Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports comedy film starring basketball player Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes cartoon characters. The film was produced by Ivan Reitman, and directed by Joe Pytka, with Bruce W. Smith, Korey Coleman, Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone directing the animation. Nigel Miguel was a basketball technical advisor.
Released theatrically by Warner Bros. under the Family Entertainment label on November 15, 1996, the film presents a fictional alternate history of what happened between Jordan’s initial retirement from the NBA in 1993 and his comeback in 1995, in which he becomes embroiled in events involving Bugs Bunny and his friends. Space Jam opened at No. 1 in the US and grossed over $230 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing basketball film of all-time. The film marks the first appearance of new Looney Tunes character Lola Bunny.
By Trevordavidson on October 18, 2017 at 10:11 pm