Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie [WS] [DVD] [2003]

Joe Dante's Looney Tunes: Back in Action comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and French subtitles are accessible. The supplemental materials continue the wacky tone of the film itself. Bugs and Daffy co-host a series of deleted scenes. The pair also lead viewers through a tour of the film's set and provide commentary on a featurette concerned with the film's special effects. That last feature will be the most interesting for those with an interest in animation, but fans of the two characters will get a kick out of all the extras. Lastly, so as not to disappoint fans of the other most famous pair in the Looney Tunes world, the disc includes a new short cartoon, Whizzard of Ow, starring Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. This is a solid release from Warner Bros.
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Special Features

  • Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote in the all new Looney Tunes cartoon "Whizzard of Ow"
  • Behind the Tunes: Bugs and Daffy take you on a looney tour of the film set
  • Bang Crash Boom: The rabbit and duck perspectives on special effects
  • Looney Tunes Out of Action: Best scenes you've never seen
  • DVD-ROM PC link to deleted scenes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Looney Tunes: Back in Action
In a land where cartoon characters and flesh-and-blood people work side by side, one little black duck lands in a big pot of trouble in this comedy, which brings the beloved Looney Tunes characters into the real world. Daffy Duck (voice of Joe Alaskey) has grown tired of his status as Warner Bros.' leading avian second fiddle and demands that if he can't be given equal billing with his rival Bugs Bunny (also voiced by Alaskey), he wants to be released from his contract. Kate Houghton (Jenna Elfman), Warners' vice president in charge of comedy, is way ahead of Daffy and orders studio stuntman D.J. Drake (Brendan Fraser) to kick the duck off the studio lot. D.J. soon discovers getting rid of Daffy is no easy task, and the duck is in tow when Drake makes a startling discovery -- his father Damien Drake (Timothy Dalton), a movie star best know for playing ultra-suave secret agents, really is a secret agent, and he's been kidnapped by Mr. Chairman (Steve Martin), the evil leader of the monolithic Acme Corporation. Damien knows the secret hiding place of the priceless Blue Monkey Diamond and Mr. Chairman will stop at nothing to get it, so D.J. and Daffy set out to rescue Damien and save the diamond, one step behind Acme's musclemen and one step ahead of Kate and Bugs, who now realize how important Daffy is to the Looney Tunes franchise. Looney Tunes: Back in Action also stars Heather Locklear as a lounge singer working for Yosemite Sam (voice of Steve Babiar), Joan Cusack, John Cleese, Stan Freberg, and Roger Corman. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Brendan Fraser
    Brendan Fraser - D.J. Drake
  • Jenna Elfman
    Jenna Elfman - Kate Houghton
  • Steve Martin
    Steve Martin - Mr. Chairman
  • Timothy Dalton
    Timothy Dalton - Damien Drake
  • Heather Locklear
    Heather Locklear - Dusty Tails

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