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The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)

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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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The Great American Chase  »

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Trivia

Bugs's house, which is cantilevered over a carrot-juice waterfall, is modeled on Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater" house in Bear Run, Pennsylvania. See more »

Goofs

About 5 minutes into the movie as Bugs relates the beginning of man and he points out our fourth rate star, the Sun, you can see "Start 56+0 Filter 16 Yellow" written in the middle of the Sun. See more »

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Elmer Fudd: [after Reconizing Bugs' Disqiuse] I'll kill the Wabbit!
[goes to the top of a mountain to cast his spell]
Elmer Fudd: Arise, Storm. North winds blow! South winds blow! Typhoons... Hurricanes... Earthquakes! SMOG!
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Crazy Credits

The "That's All Folks" card keeps appearing at the beginning and end. In the beginning, after they show the Warner Communications logo, they show the traditional "That's All Folks" card that is usually shown at the end. Bugs Bunny appears in front of it and sniffs and gets rid of the background and sniffs again then he pushes the words "That's" and "All Folks" separately and down comes the word "NOT" in red capital letters underlined. Then it reads, "That's NOT All Folks!" Then Bugs pulls the traditional opening Warner Bros. logo shown at the beginning. See more »

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Followed by Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988) See more »

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We're in the Money
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Music by Harry Warren
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an interesting compilation
3 July 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In "The Great American Chase", Bugs Bunny traipses through his house and tells us the story of chases. To make his point, he shows us several classic cartoons (some starring him) dealing with situations involving hot pursuits. Well, not all of them have chases; some are there just for fun. Bugs remembers how Chuck Jones sent him into space, where he met Marvin the Martian; then how Daffy Duck and Porky Pig tried to colonize Planet X and had to contend with Marvin the Martian; how Daffy (as Robin Hood) had a very hard time recruiting Porky (as Friar Tuck); how Daffy's scenery frustratingly changed every few minutes; how he, Bugs, ended up in a bullfight; how he and Daffy dug into Ali Baba's cave; how he and Elmer Fudd acted out "The Ride of the Valkyries"; how Wile E. Coyote tried and failed to eat him; and finally, how Wile E. decided to try something a little more his size, by which we mean the Road Runner. The Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner chase is really the best part of the movie. Overall, it's a pretty neat compilation of classic cartoons, and I liked the scene where Bugs remembers his "fathers" (Mel Blanc, Chuck Jones, etc.).


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