The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie

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The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie
Film information
Genre: Comedy
Format: Animated
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Phil Monroe
Produced by: Chuck Jones
Written by: Chuck Jones
Michael Maltese
Starring: Bugs Bunny
Daffy Duck
Wile E. Coyote
The Road Runner
Elmer Fudd
Music by: Dean Elliott
Milt Franklyn
Carl Stalling
William Lava
John Seely
Edited by: Treg Brown
Distributed by:
Release-date: September 28th, 1979
Running time: 98 minutes
Budget:
Gross revenue:

The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (originally entitled "The Great American Chase") is a 1979 Looney Tunes film with a compilation of classic Warner Bros. cartoon shorts and animted wraparound, hosted by Bugs Bunny. These cartoons, which also feature Elmer J. Fudd, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Pepe Le Pew, Penelope Pussycat, and Marvin The Martian, include (in order):

The cartoons are followed by a 19-minute compilation featuring Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote, with some 31 gags used from 19 cartoons. They are:

The cartoons and bridging scenes were directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese, and animated by Maurice Noble and Ben Washam, both of whom also supplied the backgrounds. A running gag is established at the film's beginning; Chuck Jones had put the "That's all folks!" card in the wrong place, which Bugs corrects as "That's NOT all Folks!". This happens again at the end; That's all Folks! was being written again, but Bugs stops it and makes it rewrite as "That's not quite all Folks" before the credits roll. Right at the end, just before the Warner Communications Company logo, the same catchphrase appears but written as "That's really all Folks!". On top of the logo is Bugs, and he says, "Eat your heart out, Burt Reynolds!"

Trivia[edit]

  • On the original early 80's VHS of the film at the start of the end credits, the original working title of the film "The Great American Chase" is presented unlike its 1997 VHS re-release which uses instead the movie's final title.

Reception[edit]

The film got a perfect rating on Rotten Tomatoes, receiving 100% fresh.

Gallery[edit]

The Looney Tunes films
Featurette
Adventures of the Road-Runner
Behind-the-scenes documentaries
Bugs Bunny: Superstar | Chuck Amuck: The Movie
Greatest Hits retrospectives
Centering on Bugs Bunny
The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie | The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie | Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales
Centering on Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island | Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
Original cinematic material
Space Jam | Looney Tunes: Back in Action | Speedy Gonzales (film) | Pepe Le Pew (film) | Marvin the Martian (film) | Bugs Bunny (film)
Direct-to-video releases
Tweety's High Flying Adventure | Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
Cameos
Two Guys from Texas | My Dream Is Yours | It's a Great Feeling | Who Framed Roger Rabbit? | Gremlins 2: The New Batch