Looney Tunes Back In Action, Starring Brendan Fraser, Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Looney Tunes: Back in Action was the failed follow-up to Space Jam.

Twenty years ago today, the world was given the mildly received “Looney Tunes: Back in Action.” Joe Dante and Eric Goldberg directed this mix of live-action and animated comedy. It brought back the iconic Looney Tunes characters in a quest led by Brendan Fraser. The film also features Steve Martin and Jenna Elfman.

This film was originally conceived as a sequel to the popular “Space Jam.” The film took a different direction, introducing a new adventure for the Looney Tunes characters. Interestingly, Jackie Chan was supposed to be in this film. Additionally, there were plans for a skating-style Space Jam movie featuring Tony Hawk. “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” follows the escapades of Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny as they team up with a human character, played by the charismatic Brendan Fraser, in search of his missing father. The plot thickens as they embark on a globe-trotting adventure to recover the elusive Blue Monkey diamond, all while encountering a host of familiar faces from the Looney Tunes universe. The film’s storyline blends classic animated charm and real-world excitement.

Brendan Fraser leads this animated extravaganza, showcasing his comedic side alongside the animated icons. The chemistry between Fraser and the animated characters creates a harmonious and entertaining dynamic on screen. The film also features the voice talents of Joe Alaskey as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, rounding out the familiar Looney Tunes ensemble. Fraser’s charismatic presence adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the film. Back in Action may not have reached the box office heights of some blockbusters as it grossed over $68 million worldwide. 20 years later this film is still a rare nostalgic treat with Brendan Fraser at the helm. Read more News on Nerdtropolis and make sure to subscribe to our Channel.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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