The Raccoons (1985–1992)
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Gold Rush! 

In a plot to close down The Raccoons Newspaper, that nasty millionaire Cyril Sneer is gathering together all of his fabulous fortune... but he needs more gold to succeed. Meanwhile Ralph, ... See full summary »

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Kevin Gillis

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Kevin Gillis (creator), Kevin Gillis | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Michael Magee Michael Magee ... Cyril Sneer / Snag (voice)
Len Carlson Len Carlson ... Bert Raccoon / Pig Two / Pig Three / Mr. Knox (voice)
Marvin Goldhar Marvin Goldhar ... Cedric Sneer (voice)
Carl Banas Carl Banas ... Schaeffer (voice)
Bob Dermer Bob Dermer ... Ralph Raccoon (voice)
Sharon Lewis Sharon Lewis ... Sophia Tutu / Broo (voice)
Linda Feige Linda Feige ... Melissa Raccoon (voice)
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ... Pig One (voice)
Geoffrey Winter Geoffrey Winter ... Narrator (voice)
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In a plot to close down The Raccoons Newspaper, that nasty millionaire Cyril Sneer is gathering together all of his fabulous fortune... but he needs more gold to succeed. Meanwhile Ralph, Melissa, and Sophia are working day and night to keep their newspaper open, but time and supplies are quickly running out and Cyril's greedy grasp is closing in. But all is not lost because that Master Magician, Bert Raccoon, is on the job and along with his loveable assistant Broo, he is about to attempt the greatest trick of all time. High atop Evergreen Mountain on a dark and stormy night, a battle of magicians is waged and Bert makes an incredible discov Written by Anonymous

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6 October 1986 (Canada) See more »

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This was the last episode of "The Raccoons" animated at Atkinson Film-Arts, the last to feature Linda Feige as Melissa Raccoon, and the last to feature the original version of "Run With Us" performed by Steve Lunt, as well as the first appearance of Mr. Knox. See more »

Goofs

In the meeting with his pigs, Cyril's cigar appears and disappears in between scenes. See more »

Quotes

Pig Two: Uh... reward?
[He laughs sheepishly]
Pig Two: What reward?
Bert Raccoon: [angrily] You said that there was a big reward!
Pig One: [stammering] Oh, that reward! Well, we don't really have a reward.
Bert Raccoon: No reward, no gold!
Pig Two: Look, we'll do anything!
Bert Raccoon: [with slight incredulity] Anything?
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Connections

Featured in The Raccoons: Time Trap! (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Fear the Fire
Composed by Kevin Gillis, Jon Stroll and Steve Lunt
Sung by Steve Lunt
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Bert's Last Stand
13 December 2019 | by tamsin-parker-262-538925See all my reviews

Cyril wants to gather all his gold together so he can make a deal with Mr. Knox (Len Carlson), shut down the Evergreen Standard and build paper and ink factories. The pigs hatch a plan to make more gold by stealing one of Cyril's gold bars, and take it to the top of a mountain to multiply it with electricity. However, the plan backfired, and Bert, who thought he had created gold by magic, makes off with the bar. Not the series' best episode, but the characters do have fun poses and expressions. Len Carlson hams it up spectacularly as Bert and Nick Nichols turns in a good performance as Pig #1. The stakes are high in the episode, but the only one who brings Cyril down in the end is Cyril himself. Bert does get a chance to shine, though, which is great because although he's a big ball of dorky sunshine in a huge red sweater, he narrowly avoids becoming annoying. He proves that he's very kind and patient but he has his limits.


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