Universal acclaim- based on 74 Ratings
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I remember seeing this movie many times during it's summer 1988 theatrical release. I was much impressed and agreed it was deserving of it's critical rave reviews. Rarely does a film present such a sophisticated mix of style, technique, imagination and originality. The concept was simple: combine live action with animation, which was already done before, not so convincingly. Here's a case where the sum truly is greater than it's parts. A rather ordinary live action film is combined with traditional cell animation, in ways that were never seen before in cinema. These many individual techniques already existed, however no one took the time or trouble to put them all together before this film. Besides the realism of the live action and animated world interacting with each other, this film represented another historic first. It was the first time well known classic cartoon characters such as from Disney, Warner Brothers and other studios ever appeared together in a film. This was to be the last time Mel Blanc supplied the voices for so many famous and beloved Warner Brothers cartoon characters, such as Bugs Bunny. This is truly an inspired film in many ways. Unique, highly entertaining, influential and amazing, for children and adults of all ages. Masterfully done.… Full Review »
Sep 15, 2010I really don't see what's so special about this movie. Sure, at first I thought a Disney and Looney Toons crossover would look great, but after watching the movie, I believe such a crossover should have never happened at all. Oh, and the plot, boring. But I guess I don't see what was so special about this movie like everyone else.… Full Review »
Sep 15, 2013While this must have been an outstanding achievement back in its day, it feels much a bit outdated now. Especially that this is the first time for me watching this movie. The humor feels kinda stale, and so does the effects (but that is understandable of course). The story is clever, though not so "touching" as many claim it to be. However, what truly stands the test of time is the concept itself. The idea of mixing live-action with animation is quite brilliant and works on many levels. Another great idea was mixing the the characters of rival animation studios together, although it didn't play a big part in the movie overall. In summation, a good movie, but i wish i could have watched this in my childhood. Would have appreciated it a lot more.… Full Review »