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Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)

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  • Genre: Family | Animation | Comedy | Music | Crime | Western
  • Release Date: 20 November 1981 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:79 min
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Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)


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  • IMDb page: Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)
  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 1,129 votes 
  • Genre: Family | Animation | Comedy | Music | Crime | Western
  • Release Date: 20 November 1981 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:79 min
  • Director: Friz Freleng
  • Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg, June Foray | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Milt Franklyn  William Lava  (as Bill Lava) Don McGinnis  Shorty Rogers  Carl W. Stalling  (as Carl Stalling) Robert J. Walsh  (as Rob Walsh) 
  • Soundtrack: Lullaby of Broadway
  • Sound Mix: Mono
  • Plot Keyword: Looney Tunes | Tweety Bird | Yosemite Sam | Police Shootout | Sequel

Writing Credits By:

  • John W. Dunn (story) &
  • David Detiege (story) &
  • Friz Freleng (story)
  • John W. Dunn (stories: classic cartoons) (as John Dunn) and
  • Friz Freleng (stories: classic cartoons) &
  • Warren Foster (stories: classic cartoons) &
  • Tedd Pierce (stories: classic cartoons)

Known Trivia

    Goofs: Revealing mistakes: 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.

    Plot: Bugs Bunny hosts an award show featuring several classic Looney Toon shorts. Full summary »  »

    Story: 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 byKevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>


    Synopsis: In the 2nd feature-length Looney Tunes picture and tribute to legendary animator Friz Freling, the film opens with the Oscar-winning Bugs Bunny short "Knighty Knight Bugs", where Bugs Bunny is told to steal back the Singing Sword from Yosemite Sam, portrayed as a black knight with a dragon as a pet.

    The film then officially begins, with Bugs’ brief explanation of comedy, from the era of silent film to the birth of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts. The rest of the film is split into three acts.

    The first act involves Yosemite Sam’s deal with Satan himself after numerous failures with Bugs Bunny. The short films that are combined for this act include Sahara Hare, Hare Trimmed, Wild and Wooly Hare, Devil’s Feud Cake, and Roman Legion Hare.

    The second act is an on-going parody of the 1959 Paramount TV series "The Untouchables", where Bugs Bunny is portrayed as an Elliot Ness-like detective attempting to put away the notorious gangster Rocky. The short films that are combined for this act include The Unmentionables, Golden Yeggs, and Catty Cornered.

    The third act is also an on-going parody. This time, it parodies the Oscars, known as the Oswalds, awards that are given to cartoon stars, with Bugs Bunny as the presenter. The short films that are combined for this act include Three Little Bops, High Diving Hare, Birds Anonymous, and Show Biz Bugs.


    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Friz Freleng known as producer
    • Hal Geer known as executive producer
    • Jean MacCurdy known as associate producer (as Jean H. MacCurdy)

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Mel Blanc known as 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 / Satan / Treasury Director / Rocky / Mugsy / Judge / Clancy / O'Hara / Cops / Pepe Le Pew / Clarence (B.A. Bird) (voice)
    • June Foray known as Granny (voice)
    • Stan Freberg known as Big Bad Wolf / Three Little Bops / Singing Narrator (voice)
    • Ralph James known as Narrator (The Unmentionables, Golden Yeggs, Catty Cornered) (voice)
    • Frank Nelson known as (voice)
    • Frank Welker known as Lawyer / Interviewing Dog (voice)




    Production Companies:

    • Warner Bros.

    Other Companies:

    • C & D Ink and Paint  ink and paint
    • Nick Vasu  camera (as Nick Vasu, Inc.)
    • Pacific Title  special optical effects
    • Screen Music West  music produced by (as Screenmusic West)


    • Warner Bros. (1981) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) (1984) (USA) (TV)
    • Audio Visual Entertainment (2009) (Greece) (DVD)
    • Warner Home Video (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
    • Warner Home Video (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
    • Warner Home Video (2009) (USA) (DVD)



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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    1. Bill Treadway (treads22@hotmail.com) from Queens, New York
      03 Dec 2013, 6:24 am

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

      Freleng’s film is even better than the Jones film. The structure is actuallyvery clever for a cartoon. Freleng divides his film into three parts. Thefirst part showcases Freleng’s classic Yosemite Sam/Bugs Bunny shorts. Thestory 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 Samcrosses the lions pit on stilts and Bugs tosses tools to the lions)and theunbearably funny short where Bugs impersonates Granny to save her fortunefrom a lecherous Sam. This segment is so well edited and timed that it couldwork as an episode of a Bugs Bunny sitcom.

      Part Two showcases Freleng’s Rocky shorts, the small gangster who Bugstangles 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 satireof the Oscars. The ceremony, undeserved wins, the false glamour, it’s allhere. Included here are four of Freleng’s all time best shorts: BirdsAnonymous (the best Tweety/Sylvester cartoon), Three Little Bops (in its’entirety), High Diving Hare and Show Biz Bugs, the definitive Bugs/Daffyshowdown with a memorable finale.

      This is an enormously entertaining movie. Kids will love it because of theonscreen antics of Bugs Bunny and his cohorts. Adults will love the hiddeninjokes and innuendos that are laced in these cartoons. True, while it isbetter to view them as individual shorts, this works extremely well for acompliation and it is better to see them this way than to not see them atall.

      **** out of 4 stars

    2. Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA
      03 Dec 2013, 6:24 am

      I personally wouldn't say that "The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs BunnyMovie" was the best Looney Tunes compilation ever, but it's stillpretty entertaining. It starts with "Knighty Knight Bugs" (in whichBugs tries to steal the Singing Sword from black night Yosemite Sam),and then Bugs explains that the cartoon was directed by Friz Freleng,who directed this movie. In fact, Friz got an Oscar, but Bugs only gota carrot.

      Then, we go the compilations: Yosemite Sam tries to kill Bugs but keepsgetting sent to Hell (Satan is only too happy about this); Bugs becomesa cop and busts gangsters Rocky and Mugsy; and then, an Oscars-styleawards ceremony at which the characters arrive in the most ostentatiouslimos imaginable. Nominees include the wolf and three little pigs("Three Little Bops"), Sylvester and Tweety ("Birds Anonymous"), andothers. But sure enough, Daffy believes that he and only he canwin…or can he? I guess that if I have a problem with what theyportray here, it's that the whole thing seems sort of likeself-congratulation. Then again, the Looney Tunes cartoons often madefun of Hollywood – just look at "The Scarlet Pumpernickel" – so theymight be poking fun at the pomp and opulence inherit in the numerousaward ceremonies every year.

      Overall, I pretty much liked "TLLLBBM". As far as I'm concerned, aslong as they still had Mel Blanc providing the characters' voices, itwas worth seeing. Still, I can't help but wonder why they stressed FrizFreleng's cartoons; they should have had at least something about ChuckJones's works.

      All in all, pretty worthy.

    3. bob the moo
      03 Dec 2013, 6:24 am

      In a three-act presentation, Bugs Bunny presents some old stories in amodern film. Act I sees Yosemite Sam deep in Hell with Satan. His onlywayout is to replace himself with another victim – and he picks Bugs bunny.Satan lets him out of Hell for several attempts to capture Bugs. In actIIwe see crime waves at a new high and Elegant Mess (Bugs) trying to stoptheactivities of mobster Rocky. In act III, the Oswald Awards (WarnerBrothersgave up on trying to win an Oscar and thus made these instead) arepresentedto the actors who have made the most difference in the world ofanimation -an award that Daffy would give his beak to get.

      I love the Warner Brother cartoons a great deal and will use any excuse Ican get to watch the cartoons if I’m around – whether it be a hangovercureor entertaining kids when babysitting, I’ll generally give them a try andfind them funny. With this being a `proper’ movie I felt I needed no suchexcuse and decided to sit and just watch it. Very quickly I realised thatthis cartoon was a barely concealed attempt to just show about 8 or 9cartoons that had been edited together to roughly fit within each act. Ofthese cartoons, 4 or 5 are worth seeing, 1 or 2 are pretty poor and 2 arereally great so, for my money, the film was just about worth watching. Ihave seen most of these cartoons before and my reviews are up for them ontheir specifics pages so I won’t review them aside from my last comment,however what spoils them is the modern touches.

      Most of the linking stuff is poor at best and doesn’t really work. Theanimation is of a noticeably lower quality and it is forced to fit thecartoons they had available. The `stories’ are pretty poor and it wouldhave been much better just to do this as a sort of flashback film wherethecartoons are just honestly presented rather than twisted. The cartoonsaretrimmed to fit the story but, worse than this, there are points where theyhave been undated to get rid of violence. The worst is the bit where Bugsthrows a can up to shot it and ends up shooting Sam in the face – heretheyremove that and have him shot the can full of corks. Rubbish.

      Overall this is just about worth seeing because the majority of thecartoonsare enjoyable. However the presentation spoils some of them and is reallystupid and disrespectful to the material. If this is your only way to seethese cartoons then it is worth it but the question would be why not justgoout and rent any of the dvd/video compilations that already exist andenjoythem as they were rather than as part of this last compilation.

    4. TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom
      03 Dec 2013, 6:24 am

      I do like these compilation films a lot, my favourites beingQuackBusters and Bugs Bunny/Road-runner Movie. Looney, Looney, LooneyBugs Bunny Movie is entertaining but it is rather uneven too, part ofthe reason why this is my least favourite of the Looney Tunescompilation films.

      I admit I quite liked Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie's storystructure, which is done in the equivalent of three acts. Act 1involves Yosemite Sam and the Devil. I confess I dislike Devil's FeudCake as a cartoon intensely finding it unfunny, unoriginal and littlemore than recycled material. However, it served perfectly as a premiseand in the context of this film, and the result is actually is anentertaining, well-timed and in general well-edited segment, if ratherhigh on predictability.

      Act 2 focuses on Bugs and Rocky. For me this was the least effective ofthe segments making up the film's structure. Nothing's wrong with it assuch, it is very clever and funny and less predictable than theprevious segment. What lets it down, is that as an overall segment itis not as well-timed or edited. What elevates it though are the spoofsbased on the Untouchables and the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, whichwere among the highlights of the film.

      To coin the phrase save the best until last. That is the case with thelast act. Using an Oscar awards ceremony as the premise of the segment,it is quite a vicious but overall hilarious satire. And also I thinkthe best animation of the film is in this segment.

      The animation is mostly good, more in the cartoons featured than in thelinks, but there are some inconsistencies. The links sometimes do lookcheap and lack the feel of the original shorts, something they'dperfect later. While the cartoons are beautifully animated mostly,there is one exception, and that's Devil's Feud Cake, it does lookcheap compared to the rest and in all honesty despite having a coolidea and that it has Bugs and Sam in it it is one of the main reasonswhy I don't like that cartoon.

      The music however is absolutely wonderful, the writing funny and wittyand the sight gags in general fresh and inventive. The cartoons(Devil'sFeud Cake excepted) range to good to outstanding, High Diving Hare andBirds Anomynous belonging in the outstanding category, while thecharacters are delightful. Bugs is undoubtedly the star, but that isnot to dispute Rocky and Yosemite who are both excellent as well. Thevoice acting especially from Mel Blanc is brilliant. All in all, niceand entertaining but it was lacking a tad for me. 7/10 Bethany Cox

    5. Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.
      03 Dec 2013, 6:24 am

      I thought that the characters were really funny and all had greatpersonalities. The animation in My opinion was crisp, clean, and reallyclear. Not to mention beautiful! Most of the characters in this showare hilarious Looney Tunes characters that we all love. in My opinionthese characters are the funnies and talented ever seen. In fact, Thethings that goes on in this series’ cartoons are in My opinion nutswhich that is what makes them hilarious! There are so many to like andlaugh at and the silly things they do! If you like the original LooneyTunes and animated films then I strongly recommend that you watch thismovie today!

    6. Jackson Booth-Millard from United Kingdom
      03 Dec 2013, 6:24 am

      It starts off with the really good Oscar winning Knighty Knight Bugs,and continues being a pretty good Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodiescompilation film. It is basically a film of three parts. The first seesYosemite Sam facing Hell and the Devil, unless he can bring backsomeone to replace him, this is obviously Bugs Bunny. The second partis a spoof of the Al Capone/Elliot Ness story called the Unmentionablesstarring Rocky and Mugsy gambling, trying to get a golden egg fromDaffy Duck, and stealing the valuable Tweety Pie. The final part sees aspoof of the Oscar ceremony, called the Oswolds, with Bugs hosting andgiving the awards to cartoons with The Three Little Pigs and Big BadWolf, Sylvester and Tweety himself. Daffy Duck of course is jealous ofnot getting an award, and demands an entertainment fight with Bugs, andeventually, after killing himself, Bugs gives Daffy his Oswold statue.Daffy Duck was number 30, Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies number 20 andBugs Bunny number 10 on The 100 Greatest Cartoons. Good!

    7. n-kellie from United States
      03 Dec 2013, 6:24 am

      The movie is great, but it's mostly because of the great selection ofclips. This movie is for anyone wanting all kinds of your favoriteLooney Tunes clips in one show all compacted together. Anyone who isn'ta Looney Tunes fan, or a big fan already this movie is for you !

      For being made in the early 80's it's a great film! It's a must seefilm for any occasion. It also contains some clips rarely shown, andsome never seen before.

      It also is one of the last Looney Tunes films to still have some of thesame original writers and voices of the very first Looney Tunes.

      I hope you enjoy this feature film.

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