Space Jam Memories
A lovable film, Space Jam was released in 1996 by the Warner Brothers and is considered one of the biggest blockbusters of animated and live-action character films. It featured the famous Michael Jordan, the NBA star, a number of Looney Tunes characters and the main character played by Bugs Bunny. Lola Bunny was introduced as Bugs Bunny’s love interest. She earned over $300 million in revenue and captivated the hearts of all ages.
The film revolves around alien forces and the Looney Tunes crew. The main gray character, Mr. Swackhammer, is the owner of an alien theme park and his alien forces are better known as the Nerducks, who are sent to bring the entire Looney Tunes crew back to the theme park as attractions to win more like your business is failing. The different Looney Tunes characters live under the surface and challenge the alien team to a basketball game to save themselves.
The main reason for challenging the Nerducks to a basketball game was that the aliens were short and Tunes wanted to capitalize on that. The Looney Tunes are rendered defenseless when the powers of NBA stars – Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkely, Larry Bird and others – are stolen by the villainous acts of the Nerduks. This makes them ‘monstars’!
The combination of fantasy and technology comes into play when the Tunes stars get Michael Jordan to help them win, as most NBA players can’t. But the Nerducks play mercilessly and take out everyone except Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny and Michael Jordan.
In the movie, Michael Jordan is a baseball player with an extendable arm who ultimately gives Tunes his game-winning goal. As the last phase of action begins, Bill Murray enters to join the team as he wants to be a basketball player and helps the Tunes. Ultimately, they manage to fight off the alien Nerducks and the villainous Mr. Swackhammer and win the game.
The movie is pure entertainment and has some wacky special effects, especially with Michael Jordon. The entire film has been able to combine live actors with cartoon characters. Of Jordan Space Jam The shoes down to the tiny figures of the Looney Tune characters became an instant hit with kids and adults alike. The film was a worldwide success grossing over $330 million and a large number of movie memorabilia were sold.