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Jetsons: The Movie (1990)

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George Jetson is forced to uproot his family when Mr. Spacely promotes him to take charge of a new factory on a distant planet.

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Dennis Marks, Carl Sautter (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George O'Hanlon ... George Jetson (voice)
Mel Blanc ... Mr. Spacely (voice)
Penny Singleton ... Jane Jetson (voice)
Tiffany ... Judy Jetson (voice)
Patric Zimmerman ... Elroy Jetson (voice)
Don Messick ... Astro (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ... Rosie the Robot (voice) (as Jean Vanderpyl)
Ronnie Schell ... Rudy 2 (voice)
Patti Deutsch ... Lucy 2 (voice)
Dana Hill ... Teddy 2 (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Fergie Furbelow (voice)
Paul Kreppel ... Apollo Blue (voice)
Rick Dees ... Rocket Rick Ragnarok (voice)
Michael Bell ... Board Member / Basketball Coach (voice)
Jeff Bergman ... George Jetson / Mr. Spacely / Board Member (voice)
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Storyline

The Jetsons have made their film debut in a film about family, friends, and all that stuff. George's tightwad boss, Mr. Spacely, is determined to get his remote factor on his ore asteroid miles away to make 1,000,000 sprocketts, but all the vice-presidents sent to run it have disappeared for some reason, so Mr. Spacely must find someone else to run it: it would have to be someone mighty brave, and mighty stupid. So who does he pick? George Jetson. So George packs up his family: Jane, his sensible and loving wife; Judy- his rebellious teenage daughter who's gotten a new boyfriend: a super galactical rock star; Elroy- basketball champ who's losing faith in his father; and Rosie, his sassy maid. So while Judy meets another boy and enjoys a huge shopping mall, George sets off to work with his new friend, a robot foreman named Rudy 2. The factory is soon sabotaged on opening day, so George intends to investigate and disappears. So it's up to Elroy and his new friends to rescue George. ... Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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The first movie from the family that's truly ahead of its time!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Taiwan

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Jetson család See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,029,640, 8 July 1990

Gross USA:

$20,305,841

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,305,841
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the 3rd Hanna-Barbera animated film now distributed by Universal Studios, although Warner Bros. currently owns the rights to Hanna-Barbera's properties after absorbing the studio in 2001. See more »

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Near the end of the film, George Jetson legs are shown tied up and untied at different moments. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Spacely: Don't give those guys anymore donuts.
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Crazy Credits

While the beginning of the end credits play, stills from the movie are shown and afterwards, the words: "Dedicated to the memory of George O'Hanlon and Mel Blanc" (who both died in 1989, a year before the film's release) appear on a black starry background. See more »

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Soundtracks

Staying Together
Written by Mike Piccirillo
Performed by Shane Sutton
Courtesy of MCA Records
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What May Be Considered An Extended Jetsons Episode With A Social Awareness.
2 August 2012 | by Dawalk-1See all my reviews

I remember renting a copy of this and seeing it years back. It had also been years since I'd last seen it, but I recall finding it enjoyable. I'd thought about this movie for a while and I was in the mood to see it again. I finally did a few late nights/early mornings ago, after spending some time tracking down a copy of streaming video available for it that wasn't pay per view/on demand or recorded with a camcorder or I-Pod/I-Touch (as I found for a couple of copies on Youtube, each with a different, aforementioned problem with it as I just described). Also had to track it down to watch for free online, due to it airing on a cable channel at times that are inconvenient for me, therefore being unable to catch it.

Now, more about the feature. The first thing that comes to mind and what I must mention is the crisper 2D animation as well as the CGI for some of the background scenes. I love how the art style of the former is such an upgrade from that of the 1960s episodes (the animation in the '80s episodes may have also been an improvement a little at least, if not as much as in this), so that's a nice plus. I know that the one notable beef that most would have with the movie is the fact that Judy Jetson's original voice actress, Janet Waldo, was replaced with the former teen pop singer Tiffany. When I first saw this, I noticed that Judy's voice sounded different here than from the t.v. series and I wondered why, what's up with that. Whoever was/were in charge of changing part of the cast didn't even get someone to do a more dead-on imitation of the original if they must replace the original. But recently I found out one reason was an attempt to cash in and ride on Tiffany's success, which I now know the short story behind that. I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think I'd have to hear audio of Janet and Tiffany's takes on Judy's voice played back-to-back, since now I think they're nearly the same. A reviewer on here claimed that this movie just consists of and contains various, previous plots from the series. I'd have to see several of them again to try noticing that for myself, as I only remember a limited number of episode plots, some more than others. What else I love about this movie is the side plots, like the Jetsons meeting their new neighbors, the 2s and the Furbelows, and the eventual alliance between Elroy Jetson and Teddy 2. I love the new characters introduced here and it'd be great if more could've been done with them somehow. Some of those who gripe about the preachy message thrown into the movie act like the whole movie revolves around the environment, particularly that of the Grungees' abode within the asteroid. Maybe I could see the problem if that were true, but it isn't really, as that comes about much later. Another first and only (other than the film itself) is that, yes, George Jetson does stand up to his boss, Mr. Spacely, for a change at last, when he finds the destruction the machines making the sprockets in the factory over the asteroid are doing to the Grungees' homes and that helping to protect them is what's more important in the end. I also learned that the subject of enviromentalism was taken on for this because it was one of the things that were heavily focused on and popular at the time (a couple of other animated media concerning this, Captain Plant and the Planeteers and Widget the World Watcher, come to mind). For first time watchers of this, I say y'all should check it out if nobody reading this has, because another thing it has going for it is the jokes. Like Fergie Furbelow being mistaken for a boy ironically. I'm among all those who find it captivating anyway, despite the few flaws it may have. And I agree with the reviewer who stated that it's still many light years ahead of the majority of cartoons hitting the airwaves these days, even if this could've used something more.


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