Space Jam

Trivia: When sending Bugs and Daffy to pick up his basketball gear, Michael tells them that he wore his UNC shorts under his Chicago Bulls uniform in every game. He really did do this, as a good luck charm.

Trivia: In one scene Daffy suggests the team name the Ducks. Bugs then responds, "What kind of Mickey Mouse organization names a team the ducks." This refers to the 1992 Disney film "The Mighty Ducks."

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Suggested correction: Both of these people were also credited in the film for their appearance, so this wouldn't be trivia.


Trivia: At the end while Michael is playing back again with the Bulls he has the number 45 because the Bulls had retired the 23 and 45 is the same number used by him as a baseball player.


Trivia: Noel Blanc, the son of Mel Blanc, was originally supposed to voice of the main characters, but unfortunately a contract was not made, and therefore Blanc was replaced by four other actors to do the twelve male voices.

Trivia: When Mike gets to Looney Toon land for first time there is a toy store with the letters CJ on it, that's a reference to Chuck Jones, creator of several WB characters.


Trivia: Mike's real kids are not in the movie but their real names are used, Jeffrey, Jasmine and Marcus Jordan.


Trivia: Larry Johnson said that his grandmother plays better than him, he actually starred in a commercial playing basketball as his grandmother.


Trivia: The gym where the Looney Tunes characters practice is called the "Schlesinger Gym" - a reference to Leon Schlesinger, who was the first producer of the Warner Brothers cartoons.

Trivia: After the Monstars steal the talents of five NBA players, the NBA suspends its season fearing an unknown contagion could be affecting its players. This ended up becoming a reality for the NBA in March 2020, as the NBA indefinitely suspended its season following the discovery that Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert (and later his teammate Donovan Mitchell) tested positive for COVID-19.

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Trivia: The end of the film shows Jordan's motivation to return to the NBA is when his ability to play is questioned by the other players in the film. This isn't far off from reality. In real life, part of what fuelled his return to the NBA was when he was visiting Utah Jazz members and former Dream Team teammates Karl Malone and John Stockton while the Jazz were in Chicago, and young Jazz guard Bryon Russell approached Jordan and asked him why he retired, and told him he could guard him. Coincidentally, Russell would end up trying to guard Jordan on his final possession as a member of the Bulls, which saw Jordan sinking the game winner of the 1998 NBA Finals.

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Continuity mistake: As paramedics inflate Jordan's assistant Stan Podolak following his lone bucket, the scoreboard shows the Monstars ahead 77-67 with 10 seconds remaining. Yet following his treatment and the surprise entrance of Bill Murray, the score has changed to 77-76 with no time having elapsed.


More mistakes in Space Jam

Daffy Duck: How's this for our team name: The Ducks!
Bugs Bunny: Please, what kind of Mickey Mouse organization would name their team "The Ducks"?
Daffy Duck: So sue me, it's just a suggestion.

More quotes from Space Jam

Question: Are all the characters in the crowd at the Basketball game from the TV shows or were some made just for the movie?

Answer: These were all actual characters from Looney Tunes.

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