SOME ARE STILL ANGRY WITH LOLA BUNNY’S REDESIGN IN SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY, BUT THEY WERE WRONG CHOOSING A PICTURE OF HER
This week the first images of the new Space Jam movie, called Space Jam: A New Legacy, were published and the complaints did not wait.
While some lamented that traditional 2D animation was sidelined for 3D graphics, others had another reason to complain: Lola Bunny. No, it’s not that they dislike the character. What bothered them the most was the redesign that the film’s director and crew did to it.
DIRECTOR EXPLAINS LOLA BUNNY’S DESIGN CHANGE
According to Malcolm D. Lee, in charge of directing this sequel, “Lola [Bunny] was very sexualized, like Betty Boop mixed with Jessica Rabbit,” and it was something that stood out in the first film.
That was what he commented to a known medium. He also said ‘Lola was not politically correct… it’s a children’s movie, why is she wearing a crop top? It just felt unnecessary, but at the same time there is a long history of that in cartoons. ‘
The point is that this is not the first time Lola Bunny has been redesigned. But in recent days, something curious happened. Many people who complained about her new look used a comparative image of her, which is not actually the design from the first Space Jam movie.
Actually, it is a work of an amateur artist who wanted to give it a more human appearance in the proportions of it. And there were those who left with the idea that she was real.
Lola Bunny in the first Space Jam movie
Fan part redesign
New design for the 2021 film