Movie Review by Debbie Winkler
Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Nicolai Shutorov
Series: a Looney Tunes Collection
Release Date: 1979
Length: 92 minutes
Movie Rating: G
View Format: Streaming on Computer
My Rating: 4/5 stars
“This feature-length compilation of some of illustrator Chuck Jones‘s most memorable cartoons – all starring Bugs Bunny or the Road Runner (both voiced by Mel Blanc) – blends 11 hilarious shorts shown in their entirety with an array of clips culled from classic moments. Highlights include “Robin Hood Daffy,” “Bully for Bugs,” “Duck Amuck,” “Hare-way to the Stars,” “Operation: Rabbit,” “Long Haired Hare” and “What’s Opera, Doc?”” — Netflix.com
This is a fast, funny collection of classic Looney Tunes cartoons that children will laugh at and their parents will enjoy, too. I am not quite sure why this is called The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie as the Road Runner is only in one of the cartoons on this disc, but what do I know? Bugs Bunny narrates the movie and gives the intros to the cartoons. He is in his mansion and walking down a hallway of paintings that prompt him to remember the events that inspired the portrait. Then the cartoon is shown in its entirety, which was a relief as I am really tired of watching clips of Looney Tunes‘ cartoons in movies like this one. Of course, not all cartoons are shown complete, the only cartoon featuring the Road Runner outwitting Wile E. Coyote is a 20-minute cartoon of clips from several Road Runner cartoons. It is just not the same to watch a clip of a cartoon when you know that your favorite part is just a few moments away…
This movie included a little bit of everything and features all of my favorite Looney Tunes‘ characters. Daffy Duck is in quite a few and I thought he was hilarious in the “Ali-Baba Bunny” where he is overcome by greed and is willing to do anything, and double cross anyone (Hassan, chop!), to get the treasure in the cave. I also love him in “Robin Hood Daffy” where he tries to convince Friar Porky Pig that the is the Robin Hood, but cannot pull off any of the stunts that Robin Hood does all the time. He ends up flattened, squashed and pennyless. And then he is in the classic “Rabbit Fire” where it is duck season – no, wabbit season – no duck season – no, well, I am sure that you remember that Daffy always loses to Bugs. “What’s Opera, Doc?” is also a wonderful classic that puts a chuckle into a typical opera scene. Hopefully it will let children know that you can find humor and fun in unexpected places – even in the opera. Anyway, there are lots of laughs to be found throughout this feature and a great selection of Bugs Bunny cartoons to show your children. A great rental or fun to watch in pieces online.
This movies contains cartoon-style violence including shooting, crushing, falling long distances, bombs & explosions, hitting, punching, kicking, and just about anything else you can imagine. No one is ever injured, but there are some pretty violent scenes in here! Appropriate for viewers of all ages, but best for children ages 6 and up.