Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue – Nostalgia Critic

The Nostalgia Critic takes a look at the Anti-Drug cartoon special from 1990 titled – Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue.

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  1. I had actually never heard of this until about a year ago when I saw this review for the first time. Seems like a strange concept to me for a bunch of cartoon characters from different shows to get together to talk about drugs! As a kid it seemed wrong to me if characters from one show ever even met characters from another show so I’m sure just that part of it alone would have traumatized me.

    Top 3 funniest Critic comments are:

    He’s too busy being an alcoholic and gay… and the Brawny Man.

    If you survived your suicide attempt…

    He’s looking at Barbara’s head like it’s a giant cheeseburger.

  2. It meant well
    Its not easy to make a helping movie or show

  3. George C. Scott mother ****ER!!!

    To be fair, this was 1990 and the next biggest thing to happen in the 80’s besides AIDS was the war on drugs. This was also just before ‘Captain Planet and the Planeteers’ so SOMEONE had to talk about drugs, and who did they get? A sampling of everything popular in animation from the 80’s and just beyond.
    It was interesting to see and informative too. But was it entertaining? **** no! Hell, I can’t believe you found a copy of that thing Doug. I guess someone was keeping it around for posterity’s sake. Or maybe it still exists so people have something else to torture Generation Xers with besides the tales of New Coke.

    • It really would have been so much better had the kid been using cocaine, crack, heroin, LSD or amphetamines. They brought all those popular cartoon characters together for a PSA about marijuana. What a disgraceful waste of money, effort and the Bushes.

  4. Oh, I remember this movie! For some reason my brother referred to it as “The Purple Movie” back then.

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