The failure of socialism is an obvious target for ridicule and Maddin's doll-faced, ardent heroes can readily appear as Eisenstein's conquering proletariat recast as arty but still harmless versions of Boris and Natasha
During their first-run heyday in the Cold War era, the two fought the good fight against enemy agents from Pottsylvania: Boris and Natasha, two inept and heavily accented bad guys, and their short-fused Fearless Leader.
But Fearless Leader is determined to make a comeback -- with, of course, a little help from Boris and Natasha.
Later, Boris and Natasha are able to locate the good guys by snatching a scene-setting map from the unseen narrator (Keith Scott, who also does the voice of Bullwinkle).
Thus far, Universal is spotlighting Rocky and Bullwinkle exclusively; customers for Boris and Natasha
left the park empty-handed.
Jason Alexander and Rene Russo play spies Boris and Natasha
, and Robert De Niro plays the fiendish Fearless Leader.
Inspired by Boris and Natasha
, the cartoonish creeps lose ground every time their play is called, though they succeed in sidelining Buddy the day of the big game.
In one memorable story, Boris and Natasha sabotaged the United States economy by counterfeiting that most fundamental of American currencies, the premium cereal box top.
Photo: The satire of Rocky, Bullwinkle, Boris and Natasha in ``The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show'' is making a comeback on the Cartoon Network.
D'Itri even confessed to copying the accents of Boris and Natasha
from the old ``The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle'' cartoons to work up a Romanian accent.