The original website for the movie Space Jam, still up and mostly functional on Warner Brothers' servers, is an incredible time capsule of mid-90s web design. In 'Space Jam' Forever: The Website That Wouldn't Die, Erik Malinowski profiles the the site and its creators. The site was rediscovered in 2010 and likely would have been taken down by Warner if two of its original creators weren't still with the company. [more inside]
I hear people complain daily that there just aren't enough mashups of the Space Jam theme song with stuff like video game music or TV show themes. To that I say, I have just the thing for you.
Maybe you know everything there is to know about Space Jam. Maybe you've still got the lovingly-preserved official website (previously) in your bookmarks folder. And you may have already seen the creepy Space Jam-themed mod of NBA 2K14. But if you really wanna jam, listen to the many, many, many mashups featuring the Quad City DJs' theme song. So, come on and slam! And welcome to the jam! [more inside]
The broken-down grace of Bill Murray: The Dissolve takes a look at the career of Bill Murray and reviews his films. All of them.
In 1996 a film was released that combined the animated Looney Tunes with the reality based basketball star Michael Jordan. That film was called Space Jam. Incredibly, Warner Brothers still maintains the movie's website, which is a snapshot of web design from the time period. [more inside]
Michal Brody's "Invoking the Ancestors: Edward Sapir, Bugs Bunny, and the Popol Vuh" [PDF] suggests that Space Jam is a product of the same mythopoeic impulses that pitted the Hero Twins against the lords of the Mayan underworld. [via]
The "I Can Read Movies" Series is a set of fake film novelizations, done in 1950's and 1960's illustration style. [via]