The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie Review

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The Bugs Bunny/ Road Runner Movie was a 1979 compilation movie of popular Looney Tunes shorts directed by Chuck Jones, it is the second Looney Tunes feature film after the film Bugs Bunny Super star that is a little controversial because one of Bugs Bunny’s creators didn’t credit the other artists that helped him create the character, a clever scene in this film credits all of the creators and refers to them as Bugs Bunny’s many fathers.

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The film is introduced to us by Bugs Bunny who is giving us a tour of his mansion, while he is doing this he is discussing framed pictures of characters he has met in his past and explains his previous interactions with these characters through animated shorts.

Most of these Looney Tunes films are compilations of old animated shorts so I will discuss a handful that I think are the best in the compilation. my top 5 for the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie are

5. Long Haired Hare

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The premise of Long Haired Hare is about Bugs Bunny trying to play various instruments and enjoy his music, in a house near by an enthusiastic opera singer is practising for an upcoming show but Bugs music keeps distracting him and the bully of a singer keeps destroying Bugs instruments forcing Bugs to take revenge by conducting his show and the results are absolutely hysterical, the only downside is that in the movie this cartoon is shortened so your not watching full original version.

4. Robin Hood Daffy

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Daffy Duck stars as Robin Hood and in this version of the story Daffy is a really clumsy and cocky Robin Hood who keeps failing in everything he does, he gets laughed at by fryer tuck played here by Porky Pig who does not believe that he is Robin Hood and Daffy needs to prove his identity. This is one of my favourite Daffy Duck shorts of all time, it is hilarious and full of slapstick comedy and I love it so much, there one scene in particular which involves trees that will make anyone laugh, the reason I have put this so low on my top 5 is because again in this movie its shortened which sucks because it really is a fantastic cartoon.

3. Duck Amuck

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Any fan of Looney Tunes knows that Duck Amuck is one of the most well known and preserved cartoons of all time, what makes this one stand out among others is how it breaks the fourth wall in a very clever and hilarious manner.

In the short Daffy Duck is cruelly tormented and messed with by a sadistic animator, he gets his colours changed, voice changed and is forced to constantly change his outfits and physical appearance all for the amusement of this animator, if you want good laughs and really crazy animations and pacing you will adore this short.

4. Whats Opera Doc

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My favourite Looney Tunes short of all time is Whats Opera Doc, this short is a musical comedy starring Elma Fudd and Bugs Bunny, it is loosely based on real operas and uses a blend of orchestral music and comedy extremely well and this is why I love it so much, its a really dramatic but also ridiculous action packed comedy which will have you in stitches and maybe even a few shed tears by the end.

5. The whole Wil. E. Coyote and Road Runner section

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This section appears right at the end of the movie and is a bunch of Wil. E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts stitched together to make one long short film.

The idea of these is that a greedy, stupid and unlucky Coyote keeps trying eat the fast running Road Runner Bird. what makes these so hilarious is all the ways that the Coyote gets hurt but what I think is the funniest thing is just how stupid he is, he keeps buying these really flawed traps from the same company ACME and never learns to either stop buying these traps or just eat another animal.

The Bugs Bunny/ Road Runner movie is a great compilation of Looney Tunes shorts, there is a nice variety of cartoons here and even though not all of the classic characters made appearances it is still very entertaining and how I would recommend someone to watch some of the funniest Looney Tunes shorts of all time.

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Bugs Bunny: Super Star Review

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Bugs Bunny: Super Star is a Looney Tunes Documentary about the the history of the Looney Tunes, the documentary also played 9 full Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons, the majority of these shorts starred Bugs Bunny hence the name of the film.

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The main focus of the film is the documentary segment and while this is very interesting and is a deep look into the efforts and cost of making the Looney Tunes shorts the movie is very controversial because of some information that was provided by Bob Clampett one of the animators at Warner Bros.

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In an audio commentary from 2012 the films Director Larry Jackson stated that in order for Bob Clampett to agree to be in the documentary and allow footage of his cartoons and memorabilia to be shown he had to agree via contract that Clampett would host the documentary, would choose all of the shown cartoons and would approve the final cut of the film. According to Jackson, Clampett was insecure and didn’t want to give much credit to other Looney Tunes animators and he would’t allow the cartoons made by his colleagues to have credits but his could, this information should be taken with a pinch of salt as its not evidenced but it made people very angry and if it is true then Bob Clampett should be ashamed of himself for trying take credit away from his fellow legendary animators.

The best part of the film is the cartoons and I will briefly go over my five favourites.

  1. A Wild Hare

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A Wild Hare stars both Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, in this cartoon Elmer has never met Bugs Bunny and unfortunately picks him to be the next target of his shotgun, in a typical Looney Tunes fashion Bugs takes advantage of the hunters stupidity and goes out of his way to humiliate him and slowly cause him to have a mental breakdown.

2. Walky Talky Hawky

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A young Chicken Hawk is looking for his first chicken to eat, he stumbles across one of my favourite Loony Tunes characters Foghorn Leghorn, Foghorn being a chicken decides to trick the hawk into thinking that a dog is a chicken and the hawk tries many schemes to catch and eat the dog resulting in some very memorable and funny moments, this is one of my favourite cartoons with Foghorn Leghorn and I would recommend watching it you can.

3. I Taw a Putty Tat

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In this cartoon a young lady phones a pet shop to get a new bird after her Canary “has gone missing” we later find out that her cat Sylvester has been eating them. The new bird arrives a young canary named Tweety Pie who Sylvester cant wait to sink his teeth into. Growing up I used to really enjoy the Sylvester and Tweety cartoons due to their slapstick nature and similarities to the Tom and Jerry Cartoons. I believe this was one of the first cartoons to star these characters and it did a great job of introducing them to audiences not too mention that it is also very funny.

4. Hair Raising Hare

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An evil scientist tricks Bugs Bunny into coming to his castle in order to feed him to his pet monster. This is probably one of the most well known Bugs Bunny cartoons and its often used as reference in various Looney Tunes video games and other media.

This one does have a lot of the standard slapstick humour which is to be expected but it very clever in other-ways, its a homage to classic monster movies and cheesy old horror films, it also breaks the fourth wall a lot and addresses the audience of the cinema this is because many of these older cartoons would be played before movies.

I really love this one and to be honest it is the best cartoon in this movie but its not the one made me laugh the most so while it is still hilarious its not my favourite.

5. My Favourite Duck

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My favourite duck is my favourite animated short in this movie, it focuses on Porky Pig who wants to enjoy a relaxed vacation camping in the woods but unfortunately he is noticed by Daffy Duck who does everything he can to ruin Porky’s vacation blackmailing him with a sign that says if he hurts a duck he will be hit with a hefty fine.

This is Daffy Duck at his absolute best, Chuck Jones was the director and he added much of the fantastic slapstick and witty humour that he is known to add to his cartoons. This one has me in laughing fits every time I see it and is in my opinion one of the funniest Looney Tunes shorts ever made.

Bugs Bunny: Superstar is a difficult film for me to say whether I like it or not, the cartoons are all great but the main meat of the film is the documentary that is so controversial that I don’t know whats true and whats not, personally I would say that unless you really want to watch all of the Looney Tunes media available then just watch the shorts provided here otherwise you could skip this one and go straight into the Bugs Bunny/ Road Runner movie which I believe is a much better feature.

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