Parents' Guide to

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie

By Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Classic cartoon spills and gags

Movie G 1979 98 minutes
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Based on 1 parent review

age 6+


Ok, don't get me wrong, pretty good movie... i guess, but even i was a little lost at some parts. Plot is really messy and confusing, but I think your kids' mind won't explode if you show them at least once, little boring for them though. I think watching it more then three times in the same year would cause me to go a little crazy, but watching it every 1976286594652975478 years wouldn't really be the worst thing ever.

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This is the legendary Chuck Jones at his very best. It's hard to go wrong with titles like "What's Opera Doc?" and "Ali Baba Bunny," with their precise comic timing and surprisingly literate dialogue. THE BUGS BUNNY / ROADRUNNER MOVIE was the first in a series of Warner Bros. cartoon features in which classic theatrical shorts -- many of the most highly regarded in animation history -- were compiled and linked together via newly animated segments. Great moments are abundant: Daffy's growing hysteria as his world is repeatedly obliterated by a malicious animator in "Duck Amuck;" Daffy's greedy meltdown in "Ali Baba Bunny;" Bugs and Elmer's ludicrous love duet in "What's Opera Doc?"

In cramming these shorts into a feature format, however, the opening titles to the cartoons have been eliminated; kids won't mind, but animation buffs will. Even worse, a few of them -- such as "Robin Hood Daffy" and "Long Haired Hare" -- have had major chunks edited out, dulling their impact. The Road Runner sequence is a hodgepodge of highlights from several cartoons, and while definitely entertaining, the material worked better in its original form. Still, many of these cartoons are currently unavailable anywhere but on this collection, and that alone makes The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie worth having.

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