Looney Tunes: Back in Action

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"How do they solve a mystery when they don't have a clue?"
  • PG
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.8  (40,169)
  • 64

Looney Tunes: Back in Action is a 2003 live-action/animated comedy adventure film that unites the beloved characters from Warner Bros. cartoondom with human actors in a zany race to save the world. The film boasts an impressive cast of A-list actors, including Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, and Steve Martin. The movie follows Daffy Duck (voiced by Joe Alaskey) as he quits his job at Warner Bros., outraged that he is worth only as much as his co-star Bugs Bunny (also voiced by Alaskey). Security guard DJ Drake (Fraser) is fired from his movie studio job after he accidentally damages the famous "Blue Monkey" diamond used in a recent spy film. DJ's movie-star father, Damien Drake (Timothy Dalton), offers his son one last chance to prove himself as worthy of being part of the Drake legacy by recovering the diamond. The unlikely pair team up to find the diamond and, along with some of our other much-loved characters, set off on a wild adventure that takes them around the world.

After joining forces with Warner Bros. studio exec Kate Houghton (Elfman), the trio sets off in search of the diamond. Their journey is fraught with danger, as they are constantly pursued by the evil Chairman of the Acme Corporation, Mr. Chairman (Martin), who has his own diabolical plans for the Blue Monkey. Along the way, they encounter many obstacles and challenges, including a run-in with classic villains Yosemite Sam (also voiced by Alaskey) and Elmer Fudd (voiced by Billy West), among others.

Throughout the film, the cartoon characters interact seamlessly with the human actors, and the blend of live-action and animation is expertly orchestrated. The film pays homage to the classic Looney Tunes cartoons of the past while also updating them for modern audiences. There are plenty of laughs to be had, and the comedic timing of the actors is spot-on.

The film also features a host of cameos from famous faces, including Joan Cusack, Heather Locklear, Ron Perlman, and Jim Cummings, to name a few. There are also nods to other classic films, such as Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. The use of popular music from throughout the years also adds to the fun and frivolity of the film.

One of the standout features of the film is the impressive animation and visual effects. The cartoon characters are seamlessly blended into the live-action scenes, and the action sequences are expertly choreographed. The characters leap from rooftops, engage in high-speed car chases, and perform daring stunts, all with the same irreverent sense of humor that made the original cartoons so beloved.

Looney Tunes: Back in Action is a heartwarming and hilarious adventure that is sure to delight both fans of the classic cartoons and newcomers alike. It is a fun, family-friendly film that is perfect for a rainy day or a lazy weekend afternoon. The film successfully brings the Looney Tunes characters into the modern era, and it does so with charm, wit, and style. Overall, it is a great movie that is sure to become a classic in its own right.

Looney Tunes: Back in Action is a 2003 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 64.

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    1 hr 30 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (40,169)
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