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The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (originally titled The Great American Chase) is a 1979 Looney Tunes film with a compilation of classic Warner Bros. cartoon shorts and animated bridging sequences, hosted by Bugs Bunny. These cartoons, which also feature Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Marvin the Martian, and Pepe le Pew.

CartoonsEdit

Cartoons with Bugs Bunny and othersEdit

  • Rabbit Seasoning (a brief clip is used)
  • Hare-Way to the Stars
  • Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
  • Robin Hood Daffy
  • Duck Amuck
  • Bully For Bugs
  • Ali Baba Bunny
  • Rabbit Fire
  • For Scent-imental Reasons (shortened)
  • Long-Haired Hare (shortened)
  • What's Opera, Doc?
  • Operation: Rabbit (shortened)

Cartoons with Road Runner & Wile E. CoyoteEdit

  • Hip Hip-Hurry! (Intro chase scene with mock-Latin names and the boulder attempt)
  • Zoom and Bored (The scene where Wile E. gets tricked off a cliff and uses a jack-hammer.)
  • To Beep or Not to Beep (The lasso scene and the catapult scenes)
  • Zip 'N Snort (Human Bow and Arrow Scene and the Giant Canon Scene)
  • Guided Muscle (Human Bow and Arrow Scene and the slingshot scene)
  • Stop! Look! And Hasten! (The Road-Wall Scenes, ACME Bird Seed on Bridge Scene and the ACME Leg Muscle Vitamins Scene)
  • Wild About Hurry (ACME Giant Rubber Band Scene)
  • Going! Going! Gosh! (Slingshot Scene and Wile E. Coyote disguising himself as a woman scene)
  • Zipping Along (Human-canon Ball Scene and the Wrecking Ball scene)
  • Whoa, Be-Gone! (Teeter-Totter Scene, the Trampoline Scene and the high wire structure and dons a wheel-head scene)
  • Hot-Rod and Reel! (Trampoline Scene)
  • There They Go-Go-Go! (Rock Avalanche Scene)
  • Scrambled Aches (Spring Coil Scene)
  • Fast and Furry-ous (ACME Super Outfit Scene)
  • Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (ACME Bat-Man's Outfit Scene)
  • Hopalong Casualty (Earthquake Pills Scene)
  • Beep Prepared (The final cartoon to have the ending scene where Wile E. uses an ACME Little-Giant Do-It-Yourself Rocket Sled)

ProductionEdit

The cartoons are followed by a 15-minute compilation featuring the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, culled from 10 cartoons.

The cartoons and bridging scenes were directed by Charles M. Jones, written by Michael Maltese, and backgrounds and animation contributed by Maurice Noble and Ben Washam.

PlotEdit

Bugs Bunny, while giving a tour of his home, talks about some of the famous rivalries, battles, and chases from the Looney Tunes shorts, which serves as introductions to footage from the classic short subjects. The final segment of the film consists of an extended chase sequence between Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.

That's all folks sequencesEdit

A running gag is established at the film's beginning; Chuck Jones had put the "That's all, Folks!" card in the wrong place, which Bugs corrects as "That's NOT all, Folks!". This happens again at the end; "That's all, Folks!" was being written again, but Bugs stops it and makes it rewrite as "That's not quite all, Folks!", with "not quite" in red and underlined, before the credits roll. Right at the end, just before the Warner Communications Company logo, the same catchphrase appears but written as "That's really all, Folks!". On top of the logo is Bugs, and he says, "Eat your heart out, Burt Reynolds!"

Credits Edit

Opening CreditsEdit

  • Warner Bros. · A Warner Communications Company Presents
  • Warner Bros. Inc. · Bugs Bunny · the slightly disarranged mind of Chuck Jones presents
  • "The Chase Movie" · "The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie"
  • Written by: Mike Maltese, John Dunn and ...Chuck Jones
  • Production Design by: Maurice Noble
  • Voice Characterization: Mel Blanc
  • Produced and Directed by: Chuck Jones
     

Ending CreditsEdit

  • "The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie" ..is dedicated to Dorothy
  • Animators: Phil Monroe, Ben Washam, Ken Harris, Abe Levitow, Dick Thompson, Lloyd Vaughan, Tom Ray, Bob Bransford, Keith Darling ...and many others.
  • Additional Voice Characterization: Arthur Q. Bryan and Paul Julian
  • Giovanni Jones's Vocal by: Nicolai Shutorov
  • Music: Carl Stalling, Milt Franklyn, John Seely, Bill Lava
  • Orchestrations: Milt Franklyn
  • Effects Animators: Harry Love, A.C. Gamer
  • Backgrounds: Phil DeGuard, Bob Gribbroek, Richard Thomas, Pete Alvarado
  • Layout: Maurice Noble, Bob Gribbroek, Phil DeGuard
  • Editor: Treg Brown
  • Graphics: Don Foster
  • Bugs at Home:
    • Co-Director: Phil Monroe
    • Written by: Mark Evanier, John Barrett
    • Executive Producers: Thomas A. Mayfield, Phil Roman, Lee Mendelson, Jay Poynor
    • Associate Producer: Mary Roscoe
    • Voice of Bugs Bunny: Jeff Bergman
    • Outer Space by: Lloyd Vaughan
    • Storyboard: Hal Mason
    • Production Design: Ray Aragon
    • Layouts: Ray Aragon, Drew Gentle, Martin Strudler, Lew Ott, Karenia Kaminski, Dean Thompson, John Perry, Evert Brown
    • Background Color Styling and Supervisor: Ron Dias
    • Backgrounds: Irv Wyner, Flamarion Ferreira, Michael Humphries, Alison Julian, Fernando Montealegre, Andrew Phillipson, Phil Phillipson, Jeff Richards, Craig Robertson, Tom Woodington, Dean Spille
    • Checking: Eve Fletcher, Jane Gonzales, Beth Goodwin
    • Ink and Paint Supervisor: Joanne Lansing
    • Ink and Paint: Karin Holmquist, Karen Webb, Joan Pabian, GInny Tucker, Roubina Janian, Micky Kreymann, Adele Lenart, Emalene Seutter
    • Music: Dean Elliott
    • Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
    • Music Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
    • Music Editors: Nicholas C. Washington, Eugene Marks
    • Music Scoring Mixer: Dan Wallin
    • Musicians: Ethmer Roten: Flute
    • Film Editors: Chuck McCann, Roger Donley, Franklin Cofod
    • Sound Editor: Les Wolf
    • Sound Edited at: Horta Editorial and Sound, Inc. · Sam Horta
    • Sound Recorded and Mixed at: Producers' Sound Service
    • Voices Recorded at: Gold Star Recording Studios
    • Assistant to the Producer: Marian Dern
    • Animators: Virgil Ross, Phil Monroe, Lloyd Vaughan, Manny Perez, Irv Anderson, John McGuire, Fred Wolf, Sam Nicholson, Jim Duffy, Ken O'Brien, Lillian Evans, Tom Ray, Tom Baron, Bill Littlejohn, Sam Jaimes, Bob Carlson, Hank Smith, Jeff Hale, Larry Leichliter, Al Pabian, Utit Choomuang, Joe Roman
    • Production Managers: Mary Roscoe, Carole Barnes
    • Production Assistants: Barbara Hiestand, Sandy Claxton Arnold, Carol Neal
    • Animation Camera (Hollywood): Nick Vasu, Inc.
    • Animation Camera: Ted Bemiller and Sons, Morgan's Maxi-Cam
  • A Chuck Jones Production in association with DimenMark International, United Media Productions and Mendelson-Melendez Productions
  • Color by Technicolor®
  • © 1979 Warner Bros. Inc. · 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1950 Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. · 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1965 The Vitaphone Corporation · 1977 Warner Bros. Television
  • This picture has made the jurdisction of I.A.T.S.E., affiliated with A.F.L.-C.L.O.
  • MPAA Certificate No. 25626
  • Distributed by Warner Bros. · A Warner Communications Company

External links Edit

The Looney Tunes films
Featurette
Adventures of the Road-Runner
Behind-the-scenes documentaries
Bugs Bunny: Superstar | Chuck Amuck: The Movie
Greatest Hits retrospectives
Centering on Bugs Bunny
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie | The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie | Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales
Centering on Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island | Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
Original cinematic material
Space Jam | Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Direct-to-video releases
Tweety's High Flying Adventure | Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
Cameos
Two Guys from Texas | My Dream Is Yours | It's a Great Feeling | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | Gremlins 2: The New Batch