18. Spike Lee offered to do a rewrite
Spike Lee is renowned for gritty films like Do the Right Thing, and the director would appear to be an unlikely Looney Tunes fan. However, Lee, a longtime friend of Jordan, reportedly offered to tidy up the Space Jam script. Sadly, though, Warner Bros. declined his offer.
17. Jordan helped pick the soundtrack
The Space Jam soundtrack was almost as successful as the film, spawning several hits including – yes, really – R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.” Michael Jordan can take some of the credit, though, having helped to pick several of the songs which appeared on the compilation.
16. Looney Tunes animator Chuck Jones wasn’t a fan
As the creator of Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and Pepe Le Pew, as well as being a writer and director, Chuck Jones was a Looney Tunes legend. But he certainly wasn’t a fan of the characters’ 1996 outing. He later described Space Jam as being terrible, criticizing its risqué humor and the introduction of Lola Bunny as well as its feature-length running time.