All the Looney Tunes Movies – Nostalgia Critic

From the clip series to the live action films, we take a look at every Looney Tunes movie that has ever hit the silver screen.

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  1. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    Neee what’s up doc?!

  2. Poor Doug:(
    Wish you good health, don’t worry that much about schedule – health is so much more important!

  3. I keep forgetting Lola is voiced by Kristen Wiig. She was hilarious.

  4. Dude, don’t worry, you’ve done A LOT of work to entertain us, so take your time to get better.

    Also on a side note for when you get better, do a Casper meet’s Wendy review, because 1) it makes the first one look like a bloody masterpiece, and 2) I always loved your Casper review with dick Casper.

  5. Two movies that were direct to Video/DVD (there may be more, maybe I missed them)

    Tweety’s high-flying adventure – I really liked this one as a kid, may need to reappraise it but it clearly was popular enough to get a TV spinoff series (Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries)

    Rabbit’s Run – this is sh*t, this takes the worst parts of the Looney Tunes Show and puts it to feature length

    • There was also “Bah Humduck!: A Looney tunes Christmas Carol”. This was not the first time the Looney tunes took on this story as there WAS a tv special, but this was a more modern “Scrooged”-esque take with Daffy in the Scrooge/Bill Murray role. It simplifies the message of the original story, but there are some good bits (like Daffy briefly considering going back to his greedy ways after realizing how much his newfound generosity is going to cost him) and I know quite a few people who consider it one of the better adaptations of this story. My only big complaint is that Bugs Bunny has nothing to do except bounce from scene to scene telling jokes. They could have at LEAST made him a narrator.

    • Actually, Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries was made 5 years prior to that film. As for the film itself, it’s kinda weird because while it’s fine as a family film on its own, it also felt more like a direct-to-video Disney film than a Loony Tunes film.

      • OK, maybe it was just because I never saw it until after the film because british TV schedules are sh*t like that (plus them sharing the same voice actors). I like some of the more obscure characters like Rocky and Mugsy and Pete Puma getting appearances, and the jokes mostly worked from what I remember

  6. We do need a new Looney Tunes movie in the future.

  7. Christopher Mitchell

    Take care Doug. Get well soon

  8. Get well soon Doug. If anything you deserve some time off considering the amount of hard work you do. 🙂

  9. One think to note. At the time of the first film, ABC was showing The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show on Saturday mornings, which is why the movie has that title.

    I don’t think Looney Toons works in mixed animated/live action. OK most classic animated shows don’t work in mixed mode. I also feel the greater sensitivity to violence has really hurt the Looney Toons today.

    I remember hearing about adenovirus and being told it’s pretty much something everyone carries around. It can cause anything from common cold to pneumonia.

  10. hope u get better soon

  11. Obviously, you need to rest until you get better. I hope that you get better soon.

  12. Hope you can recover, Doug!

  13. Devil's Advocate

    I’ll say I am sorry to hear you’re sick Doug, before the bulk of my comment.

    even though this video wasn’t really about that, given that you went into more detail about the other movies, I was hoping you’d go a little more into Lola Bunny in Space Jam since you presumably now know why people prefer that version of the character.

    and besides those reasons, the new version of Lola shits all over her original fans’ nostalgia. it isn’t like the Ghostbusters thing because Lola was only in Space Jam for 3 and a half minutes and the comic books she appeared in are obscure. so, there is basically no old version for I and others to fall back on.

    I really hope that if they make Space Jam 2, they do not use the newer version of Lola. why can’t they just add to the old Lola to make her funny instead of completely changing her and making her a dumbass?

    and I have since watched an episode of the Looney Tunes Show, The Black Widow. I did laugh at Lola’s dialog a few times but ultimately, I still hate this version of the character and I hate the fact she got away with all the stuff she did in that episode.

    • Personally, I found the Looney Tunes Show version to be funny and I prefer that version MUCH more than the Space Jam version. To the people who hate the newer version of Lola, I have to ask: “What was so great about the old Lola?” SJ Lola was boring and lame. She had no personality, she came off like a too perfect Mary Sue and worst yet, *she wasn’t funny*! The Looney Tunes franchise has no use for an unfunny character.At least now, we have a Lola who’s actually LOONY!

      What did Lola do in Space Jam that was even worth Doug going into detail about? We knew *nothing* about the character other than a) she could play basketball, and b) she didn’t like being called “doll”. Lola barely qualified as a character in Space Jam and like you said yourself, she was barely on screen long enough to make an impact.

      • Devil's Advocate

        if you wanna know what people saw in the old Lola, at least compared to the new one, look at the comment section of the Real Thoughts video on Space Jam.

        • Ah, no. I’m not going to do that because the opinions of a few people on the internet won’t change nor invalidate my opinion in the slightest. It’s just opinion VS opinion. No one is right or wrong here. They have their opinions and I have mine, and my opinion is that the new Lola is much funnier and more entertaining the old one. Space Jam Lola served no purpose other then to be a token chick and a furry fetishist’s wet dream. That’s my opinion, my opinion isn’t hurting anyone and nothing you say is going to change that opinion. You’re not going to win this one. Give it up.

          You and the other Lola haters on the internet need to accept the fact that you DON’T make up up the majority of the Looney Tunes fan base and no amount of bile that you spew on the internet about new Lola is going to change WB’s depiction of the character. WB is going to continue doing what they do whether you like it or not.

          Part of being an adult is being able to accept the things that you can’t change. People like the new version and Warner Brothers has no reason to revert the character back to her uninteresting self. You need to grow up and accept the fact that not everyone shares your opinion of Lola Bunny. Deal with it.

          • Why ask if you weren’t actually interested? And if it’s just opinions that don’t matter, why are you shitting on him for his, and acting like he’s arguing at all?

            He flat out refused to argue with you, and told you to read stuff.

            Were you just trying to bait him?

          • He and I have a history of sorts. We’ve spoken on this subject a few times on a different forum. He’s downright obsessed with this. He’s entitled to his own opinion, but he’s gone on about this endlessly for several months now, to the point where he’s been given “cease and desist” warnings from the moderators. He never shuts the hell up about it. I finally had to leave the forum just to get some peace. If you were on the same forum with this guy, you’d understand.

          • But you know what? You’re right. I know from past experience on the Toonzone Forums that talking to Devil’s Advocate is pointless because he doesn’t respect any opinions other than his own, he doesn’t understand that FACTS and OPINIONS aren’t the same thing and he’ll keep on talking and talking and talking about the same trivial thing(s) until you’re ready to shoot yourself in the head just to get some peace and quiet.

            From now on, when Devil’s Advocate talks, I’ll just do what he does to anyone who disagrees with him; act like he doesn’t exist.

    • The Real Silverstar

      “the new version of Lola shits all over her original fans’ nostalgia.”

      Correction: she shits over YOUR nostalgia. Others, like myself, have no problem with this version and I personally don’t give a flying Fig Newton about the Space Jam version. You don’t speak for everyone, so stop acting like you do.

      “there is basically no old version for I and others to fall back on”.

      Boo-freakin’-hoo. I can’t stand pretentious talk like the swill that invariably comes tumbling out of your noise-hole, people bitching and moaning about the supposed “right way” to make a show or a character. What douche-nozzles like you fail to realize (or simply choose to ignore) is that there IS NO ONE RIGHT WAY to make a cartoon or a character. Cartoon creators typically make what they want to see and what they think is funny or entertaining. If you don’t like this version of Lola, fine, say that, but stop acting like every cartoon has to follow some arbitrary checklist of your desires.

      It generally angers me how certain people constantly want everything to be one particular way, their way, and bash something simply because it doesn’t fit their narrow definitions.

      It doesn’t matter how much you hate this later Lola, or how much hate she gets online, it doesn’t change that the character has found an audience that’s large enough to keep WB using this version, whether you like it or not. You can’t please everyone, and you never need to.

      • Devil's Advocate

        I wasn’t speaking for everyone, I was speaking for other Space Jam Lola fans.

        WB can’t using this version of the character if they don’t want to constantly get hate.

        • The Real Silverstar

          Here’s the thing: most of the people hating on this Lola are butt-raged internet-wanking adults, whom WB doesn’t care about because they are light years removed from the target demo WB is trying to attract with projects like The Looney Tunes Show and Rabbit’s Run. The prime target of those things were KIDS, and…you may want to sit down for this one…kids LOVE silly characters like Lola. They eat them up like free pizza, and they don’t care one iota what a few 90’s nostalgiatards think. If kids started complaining about this Lola, then you’d stand a chance of seeing her go away, but as long as kids are digging this version, you’re just gonna have to deal with it, Chimpy.

          There’s this vocal group of grown-up fans who are outraged that kids (and adults too, for that matter) enjoy this kooky version of Lola despite (or because of) her being a scatterbrain and not taking anything too seriously, like they can’t grasp the very simple, basic and obvious fact that they aren’t part of the target demo for these kids’ cartoons (and yes, I know the original shorts were made for adults, but the latter-day Looney Tunes shows and movies are aimed primarily at kids and families) and that people within said demo (that being children) actually like her. It’s pretty simple to understand, really.

          Heck, Doug himself likes the Kristen Wiig Lola, so you and your cabal of Space Jam wankers need to accept that you’re NOT the majority on this issue, and at the end of the day, your opinion on this character and your nostalgic fondness for that walking body pillow on Space Jam doesn’t amount to squadoosh.

          • No. Just no. I don’t have an opinion on Lola at all, as I don’t even watch the new show. But the guy trying to geek shame people because their opinion is different from theirs?

            Yeah, what you say about others goes back to you. You describe yourself when you do that shit.

          • The Real Silverstar

            You don’t know this guy; he’s an obsessed wack-job. I’m not trying to shame him because his opinion is different from mine, I’m calling him out on his pretentious douchebaggery because he’s an annoying know-it-all asshole with a Special Princess Snowflake complex who thinks he’s always right and obsesses over trivial shit forever. So save your reality checks for someone who gives a crap.

          • The Real Silverstar

            I’d block Devil’s Advocate’s ass if I could, but I guess it’s probably better that I just ignore his comments. It’s not like he actually listens to anybody anyway.

          • Devil's Advocate

            no company, should ever focus exclusively on kids, the adults should be considered.

            and I and some others don’t want Lola back exactly the way she was in Space Jam. just expand on that portrayal.

          • The Real Silverstar

            Save it for your acceptance speech, Ms. Sarandon. I’m not the one you need to convince. I’m just telling you how things are. I drop truth bombs. It’s what I do.

          • The Real Silverstar

            BTW, I know you from Toon Zone, and I’m familiar with your m.o.; I’m not going to spend the next 7 months going back and forth with you on this, so anything you say from this point on I’m just going to ignore. I see you’re still a hard-headed obsessed twit who thinks his opinion is the only valid one.

          • Devil's Advocate

            I am done prety much. I just had some things to say.

  14. When I googled “Back in Action” it came up with a chiropractor. XD

  15. 5:15 – At least that kid had hair to cut.

  16. I still like Space Jam, and I still own the special edition DVD. You’re not gonna take any of that away from me, Critic. Sorry. Oh, and I’m actually interested in seeing Space Jam 2.
    See ya in two weeks for the review of the Rocky & Bullwinkle movie, which I actually remember watching on video almost 15 years ago.

  17. Speaking of Looney Tunes: Back In Action: I know asking for a second big-screen use of Lola (in 2003) seems like madness, but the loosest idea of her was theoretically sound (longer length narratives need straight-men or women somewhere, after all, and who’s going to fill that role when Michael Jordan leaves?), so here’s how you do it while making the movie simultaneously change A LOT (probably becoming funnier) and yet pretty much not at all: Make Lola the Hollywood executive. (As far as Lola goes in Space Jam 2? I’d want the character re-WRITTEN to not be as bad as the original Space Jam character OR resemble The Looney Tunes Show’s version (which are equally annoying to a lot of people in different ways), but still be played by Kath Soucie. Why? Because I’d rather actual voice actors and actresses doing actual voice work being the NORM for all roles, big or not, not the exception.)

  18. Is there anyway you can review the Japanese versions of Ironman, Wolverine, X-men and Blade?

    Can you also talk about the MTV series Good Vibes and Daria?

    And on a side note, I mention this all before, why don’t you review a classic horror like this one I’ve finally found after all these years after just seeing a few scenes of it and never knowing how it ended. It’s called Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. You might like it. Maybe.

    Also what do think of these TV series shows called:
    John Doe
    Forever Knight
    The Misfits (British Show)
    Misfits of Science (Movie and series)
    and The Zeta Project
    (I think some of these shows are like Sonic the Hedgehog a.k.a. Sonic Sat a.m. They all have incomplete ending.)

    P.S. Is there anyway you can review the Japanese versions of Ironman, Wolverine, X-men and Blade? I’d also really like to hear what you think about the FX series Archer and Chozen.

    P.S.S. And I never found out if you were going talk more about the Disney Afternoon shows Gummi Bears, Chip N Dale’s Rescue Rangers, Talespin(even the hour uncut movie special I found about it) and Darkwing Duck. Also you never answer my question, If you hate the Goof Troop song: “Gotta Be Gettin’ Goofy” then does that mean you hate The Darkwing Duck Rap?

  19. Your immune system must be pretty weird if you never get sick except for with the one virus over and over. I hope you get well soon. I can’t wait for the review of The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkinle! That was one of my favourite movies as a kid, but looking back, it is a bit meh. One of the reasons I probably really liked it back in the day might have been the same reason I probably liked Space Jam and Looney Tunes: Back In Action back in the day; The combination of live action and animation.

  20. Take your time healing up, Doug

  21. I would lo see an animated Looney Tunes movie where they crossover the classic DCAU. Bugs teams up with Superman to take on Lex Luthor. Batman teams up with Daffy to take on The Joker. Then the Justice League with Bugs, Daffy, Lola and Road Runner takes on the Legion Of Doom with Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam and Marvin the Martian.

  22. I actually think the animation on Space Jam is really good. The toons don’t look flat at all, unlike Roger Rabbit. They blend really, really well.

    In fact, I actually always thought that the live action Scooby Doo movies would have looked a whole lot better if they’d done the same thing. Don’t try to do “realistic fur,” which CGI couldn’t do at that point.

    (And, somehow, Looney Toons: Back in Action didn’t look as good. I think it was that the real sets looked too cartoon-y and oversaturated, and the CGI didn’t help. I’m guessing the budget was lower.)

  23. The Mysterious M

    I saw Looney Tunes Back in Action when I was a teenager. Gotta say, I kinda like it. My critique is that I feel the human characters are too cartooney. But, on the plus side, Steve Martin gives an absolutely amazing “What the fuck” performance (the ones so bizzare and bad, we can’t help but love– Kenneth Branagh in “Wild Wild West,” Jeremy Irons in “Dungeons & Dragons,” Dennis Hopper in “Super Mario Bros,” the list goes on),

  24. Heh…I still remember when Robert De Niro came on The Tonight Show for “Rocky and Bullwinkle”. The entire time he looked like he wanted to crawl in a hole and die.

  25. I still love Space Jam

  26. Take all the time you need to get better, Doug.

  27. Wow sorry to hear about your illness. Take your time to recover there is no need to work yourself to death. Your health should be your first priority.

  28. Get better soon Doug!!!

  29. Sunghyo Alexander

    You need a break anyway, so relax, take some time and enjoy your days off.

  30. At least “The Looney Tunes Show” gave Lola a personality; a somewhat psychotic one, but still a personality. Also get well soon Doug.

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