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The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)

Bugs Bunny reflects on his past cartoon exploits.

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The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie is basically a collection of Warner Bros. short cartoon features, "starring" the likes of Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Wile.E.Coyote. These animations are interspersed by Bugs Bunny reminiscing on past events and providing links between the individual animations which are otherwise unconnected. The Road Runner feature at the end consists of sketches from various RR separates (well it does in the 78-minute version anyway). Written by John Gibson

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It's classic encounters of the funniest kind!


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30 September 1979 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The scene in which Bugs discusses his "several fathers" was written by Chuck Jones as a way to debunk fellow animation director Robert Clampett's claims throughout the 1970s that he alone created Bugs. Clampett's name is notably missing from Bugs's list. Also missing is Ben Hardaway, who created the earliest prototype of Bugs and was in fact the originator of the name "Bugs Bunny" (Bugs being Hardaway's own nickname), though in this case Jones later confirmed that the omission had simply been an oversight, and that he would have had no qualms about including Hardaway in the gallery. See more »

Goofs

During the space text-crawl, a space appeared in the word "ago" (i.e. a long [...] time a go). See more »

Quotes

Dr I.Q. Hi: Can you do it, Dodgers?
Daffy Duck: Oh, indubitabooblyoobly sir. Because there's nobody knows his way round outer space like Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a half century!
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Crazy Credits

Dedication on the end credits: "The Bugs Bunny Road-Runner Movie is dedicated to Dorothy." See more »

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Edited from Bully for Bugs (1953) See more »

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The Song of the Marines
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Music by Harry Warren
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The Cartoon Shorts Stand on Their Own Better.
20 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

A wide selection of cartoon shorts starring most all the Warner Bros. characters and is tied together by new animation featuring Bugs Bunny talking in a large mansion. The cartoons are hit-and-miss and when they are all put together in a feature-length film the whole project borders on being down-right tedious. The title does not make a whole lot of sense either as Bugs Bunny dominates the action and The Road Runner only has one cartoon with his arch-nemesis Wile E. Coyote. Only fair. Catch the same thing on the Cartoon Network at most anytime of the day. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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