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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The Origins of the Looney Tunes

Welcome the first official Looney Tunes month over the next few weeks I will be discussing the origins of Looney Tunes, the first three Looney Tunes Movies and three Looney Tunes videos games.

I will admit that is only scratching the surface of Looney Tunes media but in the future I might do more parts depending on how popular this one is, so with out further ado lets get into some of this rather complicated history.

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It all stared with Rudy Ising and Hugh Harman ex animators for Walt Disney in the 1920’s, when Disney’s animation studio moved to California Ising and Harman stayed behind in Kansas City where they attempted to start their own animation studio.

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Unfortunately this plan failed leaving them to work for Walt again on his Alice comedies and their biggest star at the time Oscar the Lucky Rabbit.

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Not long after this Disney’s Producer Charles Mintz (Pictured on the Right) left the studio and took Oscar the Lucky Rabbit With him, along with Ising and Harman who did a lot of work on the previous Oscar shorts, a few very successful shorts came from this decision but ultimately it all went down hill when Universal Pictures who owned the rights to Oscar the Lucky Rabbit started their own animation studio replacing Charles Mintz and leaving Ising and Harman unemployed.

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Ising and Harman in desperation to continue their dream of animating funded a live action- animation hybrid short about a black character named Bosco, this short paid off and got the animators working with Warner Bros.

Eventually Bosco starred in many of his own shorts under the name of Looney Tunes and as well as this the animators also made other various shorts with Warner Bros under the name of Merrie Melodies a name that was a parody of Disney’s popular shorts Silly Symphonies.

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After a disagreement on their contract Ising and Harman left Warner Bros and kept the rights to Bocso.

After losing Bosco Warner Bros made a new character to star in the Looney Tunes named Buddy.

Buddy was not as popular as Bosco was so Warner Bros hired new directors to help increase popularity in the Merrie Melodies and Looney TunesĀ  shorts.

Tex Avery, Friz Freleng and Bob Clampett where chosen and together they helped to make some very memorable shorts including what I consider to be one of the most important animated shorts of all time “I haven’t got a hat” this short introduced us to Beans the Cat and other animal friends including the first ever appearance of Porky Pig.

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Beans the Cat, Porky Pig and the other animal friends went on to star in their own shorts and while these were all very good, Porky Pig remained a fan favourite and the others were very soon forgotten about.

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In 1936 Mel Blanc was hired to voice some new Looney Tunes Characters that became popular between 1936 and 1944, these included Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck as well as others that became popular and beloved over the years. As the years went by more characters were added to the Looney Tunes family such as Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Pie, Wile Coyote, Road Runner and others.

These characters boosted the Looney Tunes to immense popularity making them a serious rival to Disney at the time, four of their shorts are now included in the national film registry which means that they will always be preserved and protected, these films are Porky in Wacky Land, Duck Amuck, One Froggy Evening and my personal favourite Looney Tunes short What’s Opera Doc.

While these characters kept up their popularity and went on to win many academy awards this is the brief history of how they originated and in the future I might discuss the more unique variations of Looney Tunes that came decades later but for now I will leave you some YouTube links to Looney Tunes compilations to check out and I will see you for the next part of Looney Tunes month where I will be tackling one of their many video games.

I hope you enjoyed this look into the origins of the Looney Tunes

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