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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... DJ Drake / Himself / Voice of Tasmanian Devil and She-Devil
... Kate
... Mr. Chairman
... Damien Drake
... Dusty Tails
... Mother
... Mr. Smith
... Mr. Warner
... Mr. Warner's Brother
... Security Guard
... Hollywood Director
... Dr. Bennell
... Himself
... Himself
... Acme VP, Bad Ideas
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,317,371, 16 November 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,991,364, 1 February 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,514,844
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The DVD-ROM contains ten full deleted or extended scenes. 1. An alternate opening with Daffy presenting a Batman-like project for himself to star. 2. Daffy being thrown out of the WB studio lot along with D.J. (Brendan Fraser). 3. A brief scene where D.J. and Daffy are running through the Vegas streets, and Daffy momentarily gets distracted by some show girls. 4. A scene in the desert where Bugs and Daffy taunt D.J. and Kate's (Jenna Elfman) predicament. 5. A much longer fight sequence in Area 52, including a long sequence where Daffy and Marvin the Martian board spaceships and battle each other through the Grand Canyon. 6. The heroes try to pass a Gauntlet of Death. Daffy is not successful. 7. Mr. Chairman (Steve Martin) punishing one of his representatives (Robert Picardo) 8. Daffy being transformed into a fly. 9. D.J. tries to save Kate from Bill Goldberg on the Eiffel Tower. 10. Alternate ending where D.J. battles Mr. Chairman in the jungle ruins over the Blue Monkey diamond. See more »

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When Elmer Fudd says 'say your prayers rabbit' Daffy has a hammer and nails, but when the scene cuts back to daffy afterwards, the hammer and nails have vanished. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Daff never misses a cue.
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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 »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Very average
22 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is the film that crushed Warner Bros Animation. After the failure of Osmosis Jones, the studio needed just one hit to get themselves back on track. So they decided to do a Looney Tunes movie. Also, because of people's disappointment with Space Jam, they decided to make a better Looney Tunes movie. Unfortunately, it didn't work. This was released in '03, not many people were interested in Looney Tunes anymore. Besides, it had to go up against Finding Nemo.

However, this film has found it's audience on DVD. What do I think of it?

Meh.

Some things are good, like the old school gags, the FX, the animation, Brendan Fraser was good and I like the cartoony look.

Now here are things I hate about it:

-The pacing is TOO FAST! The opening is really hard to take in when the film is moving at 250 mph. SLOW DOWN! It's like Moulin Rogue were everything moves by so fast, you can't follow what's going on.

-Jenna Elfman is TERRIBLE! She doesn't even try to give a good performance. I think she knew this film was going to flop and didn't care.

  • Too many jokes are happening at once! It's hard to concentrate on one joke when there's something in the background you're meant to be looking at too. It's like the equivalent of having two friends talk to you at the same time and you don't know which one to talk to.


  • Steve Martin is dreadful. I know he's overacting for the sake of being funny. But there's overacting in a good way and there's overacting in a bad way. Sadly this is the latter. I'm surprised him and Jenna didn't get any Razzie Nominations.


-The scene where Ron Perlman gets eaten by Taz and there's just his skeleton left was just too much. Sure, it's done in a non gory way, but....... it's just creepy.

-The Rabbit Season- Duck Season gag has been done a million times. ENOUGH!

Overall, this film is okay. Worth watching if you're a Looney Tunes fan. But maybe if the pacing was slowed down a bit, it would've been better.


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