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The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Music  |  30 September 1979 (USA)
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Bugs Bunny reflects on his past cartoon exploits.


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Credited cast:
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
Elmer Fudd (voice) (archive footage)
Paul Julian ...
Road Runner (archive sound)
Nicolai Shutorov ...
Giovanni Jones (singing voice) (archive footage)


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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The Great American Chase  »

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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 »


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 »


Bugs Bunny: [sees Giovanni Jones staring at him] Eh, what's up, Doc?
[Giovanni Jones sandwiches him with the harp, then leaves]
Bugs Bunny: Hmm, also a Rabbit-Hater. Oh, well.
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Dedication on the end credits: "The Bugs Bunny Road-Runner Movie is dedicated to Dorothy." See more »


Edited from Rabbit Seasoning (1952) See more »


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Music by Queen Liliuokalani
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Bugs Bunny, Road Runner and all the other great Looney Tunes characters

This movie, hosted by Bugs Bunny, contains of classic Warner Bros. cartoon shorts.The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979) is directed by Chuck Jones and Phil Monroe.The voice artists of this movie are Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan and Nicolai Shutorov.I just saw this on a DVD and had the most fun watching it.The movie is full of funny, zany stuff.Like the whole "Kill the Wabbit" routine in "What's Opera, Doc?" Or Bugs the conductor making the opera singer go very high.Or Daffy being shot by Elmer various times in "Rabbit Fire".And the skunk Pepe Le Pew falling for the cat with a skunk painting in "For Scent-imental Reasons".The Road Runner flick is a lot of fun.It's a riot when Wile E. Coyote eats the earthquake pills.Then we have "Robin Hood Daffy" and lots of others.Certainly not a dull moment in The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie.

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