Date:
     
    [Registered as "Bullwinkle Episode Closing (X-111)"]:
     Copyright Date: Sep. 11, 1961; EU 686 548.
     Renewal   Date:         
          
    [Registered as "Bullwinkle Show Opening No.2 (X-112, parts 1-2)"]:
     Copyright Date: Sep. 11, 1961; EU 686 549.
     Renewal   Date:
     
    [Registered as "Bullwinkle Show Closing No.2 (X-113, parts 1-2))"]:
     Copyright Date: Sep. 11, 1961; EU 686 550.
     Renewal   Date:
     
     Recording:


Segment Theme 1-C: "Fractured Fairy Tales Sig."

    [NOTE: the Segment "Aesop & Son" used the same Segment Theme as
     "Fractured Fairy Tales"]  
   
     Composer: Frederick ("Fred") Steiner (ASCAP)

     Orig. Publisher: Jay Ward Pub. Co. (BMI)
     
     2000 Publisher: Jay Ward Publishing Co. (BMI),
                     c/o Ward Productions,
                        of Los Angeles, CA
                         
     2016 Publisher: Jay Ward Publishing Co. (BMI),
                     c/o J. Ward Productions,
                        of Costa Mesa, CA

    [Registered under the name 
        "Fairytale Opening & Closing; X-107 & X-107A"]:
     Copyright Date: Sep. 11, 1961; EU 686 545.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:


Segment Theme 5: "Dudley Do-Right"

    [aka: "Dudley Do Right" in BMI database]
   
     Composer: Frederick ("Fred") Steiner (ASCAP)
   
     Orig. Publisher: Jay Ward Pub. Co. (BMI)
     
     2000 Publisher: Jay Ward Publishing Co. (BMI),
                     c/o Ward Productions,
                        of Los Angeles, CA
                         
     2016 Publisher: Jay Ward Publishing Co. (BMI),
                     c/o J. Ward Productions,
                        of Costa Mesa, CA
                        
    [Registered under the name 
        "Dudley DoRight Opening & Closing; X-116 & X-116A"]:
     Copyright Date: Sep. 11, 1961; EU 686 551.
     Renewal   Date:
     
     Recording:



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