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The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)

Bugs Bunny reflects on his past cartoon exploits.

Directors:

Chuck Jones, Phil Monroe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Marvin the Martian / Wile E. Coyote / Pepe le Pew / Dr. I.Q. High / Hassan (voice)
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (archive footage)
Paul Julian ... Road Runner (archive sound)
Nicolai Shutorev Nicolai Shutorev ... Giovanni Jones (singing voice) (archive footage)
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Storyline

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie is basically a collection of Warner Bros. short cartoon features, "starring" the likes of Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Wile.E.Coyote. These animations are interspersed by Bugs Bunny reminiscing on past events and providing links between the individual animations which are otherwise unconnected. The Road Runner feature at the end consists of sketches from various RR separates (well it does in the 78-minute version anyway). Written by John Gibson

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It's classic encounters of the funniest kind!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great American Chase See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bugs's house, which is cantilevered over a carrot-juice waterfall, is modeled on Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater" house in Bear Run, Pennsylvania. See more »

Goofs

During the space text-crawl, a space appeared in the word "ago" (i.e. a long [...] time a go). See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Well, what did you expect in an opera, a happy ending?
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Crazy Credits

Dedication on the end credits: "The Bugs Bunny Road-Runner Movie is dedicated to Dorothy." See more »

Alternate Versions

Later cut to 78 minutes for Cable TV and 48 minutes for network TV. See more »

Connections

Edited from Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

A Rainy Night in Rio
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Mel Blanc
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User Reviews

 
Enjoyable feature.
20 April 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This compilation of classic WB short cartoons is (expectedly) highly uneven, but generally enjoyable. Among the highlights: Bugs Bunny as a vengeful symphony conductor, he and Daffy Duck arguing about whether it's "duck season" or "rabbit season" (this sketch has a hilarious punchline), the surrealistic (and also somewhat sadistic!) "Duck Amuck", etc. The final "Road Runner" segment does go on a little too long. Overall, this is a nice way to spend 95 minutes mindlessly and painlessly, and also a good opportunity to see some of those shorts that you may have missed on TV. (**1/2)


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