Once again the antics of the Looney Tunes and basketball join forces. Today, July 15, opens Space Jam: a new era (Space Jam: A New Legacy), the sequel to the film Space Jam (1996), in which the iconic characters of Warner Bros arrive to the world of basketball of the hand of Michael Jordan, former star and legendary NBA player.
Now that the saga is back, here are some things you need to know about the movie that spawned it:
The stars of the tape
The film stars Bill Murray and Wayne Knight. Also, other NBA stars participate such as: Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Muggsy Bogues, Larry Johnson and Shawn Bradley, all of them interpret themselves.
A worldwide success
The film, which cost $ 80 million, lasts 1 hour 40 minutes and is the first full-length Looney Tunes film. In addition, the soundtrack was a real success in sales, reaching number 69 on the American Billboard chart.
In the first installment, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Taz, Lola Bunny, Porky, Silvestre, Tweety and their grandmother kidnap the athlete so that he can train them so they can play a basketball game against the Nerdlucks, sent from an unknown galaxy by Mr. Swackhammer to kidnap and enslave them.
Michael Jordan’s involvement
The Looney Tunes turn to Michael Jordan, who is robbed of his freedom when he was playing golf with his friends Larry Bird and Bill Murray. They convince Jordan to support them. In the plot, Bugs Bunny meets Lola Bunny, a great basketball player with whom he instantly falls in love.
The tape Space Jam: a new era will be able to be seen from today in theaters in Mexico, but it will arrive on the HBO Max platform, starting in August
What is the new tape about?
The son of basketball star LeBron James is kidnapped and must travel to the digital world to become a cartoon and find him. On this, the Warner Bros company commented that “LeBron must get them home safely by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the entire gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes, to victory over digitized AI champions on the field: a Enhanced roster of professional basketball stars like you’ve never seen them before, ”says Warner Bros.
The records set by Space Jam
The film became a box office success, grossing more than $ 80 million in the United States alone and nearly $ 230 million worldwide. Space Jam is the highest grossing basketball movie in history so far.