Space Jam: A New Legacy (film)

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Space Jam: A New Legacy
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Production company Warner Animation Group
Proximity Media
The SpringHill Company
Release date July 12, 2021 (Los Angeles)
July 16, 2021 (United States)
Run time 1:55:34
Starring LeBron James
Don Cheadle
Khris Davis
Soneque Martin-Green
Jeff Bergman
Eric Bauza
Executive producer(s) Sev Ohanian
Zinzi Coogler
Allison Abbate
Jesse Ehrman
Jamal Henderson
Spencer Beighley
Producer(s) Ryan Coogler
LeBron James
Maverick Carter
Duncan Henderson
Music composed by Kris Bowers
Story by Juel Taylor
Tony Rettenmaier
Keenan Coogler
Terence Nance
Screenplay by Juel Taylor
Tony Rettenmaier
Keenan Coogler
Terence Nance
Jesse Gordon
Celeste Ballard
Director(s) Malcolm D. Lee
Title card
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Space Jam: A New Legacy is an American live-action/2-D and 3-D animated basketball comedy film based on the Looney Tunes theatrical shorts from 1930 to 1969, as well as being a standalone sequel to Space Jam in 1996. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in theaters and HBO Max on November 15, 2021. It was written by Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler, Terence Nance, Jesse Gordon, and Celeste Ballard, produced by Ryan Coogler, LeBron James (who also stars), Maverick Carter, and Duncan Henderson, and directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Gloria James Xosha Roquemore
LeBron James Himself
Stephen Kankole (young)
Bugs Bunny Jeff Bergman
Eric Bauza (as Big Chungus)
Taz Fred Tatasciore
Wile E. Coyote N/A
Malik Khris Davis
Jalyn Hall (young)
Malik's dad
Coach C Wood Harris
Jim Nantz (voice only) Himself
Kamiyah James Sonequa Martin-Green
Zosha James Harper Leigh Alexander
Mike Breen (voice only) Himself
Dom James Cedric Joe
Michelle Obama Herself
Barack Obama Himself
Aaron Goodwin
Kobe Bryant (photo) Himself
Darius James Ceyair Wright
Al G. Rhythm Don Cheadle
Pete Unavailable
Margot Kim
Martin G
Chris Kieffer
Matt M
Clark Stanton
Warner Bros. executive #1 Sarah Silverman
Anthony Davis Himself
Michael Jordan (poster) N/A
Daffy Duck Eric Bauza
Porky Pig Eric Bauza
Sylvester Jeff Bergman
Tweety Bob Bergen
Batman N/A
Warner Bros. executive #2 Steven Yeun
Steve Jobs
Kevin Hart
Yosemite Sam Jeff Bergman
Elmer Fudd Eric Bauza
Foghorn Leghorn Eric Bauza
Gossamer N/A
Lola Bunny Zendaya
Granny Candi Milo
Road Runner Paul Julian
Speedy Gonzales Gabriel Iglesias
Mama Bear N/A
Papa Bear N/A
Junyer N/A
Nasty Canasta N/A
Witch Hazel N/A
Rocky N/A
Mugsy N/A
Playboy Penguin N/A
Sam Sheepdog N/A
Martin the Martian Eric Bauza
K-9 Unavailable
Clark Kent/Superman N/A
Jimmy Olsen N/A
Alfred Pennyworth N/A
Lois Lane N/A
Harleen Quinzel N/A
Aquaman N/A
Batgirl N/A
Green Lantern N/A
The Flash N/A
Rick Sanchez Justin Roiland
Morty Smith Justin Roiland
Wonder Woman Rosario Dawson
Daina Taurasi Herself
Damian Lillard Himself
Klay Thompson Himself
Nneka Ogwumike Herself
McSorley Slink Johnson
Scooby-Doo N/A
Iron Giant N/A
King Kong Unavailable
Peter Potamus N/A
Great Gazoo N/A
Jabberjaw N/A
Muttley N/A
Captain Caveman N/A
Magilla Gorilla N/A
Yogi Bear Jeff Bergman
Boo Boo Bear N/A
Penelope Pitstop N/A
Thundarr N/A
Bamm-Bamm Rubble N/A
Fred Flintstone Jeff Bergman
Wilma Flintstone N/A
Barney Rubble N/A
Betty Rubble N/A
George Jetson N/A
Jane Jetson N/A
Frankenstein Jr. N/A
Migo N/A
Space Ghost N/A
Yakko Warner N/A
Wakko Warner N/A
Dot Warner N/A
Lion-O N/A
Cheetara N/A
Gremlins Unavailable
Dino N/A
The Penguin N/A
Buzz Conroy N/A
Shaggy Rogers N/A
Fred Jones N/A
Velma Dinkley N/A
Cheetara N/A
Rosie N/A
Sister Jeanne N/A
Pennywise N/A
Flying monkeys N/A
1966 The Penguin N/A
2008 The Joker N/A
60s TV Robin N/A
Ernie Johnson Himself
Lil Rel Himself
Igoo N/A
Gloop N/A
Gleep N/A
Astro N/A
Elroy Jetson N/A
Judy Jetson N/A
Wet Fire Klay Thompson
Arachnneka Nneka Ogwumike
The Brow Anthony Davis
60s TV Batman N/A
The Mask N/A
Baby Jane Hudson N/A
Mightor N/A
Blue Falcon N/A
Dynomutt N/A
Agent Smith N/A
1966 Catwoman N/A
1992 Catwoman N/A
Dorothy Gale N/A
Mama Fratelli N/A
1992 The Penguin N/A
Chronos Damian Lillard
General Zod N/A
Bang N/A
Blanko N/A
Bupkus N/A
Nawt N/A
Bang N/A
Pound N/A
Michael B. Jordan Himself
Mr. Freeze Unavailable
1989 Joker Unavailable
Bill Murray (photo) Himself









The music was composed by Kris Bowers, who replaced Hans Zimmer.


  1. "Ghetto Superstar (That Is What You Are)" - Pras, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Mya
  2. "See Me Fly" - Chance the Rapper
  3. "Goin' Looney" - Big Freedia

Crew credits


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: July 16, 2021 in Los Angeles; July 20, 2021 in the rest of the country and HBO Max

Behind the scenes

  • In the first WB executive's office, there are posters for the films Aquaman and Joker.
  • On the lot, there are posters of Scoob!, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, Maxtrix Revolutions, Tom & Jerry, Aquaman, and The Suicide Squad.
  • In the meeting, Al G shows posters of the films Space Jam, Singing in the Rain, The Polar Express, Batman, Joker, The Matrix, The Lego Batman Movie, Clash of the Titans, Suicide Squad, Batman Begins, King Kong (1933), Batman Returns, The Mask, Justice League, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, A Clockwork Orange, and Wonder Woman; and the TV series Supergirl, Young Sheldon, The Flash (2014), Black Lightning, Big Bang Theory, Teen Titans Go!, and Gilmore Girls.
  • When the sphere is about to absorb LeBron, he calls it the Matrix, the computer world from the 1999 film The Matrix.
  • When LeBron first wants to escape the Serververse, he calls for Siri, the digital assistant in Apple Inc.'s products.
  • When Al G introduces himself to LeBron and Don, he appears like the Wizard's head in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
  • As Marvin goes through the different ray settings of his gun, "Charles, Ray" pops up, a reference to the late Ray Charles, who despite being blind, became a famous pianist.
  • Bugs' captain's log while on Marvin's ship is a parody of William Shatner's Captain James T. Kirk from the 1966 TV series Star Trek.
  • When Bugs and LeBron first appear as Batman and Robin, respectively, Danny Elfman's theme from the 1989 film Batman plays, and then when they lose control of the train, the theme song to the 1966 Batman TV series plays.
  • The music in Metropolis is reused from John Williams' score from the 1978 film Superman.
  • The animation style of DC World is based on the style used in DC Comics-related TV series during the 90s and 2000s, set in the shared DC Animated Universe.
    • Aquaman's appearance is based on how he looked in Justice League.
  • Justin Roiland cameos as Rick and Morty from the Adult Swim show Rick and Morty he co-created. Two years later, he was dismissed from Rick and Morty after abuse accusations.


  • Even though the Looney Tunes' world is referred to by characters as Tune World, the entrance sign is called Looney Tunes World.
  • Batgirl isn't a member of the Justice League.

Marketing and promotion

Everlasting influence

  • In the Rick and Morty episode "Rickfending Your Mort," Rick revealed to Morty that he had killed their Serververse doppelgangers, and according to Rick, they had even welcomed it.
  • In the South Park special Post Covid, Randy blames this movie for why Covid has gotten worse.

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning

Home availability

  • In the United States:
  • In the United Kingdom and Ireland: