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Warner Bros. contract players BUGS BUNNY and DAFFY DUCK are up to their feudin’ 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, who releases him from his contract and instructs WB security guard/aspiring stuntman DJ Drake to capture and "escort" Daffy off the studio lot.
PROFANITY: None SEX/NUDITY: Some showgirls in their skimpy clothes. VIOLENCE: Your normal cartoon violence. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Bugs Bunny is shown with a martini in his hand. ACTION: Lots of wild cartoon and live action throughout. COMEDY: Lots of mild chuckles and smiles. A few good chuckles.
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Roger EbertFull Review Good The director is Joe Dante, whose segment of "Twilight Zone" (1983) involved a traveler who unwisely entered a house where the reality was warped by a kid's obsession with cartoon characters. Again this time, he combines live action with animation, in a film not as inspired as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" but in the same spirit. It's goofy fun. Or maybe we should make that daffy fun.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average To use the lingo of Elfman's character, this oddball movie could have skewed appeal. Biggest fans are likely to be children and movie-hip adults who get these references — which include a walk-on homage (and in character) by the star of perhaps the most revered sci-fi movie of the '50s.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Very Mixed Opinions! Children thought it was great, but they tend to love every kids movie. Teens, both male and female, rated it very high. Most twentysomething males enjoyed it quite a bit. Twentysomething females rated it slightly higher than males. Adults were the opposite. The males enjoyed it slightly more than the females, but only about half of this age group truly enjoyed Looney Tunes. Many of the remaining half didn't care much for it at all.
With opinions this mixed I can't predict who will enjoy it. What I would recommend is if you've got kids that would like to see it, take them and if you enjoyed cartoons as a kid and think it would be fun to see all the old cartoon characters again then by all means see Looney Tunes with your kids.
David vs. Goliath.
Ali vs. Frazier.
Britney vs. Justin.
All pale in comparison
to the earth-rending, bone-crushing, carrot-chomping, anvil-dropping,
tail-feather-scorching, gleefully epic smackdown that is….
Rabbit vs. Duck.
Warner Bros. contract
players BUGS BUNNY and DAFFY DUCK are up to their feudin' 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 (JENNA ELFMAN), who releases him from his contract and instructs WB
security guard/aspiring stuntman DJ Drake (BRENDAN FRASER) to capture and
"escort" Daffy off the studio lot. (In other words, he's fired and
tossed out on his tail feathers.)
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 Damian Drake (TIMOTHY DALTON), known for playing suave international
spies onscreen, is actually a suave international spy in real life – and has
been kidnapped by the nefarious Mr. Chairman (STEVE MARTIN) of the equally
nefarious Acme Corporation. It seems that Damian knows the whereabouts of the
mysterious and powerful Blue Monkey Diamond, and the Chairman will do anything
to get his hands on it.
With Daffy in tow, DJ
hits the road in a desperate attempt to outrace the evil Acme stooges to the
diamond and save the world from their evil clutches. Unbeknownst to the two
neo-spies, they are also being followed by VP Kate and Bugs – the studio brass
has decided that the rabbit needs a comic foil after all, and Kate's job is on
the line if she can't get Daffy back to work ASAP.
Their chase sends the
foursome around the globe to meet up with various undercover operatives, from
Dusty Tails (HEATHER LOCKLEAR), a showgirl at Yosemite Sam's glitzy Las Vegas
casino, to Mother (JOAN CUSACK), the stern but loving caretaker of the various
otherworldly creatures housed at Area 52 – a location so extraordinarily top
secret that Area 51 was invented just to hide it. Then it's off to the lights
of Paris and the treasures of the Louvre, and finally into the deepest jungles
of Africa, where they must beat the dastardly Chairman to the deadly diamond –
or it's "That's all, folks!" for the world as we know it.