Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  14 November 2003 (USA)
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The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.



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Acme VP, Bad Ideas


Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are up to their feuding ways again. Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs, Daffy has decided to leave the Studio for good. He is aided by Warner Bros.' humor impaired Vice President of Comedy, Kate Houghton, who releases him from his contract and instructs WB security guard/aspiring stunt man DJ Drake to capture and "escort" Daffy off the studio lot. Suddenly a sidekick without a hero, the duck decides to ally himself with DJ, whether he likes it or not. Consequently, Daffy is on the scene when DJ discovers that his famous movie star father was Damian Drake, known for playing suave international spies onscreen, is actually a suave international spy in real life--and has been kidnapped by the evil insane nerdy, prancing villain known as Mr. Chairman of the equally nefarious Acme Corporation. It seems that Damian knows the whereabouts of the mysterious magical and powerful Blue Monkey Diamond, and the Chairman will do anything to get his hands on it! With ... Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,317,371 (USA) (14 November 2003)


£5,153,828 (UK) (19 March 2004)

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Did You Know?


Jenna Elfman's character, Kate Houghton, is named after Katharine Hepburn. Houghton was Hepburn's middle name. See more »


Daffy Duck is thrown out of Warner Bros. Studios. As a consequence of Daffy's reckless actions, D.J. is also thrown out. He follows D.J. home and finds an issue of "The Hollywood Reporter", detailing the events that just occurred earlier that day, even though D.J. had just gotten home. See more »


Bugs Bunny: [car almost crashes and then stops all of a sudden] Eh, out of gas.
Kate Houghton: [screen goes black] What? It doesn't work like that!
Bugs Bunny: [screen goes back to car as it crashes] Thanks, toots.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is a deleted scene from the casino chase involving Daffy Duck, Nasty Canasta, and Cottontail Smith. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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User Reviews

Manic Trip Down Memory Lane
14 December 2003 | by (Renton, WA USA) – See all my reviews

"Back in Action" is definitely aimed at adults who remember and watched the old WB cartoons. It's chock full of inside jokes and gags. I loved it.

Brendan Fraser (has there ever been a more oddball action hero then Brendan?) plays the son of WB's most famous movie star. Yet on his way to fulfill his dream of being a stuntman, he has delivered pizzas in a Gremlin and worked as a security guard on the WB studio lot. That's funny!

Props to Daffy Duck for being his usual manic self (I had to write that. My girlfriend loves Daffy). Steve Martin revels as the head of Acme in sensible shoes. Joan Cusack is a kick in the hilarious Area 52 scenes. And Jenna Elfman doesn't seem to know what to make of it all.

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