Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports comedy film directed by Joe Pytka and starring basketball player Michael Jordan. Produced by Warner Bros. Feature Animation as its first (and so far, only financially successful) film, the film presents a fictionalized account of what happened between Jordan's initial retirement from the NBA in 1993 and his 1995 comeback, in which he is ...
Nov 15, 1996 · Directed by Joe Pytka. With Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington. In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
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The film opens in 1973, with Michael Jordan practicing basketball shots late at night. His dad notices this and tells him to come inside. The young Michael then asks if he can get a couple more shots in. his father accepts and notices how good he is, he then lets him keep shooting until he misses. As Michael shoots he discusses with his dad his plans for the future, to become a basketball player.He also notes that once he’s done with this he'll play baseball, a sport that his dad loves. As yo...
1. Michael Jordan as himself 1. Wayne Knight as Stan Podolak 1. Bill Murray as himself 1. Theresa Randle as Juanita Jordan 1. Larry Bird as himself 1. Thom Barry as James Jordan 1. Manner Washington as Jeffrey Jordan 1. Eric Gordon as Marcus Jordan 1. Penny Bae Bridges as Jasmine Jordan 1. Del Harris as himself 1. Charles Barkley as himself 1. Patrick Ewing as himself 1. Shawn Bradley as himself 1. Larry Johnson as himself 1. Muggsy Bogues as himself
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The soundtrack sold enough albums to be certified as 6x Platinum. It also served as a high point for musical artist R. Kelly, whose song \\"I Believe I Can Fly\\" became a hit after it was featured on the film's soundtrack. Other tracks included a cover of \\"Fly Like An Eagle\\" (by Seal), \\"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)\\" (by B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J, and Method Man), \\"Basketball Jones\\" (by Chris Rock and Barry White), and \\"For You I Will\\" (by Monica). The movie's theme song was...
There was a licensed pinball game by Sega based on the film and a video game for the PlayStation, Sega Saturn and Windows PC SNES N64 is cancelled.
The film was released on VHS and DVD on March 11, 1997. The film was released as a 2-disc special edition DVD on April 24, 2003 and as a feature in a 4-film Favorites: Family Comedies 4-movie collection in November 6, 2007 and was released as a single disc DVD on March 20, 2012 and for the first time in widescreen HD on Blu-ray.
Space Jam received negative-to-mixed reviews from film critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 35% based on 49 reviews. Roger Ebert gave Space Jam a \\"thumbs up,\\" which his partner, Gene Siskel, also gave the film, although his zeal was more subdued. Todd McCarthy of Variety praised the film for its humor. He also praised the Looney Tunes' antics and Michael's acting. Although Janet Maslin of The New York Times criticized the film's animation, she later went on to...
Space Jam was a box office success. At the end of its run, it grossed $90,418,342 in the United States and over $230,000,000 internationally.
1. 1997 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 1. Won: Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures (Diane Warren for the song \\"For You I Will\\") 1. Won: Top Box Office Films (Jamshied Sharifi) 1. Won: Best Individual Achievement: Technical Achievement 1. Nomination: Best Animated Feature 1. Nomination: Best Individual Achievement: Directing in a Feature Production (Bruce W. Smith and Tony Cervone) 1. Nomination: Best Individual Achievement: Producing in a Feature Production (Ron Tippe) 1. Gramm...
Jordan himself, who was a spokesman for MCI Communications before the film was made, would appear with the Looney Tunes characters (as \\"his Space Jam buddies\\") in several MCI commercials for several years after the film was released before merging with WorldCom and subsequently Verizon Communications.
1. The scuffed basketball used in the film is a treasured souvenir owned by director Joe Pytka. When held by Michael Jordan it is real, but whenever it is in flight or controlled by the cartoon characters it is animated. 2. When flying towards \\"Moron Mountain\\", the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey can be seen at the very right edge of the frame floating in space. 1. In order to fill up the audience from a limited selection of characters, one section was made from actual Looney Tunes. The...
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Space Jam: A New Legacy (also known as Space Jam 2) is an upcoming American live-action/animated sports comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee.The film is a sequel to 1996's Space Jam and stars basketball player LeBron James, as well as Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green and Cedric Joe.
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