History Film / LooneyTunesBackInAction

10th Jan '17 4:17:56 AM DrDougsh
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** Given the directors' desire to make an "anti-''Space Jam''" it seems probably that Kate's plan to team Bugs up with a "hot female co-star" in order to "reposition his brand identity" was intended as a swipe at that film's [[AffirmativeActionGirl Lola Bunny]].
7th Jan '17 9:07:39 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* BlackComedyRape: {{Parodied}} by Pepe Le Pew (big surprise there)

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* BlackComedyRape: {{Parodied}} by Pepe Le Pew (big surprise there)there):
6th Jan '17 8:07:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: All over the place, especially from Bugs and Daffy (as per usual).
** When Elmer Fudd chases them into the ''The Persistence of Memory'' by Salvador Dali and takes aim at them, [[FreudWasRight the barrel of his rifle abruptly goes limp]]. Bugs and Daffy take a moment to laugh while Fuff looks embarrassed.
3rd Jan '17 11:37:49 AM MarkLungo
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Rumor has it that Dante made this revival in response to his deep hatred for the previous film incarnation, calling this the "anti-''Space Jam''". Ironically, its working title was ''Spy Jam'', and had an action-oriented, ''Film/JamesBond''-like feel to it, instead of spoofing sports movies. It also was going to star Creator/{{Jackie|Chan}} [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Chan]]. The secret agent story remains, but Bugs and company are AnimatedActors under contract at the Warner Studios lot, instead of otherworldly residents separate from our own. Rather than make all of them friends, they cast Elmer Fudd and the other supporting Tunes as enemies of Bugs and Daffy, several of which live around the world.

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Rumor has it that Dante made this revival in response to his deep hatred for the previous film incarnation, calling this the "anti-''Space Jam''". Ironically, its working title was ''Spy Jam'', and had an action-oriented, ''Film/JamesBond''-like feel to it, instead of spoofing sports movies. It also was going to star Creator/{{Jackie|Chan}} [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Chan]]. The secret agent story remains, but Bugs and company are AnimatedActors under contract at the Warner Studios lot, instead of otherworldly residents separate from our own. Rather than make all of them friends, they cast Elmer Fudd WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd and the other supporting Tunes as enemies of Bugs and Daffy, several of which live around the world.



Also worth noting that this is the last film to be scored by composer Music/JerryGoldsmith before he passed away after a long struggle with colon cancer (his illness actually kept him from completing the film, with the final reels scored by Music/JohnDebney). It is also the final film appearance for Peter Graves.

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Also worth noting that this is the last film to be scored by composer Music/JerryGoldsmith before he passed away after a long struggle with colon cancer (his illness actually kept him from completing the film, with the final reels scored by Music/JohnDebney). It is also the final film appearance for Peter Graves.
Creator/PeterGraves.
28th Dec '16 10:17:34 AM nombretomado
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Financially, it performed far worse than ''Space Jam''. It's estimated that Warner Bros. lost between $60 million and $80 million on the film, making it one of the biggest box office flops ''ever'' -- [[FranchiseKiller theaters retracted the film out of embarrassment, and the series of brand new theatrical cartoon shorts were all canceled]] including ones that ''were already finished''. Some also claim that the failure of this movie is the reason why CartoonNetwork stopped airing the original Looney Tunes shorts regularly. This film made the company realize there doesn't seem to be any clear future for the Looney Tunes, except for the occasional television special, [[WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers a faithful new TV series]] and [[WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed some controversial]] [[http://www.deadline.com/2010/08/warner-bros-next-movie-star-bugs-bunny/#more-61224 updates]] (at least until Cartoon Network aired ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', but even that didn't last). Despite this, fans have been known to state that this movie is much better than ''Space Jam'', bringing the characters back to their roots, and has gained a cult following on DVD. In fact, many claim one of the main reasons the film failed at the theaters was due in part to the lousy marketing of Warner Bros, and, considering their treatment of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' the previous year and ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' three years before that, the claim is not without justification.

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Financially, it performed far worse than ''Space Jam''. It's estimated that Warner Bros. lost between $60 million and $80 million on the film, making it one of the biggest box office flops ''ever'' -- [[FranchiseKiller theaters retracted the film out of embarrassment, and the series of brand new theatrical cartoon shorts were all canceled]] including ones that ''were already finished''. Some also claim that the failure of this movie is the reason why CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork stopped airing the original Looney Tunes shorts regularly. This film made the company realize there doesn't seem to be any clear future for the Looney Tunes, except for the occasional television special, [[WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers a faithful new TV series]] and [[WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed some controversial]] [[http://www.deadline.com/2010/08/warner-bros-next-movie-star-bugs-bunny/#more-61224 updates]] (at least until Cartoon Network aired ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', but even that didn't last). Despite this, fans have been known to state that this movie is much better than ''Space Jam'', bringing the characters back to their roots, and has gained a cult following on DVD. In fact, many claim one of the main reasons the film failed at the theaters was due in part to the lousy marketing of Warner Bros, and, considering their treatment of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' the previous year and ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' three years before that, the claim is not without justification.
9th Nov '16 9:45:23 AM nombretomado
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Also worth noting that this is the last film to be scored by composer JerryGoldsmith before he passed away after a long struggle with colon cancer (his illness actually kept him from completing the film, with the final reels scored by Music/JohnDebney). It is also the final film appearance for Peter Graves.

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Also worth noting that this is the last film to be scored by composer JerryGoldsmith Music/JerryGoldsmith before he passed away after a long struggle with colon cancer (his illness actually kept him from completing the film, with the final reels scored by Music/JohnDebney). It is also the final film appearance for Peter Graves.



* StealthPun: As DJ and Daffy go into the garage, the theme from Gremlins (which was also directed by Dante and whose score was also composed by JerryGoldsmith) sneaks into the music. Guess what model of car they drive off in.

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* StealthPun: As DJ and Daffy go into the garage, the theme from Gremlins (which was also directed by Dante and whose score was also composed by JerryGoldsmith) Music/JerryGoldsmith) sneaks into the music. Guess what model of car they drive off in.
7th Nov '16 3:41:26 PM nombretomado
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Rumor has it that Dante made this revival in response to his deep hatred for the previous film incarnation, calling this the "anti-''Space Jam''". Ironically, its working title was ''Spy Jam'', and had an action-oriented, ''Film/JamesBond''-like feel to it, instead of spoofing sports movies. It also was going to star {{Jackie|Chan}} [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Chan]]. The secret agent story remains, but Bugs and company are AnimatedActors under contract at the Warner Studios lot, instead of otherworldly residents separate from our own. Rather than make all of them friends, they cast Elmer Fudd and the other supporting Tunes as enemies of Bugs and Daffy, several of which live around the world.

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Rumor has it that Dante made this revival in response to his deep hatred for the previous film incarnation, calling this the "anti-''Space Jam''". Ironically, its working title was ''Spy Jam'', and had an action-oriented, ''Film/JamesBond''-like feel to it, instead of spoofing sports movies. It also was going to star {{Jackie|Chan}} Creator/{{Jackie|Chan}} [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Chan]]. The secret agent story remains, but Bugs and company are AnimatedActors under contract at the Warner Studios lot, instead of otherworldly residents separate from our own. Rather than make all of them friends, they cast Elmer Fudd and the other supporting Tunes as enemies of Bugs and Daffy, several of which live around the world.
2nd Nov '16 10:38:07 AM GuyYouMetOnline
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** And is also Fraser's stuntman from the ''Mummy'' films. Confused yet?
7th Oct '16 7:30:36 PM TeamFreeman
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** TheDragon / TheBrute: Mr. Smith [[spoiler:aka She-Devil]]
** EvilGenius: Wile E. Coyote
** DarkChick: Yosemite Sam and Marvin the Martian
** SixthRanger: Elmer Fudd
** TeamPet: Taz

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** TheDragon / TheBrute: CoDragons: Mr. Smith [[spoiler:aka She-Devil]]
She-Devil]] & Marvin the Martian
** EvilGenius: TheEvilGenius: Wile E. Coyote
** DarkChick: Yosemite Sam and Marvin the Martian
TheBrute: Taz
** TheDarkChick: WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd
** SixthRanger: Elmer Fudd
** TeamPet: Taz
WesternAnimation/YosemiteSam
17th Sep '16 6:44:25 PM AtticusOmundson
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* HilariousInHindsight: One scene has the animated version of Scooby and Shaggy (the latter at that time still being voiced by Creator/CaseyKasem) criticizing Creator/MatthewLillard over his performance as Shaggy in [[Film/ScoobyDoo the live-action film adaption]] of [[Series/ScoobyDoo the series]]. Who could have guessed that just a few years later, Lillard would go on to become the permanent replacement voice for Shaggy in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' and most other animated incarnations.
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