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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!


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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

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

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

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [Giovanni Jones has nailed him with his banjo for interupting his singing practice] Music-Hater.
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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 »

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 What's Opera, Doc? (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Folks at Home
(uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
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Great compilation
6 June 2018 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

Many people regard this as the best Looney Tunes movie ever made. This movie only has about 12 minutes of new animation, but that doesn't mean it isn't awesome! This film features some of the best Looney Tunes cartoons ever made. It's pretty safe to assume that "Duck Amuck" is my favorite of all of these. It can be hard to critique something that's just a collection of already created cartoons. Still, it's great to have Bugs Bunny around and chronicle these great cartoons.

There actually is this really clever thing done at the end. They don't show a single Wile E. Coyote/Roadrunner cartoon. We instead get to see 19 minutes of short scenes from various Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner cartoons. I'm surprised there was no mention of Leon Schlesinger at the beginning. He worked on 468 cartoons in his life! That really is all folks. ***1/2


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