Witten by Charles Carney and Gina Misiroglu
Foreword by Danny DeVito
Photographs by Bruce W. Talamon
Space Jammin' is the exclusive, insider's look at the production of Space Jam—the feature film debut of mega-stars Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny. It is a pictorial chronicle of the complicated merger of three distinct worlds: the thundering, sweat-and-muscle world or professional basketball, the irreverent, squash-and-stretch world of Looney Tunes animation, and the futuristic world of computer-generated visual effects. It's a delicate juggling act, where instinct and precision, passion and planning, must all be in sync to work.
Space Jammin' also presents the highest quality animation art coupled with insightful text based on dozens of interviews with Space Jam's stars and principles—including Michael Jordan (and a legion of NBA costars), producer Ivan Reitman, director Joe Pytka, and Bugs Bunny himself—discussing the film as it is being created.
It is the story of an international legion filmmakers, animators, actors, artists, athletes, and technicians laboring under extreme deadlines to finish a complex film.
How does this unlikely alignment of the spheres occur? How did all involved manage to pull off such a wildly ambitious project, featuring a monumentally talented athlete and a world-renowned rabbit, both from different worlds, playing together in a merger of several dimensions? What kind of technical genius and old-fashioned pluck came together to bring Space Jam to the screen?
The answers are here in Space Jammin.' "You ain't seen nothin' like dis Doc!"