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Space Jam

1996 live-action and animated film

Space Jam

Released 15 November 1996 (26 years, 10 months ago)

Director Joe Pytka
Duration 88 minutes
Genre fictional crossover, children's film, comedy film, fantasy film and sports film
Composer James Newton Howard
Production company Northern Lights Entertainment
Country of origin United States of America
Producer Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Daniel Goldberg

About Space Jam

In 1996, the world was introduced to a cinematic masterpiece that combined two of the biggest cultural phenomena of the time: basketball and Looney Tunes. "Space Jam" starred Michael Jordan as himself, teaming up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang to defeat a group of aliens in a high-stakes basketball game.

Directed by Joe Pytka and produced by Ivan Reitman, "Space Jam" was a box office success, grossing over $230 million worldwide. The film's soundtrack, featuring the hit single "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly, also topped the charts and won a Grammy Award.

While some critics dismissed "Space Jam" as a shameless commercial ploy, others praised its humor and nostalgic appeal. Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars, writing, "It's a happy marriage of good ideas - three films for the price of one, giving us a comic treatment of the career adventures of Michael Jordan, crossed with a Looney Tunes cartoon and some showbiz warfare."

"Space Jam" has since become a beloved classic, inspiring merchandise, a video game, and even a sequel, "Space Jam: A New Legacy," released in 2021. Despite mixed reviews for the sequel, the original "Space Jam" remains a cultural touchstone, reminding us of a simpler time when basketball and cartoons ruled the world.


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