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Writers:
Michael Maltese (written by) &
Chuck Jones (written by)
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Release Date:
30 September 1979 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
It's classic encounters of the funniest kind!
Plot:
Bugs Bunny reflects on his past cartoon exploits. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Probably the most entertaining of the Looney Tunes compilation films See more (18 total) »

Cast

 

Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Marvin the Martian / Wile E. Coyote / Pepe le Pew / Dr. I.Q. High / Hassan (voice) (also archive footage)
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (archive footage)
Paul Julian ... Road Runner (archive sound)
Nicolai Shutorov ... Giovanni Jones (singing voice) (archive footage)

Directed by
Chuck Jones (also archive footage)
Phil Monroe ("Bugs at Home" segments)
 
Writing credits
Michael Maltese (written by) &
Chuck Jones (written by)

John W. Dunn  uncredited

Produced by
Chuck Jones .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dean Elliott (segments "Bugs at Home")
Milt Franklyn (archive footage)
William Lava (archive footage)
John Seely (archive footage)
Carl W. Stalling (archive footage)
 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown 
 
Production Design by
Ray Aragon (segment "Bugs at Home")
Maurice Noble 
 
Production Management
Mary Roscoe .... production manager (segments "Bugs at Home")
 
Art Department
Don Foster .... graphics
 
Visual Effects by
A.C. Gamer .... effects animator (uncredited)
Harry Love .... effects animator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Peter Alvarado .... background artist
Irv Anderson .... animator (segment "Bugs at Home")
Bob Bransford .... animator
Keith Darling .... animator
Philip DeGuard .... background artist (as Phil Deguard)
Philip DeGuard .... layout artist
Don Foster .... animator
Robert Gribbroek .... background artist (as Bob Gribbroek)
Robert Gribbroek .... layout artist
Ken Harris .... animator
Abe Levitow .... animator
Phil Monroe .... animator
Maurice Noble .... layout artist
Manuel Perez .... animator (segment "Bugs at Home") (as Manny Perez)
Tom Ray .... animator
Virgil Ross .... animator (segment "Bugs at Home")
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist
Richard Thompson .... animator (as Dick Thompson)
Lloyd Vaughan .... animator
Ben Washam .... animator
Irv Wyner .... background artist ("Bugs at Home" segements)
 
Music Department
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (archive footage) (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marian Dern .... assistant to producer: "Bugs at Home" segments
 
Thanks
Dorothy Jones .... dedicatee
 

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Runtime:
98 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Portugal:M/6 | Sweden:7 | UK:U | USA:G | West Germany:6

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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:
Miscellaneous: 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 »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Star Wars (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bridal Chorus from LohengrinSee more »

FAQ

If a rattlesnake was a character on the show, what would Wile E Coyote be to him?
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Probably the most entertaining of the Looney Tunes compilation films, 9 July 2011
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I personally enjoy the Looney Tunes compilation films, coming from a huge fan of the Looney Tunes cartoons. I hadn't seen this in a while until just about two days ago, but thought could it be better than Daffy Duck's QuackBusters?. My overall conclusion is that while Daffy Duck's QuackBusters has the best storyline I think The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie despite the misleading title is the most entertaining of the compilation films.

I've often seen these compilation films criticised for cutting/shortening the original cartoons. I admit it, they do, however I don't personally see this as a problem as such. Besides, I was busy being delighted at how many cartoons and Looney Tunes characters there were to savour.

Bugs is the star of the cartoon, and a wonderful job is done to keep him true to the characterisation immortalised in the original cartoons. And fans of either Daffy and Porky, I am of the former and quite like the latter although he is often sidelined, will be delighted to know they have plenty of screen time. Elmer is a delight to watch in the cartoons he's featured in, and likewise with the Road-Runner and Wile E.Coyote.

Spotting the original cartoons are a sheer delight. A vast majority of them are masterpieces, Operation:Rabbit, Long-Haired Hare, What's Opera Doc, Duck Amuck and Duck Dodgers in the 24.5 Century to name a few, and there are some very, very good ones like Bully for Bugs, For Scent-imental Reasons(possibly my personal favourite of the Pepe Le Pew cartoons) and Ali Baba Bunny. The Road-Runner and Coyote cartoons as an overall series is uneven but when they are good they are really good, some of the ones featured are so to speak Zoom and Bored and Zip N Snort spring to mind. The highlight of the film though is the long but very energetic and spirited chase that thankfully does have the classic feel of the originals.

The story is fast-paced and entertaining with seldom a dull spot. The animation is spot on both in the original cartoons and the links, which is an achievement because I remember 1001 Rabbit Tales and Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie having animation that was somewhat inconsistent in comparison.

The music is full of energy and liveliness, the writing is witty, fresh and hilarious very often and the sight gags are inventive. Not to mention the voice work, Mel Blanc voicing all the Looney Tunes characters except for Elmer gives a truly bravura performance here. Overall, hugely entertaining. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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