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The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)

Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (original title)
Bugs Bunny hosts an award show featuring several classic Looney Toon shorts.

Director:

Friz Freleng

Writers:

John W. Dunn (story), David Detiege (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / King Arthur / Sir Osis of Liver / Sir Loin of Beef / Yosemite Sam / Gerry the Idgit Dragon / Daffy Duck / Sylvester / Tweety Pie / Porky Pig / Speedy Gonzales / Treasury Director / Rocky / Mugsy / Judge / Clancy / O'Hara / Cops / Pepe Le Pew / Clarence (B.A. Bird) (voice)
June Foray ... Granny (voice)
Stan Freberg ... Big Bad Wolf / Three Little Bops / Singing Narrator (voice)
Ralph James Ralph James ... Narrator (The Unmentionables, Golden Yeggs, Catty Cornered) (voice)
Frank Nelson ... Satan (voice)
Frank Welker ... Lawyer / Interviewing Dog (voice)
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Storyline

This is the second feature-length film containing classic Warner Brothers cartoons linked together by newly animated footage. It is divided into three parts, all of which are being shown in a theater as part of a film ceremony honoring the classic Looney Tunes characters. Part 1 involves Yosemite Sam's pact with the Devil to exchange his place in Hell with Bugs Bunny, provided that Sam can lure Bugs into sin and then kill him. Part 2 is a parody of TV crime-fighting dramas as Bugs is selected by law-enforcement to find and apprehend gangster Rocky, who has kidnaped Tweety Bird for a ransom. Part 3 is an Academy Awards-like contest in which various classic cartoon shorts are showcased. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Here we go again!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Goofs

Bugs Bunny say that Friz Freleng won 5 Academy Awards and 2 Emmy Awards. He didn't won 5 Academy Awards and 2 Emmy Awards. He won an Academy Award and 3 Emmy Awards. See more »

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[Porky has been beaten by gangsters who are after Tweety]
Porky Pig: You talked me in to it.
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Before the end credits, Bugs Bunny chomps on a carrot and appears in the little hole and says, "Eh, dat's all, folks!" Then Porky Pig appears and says, "Hey! *I'm* supposed to sa-e-sa-sa-I'm s'posed-ta that's *my* line!" Bugs says, "Well, say it den!" Porky starts stuttering, "Eh, th-th-th, eh, th-th-th..." The hole closes on him like a door and Porky says, "Dirty guys!" See more »

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Singin' in the Bathtub
(uncredited)
Music by Michael Cleary
Lyrics by Herb Magidson and Ned Washington
Sung by Bugs while bathing
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EXCELLENT FOLLOWUP TO BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER MOVIE
8 August 2001 | by KatmissSee all my reviews

Friz Freleng's "Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie" is an excellent followup to Chuck Jones' "Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie" which itself was a surprisingly good feature. This film follows the same formula as the 1979 film: classic shorts are combined with new bridging material to create a new feature.

Freleng's film is even better than the Jones film. The structure is actually very clever for a cartoon. Freleng divides his film into three parts. The first part showcases Freleng's classic Yosemite Sam/Bugs Bunny shorts. The story is that Sam makes a deal with the Devil to bring Bugs to hell. Included here is Sam vs Bugs in Rome (with the classic scene where Sam crosses the lions pit on stilts and Bugs tosses tools to the lions)and the unbearably funny short where Bugs impersonates Granny to save her fortune from a lecherous Sam. This segment is so well edited and timed that it could work as an episode of a Bugs Bunny sitcom.

Part Two showcases Freleng's Rocky shorts, the small gangster who Bugs tangles with. It's funny, but a comedown from the previous segment. Still, as a spoof of "The Untouchables" and "The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg" (with Daffy Duck as the goose), it scores.

Part Three is the best of them all. "The Oswald Awards" is a vicious satire of the Oscars. The ceremony, undeserved wins, the false glamour, it's all here. Included here are four of Freleng's all time best shorts: Birds Anonymous (the best Tweety/Sylvester cartoon), Three Little Bops (in its' entirety), High Diving Hare and Show Biz Bugs, the definitive Bugs/Daffy showdown with a memorable finale.

This is an enormously entertaining movie. Kids will love it because of the onscreen antics of Bugs Bunny and his cohorts. Adults will love the hidden injokes and innuendos that are laced in these cartoons. True, while it is better to view them as individual shorts, this works extremely well for a compliation and it is better to see them this way than to not see them at all.

**** out of 4 stars


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