For most 20-something year olds, Space Jam was a large part of childhood.
Released in 1996, the Michael Jordan starring film sold a few million Nike trainers, lead to the creation of R. Kelly’s ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ and showed everyone you don't need to be big to be a superstar basketball player.
To mark it’s 20th year since release, the NBA are set to bring in ‘an exciting lineup of talent’ to read the Loony Tunes script live.
Tthe announcement via TIFF reads: “In celebration of Space Jam’s 20th anniversary and the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto on February 14, TIFF Next Wave presents a live read of this Looney Tunes/ live-action mashup with an exciting lineup of talent from the sports and entertainment worlds.
1990s nostalgia: The top 10
1990s nostalgia: The top 10
1/9 Number 10: Not being able to change plans using mobiles
Don't you miss the time when plans never changed at the last minute because they were made on a landline? 22 per cent of people agree with you.
2/9 Number 9: Renting videos from the local shop
A quarter of people surveyed said they missed renting videos from the local shop. So much more of an event than going on Netflix.
3/9 Number 8: 90s toys
Troll dolls, Beanie Babies and friendship bracelets were among the toys that 27 per cent of people want back.
4/9 Number 7: Saturday night television
Gladiator's, Noel's Houseparty and Blind Date were among the classics of Saturday night television. 28 per cent of people said they missed watching it with their families.
5/9 Number 6: Waiting for photos to be developed
We're taking more photos than ever but the hundreds of pictures are rarely printed. Almost 30 per cent of people missed waiting for their holiday snaps and making an album.
6/9 Number 5: Hand-written thank you notes
Almost a third of people miss sending and receiving hand-written thank you notes.
7/9 Number 4: Buying singles on cassette or vinyl
Records might be fashionable again but the humble cassette never made a comeback. 32 per cent of people missed buying singles on cassettes or vinyl.
8/9 Number 3: Top of the Pops
Cancelled in 2006, TOTP was an institution for more than 40 years. 34 per cent of people would still rather watch it than trawl YouTube for music videos.
9/9 Number 2: Having pen pals
Pen pals from school could last for years, especially with the time it took to actually write and post letters. 35 of people think email just isn't the same.
They finish the announcement with a hilarious pun: "Stay “tooned” via social media for cast announcements!”
Previously, Funny or Die put on a live reading of Space Jam featuring Seth Green, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, and more
A sequel to the beloved film has been rumoured for many years, with LeBron James expected to be the film’s primary protagonist. Read The Independent's damning original review of Space Jam here.
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