The poster for the film's original theatrical release


The cover to the 1998 VHS release.

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie is a 1979 Looney Tunes film with a compilation of classic Warner Bros. cartoon shorts and animated bridging sequences, hosted by Bugs Bunny. The bridging sequences show Bugs at his home, which is cantilevered over a carrot-juice waterfall (modeled on Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater" house in Bear Run, Pennsylvania).

Early on, Bugs discusses the wild villains he had co-starred with in his cartoons, which is followed by a tongue-in-cheek sequence depicting the history of comedy, and a scene in which Bugs discusses his "several fathers". The latter scene was written by Chuck Jones as a way to debunk fellow animation director Robert Clampett's claims throughout the 1970s that he alone created Bugs; Clampett's name is missing from Bugs's list, as a result of the conflict between Jones and Clampett.

The first half of the film consists of classic cartoons directed by Chuck Jones, (some of which have been shortened with some scenes removed for time) featuring Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Marvin the Martian, and Pepé Le Pew. They include (in order):

The last part of the movie is devoted to a 19-minute compilation featuring the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, with 31 gags used from 19 cartoons:

The cartoons and bridging scenes were directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese. The backgrounds and animation were contributed by Maurice Noble and Ben Washam. The movie was dedicated to Dorothy Jones, the wife of Chuck Jones, who died not long before the film was released.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The article or pieces of the original article was at The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Warner Bros. Animation Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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