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Movie Series - Looney Tunes live-action/animated films

Live-action/animated films are live-action movies which have animated characters alongside the live actors. Famouse examples include Song of the South, Mary Poppins, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Of the live-action/animated films in the Looney Tunes franchise, the first was Space Jam, which was released in 1996. It starred Michael Jordan as himself, Danny DeVito as the voice of Swackhammer, Wayne Knight as Stan, and Bill Murray as himself. On Earth, Michael Jordan is retiring from the NBA. Meanwhile, in outer space, an alien CEO named Swackhammer is trying to fix his failing theme park. He orders his underlings the Nerdlucks to kidnap Bugs Bunny and his troupe so they can entertain guests at his theme park. Bugs Bunny tricks the would-be kidnappers into letting them defend themselves. Seeing that the aliens are at a disadvantage when it comes to sports, they challenge them to a basketball game. However, the Nerdlucks counter this by stealing the talents of other NBA players and use them to turn into gigantic monster-like creatures called the "Monstars" (a portmandeau of Monster and All-Star). Now that the Looney Tunes are the ones at a disadvantage, Bugs takes Michael Jordan to his world and begs him to help them. In 2003, their second live-action/animated movie Looney Tunes: Back in Action was released. It starred Brendan Fraser as DJ Drake, Jenna Elfman as Kate Houghton, Timothy Dalton as Damien Drake, and Heather Locklear as Dusty Tails. Set five years after Space Jam, the movie tells the story about stuntman DJ Drake and his mission to find Daffy Duck after he is fired by Kate Houghton, VP of Comedy at Warner Bros. Studios. He must also find a legendary jewel which can turn people into monkeys, which is being sought by the villainous organization ACME. While Space Jam did well in theatres ($80 Million budget and about $230 Million gross revenue), Looney Tunes: Back in Action was a box office bomb ($80 Million budget and about $68 Million gross revenue). Consequentially, the poor box-office results discouraged Warner Bros. from releasing the newer Looney Tunes shorts they had completed, and cancelled those in production.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Jam
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1 Back in Action Awful. Just awful.
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2 Space Jam Everything bad about the '90s in one package
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 Never Boned Still rocks.
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1 Does anyone remember Looney Tunes anymore? It's kinda scary how shelved Looney Tunes are in this day and age compared to everything else. Only the key characters are around like Bugs Bunny of course. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on September 27, 2014, 1:44 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Wouldn't voting for Space Jam technically be the same as voting for Day 1? Anyway, for me, Space Jam was pretty much a product-placement mess, while Back in Action was a slight improvement, but not by much. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on March 20, 2011, 9:29 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Great, Mike Meyers is going to wreck Pepe LePew now. http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/mike-myers-as-pepe-lepew.html -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on October 8, 2010, 2:44 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I wish there were more movies that combined live action with cartoons...as long as they're not as bad as Back in Action. Space Jam was pretty good (though one of my friends dismissed it as an advertising platform for Michael Jordan). But Back in Action...what the hell? The mission of finding a relic with magic powers? Practically every Looney Tunes character--except Bugs and Daffy--as villains? As for the lame plotlines and other parts, they were unoriginal and cliched. Loaded with problems, BiA was a disgrace to Looney Tunes! What happened to the magic you'd see in classics like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Pete's Dragon, and Mary Poppins? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 21, 2009, 1:32 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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