Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

looney tunes back in action

This week, Grant of Chip and Ironicus, Sex Archie and History Honeys joins us for the 2003 semi-cartoon comedy Looney Tunes: Back in Action!

In this Joe Dante-directed mix of live action and animation, Daffy Duck gets fired from the WB lot because he’s tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny. Before long, they (along with hapless human co-stars Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman) find themselves wrapped up in a curious spy caper, as Fraser must save his spy-actor dad (Timothy Dalton) from the clutches of the ACME Chairman (Steve Martin) and save the world from being turned into monkeys… or something. Check out our podcast, custom cocktail and drinking game!

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looney tunes back in action cocktail


  1. Any time live-action characters do violence to cartoon characters, and vice versa
  2. Every time there’s a dated 2003-era product placement or cameo
  3. Whenever Bugs begins a sentence with “Ehh….”


A character says, “It’s a formula, but it works.”

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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