Michael Jordan will soon be returning with the gang of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other Looney Tunes favorites as Space Jam makes its way back to the big screen for the animated classic’s twentieth anniversary.
But fans should probably book their seats already, as the movie will only be on screen in select theaters for just two days. Speculations are also indicating that if the movie fills the seats and does well during its very limited run, the rumored second installment with Lebron James may finally push through.
The last Space Jam adventure saw Michael Jordan join the Looney Tunes in a galactic adventure against an evil alien Swackhammer (played by Danny DeVito), who wanted to use Bugs Bunny and co. as entertainment for his planned theme park. The toons declined the alien’s offer and challenged him to a basketball game instead, to win their freedom.
But the aliens “stole” the talent of NBA stars like Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Shawn Bradley, Larry Johnson and Mugsy Bogues to help guarantee a win for them against the Looney Tunes characters.
To give themselves a fighting chance against the Monstars, the toons kidnapped and enlisted the help of Michael Jordan, who was initially reluctant to help. As always, the Bugs Bunny and Jordan eventually won the game, with the Looney Tunes getting their freedom, and his Airness making his way back into the NBA.
Though Space Jam was not received well by critics, it was still a box office hit grossing more than $230 million worldwide.
Catch the movie and get a sense of nostalgia (for adults) and fun (for kids) as the movie shows in the US on Sunday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 16. Moviegoers will also be able to catch a Looney Tunes short, I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat before the movie.
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