Space Jam: A New Legacy gets set to take to the court in July

Welcome to the Jam! WarnerMedia is set to roll out the largest Looney Tunes collection of content and merchandise in decades ahead of the highly anticipated new Warner Bros. Pictures movie ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy,’ advance screenings from July 8, 2021.

The all-star line-up of products and content available around the globe will allow fans everywhere to join the jam and share the fun of the pop culture sensation. In Australia and New Zealand, WarnerMedia will launch a coordinated roll out to support the theatrical release of ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ with  new toys and apparel, Cartoon Network and Boomerang channel takeovers, the original ‘Space Jam’ remastered in 4k Ultra HD for the ultimate home viewing experience and on ground activations at Warner Bros. Movie World.  

Adam Presser, Head of WarnerMedia China, Australia and New Zealand said “The release of ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ has seen the entire WarnerMedia family come together to create unique experiences for fans in Australia and New Zealand. The original ‘Space Jam’ was a cultural phenomenon when it debuted in 1996, and we are thrilled to launch a vast collection across categories to celebrate the release of ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’. The new, innovative partnerships leverage the brand love of ‘Space Jam: A new Legacy’ to create an incredible experience for fans of all ages.”

Starring basketball champion and global icon LeBron James alongside Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny and the Looney Tunes Squad, the live-action/animated adventure is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids.

The Tune Squad is taking over with merchandise from over 200 partners launching ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ themed product around the world.

Here in Australia and New Zealand, big brands like Cotton On Group, Best & Less, Moose, Target, Spalding and EB Games are among the names creating a new legacy of their own ahead of the theatrical release in July!

TOYS 

The pre-game has begun with signature toy licensee Moose Toys releasing its  ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ inspired toys at major retailers including Target and Big W. The award-winning line includes the super innovative Super Shoot and Dunk LeBron James, featuring a high-flying action figure that really jumps, dunks and hangs-on-the-rim like LeBron’s character in the film. 

Headstart have also created everything from play balls and basketball rings to arcade games and LED basketballs. If puzzles and games are more your thing, Hasbro has created ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Monopoly, and MJM will also have a range of games and puzzles to test your skills. These ranges can be found at major retailers including Target and Big W.

Wow Stuff are joining the Jam with their Wow Pods allowing ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ fans across the country to build their very own light display in any pattern and configuration with four characters to collect; Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Tweety and Daffy Duck.

SPORTING GOODS 

The largest basketball equipment supplier in the world, Spalding, will continue its legacy of playing an integral role in growing basketball and culture by releasing a new merch line inspired by this ultimate family film. Spalding will release exclusive hoops and balls and other limited-edition merchandise available at retailers including Rebel Sport and Kmart. The merch will also be available at spalding.com.au and spalding.net.nz.

PUBLISHING 

The world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, Scholastic, has created a ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ collection of colouring books, activity pads, novels and stickers which are available at major retailers including Target, Big W and Kmart.

FASHION & ACCESSORIES

Come on and slam with Nike Inc.’s ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ collections. Fans can even buy and wear the same basketball shoes “King James” wears in the film. With youth and adult styles featuring Wile. E. Coyote, Lola Bunny, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the squad, the whole family can Jam out and dress up in Nike’s Space Jam collection, which also includes jerseys, tanks, hoodies, jackets, socks and backpacks.

Rebel Sport’s range of ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ menswear are the perfect addition to your wardrobe, regardless of whether you are on the court or out and about.

Cotton On Group are releasing new products globally including a range of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, stationery, mugs and phone accessories.

Best & Less will welcome ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ to Australia with a new range that includes sleepwear and outerwear for the whole family.  

Target will have a new range of tee’s that’s sure to have your kids ready to Jam in no time. If you wanted something a little bigger, they’ve also got men’s tee’s available to top off their range.

Big W has a range of youth and adult fashion that’s sure to make a statement with out of this world designs.

Kmart will also feature a ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ apparel collection to make sure your outfit slam dunks the competition.

EB Games will offer adult tees, headwear, accessories, and stationery – everything from drink bottles and backpacks to keychains and totes.  

Culture Kings represents the relationship between music, sport and fashion so it’s no surprise they are joining the Jam with apparel.

Princess Polly products are inspired by the latest trends in fashion, street style, and pop  culture and continue their mantra with both ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’, and Looney Tunes, range of t-shirts and crews.

COLLECTIBLES

Funko has a strong ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ collection that includes nine Pop! figures, five Pop! keychains, 12 Mystery minis and a ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Funkoverse board game.

Featuring all your favourite Tune Squad characters, Australia Post will have an exclusive range of stamps to celebrate ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ launching this July. 

On the TV Cartoon Network and Boomerang have you covered with a range of programming

All Star Jam (Cartoon Network) – Weekends, 9am from July 10.

To celebrate the release of ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’, which premieres in cinemas this July, Cartoon Network is bringing together a slam dunk of basketball themed episodes. The all-star stunt features incredible cameos from NBA players in Cartoon Network shows; Teen Titans Go!, We Bare Bears, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who? and Uncle Grandpa. So don’t get stuck on the bench, jump in on the fun with your favourite NBA stars including Lebron James, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal as they make their way to Cartoon Network court this July.

24/7 Looney Tunes Channel Takeover (Boomerang) – All Day, from July 10 – 18 

To celebrate the release of ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’, Looney Tunes is taking over Boomerang, all day, every day! The takeover, from July 10 to 18, includes episodes from The Looney Tunes Show, New Looney Tunes, Baby Looney Tunes, Baby Looney Tunes: Backyard Adventures, as well as a musical adventure and Looney Tunes: Rabbit’s Run, the movie. With the A-Team all back together, you can expect loads of mayhem, wacky fun and slam dunks of laughter.

Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam will premiere on Foxtel Movies Family, 7.30pm on June 21

Sound the alarm! A spacecraft hovers over Jump City, and the Teen Titans spring into action and investigate. What they find is a troop of alien visitors. While the discovery puts Robin on the defensive, Cyborg is overwhelmed with excitement, because only he recognizes these strange beings as Nerdlucks, the aliens from the 1996 film ‘Space Jam’. It’s a movie party back at Titans Tower as Cyborg introduces the rest of the Titans to the classic film – and you’re invited! Enjoy a Titans-style movie screening, complete with wisecracks and wacky onscreen doodles courtesy Teen Titans Go! TAKE IT HOME