‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ opens today (15) in national theaters and many fans have wondered why some changes have been made to the characteristics of famous Looney Tunes animated characters.
The main change was the popular bunny Lola Bunny, who lost some of her sensuality, which has always been the hallmark of the character. And there is a reason for that.
In an interview with CinePOP, director Malcolm D. Lee spoke about the controversy and the pressure to make a new movie in the franchise:
“About Lola, we wanted to empower her and make her stronger without objectifying her. The original Lola had human characteristics. She was like a damsel in distress. In this version, she is strong. She is a leader. I believe a lot of young women who want to play basketball will feel that they can be themselves and play basketball, ”she revealed.
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Check out the difference between the two versions of the character in “Space Jam: Game of the Century” and “Space Jam: A New Legacy”:
The film is already screened in national cinemas.
On a trip to Warner Bros. studios, superstar LeBron James and his son accidentally find themselves trapped in a world with all the stories and characters of the company, under the control of a powerful and troubled force called Al G (Don Cheadle). With the help of Bugs, LeBron must navigate a universe filled with movie scenes and iconic characters as the Looney Tunes come together to save their lost son. To return home, LeBron and the gang must unravel Al G’s mysterious plan and win an epic basketball game against game versions of NBA legends.
The cast includes LeBron James, Sonequa Martin-Green (“Once Upon a Time”, “Star Trek: Discovery”) and Don Cheadle.
Andrew Dodge (“Swear”) writes.
The original starred former professional basketball player Michael Jordan, who played the most famous Looney Tunes characters.
LeBron James made his film debut in the comedy “Uncompensated,” playing a version of himself. He also already holds an Oscar for best animated short.
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