- 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)
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
- 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)
- Warner Bros.
- 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)
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