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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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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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Wile E. Coyote: [dazed] Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Mud.
[he passes out]
Bugs Bunny: And remember, "mud" spelled backwards is "dum".
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Crazy Credits

At the end, after the showing of the constellations of Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, they show the traditional "That's All Folks!" card again. Bugs again appears but this time pushes the little quotation marks at the end back and the whole thing erases itself and the quotation marks scream. It rewrites itself saying "That's Not Quite All Folks!" Bugs Bunny pulls the card showing the credits. See more »

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Edited from Bully for Bugs (1953) See more »

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Prelude, 2nd theme from Act III
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From "Lohengrin"
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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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