Heartwarming / Space Jam

  • Bill Murray spends a great deal of his screen time talking about how he'd like to play in the NBA. Later, he shows up at the Tunes' basketball game in a Big Damn Heroes moment.
    • Turns into a bit of a Tear Jerker later when he's talking to Larry Bird about it (who still doesn't think he'd have a chance).
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Warner Bros. built a court so Michael Jordan could practice for the movie. He credits this with helping him make his comeback when he un-retired... by leading the Bulls to a title, after winning a then-record 72 times in the regular season.
  • After the genius coyote successfully manages to booby trap a hoop, Bugs gives him the Pet the Dog he deserves.
    Bugs: Nice kaboom, Wile E.
    • Even moreso when you realize this is one of the only times someone calls him by his name.
    • This is then immediately followed up by Elmer Fudd & Yosemite Sam, in full Pulp Fictionnote  regalia, saving Wile E. when the Mon-Star who fell victim to the trap grabs Wile E. with the intention of beating him to a pulp for some payback.
  • The very first minutes of the movie: a Kid Michael Jordan playing with his father at his home's small court, dreaming of becoming a professional basketball player, all while "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly plays in the background. It's just beautiful.
  • When Bugs saves Lola from getting squashed by one of the Monstars, she's horrified and very worried about Bugs when he gets injured in her place — but she sincerely appreciates it: "Oh, Bugs. Thank you. That was the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me." Cue Big Damn Kiss.