Space Jam (1996)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 28 mins

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Swackhammer, owner of the amusement park planet Moron Mountain is desperate get new attractions and he decides that the Looney Tune characters would be perfect. He sends his diminutive underlings to get them to him, whether Bugs Bunny & Co. want to go or not. Well armed for their size, Bugs Bunny is forced to trick them into agreeing to a competition to determine their freedom. Taking advantage of their puny and stubby legged foes, the gang selects basketball for the surest chance of winning. However, the Nerdlucks turn the tables and steal the talents of leading professional basketball stars to become massive basketball bruisers known as the Monstars. In desperation, Bugs Bunny calls on the aid of Micheal Jordan, the Babe Ruth of Basketball, to help them have a chance at winning their freedom.
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Cast: Michael Jordan, Theresa Randle, Wayne Knight

Crew: Joe Pytka (Director), Michael Chapman (Director of Photography), James Newton Howard (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Release Dates: 15 Nov 1996 (India)

Tagline: Get ready to jam

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Did you know? The gym where the Looney Tunes practice is called "Leon Schlesinger Gym" after Leon Schlesinger, the man who produced the first Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Read More
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as Michael Jordan
as Juanita Jordan
as Stan Podolak
as Ahmad Rashad
as Psychiatrist
as Bill Murray
as Stars Catcher
as Charles Barkley
as Baron's Catcher
as Larry Bird
as Female Seer
as Patrick Ewing
as Jasmine Jordan
as James Jordan

Direction

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Music

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Animation

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby, DTS, DTS Stereo, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Get ready to jam
Goofs:
Continuity
When Tweety is surrounded by the Monstars and he fights them off with karate, the timer is visible in the background, set at 12:00. Before this scene, the timer was at 5:01.

Continuity
After the alien steals Patrick Ewing's talent the referee throws the ball to him for a free throw. The ball hits Ewing in the chest. When Michael is watching TV and sees the replay of the incident, the ball hits Ewing in the forehead.

Continuity
Lola is not among the toons exercising to the Richard Simmons video, but appears in the gym out of nowhere a few seconds later, just after Michael Jordan enters in his uniform.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Stan Podolak falls in the Birmingham Barons' dugout, you can clearly see the mat that he falls on.

Factual Mistake
Many of the monsters jump and slam from beyond the three point line but every one is only counted as two points.

Revealing Mistakes
When Charles the Dog jumps on Michael Jordan to lick him when he comes home from his baseball game, the dog is clearly a stuffed animal.

Revealing Mistakes
Larry Johnson only grazes the hospital doorway, but is still knocked out like Shawn Bradley and Patrick Ewing.
Trivia:
The movie's original promotional website can still be found online, exactly as it appeared in 1996.

Michael Jordan actually wore his college basketball shorts under his Chicago Bulls uniform every game as a good luck charm.

When Stanley comes into Michael's hotel room and says "C'mon, Michael, it's game time. Slip on your Hanes, lace up your Nikes, take your Wheaties and your Gatorade, and we'll grab a Big Mac on the way to the ballpark." All of those things were products that Michael Jordan had been a sponsor for around that time.

To keep Michael Jordan happy while filming, Warner Bros. built him his own basketball court.

After Daffy suggests naming the team "the Ducks", Bugs asks "what kind of Mickey Mouse organization would name their team the Ducks?" This actually happened in 1993, when the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League were established by The Walt Disney Company.

This film marks the debut of Lola Bunny, Bugs' love interest.

The concept for this movie originated from a series of highly popular Nike ads where Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan faced off against Marvin the Martian and his alien henchmen in basketball.

When Larry Johnson says that his grandmother can play better than him, it is a reference to the Converse commercial where Johnson plays his Grandmama.

The movie pokes some subtle jabs at Disney, and ironically would first air on Network TV as part of ABC's Wonderful World of Disney.

The first animated film to have been edited for content for TV airings.

When flying towards "Moron Mountain", the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) can be seen at the very right edge of the frame floating in space.

The gym where the Looney Tunes practice is called "Leon Schlesinger Gym" after Leon Schlesinger, the man who produced the first Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.