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So Much For Rules: The Zany Sports Massacre of Space Jam (1996)

In 1996, a young 13-year-old me didn’t so much drag my family to see as convince them by osmosis that this would be the most important film of our lives. In retrospect, I was wrong, but that doesn’t change the fact that of the animated films for kids in the 90s, Space Jam had a surprising impact. It earned $230mil worldwide on an $80mil budget in an era before one expected a blockbuster film to near or break the $1bil mark. And it spawned new merchandise and even its own video game (not exactly surprising for the era, but still a fun fact).

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shaunduke

shaunduke

SFF fan, professor, editor, podcaster on @skiffyandfanty. Caribbean SFF, postcolonialism, Digital Rhetoric. Opinions my own. He/Him patreon.com/thejoyfactory