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FULL SYNOPSIS

Warner Bros. attempted to revitalize its animation division with this family adventure that blended live action and animation in the style of (1988), reportedly coming in with a price tag of $100 million. Basketball legend Michael Jordan stars as himself, a retired sports hero trying his hand at baseball and failing miserably. Meanwhile, the Looney Tunes gang, led by Bugs Bunny, are kidnapped by aliens called the Nerdlucks. It seems that the Nerdlucks' theme park, Moron Mountain (a barely-veiled dig at Disney) is failing to attract customers. The space invaders are convinced that the appearance of Bugs and his pals Porky Pig and Speedy Gonzalez will beef up business. Bugs makes his captors a deal -- they'll play a game of basketball for their freedom. When the Nerdlucks stack the deck by pilfering the talent of NBA superstars Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing, the Warner Bros. heroes enlist the aid of Jordan, who returns to the court to help the classic characters. While he prepares to play, Jordan is aided by fellow celebrity Bill Murray. Director Joe Pytka previously created many of the television commercials that featured Jordan as a paid endorser. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:March 21, 1997

Cast

Wayne Knight
as Stan Podolak
Charles Barkley
as Himself
Theresa Randle
as Juanita
Patrick Ewing
as Himself
Muggsy Bogues
Billy West
as Elmer Fudd
Billy West
as Bugs Bunny
Bill Murray
Danny DeVito
as Swackhammer
Bill Farmer
as Sylvester
Bill Farmer
as Foghorn Leghorn
Bill Farmer
as Yosemite Sam
Kath Soucie
as Lola Bunny
Cheryl James
Cedric Ceballos
Vlade Divac
Danny Ainge
Shawn Bradley
Paul Westphal
Jim Rome
Maurice LaMarche
as Pepe Le Pew
June Foray
as Granny
Bob Bergen
as Bert
Bob Bergen
as Marvin the Martian
Bob Bergen
as Herbie
Bob Bergen
as Tweety Bird
Bob Bergen
as Porky Pig

Crew

Joe Pytka
Director
Ivan Reitman
Producer
Daniel Goldberg
Producer
Jerry Rees
Producer
Joe Medjuck
Producer
Leo Benvenuti
Screenwriter
Herschel Weingrod
Screenwriter
Steve Rudnick
Screenwriter
Michael Chapman
Cinematographer
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Sheldon Kahn
Editor
Geoffrey Kirkland
Production Designer
David F. Klassen
Art Director
Curtis Polk
Co-producer
Sheldon Kahn
Co-producer
Gordon A. Webb
Co-producer
David Falk
Executive Producer
Marco Rubeo
Set Designer
Jennifer Williams
Set Designer
Marlene Stewart
Costume Designer
Ed Jones
Special Effects
Austin McCann
First Assistant Director
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Gordon A. Webb
Unit Production Manager
Bruce W. Smith
Animation Director
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