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Space Jam
Directed by Joe Pytka
Produced by Ivan Reitman
Written by Leo Benvenuti
Steve Rudnick
Timothy Harris (screenwriter)
Starring Michael Jordan
Bugs Bunny
Wayne Knight
Bill Murray
Daffy Duck
Charles Barkley
Patrick Ewing
Shawn Bradley
Larry Johnson
Muggsy Bogues
Larry Bird
Billy West (voice)
Bob Bergen (voice)
Bill Farmer (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker (voice)
Danny DeVito (voice)
Music by James Newton Howard
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) November 15, 1996 (USA)
Running time 87 minutes
Language English
Budget $80,000,000 US (est.)
Followed by Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
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Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated film starring Michael Jordan opposite Bugs Bunny (voiced by Billy West) and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters. It was produced by Ivan Reitman, and directed by Joe Pytka (live-action), Tony Cervone, and Bruce W. Smith (animation). This film was released to movie theatres by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment on November 15, 1996. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Space Jam can refer to: The 1996 motion picture starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes characters The soundtrack produced for said film The pinball machine based on said film An episode of the television series Yes, Dear Category: ... Image File history File links Space_jam. ... Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish[1] film actor, producer, and director. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Bugs Bunny is an animated rabbit/hare who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... Wayne Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, known for his roles as Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld, Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park, and as police officer Don Orville in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA-winning American comedian and actor. ... Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Shawn Bradley (born March 22, 1972) is a retired American 7 ft. ... For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). ... Tyrone Curtis Bogues (born January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland), better known as Muggsy Bogues, is a retired American professional basketball point guard and former head coach of the now-defunct Charlotte Sting of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Billy West (born William Richard West on April 16, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American voice actor, known for roles on shows such as The Ren and Stimpy Show and Futurama. ... Bob Bergen is an American voice actor. ... Bill Farmer (born 1949) is an American voice actor and comedian. ... Dee Bradley Baker (b. ... Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... This article is about James Howard, the composer. ... “WB” redirects here. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... USD redirects here. ... Looney Tunes: Back in Action was a 2003 Warner Bros. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... In a typical live-action/animated film, real people are combined with animated characters in the same frame, as in this demonstration image. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Bugs Bunny is an animated rabbit/hare who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... Billy West (born William Richard West on April 16, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American voice actor, known for roles on shows such as The Ren and Stimpy Show and Futurama. ... Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish[1] film actor, producer, and director. ... Bruce W. Smith is an African-American character animator, film director, and television producer, best known as the creator of Disneys The Proud Family. ... A typical megaplex (AMC Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario, California). ... Warner Bros. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Other voices included Bob Bergen as Porky Pig, Tweety, Hubie and Bertie and Marvin the Martian, Bill Farmer as Sylvester and Dee Bradley Baker as Daffy and Taz. The Looney Tunes crew did not return to movie status afterwards until 2003 in Looney Tunes: Back in Action (the year that Michael Jordan retired for good). Space Jam was also converted in a pinball and a video game by Acclaim Entertainment for PC-DOS, Sega Saturn and PlayStation. The film includes Looney Tunes such as: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, Marvin the Martian, Foghorn Leghorn, Taz, Wile E. Coyote, Roadrunner, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Pepe LePew, Speedy Gonzales, Granny and Lola Bunny. Bob Bergen is an American voice actor. ... Porky Pig is an Academy Award-nominated animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. ... Toy made in Tweetys image Tweety aka Tweety Pie or Tweety Bird is a fictional character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons. ... Whatd I do? Whatd I do?! Hubie and Bertie are animated cartoon mouse characters in the Warner Bros. ... This page is about the cartoon character. ... Bill Farmer (born 1949) is an American voice actor and comedian. ... Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr. ... Dee Bradley Baker (b. ... Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. ... “Taz” redirects here. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Looney Tunes: Back in Action was a 2003 Warner Bros. ... This article is about the arcade game. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ... This article is about the family of closely related operating systems for the IBM PC compatible platform. ... The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... Bugs Bunny is an animated rabbit/hare who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... This page is about the cartoon character. ... Foghorn Leghorn is the name of a character appearing in numerous Warner Brothers animated cartoons, especially Looney Tunes. ... Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote The Road Runner cartoons are a series of Looney Tunes cartoons created by Chuck Jones for Warner Brothers. ... A roadrunner is: in zoology, A roadrunner is one of two species of bird in the genus Geococcyx of the cuckoo family Cuculidae, order Cuculiformes, native to North and Central America. ... Elmer J. Fudd is a fictional cartoon character and one of the most famous Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies characters. ... For the shortwave radio station, see Yosemite Sam (shortwave). ... Pepé Le Pew in the short Little Beau Pepé. Pepé Le Pew is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. ... For the Speedy Gonzales song, see Pat Boone. ... Lola Bunny is a fictional cartoon character from Warner Bros. ...

Contents

Plot

Aliens called Nerdlucks arrive on Earth to capture the Looney Tunes characters and take them back to Moron Mountain, an outer space theme park belonging to their boss, Mr. Swackhammer, voiced by Danny DeVito as the theme park is in need of a new attraction. Bugs Bunny convinces the aliens that the Looney Tunes must be allowed to defend themselves. Since the aliens are very short the Looney Tunes challenge them to a basketball game. Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... Bugs Bunny is an animated rabbit/hare who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... This article is about the sport. ...


After viewing a reel on Basketball and finds out about the NBA, The aliens steal the talent of 5 NBA stars (Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Muggsy Bogues, Larry Johnson and Shawn Bradley) and use it to transform themselves into the tall and muscular Monstars. Fortunately, the Monstars haven't stolen the talent of Michael Jordan because he has retired from basketball to pursue a career in baseball (and play golf) (which was a real-life event). Bugs Bunny gets Jordan to help them in their basketball game. After a hardened battle and despite taking several casualties (Bugs Bunny himself gets injured in the process) and with the timely arrival of Bill Murray, The Looney Tunes manage to win the game and their freedom. Swackhammer berates the Monstars for losing, but then they realize that since they're no longer smaller than him, they don't have to put up with his bullying anymore. They launch Swackhammer into space, and give back the stolen skills through the basketball they got it from, becoming Nerdlucks again. The Nerdlucks ask Bugs Bunny a request to stay in Looney Tune land, to which Daffy and Bugs reluctantly agree. Michael Jordan then gives back the talent where the ("bad players") touch the ball and becomes normal again. Michael Jordan then decides to return to basketball, mirroring his real-life return. NBA redirects here. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Tyrone Curtis Bogues (born January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland), better known as Muggsy Bogues, is a retired American professional basketball point guard and former head coach of the now-defunct Charlotte Sting of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). ... Shawn Bradley (born March 22, 1972) is a retired American 7 ft. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Many major and minor characters from Looney Tunes shorts make appearances in the movie, and are even joined by Lola Bunny, a female hare that acts as Bugs' love interest. Lola Bunny is a fictional cartoon character from Warner Bros. ...


Notable cameos include Wayne Knight (as Michael's new manager, Stan), Bill Murray (as himself, but mistaken by Swackhammer in the movie for Dan Aykroyd), Jim Rome, Larry Bird and Scottie Pippen. Wayne Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, known for his roles as Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld, Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park, and as police officer Don Orville in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... he is the best in the world, some call him the junior jose, special 1 version 2 ... William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA-winning American comedian and actor. ... Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Canadian/American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. ... James Jim Rome (born October 14, 1964) is an American sports radio talk show host syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players...


The movie ends after the credits with Bugs, Porky, Daffy, the Nerdlucks and Michael saying the famous quote "That's All Folks".


Reception

Space Jam had mixed critical response. Notable critic Roger Ebert gave Space Jam an enthusiastic "thumbs up," which Gene Siskel also gave the film although his zealousness was more subdued. Leonard Maltin also gave the film a positive review. Some critics compared it unfavorably to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a popular film in which cartoon characters (including The Looney Tunes) and live-action humans coexisted in the same film as well.[1] Those who liked the film praised the visual effects, which were groundbreaking at the time. The film's soundtrack was popular and highly praised, and it served as a high point for musical artist R. Kelly, whose song "I Believe I Can Fly" became a hit after it was featured on the film's soundtrack. Other notable musical numbers appearing in the film include a cover of "Fly Like an Eagle" (by Seal), "Hit 'em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" (by B-Real, Coolio, Method Man, LL Cool J, and Busta Rhymes), and "For You I Will" (by Monica). Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Eugene Gene Kal Siskel (January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999) was one of the worlds most successful film critics. ... Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950 in New York City) is a widely known and respected American film critic. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released on its Touchstone Pictures banner), which blends traditional animation and live action. ... R. Kelly (born Robert Sylvester Kelly on January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional rapper. ... I Believe I Can Fly is a 1996 song by R&B singer R. Kelly. ... Fly Like an Eagle is a song written by Steve Miller for the album Fly Like an Eagle. ... For other uses, see Seal. ... Louis Freese (born June 2, 1970), known by stage name B-Real, is a Latin rapper of Mexican and Afro-Cuban heritage[1]. He is best known for being the lead rapper in hip hop group Cypress Hill, who debuted with their self-titled album Cypress Hill in 1991. ... This article is about the hip hop artist. ... This article is about Method Man. ... James Todd Smith III (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop artist and actor. ... Trevor Smith (born on May 20, 1972), better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop musician and actor. ... For You I Will is the name of a song written by Diane Warren and performed by Monica. ... Monica Denise Arnold (born October 24, 1980), professionally known as Monica, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ...

Further information: Space Jam (soundtrack)NICA

Space Jam is the original soundtrack album of the 1996 film of the same name starring Micheal Jordan and the Looney Tunes cast. ...

Box Office

Despite mixed reviews, Space Jam was a box office success. In its opening weekend, it grossed US$27,528,529 in the United States. At the end of its running, it grossed $90,418,342 in the United States and $230,418,342 worldwide.


Cast of NBA players

Aside from Michael Jordan, who plays the lead role, Space Jam contains a liberal amount of NBA players and coaches appearances. Retired NBA great Larry Bird plays golf with Jordan, and when the Monstars steal the NBA players' skills, they invade a game between the Phoenix Suns and the New York Knicks, causing the Knicks Patrick Ewing and the Suns Charles Barkley to make hilarious in-game mistakes. In these scenes, also the Knicks Charles Oakley and Derek Harper and the Suns A.C. Green, Danny Ainge and Paul Westphal (coach) are seen. For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who played power forward in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. ... Derek Ricardo Harper (born October 13, 1961 in Elberton, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player from the University of Illinois, who spent 16 seasons as a point guard in the National Basketball Association with the Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers. ... A.C. Green, Jr. ... Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon, USA) is a former professional basketball and baseball player who played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, and Phoenix Suns, and also in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Paul Westphal (born November 30, 1950 in Torrance, California) is a former basketball player and coach in the NBA. A native of California, Westphal has had a storied career in the NBA, both as a player and as a head coach. ...


Later in the film, Ewing and Barkley are joined by the now also Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues (the smallest player in NBA history) and Shawn Bradley (at 7-6, one of the tallest). Also, when the Los Angeles Lakers are trying to avoid playing basketball in fear of getting infected, Lakers Vlade Divac, Cedric Ceballos, Anthony Miller, and coach Del Harris make a short cameo. Similar short appearances are also made by NBA players Jeff Malone, Alonzo Mourning and Sharone Wright and TV commentators Jim Rome and Ahmad Rashad. For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). ... Tyrone Curtis Bogues (born January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland), better known as Muggsy Bogues, is a retired American professional basketball point guard and former head coach of the now-defunct Charlotte Sting of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Shawn Bradley (born March 22, 1972) is a retired American 7 ft. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Vlade Divac (Serbian Cyrillic: Владе Дивац, pronounced ) (born February 3, 1968, in Prijepolje, Serbia) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player who spent most of his career in the United States NBA. At 71 he played at center and was known for his deft passing skills. ... Cedric Z. Ice Ceballos (born August 2, 1969 in Maui, Hawaii) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. As a small forward, he played most notably for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns, later finishing his career with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, and Miami... Anthony Miller may refer to: Anthony Miller (basketball) Anthony Miller (football player) Category: ... Del Harris Delmer W. Harris (June 18, 1937, Plainfield (or Orleans), Indiana) is a former NBA head coach and current assistant coach of the Dallas Mavericks under head coach Avery Johnson. ... Jeffrey Nigel Malone (born June 28, 1961 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. ... Sharone Addaryl Wright (born January 30, 1973, in Macon, Georgia) is an American professional basketball player currently with the CBAs Yakama Sun Kings. ... James Jim Rome (born October 14, 1964) is an American sports radio talk show host syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications. ... Ahmad Rashad Ahmad Rashad (born Bobby Moore November 19, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, raised in Tacoma, Washington) is an Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver for the St. ...


In addition, the NBA players make several insider jokes. When Barkley prays to God to give him back his skill, he swears to stop his trash talk and no longer have affairs with Madonna, sending up his image as a tough trash talker and in reference to his own real life affair with the singer. Also, Bradley contemplates becoming a missionary once again, again in reference to his own experiences as a Mormon missionary. This article is about the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... It has been suggested that Senior Missionaries be merged into this article or section. ...


Actor cast

For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Wayne Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, known for his roles as Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld, Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park, and as police officer Don Orville in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... Theresa Randle (born December 27, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American stage, film and television actress. ... Jeffrey Michael Jordan (born November 18, 1988)[1] is a high school basketball player for Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. ... Eric Gordon (born December 25, 1988 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American basketball player. ... Marcus James Jordan (born December 24, 1990[1]) is an American high school basketball player currently attending Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. ... Penny Bae Bridges (Born July 29,1990) is a young African-American supporting actress, and is highly known in the African-American acting community. ... William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA-winning American comedian and actor. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). ... Tyrone Curtis Bogues (born January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland), better known as Muggsy Bogues, is a retired American professional basketball point guard and former head coach of the now-defunct Charlotte Sting of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Shawn Bradley (born March 22, 1972) is a retired American 7 ft. ... Daniel Louis Dan Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning American voice actor, actor and comedian, perhaps best known for providing the voice of Homer Simpson and other characters on the long-running FOX animated series The Simpsons. ... Patricia Helen Heaton (born March 4, 1958 in Bay Village, Ohio) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for playing lead character and Ray Barones wife Debra Barone on the CBS television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. ...

Voice actors

For the silent film-era actor, see Billy West (silent film actor). ... Bugs Bunny is an animated rabbit/hare who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... Elmer J. Fudd is a fictional cartoon character and one of the most famous Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies characters. ... Dee Bradley Baker (b. ... Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. ... “Taz” redirects here. ... Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... Bob Bergen is an American voice actor. ... Bill Farmer (born 1949) is an American voice actor and comedian. ... June Foray (born September 18, 1917) is an extremely versatile voice actor who has worked for most of the studios which produced animated films since the 1940s. ... Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958) is a Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. ... Kath Soucie (born February 20, 1967 in New York City) (sometimes credited as Souci or Kath E. Soucie) is an American voice actress, perhaps best known for her work as the voice of the Princess Sally of (SatAM) or the Saturday morning cartoon of Sonic The Hedgehog. ... Lola Bunny is a fictional cartoon character from Warner Bros. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... Joey Camen is a voice actor. ... T.K. Carter Thomas Kent Carter (born December 14, 1956 in Monrovia, California), better known as T.K. Carter is an American comedian and actor. ... Dorian Harewood (born August 6, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio) is an Pan-American actor. ... Catherine Reitman (born April 28, 1981) is a actor and writer. ...

Awards and nominations

  • 1997 Annie Awards
    • Winner: Best Individual Achievement: Technical Achievement
    • Nomination: Best Animated Feature
    • Nomination: Best Individual Achievement: Directing in a Feature Production (Bruce W. Smith and Tony Cervone)
    • Nomination: Best Individual Achievement: Producing in a Feature Production (Ron Tippe)
  • 1998 World Animation Celebration
    • Winner: Best Use of Animation in a Motion Picture Trailer

For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... For You I Will (Confidence) is the debut single from the American pop music singer Teddy Geiger. ... This article is about James Howard, the composer. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Annie Awards are given to actors for their work in voice-overs including those done in animated film, video games and other vocally-driven art. ... Bruce W. Smith is an African-American character animator, film director, and television producer, best known as the creator of Disneys The Proud Family. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The name Robert Kelly can refer to: Robert Kelly the poet. ... I Believe I Can Fly is a 1996 song by R&B singer R. Kelly. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). ... The name Robert Kelly can refer to: Robert Kelly the poet. ... I Believe I Can Fly is a 1996 song by R&B singer R. Kelly. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy. ... Joseph Medjuck (born February 17, 1943 in Fredericton, New Brunswick) is a Canadian-born film producer in Hollywood. ... Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish[1] film actor, producer, and director. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Young Artist Award is an award which is presented yearly by the Young Artist Foundation. ...

Notes

  • The orange Monstar tells Jordan, "You heard of the Dream Team? Well we're the mean team!" Jordan and two players robbed of their talents in the film, Barkley and Ewing, were all members of the Olympic gold medal-winning 1992 United States team (Better Known as the Dream Team).
  • Daffy tells Bugs that they should name their basketball team with Jordan "the Ducks". Bugs replies with this potshot at WB rival Disney: "What kind of Mickey Mouse organization would call a team 'The Ducks'?" - a reference to Disney's The Mighty Ducks (who were also a real team known as "The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim"), as well as Wayne Gretzky's comments concerning the New Jersey Devils in the 1980s.
  • Dan Castellaneta and Patricia Heaton make a cameo as Wife and Husband Fans at the New York game.
  • This film is Lola Bunny's debut.
  • One scene references Pulp Fiction, with Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam dressed as killers and "Misirlou" in the background.
  • The movie was inspired by Nike commercial which premiered during Super Bowl XXVI featuring Michael and Bugs against Marvin and another alien, and won the 1992 USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter survey. Another shoe commercial is referenced when Larry Johnson says that his grandmother can play better than him (he played his grandmother in an ad for Converse).
  • When sending Bugs and Daffy to pick up his basketball gear, Michael Jordan tells them that he wore his North Carolina basketball shorts under his Chicago Bulls uniform in every game he played. Jordan really did do this, as a good luck charm.
  • Bugs and the other Looney Tunes are shown to reside in Looney Tune Land, a realm located beneath Earth's surface. Only two known portals to Looney Tune Land exist, one lying beneath a Piggly Wiggly parking lot in suburban Birmingham, Alabama (also the home of Michael Jordan's minor-league baseball team the Birmingham Barons), the other accessible from a tunnel beneath an unspecified hole on a golf course in the Birmingham metropolitan area. Each portal consists of a membranous elastomer imprinted with the Warner Bros. studio shield (anywhere from 20-50 feet in diameter). The portal can be stretched and punctured by a projectile, admitting persons or vehicles into the skies of Looney Tune Land.
  • The song that Foghorn Leghorn was singing on the basketball court (oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton...) was "Dixie".
  • This was the first live-action/animated film ever to be based on various classic Warner Bros. animated cartoons.
  • A portrait of Bosko can be seen on the wall when Yosemite Sam remarks, "We ain't-a goin' nowheres!"
  • At one point, the Looney Tunes can be seen exercising while watching a Richard Simmons tape.
  • The character Stan makes this quote: "C'mon, Michael, it's game time. Get your Hanes on, lace up your Nikes, grab your Wheaties and your Gatorade, and we'll pick up a Big Mac on the way to the ballpark", humorizing Jordan's sports product brand endorsement.[2]
  • Excluding the events involving the Looney Tunes, the story loosely mirrors Jordan's real life. After the murder of his father James, Michael Jordan announced his retirement from basketball and later signed with the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team. Soon after posting lackluster numbers with the Barons, he returned to the Chicago Bulls for 3+ more seasons before retiring from active play a second time (in 2001, he would return to the Washington Wizards for two seasons before ending his playing career for good in 2003). James Jordan's death is not referenced in the film directly, but only implied in the retirement press conference.
  • The Monstars/Nerdlucks' names are Pound (colored orange, acquired Charles Barkley's talent), Bang (colored green, acquired Patrick Ewing's talent), Nawt (colored red, acquired Tyrone 'Muggsy' Bogues' talent), Bupkus (colored purple, acquired Shawn Bradley's talent) and Blanko (colored blue, acquired Larry Johnson's talent). Along with the word "Nerdluck", none of their names are given, although they are named on merchandise and the Space Jam video game. A possible explanation might be that the Looney Tunes were originally opposing Marvin the Martian (as the commercials which inspired the film were about, in the film itself he appears as the referee), but some last minute changes were made due to the fact it was coming to the multiplex at the same time as Mars Attacks!
  • While Michael Jordan is playing golf Bugs Bunny used a magnet to lure the golf ball into the hole, this is a reference in "Bugsy and Mugsy".
  • When Bill Murray arrives at the game near the end of the movie to help Jordan and the Looney Tunes, he is mistaken for Dan Aykroyd by Mr Swackhammer. Shortly after, Daffy asks Murray about how he arrived, to which Murray replies how he's a friend of the producer and was dropped off. Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd both starred in the popular Ghostbusters franchise of the 80s that Ivan Reitman produced.
  • The spaceship that Michael Jordan exits at the end of the film closely resembles a green version of the spaceship from the film "Earth Girls Are Easy" complete with car headlights and grill in the front and porthole windows along the side.
  • When the official novelization of the movie was released, it contained some differences from the film, omitting Bill Murray's role. Instead, the Road Runner became the fifth player after Stan was flattened and scored the penultimate goal of the game.
  • This is the third time Road Runner is actually injured, albeit by the Monstars rather than Wile E. Coyote (the first was in a Looney Tunes cartoon where Bugs, as a stand-in for Road Runner, mentions he 'sprained the old giblet' and the second in the Tiny Toon Adventures movie).
  • The plot of the movie is used as backstory to the freeware PC game Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. The basketball in which Barkley and the other players were trapped is used as a plot device, Michael Jordan's past in Space Jam is mentioned several times, as are the Looney Tunes. The Monstars appear in the closing sequence, apparently evil once again.
  • Some animation of the Looney Tunes characters from the film would be used in Kids' WB! commercial bumpers and promos from 1997 to 2000.

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Notes

  1. ^ "Movie Reviews: Space Jam". Retrieved on 2008-01-23.
  2. ^ Memorable quotes from Space Jam at the Internet Movie Databse

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