Ralph: A Memoir of a Better Era is a 1992 fanmade Canadian animated movie based on the book by Sterling North. It was produced by Evergreen Raccoons Productions and Cineplex Odeon Films and disturbed by Janus Films and Nelvana Limited. It features characters from The Raccoons, David the Gnome, The Care Bears Family, DuckTales, Kissyfur, Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series, The Little Fox, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Tiny Toon Adventures, and Darkwing Duck.

Voice cast

  • Len Carlson - Bert Raccoon, Pig Soldier, John Roykirk, Pigs Two and Three, Suey-Ellen Pig's husband, Dirk Dassie
  • Bob Dermer - Ralph Raccoon, Young Adult Rocky
  • Susan Roman - Melissa Raccoon, Young Adult Gertie, Loopey McQuack
  • Michael Magee - Cyril Sneer, Snag, Young Cyril
  • Marvin Goldhar - Cedric Sneer, Sid Leech, Pig Soldier
  • Dan Hennessey - George Raccoon
  • Elizabeth Hanna - Nicole Raccoon
  • Stuart Stone - Young Bert, Young Ralph, Young Cedric, Student
  • Noam Zylberman - Teen Bert, Teen Ralph, Teen Mr. Willow, Student
  • Tara Meyer - Young Melissa, Student
  • Sharon Lewis - Gyro's true love, Vic
  • Lisa Yamanaka - Gosalyn Mallard, Student, Young Lisa Raccoon
  • Lisa Lougheed - Luna
  • Amos Crawley - Newton Gearloose, Student
  • Hadley Kay - Teen Cedric, Teen Launchpad, Fenton Crackshell, Student
  • Sonja Ball - Student, Beth Raccoon, Mrs. Hackwrench (offscreen voice)
  • Daniel Brochu - Student
  • John Stocker - Launchpad McQuack, Drake Mallard, Tom Raccoon, Mr. Gearloose
  • Rick Jones - Pig Soldier
  • Judy Marshak - Birdie McQuack
  • Peter Cullen - Geegaw Hackwrench
  • Jodie Resther - Student
  • Keith Knight - Gyro Gearloose, Pig Soldier
  • Barbara Frum - M'Ma Crackshell
  • Linda Feige - Mrs. Gearloose
  • Carl Banas - Fido
  • Tara Strong - Baby Ralph, Teen Melissa, Teen Loopey, Student, Baby Bentley, Little Bentley, Kismet, Young Tod
  • Barbara Hamilton - Cyril's wife
  • Kay Hawtrey - Miss Primrose
  • Nonnie Griffin - Suey-Ellen Pig
  • Keith Hampshire - Pig Soldier, Pig One
  • Maia Filar - Student
  • Kathleen Barr - Student
  • Ari Magder - Student
  • Jeremiah McCann - Student
  • Jim Henshaw - Harry Raccoon, Pig Soldier, Uncle Rocky
  • Julie Lemieux - Molly Raccoon
  • Leslie Nielsen - Ripcord McQuack
  • Pauline Rennie - Aunt Gertie
  • Vlasta Vrána - Swift the Fox (archival recordings only; uncredited)
  • Geoffrey Winter - Pastor
  • Catherine Disher - Mary Raccoon
  • Chuck Collins - WWII Radio Announcer
  • Janet-Laine Green - Sophia Tutu's mother (offscreen voice)
  • Chris Wiggins - WWII Pig Leader

Trivia

  • The title of this movie is both a pun on and based on the book Rascal: A Memoir of Better Era by Sterling North.
  • This is the only movie where animals become characters' pets:
    • Rocky Raccoon became the McQuack family's pet raccoon.
    • Ralph Raccoon became Newton Gearloose's pet raccoon.
    • Bert Raccoon became Fenton Crackshell's pet raccoon.
    • Melissa Raccoon became Gyro's true love's pet raccoon.
    • The orange mouse pilot which is very similar to Geegaw Hackwrench from the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers episode "To the Rescue - Part 3" appears as Rocky Raccoon's sidekick and Teen Launchpad's pet mouse in this movie.
    • The orange kitten which is very similar to Spunky from two Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers episodes "Catteries Not Included" and "A Lean on the Property" and one Talespin episode "Paradise Lost" appears as young Lisa Raccoon's pet kitten in this movie.
    • The blue cat which is similar to Furrball from Tiny Toon Adventures appears as Gosalyn Mallard's pet cat in this movie.
    • The white cat which is similar to Kismet from the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers episode "The Luck Stops Here" appears as Cyril's wife/Cedric's mother's pet cat in this movie.
    • The goldfish which is similar to Marilyn from the DuckTales episode "Time Teasers" appears as Baby/Little Bentley and Young Lisa's pet fish in this movie.
    • The red fox which is very similar to Swift the Fox from David the Gnome appears as Suey-Ellen Pig's pet red fox.
    • The red fox kit which is very similar to Vic from The Little Fox appears as the Pigs' red fox kit.
    • Another red fox kit which is very similar to Young Tod from The Fox and the Hound appears as the Pigs' red fox kit.
    • The red fish which is very similar to Luna from the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers episode "Robocat" appears as the Gearloose family's pet fish in this movie.
    • The red bird which is similar to Chirp Sing from the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers episode "Song of the Night 'n Dale" appears as a cameo and Dirk Dassie's pet bird is in the bird cage at the Evergreen Pet Store in this movie.
    • The large purple sheepdog which is similar to Fido from The Care Bears Family episode "The Showdown" appears as the Gearloose family's pet sheepdog in this movie.
    • The red alien stegosaurus which is very similar to Steggy from the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers episode "Prehysterical Pet" appears as young Bert Raccoon's pet lizard.
    • The large black dog which is very similar to Sprocket from Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series appears as Danny's pet dog in this movie.
  • Additional characters from The Little Fox, David the Gnome, The Care Bears Family, DuckTales, Kissyfur, Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Paddington Bear, Tiny Toon Adventures, and Darkwing Duck are unnamed.
  • Dirk Dassie from The Raccoons episode "Games People Play!" appears as the owner of the Evergreen Pet Store.
  • Danny from The Raccoons episodes "Stress Test!" and "Endless Summer!" appears as a cameo along with his big black dog, which is very similar to Sprocket from Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series, at the Evergreen Pet Store in this movie.
  • The bear cub which is very similar to Kissyfur from the 1980's TV series Kissyfur appears as baby/young Cedric Sneer's stuffed teddy bear in this movie.
  • The bear which is very similar to Paddington Bear from the Paddington Bear series appears as young Lisa Raccoon's stuffed teddy bear in this movie.
  • Animations from the Raccoons specials ("The Christmas Raccoons", "The Raccoons on Ice", "The Raccoons and the Lost Star") and episodes ("The Runaways!", "Opportunity Knocks!", "Power Trip!", "Trouble Shooter!", "The Paper Chase!", "The Sky's the Limit!", "Making the Grade!", "Science Friction!", "Cold Feet!", "Stress Test!", "End of the Line!", "The One That Got Away!") are reused, reanimated, recycled and rerecorded.
  • Animations of Porco Rosso flying a plane are reused from Porco Rosso.
  • Animations of Teen Launchpad are reused from the DuckTales episode, "Launchpad's First Crash".
  • Animations of Ripcord and Birdie McQuack are reused from the DuckTales episode, "Top Duck".
  • Animations of Gyro Gearloose are reused from DuckTales episodes ("Sir Gyro de Gearloose", "Micro Ducks from Outer Space", "Time Teasers", "Dough Ray Me").
  • Animations of Annie Ringtail (as young Lisa Raccoon) are reused from The Raccoons episodes ("The Great Escape!", "The Headline Hunter!", and "Endless Summer!").
  • Animations of Spunky are reused from the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers episode ("Catteries Not Included") and the Talespin episode ("Paradise Lost").
  • Animation of Furrball about to eat the sandwich is reused from the Tiny Toon Adventures episode, "K-9 Kitty".
  • Animation of Furrball feeling sad is reused from the Tiny Toon Adventures episode, "Aroma Amore".
  • The music score uses instrumental cues and the instrumental version of Sooner or Later from The Raccoons and the Lost Star and The Raccoons, "Somewhere On This Earth" from The Christmas Raccoons and The Raccoons on Ice, "Lake Freeze Instrumental" from The Raccoons on Ice, "Rocky Raccoon" by the Beatles (during the WWII dogfight scene when Rocky flies his plane) and the classical music pieces:
    • Bach: Air on the G String
    • Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
    • Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
    • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, 2nd movement
    • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique", 2nd movement
    • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68
    • Brahms: Wiegenlied (played on a music box)
    • Mendelssohn: Wedding March from a Midsummer Night's Dream (during the wedding scene)
    • Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
    • Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C major, K. 299
    • Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 314
    • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, 2nd movement
    • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, 2nd movement
    • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488, 2nd movement
    • Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457, 2nd movement
    • Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201/186a, 2nd and 3rd movements
    • Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218, 2nd and 3rd movements
    • Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219, 2nd movement
    • Pachelbel: Canon in D (during the wedding scene)
    • Schubert: Ave Maria
    • Strauss: The Blue Danube (during the wedding ball scene)
    • Weber: Invitation to the Dance (during the wedding ball scene)

Quotes

See Ralph: A Memoir of a Better Era/Quotes

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