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The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)

Bugs Bunny reflects on his past cartoon exploits.

Directors:

Chuck Jones, Phil Monroe
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Cast

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

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!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great American Chase See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 »

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During the space text-crawl, a space appeared in the word "ago" (i.e. a long [...] time a go). See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: [as Duck Dodgers, arriving on Planet X] I claim this planet in the name of the Earth!
Marvin the Martian: [also arriving on Planet X] I claim this planet in the name of Mars! Isn't that lovely, hmm?
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, it says "That's REALLY All, Folks!" See more »

Alternate Versions

The original 1980 VHS was time-compressed towards the middle of the film -- starting at the last scene of ''Duck Amuck'' and lasting until the end of ''Bully for Bugs''. This edit carried over into the 1986 release, which used modified box art, but the same video master. See more »

Connections

Edited from Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Minute Waltz
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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User Reviews

 
I great feature compilation of Chuck Jones' many masterpieces.
15 July 2004 | by rapt0r_claw-1See all my reviews

This is the first of a five-film series of Looney Tunes compilation features, two starring Daffy Duck and three starring Bugs Bunny. Bugs is in his extravagant mansion, which he calls his "humble abode". Bugs talks about comedy and the first chase, eventually coming to himself and his cartoon associates. In this middle section, we see excerpts from legendary animator Chuck Jones' best cartoons (not all: there are too many). Then, the final part of the film is one monstrous 20-minute compilation of Road Runner footage, all fitting--not seamlessly, as the animation varies vastly over a dozen years--but acceptably as one big cartoon.

The new "Bugs At Home" sequences are interesting enough, directed by Phil Monroe. Admittedly, Friz Freleng's compilations, "Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island," "The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie" and "Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales" have better and more exciting storylines, rather than being a documentary. Some of the cartoons featured, although brutally edited to fit the running time, are still quite rare, and you won't see many of 'em anywhere else. Others, like "Duck Amuck" and "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century" you can see any time. Always enjoyable whenever you need a good dose of classic Jones.


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