What's Opera Doc: Warners Bros. Weekends
Metrograph presents a crash course in Loony Tunes and Merrie Melodies on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Space Jam, the film which brought together two of the most universally-recognizable Americans of the 20th century: Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan. A combination of live-action and animation like Joe Dante’s too-little-seen Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Space Jam helped to re-introduce the Warners roster to a whole new generation, but the characters hardly need any updating, as testified to in two deliriously-funny programs of classic cartoon shorts highlighting the talents of Chuck Jones, the veritable godhead of cartooning. To miss out would be desthpicable.