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Get Ready to Jam
In Space Jam, the owner of Moron Mountain amusement park is determined to turn the Looney Tunes gang into his latest attraction — whether they like it or not! But he hadn’t counted on the clever antics of Bugs Bunny and company or the unbeatable basketball skills of NBA superstar Michael Jordan. Jokes and big laughs take the court in this action-packed film that pits the Tunes team against the Monstars. Lots of guest appearances from NBA greats, including Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Muggsy Bogues, Shawn Bradley and Larry Johnson.
Space Jam is the highest grossing basketball movie of all time.
Warner Bros. built Jordan his own basketball court to use during filming.
This was the first Bugs Bunny film to feature his love interest, Lola.
Moron Mountain was intended as a spoof of Magic Mountain, a theme park in southern California.
During his professional career, Michael Jordan always wore his college basketball shorts under his uniform as a good luck charm.
Hoops of Hilarity
- Produced by Ivan Reitman and directed by Joe Pythka
- An amazing combination of live action and cutting-edge animation
- Great entertainment for fans of sports movies and cartoons
- Special features include commentaries and production notes
- Available on DVD and Blu-ray
Meet the Cast
Michael Jordan (played by himself)
The Looney Tunes gang persuade NBA superstar Jordan to join their team and help them win the big game against the Monstars.
Bugs Bunny (voiced by Billy West)
Bugs tricks the Nerdlucks into playing a basketball game to determine their freedom from Swackhammer and Moron Mountain.
Bill Murray (played by himself)
With the Tunes team losing players right and left, Murray jumps in at the last minute to help save the game. But will he be too late?
Swackhammer (voiced by Danny DeVito)
The owner of Moron Mountain, Swackhammer is determined to get the Looney Tunes characters as his newest attractions.
His Airness and His Hareness; what a team! Michael Jordan slams, Bugs Bunny jams and a cavalcade of Looney Tunes and NBA stars hoop it up in the rim-rattlin', out-of-this-world, roundball romp: Space Jam.
Simpler and cruder than Who Framed Roger Rabbit in terms of story and technique, this is still a great deal of fun, confirming that Jordan is every bit as mythological a creature as Daffy Duck or Yosemite Sam --Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
Cute, rambunctious, generally amusing rather than outright funny, this clever mix of live action, highlighted by the unequaled skills of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, and animated Looney Tunes antics will be a must-see for kids. --Todd McCarthy, Variety
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A carbon cheap imitation of him who was a total wimp against those stupid Monstar characters in the film, not helped by Billy West's take on the character, and I LOVE Billy West too. He was terrific as Stimpy, Fry, and so many of my other favorite modern cartoon characters. I just never liked his take on Bugs that much, and prefer what the late Joe Alaskey, Jeff Bergman, or Eric Bauza much better honestly for that role. His love interest Lola wasn't that good in this either, but thankfully in The Looney Tunes Show, they made her a much funnier character and not just a walking sex symbol either.
The whole movie seemed like a product placement for McDonald's, Nike, and so many other huge name brands. The best way to sum up the film is it's a whole 2-hour long commercial, and quite fitting since you had Joe Pytka direct this thing, and he was well known for all his iconic ads at the time and even now too. Some of this film is a guilty pleasure for me, like that theme song by the Quad City DJs.
I will give the movie some credit there, I still sometimes have the song stuck in my head, but I have to put that aside and look at the film from the perspective of a Looney Tunes fan and whether it really holds up that well 20+ years later, and it just doesn't for me at all. If you like this movie despite its faults, that's fine.
However, I think I'll stick with the original Looney Tunes shorts, Duck Dodgers, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, the new Looney Tunes shorts that are coming out soon, and all the shorts Greg Ford and Terry Lennon did together with these characters if I want to see much better representations of these classic characters in action. At least the folks behind those productions actually cared at all and you could tell they worked hard.
That's my biggest problem with the movie itself. It seems that the people behind it didn't have that much passion or care about the characters or the world they were working with. The concept of this movie had so much potential, but it was ultimately wasted on idiotic product placement nonsense, soulless writing, and a fundamental misunderstanding of what the Looney Tunes have always been about. I will give this movie another thing though. Compared to Filmation's Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Ghoulies, which I now consider to be the worst Looney Tunes-related thing ever made along with that crap Loonatics Unleashed cartoon, this movie feels brilliant compared to those steaming piles.
However, the movie still sucks royally on its own, which is why I still gave it a one-star rating. Avoid this movie at all costs if you want to see the Looney Tunes characters at their best. It's that terrible, outside of a few guilty pleasures you might get out of the film here and there. I just hope somehow they do a much better job with the Space Jam sequel and put some effort into making it decent. It would be an accomplishment if that movie ended up being marginally better.
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To annoy snobby film critics let's make this film appear in the greatest movies ever made list. I would like to begin and say Space jam is better than Citizen Kane and equal to Star Wars, blade runner and Lord of the rings.
If you're into Blu-Ray and are a Looney Tunes fan, go and get it.