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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, include (in order):

  • 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
  • Long-Haired Hare
  • What's Opera, Doc?
  • Operation: Rabbit

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.

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!"

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


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