History Film / SpaceJam

12th Oct '17 10:41:49 PM jormis29
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* CompositeCharacter: The film makes a few nods to the [[CharacterizationMarchesOn evolutions]] of certain Looney Tunes characters. Daffy in particular is a perfect blend of his [[ScrewySquirrel 1940s]] and [[SmallNameBigEgo 1950s]] incarnations, setting up his "Daffy Doc" persona or bursting into fits of "WOO HOO, HOO HOO" when not in his usual egotistical banter with Bugs.

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* CompositeCharacter: The film makes a few nods to the [[CharacterizationMarchesOn evolutions]] of certain Looney Tunes characters. Daffy in particular is a perfect blend of his [[ScrewySquirrel 1940s]] and [[SmallNameBigEgo 1950s]] incarnations, setting up his "Daffy Doc" "[[WesternAnimation/TheDaffyDoc Daffy Doc]]" persona or bursting into fits of "WOO HOO, HOO HOO" when not in his usual egotistical banter with Bugs.



* MythologyGag: There aren't very many direct references to the cartoon plots, but there are a few. For example, when Jordan falls into Looney Tunes land, Daffy shows up dressed as a doctor and gives him a very madcap checkup. This is a reference to ''The Daffy Doc'', which at the time went over the heads of many as that and many other Clampett Era cartoons were rarely rerun when the movie was released.

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* MythologyGag: There aren't very many direct references to the cartoon plots, but there are a few. For example, when Jordan falls into Looney Tunes land, Daffy shows up dressed as a doctor and gives him a very madcap checkup. This is a reference to ''The Daffy Doc'', ''WesternAnimation/TheDaffyDoc'', which at the time went over the heads of many as that and many other Clampett Era cartoons were rarely rerun when the movie was released.
12th Oct '17 6:24:05 PM MetaFour
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* InflatingBodyGag: When Stan gets SquashedFlat by the Monstars, some toon nurses use an air pump to blow him up into a large balloon, then deflate him back to normal.
10th Oct '17 9:33:32 PM gjjones
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* AshFace: When Bupkis falls for Wile E. Coyote's explosive booby-trap during their game with the Tune Squad, his face is blackened as a result.



* BigEntrance: Appropriately so. All the Monstars and three of the Tune Squad's starting five (Bugs, Lola and Taz) get awesome entrances. Daffy attempts his own but [[ButtMonkey is met with silence]], and while Michael gets a round of applause, his entrance is a more straightforward NBA-style affair with no crowd pandering.



** BigEntrance: Appropriately so. All the Monstars and three of the Tune Squad's starting five (Bugs, Lola and Taz) get awesome entrances. Daffy attempts his own but [[ButtMonkey is met with silence]], and while Michael gets a round of applause, his entrance is a more straightforward NBA-style affair with no crowd pandering/



* BullyHunter: What finally convinces Michael Jordan to take on the Monstars is when he sees them picking on little Tweety. The Monstars themselves get a moment at the end when they realize they are now big enough to stand up to Swackhammer.

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* BullyHunter: What finally convinces Michael Jordan to take on the Monstars is when he sees them [[KickTheDog picking on little Tweety.Tweety]]. The Monstars themselves get a moment at the end when they realize they are now big enough to stand up to Swackhammer.



* KickTheDog: When Tweety stands up for Jordan, the Monstars swat him down.

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* KickTheDog: When Tweety stands up for Jordan, the Monstars swat him down. Jordan understandably does ''not'' take it well.


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** Wile E. Coyote himself when he gets curb-stomped by the Monstars.
** Lola when Bugs gets squashed flat by Pound's belly-flop meant for her.
** Stan when he's going to be crushed by the Monstars.
31st Aug '17 10:00:06 AM Hedging
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* MagicFeather: Michael's "secret stuff" that Bugs offers to the Looney Tunes to help them play better (it's actualy sink water). It gives them such confidence, that in no time, the Monstars are winning by merely two points.
31st Aug '17 9:58:09 AM Hedging
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The Nerdlucks might be small and a little bumbling, but they are ''not'' villains to be brushed off as harmless. Their powerful ray guns compensate for their small size rather well, and Bugs trickery that usually works rather well on other foes does not fool them in the slightest.
30th Aug '17 11:34:40 PM tyrekecorrea
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** When the Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan get ready, the song "Pump Up The Jam" is heard.

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** When During the Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan get ready, [=TuneSquad=]'s preparations for The Ultimate Game, the song "Pump Up The Jam" is heard.



** When Elmer and Sam go MIB on Bubkis, "Misirlou" from ''Film/PulpFiction'' plays.

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** When Elmer and Sam go MIB on Bubkis, Bupkis, "Misirlou" from ''Film/PulpFiction'' plays.
30th Aug '17 11:24:23 PM tyrekecorrea
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** Bugs stiffens and hits the floor with a wood like sound upon meeting Lola.

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** Bugs stiffens and hits the floor with a wood like wooden sound upon meeting Lola.
30th Aug '17 11:17:27 PM tyrekecorrea
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* AsHimself: Jordan and a whole bunch of other celebs and basketball players, which makes sense seeing as who Mike hangs around with all day. Bugs Bunny also receives top billing under his own name.

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* AsHimself: Jordan and a whole bunch of other celebs and basketball players, which makes sense seeing as players. In light of who Mike hangs around with all day.day, it makes sense. Bugs Bunny also receives top billing under his own name.
5th Jul '17 12:47:34 PM philipnova798
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* OffModel: Occasionally, the Looney Tunes (mainly Bugs and Daffy) will switch from having the modern character designs to 40's Bob Clampet style designs. This is noticeable with the scene when they take Michael Jordan to their gym and clean it up.

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* OffModel: Occasionally, Occasionally[[labelnote:*]]and a side effect of having close to ''20'' animation studios involved with production[[/labelnote]], the Looney Tunes (mainly Bugs and Daffy) will switch from having the modern character designs to 40's Bob Clampet style designs. This is noticeable with the scene when they take Michael Jordan to their gym and clean it up.
19th Jun '17 7:25:06 AM Tightwire
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: If you wanna get ''technical'', this movie is this towards Michael Jordan's retirement and return to basketball. In real life, Jordan retired from basketball due to burnout from the game, which was accelerated by participating in the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics and the murder of his father, joined Minor League Baseball for a few years and returned to basketball due to a combination of not wanting to be considered a "replacement player" during the 1994-95 Major League Baseball strike and the Chicago Bulls faltering heavily. As well, while he was considered a decent player, the movie considers him a terrible player who is way out of his league.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: If you wanna get ''technical'', this movie is this towards Michael Jordan's retirement and return to basketball. In real life, Jordan retired from basketball due to burnout from the game, which was accelerated by participating in the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics and the murder of his father, joined Minor League Baseball for a few years and returned to basketball due to a combination of not wanting to be considered a "replacement player" during the 1994-95 Major League Baseball strike and the Chicago Bulls faltering heavily. As well, while he was considered a decent player, the movie considers him a terrible player who is way out of his league. Maybe it's just people's expectations as compared to Basketball.
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