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Looney Tunes icon Chuck Jones hated it, kids loved it, and the rest of the world didn’t know what to make of it. We’re talking about Joe Pytka’s 1996 film Space Jam, of course. At the height of his popularity, basketball star Michael Jordan appeared in the movie as a mentor/captive to a slew of animated Looney Tunes characters as they planned a round of ball against a group of alien slavers. Yes, we’re talking about that movie — the one in which Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, Charles Barkley, Muggsy Bogues and Shawn Bradley were all turned into giant basketball-playing “Monstars.” Everyone needs a paycheck sometimes, we suppose. Last month, a group of actors and all-star ballers got together to perform a live read of Space...
- Alison Nastasi
Blake Garrett Rosenthal stars on the CBS comedy Mom as Anna Faris' sweet and overly-honest nine-year old son, Roscoe. Faris isn't the only comedy giant he's had the chance to act with: Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Kristin Wiig, Rainn Wilson, are among Blake's co-stars! Acting isn't Blake's only passion - he also loves playing sports. His favorite sport is basketball, but he also enjoys baseball and football. He is a huge fan of the Clippers, Packers, Dodgers, and the Yankees. With such a devout interest in sports -- and with the NFL movie Draft Day hitting theaters Friday - we asked Blake to list his Top 5 Sports Films.
1. Happy Gilmore. Starring Adam Sandler as a want to be professional hockey player with an amazing slap shot. He doesn't have the talent to play pro hockey but can hit a golf ball 400 yards. He joins the pro golf tour to »
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According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is currently developing a sequel to the live-action / animation hybrid Space Jam, with Miami Heat star LeBron James reportedly in line to star alongside Bugs Bunny and company (although SportsCenter is quoting sources close to the NBA star as suggesting he's not involved).
Space Jam was released in 1996 and saw basketball legend Michael Jordan lining up on the court with the likes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the Tasmanian Devil to take on the evil Monstars. The film also starred Bill Murray, along with appearances from NBA stars such as Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Shawn Bradley, Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues. It went on to earn over $230 million around the globe, making it the highest-grossing basketball movie of all time.
- Gary Collinson
After 18 years Space Jam is actually going to get a sequel. This time around it will star NBA superstar Labron James. Space Jam was released in 1996 and it starred Michael Jordan and a few other NBA players such as Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Danny Ainge, Tyron “Muggsy” Bogues, Vlade Divac, Cedric Ceballos, Larry Johnson, Shawn Bradley and Paul West acting along side Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang.
The first Space Jam movie made over $230 million, and I'm surprised they didn't make a sequel sooner. Space Jam was kind of a terrible film, but I can't deny that it was a ton of fun to watch. Like several others, I was a huge fan of basketball and the Looney Tunes growing up so of course it was exciting to see these two worlds collide.
The movie is being developed by Charlie Ebersol, »
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In August of 2012, LeBron James was asked what he thought of Space Jam, and he tweeted, "I love that movie. Wish I could do Space Jam 2!." Guess what LeBron, it looks like you got your wish. According to Deadline, Dick Ebersol‘s sons are working on a sequel to Space Jam that will be a starring vehicle for the Miami Heat star. James, has been awarded the Most Valuable Player three times during his lustrous career and is the NBA's all-time leading flopper. Space Jam 2 script is being written by Willie Ebersol, and Charlie Ebersol will produce. Charlies has previous experience blending entertainment and sports with his NFL Characters Unite series that was broadcast on the USA Network cable channel. 1996's Space Jam featured Michael Jordan and fellow NBA stars: Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Muggsy Bogues, Larry Johnson and Shawn Bradley. The movie combined live-action actors with animated Looney »
Willie Ebersol, the son of NBC sports broadcasting legend Dick Ebersol, wrote the screenplay with his brother Charlie Ebersol set to produce. No story details have been given, although several other current NBA stars are expected to join the production, along with a slew of Warner Bros.' classic animated Looney Tunes characters, such as Bugs Bunny.
The original Space Jam, which earned $230 million worldwide in 1996, starred Bill Murray, Wayne Knight and Theresa Randle, along with NBA players such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Danny Ainge, Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues, Vlade Divac, Cedric Ceballos, Larry Johnson, Shawn Bradley and Paul Westphal. The story followed these basketball players who decide to help out the Looney Tunes characters play a basketball game against a group »
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