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Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

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The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

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

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14 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$20,950,820 (USA) (23 January 2004)
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John Cleese made a brief cameo in the film at one point during the Paris sequence, but his cameo was cut out because it didn't have anything to do with the film. Also, the reason Scooby-Doo and Shaggy make cameos in the film, even though they are not Looney Tunes, was because director Joe Dante wanted some non-WB characters in the film like Tom & Jerry, and Droopy, but WB thought that would be too weird, so they told him a Scooby-Doo cameo would seem more "appropriate". If one looks closely, the animation of Scooby and Shaggy is stiffer and more limited than that of the Looney Tunes characters, referring to the drastically cheaper budgets of the Hanna-Barbera studio at the time the original Scooby series was created. See more »

Goofs

While chasing through The Louvre Bugs, Daffy and Elmer jump into the painting "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" which is on exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: You'd never catch that rabbit doing something this heroic.
Bugs Bunny: [appearing in the seat next to Daffy] Eh, what's up, duck?
Daffy Duck: You're dethpicable.
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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 »

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Referenced in 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010) See more »

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Pictures at an Exhibition
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Written by Modest Mussorgsky
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Starts out great loses it halfway through
15 January 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I really like Jenna Elfman (Kate) as a comedienne. She generally does pretty well. She started off great in Looney Tunes searching for Daffy Duck to get him back to the studio, because her job depended on it. But then the plot morphs into Brendan Fraser (Drake) looking for his father and Elfman becomes simply a spectator in the second half of the movie. She becomes a prop on the set, rather than a character having something to do with the action.

After her trip to Las Vegas in the film, Kate serves pretty much as a prop rather than as a character. She does throw a monkey wrench and puts a piece into a puzzle. But after the trip to Las Vegas, Ms. Elfman is mostly just a prop on the set. When the camera goes to her, she is simply standing there watching at Brendan Fraser (Drake) do his part. Fraser does pretty well. He does act through out, but in the second half of the film Elfman is simply a prop.

I went to see this film as a fan of Ms. Elfman's. I heard Ms. Elfman on TV state that she wanted to do more films with Fraser. That will probably be a good thing. I know she can act as I have seen her in other films doing a great job. I think Elfman & Fraser will make a good pair, but Elfman has got to do more acting and less spectating. The definition of "act" is "do", not "spectate" or "watch".

I give the first half a 7 and the second half a 3 for an average of 5. After the first half I was just hoping it would end.


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