Knowledge Identifier: $Space_Jam
Category: Movies & TV
Launched in 1989.
Countries: United States (83%), (8%), India (4%)
Linked to: MCI Inc., Penguin Group, University of North Carolina, The New York Times Company
In 1993, at the peak of his powers, professional basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement from the NBA to follow in his father's footsteps and turns to a career in baseball
Jean Giraud - Giraud made original character designs and did visual development for Warner Bros. partly animated 1996 movie Space Jam
R. Kelly - In 1996, Kelly released one of his most successful singles with "I Believe I Can Fly", an inspirational song originally released on the soundtrack for the film Space Jam. "I Believe I Can Fly" reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 1 on the UK charts for three weeks and won three Grammy Awards in 1998.
Danny DeVito - In 1996, he provided the voice of Mister Swackhammer in the "Looney Tunes" film "Space Jam"
On February 8, 2011 the first disc of the previous 2-disc edition was released by itself in a movie only edition DVD, and later that same year on October 4, 2011 the film was released for the first time in widescreen HD on Blu-ray which, save for an hour of classic Looney Tunes shorts, ported over all the extras from the 2003 2-disc edition DVD.
LeBron James - In February 2014, "Deadline" reported that James would star in a sequel to the 1996 film, "Space Jam"
In the meantime, current NBA players Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers were involved with a readthrough of the original film script with Seth Green and other stars for Funny or Die. Also, in 2015, Nike and Jordan Brand announced a re-release of Bugs' "Hare Jordan" sneakers
SpringHill Entertainment released a teaser image officially announcing the film, with production set to begin in summer 2019 during the NBA off-season