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Space Jam [Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny]

Space Jam (1996) starring Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Danny DeVito, Bill Murray

Space Jam is a hilarious mix of live action and animation, as basketball superstar Michael Jordan and cartoon favorite Bugs Bunny team up with other basketball greats and Looney Tunes characters.

Review

In short, Space Jam is a fun, hilarious movie. It successfully merges the zaniness of the Looney Tunes crew. It’s fun, fast-paced, and totally enjoyable. When the various NBA players lose their skills, watching them going through the various therapies, etc. is especially hilarious. “I’ll never date Madonna again.”

And the characters of the Looney Tunes are in character, and hilarious. I honestly can’t think of any way the film could be improved.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Editorial review of Space Jam courtesy of Amazon.com

Get a laugh-loaded glimpse of the future as it’s never looked before! See two of the world’s greatest legends collide in a brand-new universe! When basketball megastar Michael Jordan teams up with animated icon Bugs Bunny–get ready for Space Jam! Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig–and many more. The National Basketball Association meets Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes–with Jordan as a live-action hero entering a spectacular animated world. Captured by Bugs Bunny to foil a ghastly gang of space creatures, Jordan must play the basketball game of his life to save the beloved cartoon heroes from a hideous kidnapping scheme. Will Jordan beat the odds and get his Looney new pals out of a real jam? Fasten your seat belts and enter a whole new dimension in entertainment in the wildest, wackiest comic fantasy ever.

From the manufacturer

Get Ready to Jam

Daffy Duck examines Michael Jordan after his arrival in Looney Tune Land -- in Space 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.

Trivia

  • 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.

Meet the Cast

Michael Jordan in Space Jam Headshot of Bugs Bunny in Space Jam Headshot of Bill Murray in Space Jam Headshot of Swackhammer (voiced by Danny Devito) the villain in Space Jam
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.

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