Space Jam: Theatrical Blu-ray Vs. Workprint

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In September 23rd, 1996, a workprint of Space Jam had been produced with a temporary soundtrack. This workprint had incomplete animation, mostly throughout the basketball game and contains some additional footage. This workprint is dubbed over in Russian language. There is another version circulating that is not dubbed and retains the original English audio, however that version’s quality is lower and cuts out a large segment of footage due to damage of the tape. The Russian tape also has tape damage, replaying a segment at 1:02:02, where Michael confronts Mr. Swackhammer.



Difference Report:

2:28

The workprint shows a the full shot Michael running towards the basketball hoop. It also shows a closer angle of Michael shooting the basketball. There is a longer shot of Michael, while playing for the Chicago Bulls, doing a slam dunk that will appear later on. The workprint also misses some cutaways of Michael on the court.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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2:42

The workprint misses a part of the opening, with the names of Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny having appeared earlier.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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2:46

The background for the title is black in the workprint and not with a stadium audience.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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2:50

The workprint has many alternate and longer shots of archive footage of Michael Jordan during the opening credits.

(Since there was WAY too many differences, I will not be posting screenshots for what was different and what was not.)

6:48

The workprints contains some additional footage of the Mr. Swackhammer’s Nerdlucks.

Workprint:

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7:31

The workprint shows a picture of The Warner Brothers logo instead of  an excerpt of the episode “Rabbit of Seville”, where Bugs Bunny is massaging Elmer Fudd’s head.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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8:48

The workprint misses a shot of the crowd cheering on Michael as he misses a swing.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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9:16

The workprint contains an alternate shot of the catcher and Michael.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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14:35

The workprint contains a longer shot of Michael’s legs in the air after falling, but misses two shots of Charles licking him.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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17:13

The workprint shortens a shot of Road Runner after being ejected into the air.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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18:13

The workprint shortens a shot of the Looney Tunes character with their hands up.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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26:07

The workprint shortens a short of Blanko scaring Porky Pig.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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27:07

The workprint misses two shots, one of Bill Murray posing after swinging the golf club and another shot of Michael and Larry Bird chuckling. The workprint contains a longer shot of Bill clearing the tee for Larry.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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28:48

The workprint shortens a shot of the golf ball flying in the air.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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29:00

The workprint shortens a shot of the golf ball moving towards the hole.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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29:07

The workprint contains an alternate shot of the golf ball going into the hole.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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33:27

The workprint contains a slightly alternate and longer animation of the Tasmanian Devil.

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Theatrical Blu-Ray:

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39:06

The workprint shortens a shot of Wile E. Coyote slamming into the wall.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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48:09

The plane in the sky has been mirrored in the workprint.

Workprint:

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Theatrical:

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48:30

The workprint contains a longer shot of the commissioner calming the reporters down. However, it also misses a shot of the commissioner facing the reporters.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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48:50

The workprint contains a longer shot of the commissioner walking away.

Workprint:

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52:51

The workprint shortens a shot of the scoreboard.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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55:16

The workprint shortens a shot of the scoreboard.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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56:18

The workprint contains an additional shot of Mr.Swackhammer walking.

Workprint:

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1:00:22

The workprint shortens a shot of the scoreboard.

Workprint:

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1:00:44

The workprint shortens a shot of the scoreboard.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:01:22

The workprint shortens a shot of the scoreboard and contains an different score on the scoreboard.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:06:03

The workprint contains a longer shot of Stan being crushed by the nerldlucks.

Workprint:

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1:06:18

The workprint misses a shot of Wayne after being crushed by the nerdlucks.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:06:34

The workprint shortens a shot of Stan in the air.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:07:02

The workprint contains an alternate shot of the scoreboard with an alternate number.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:08:16

The workprint contains an alternate and shorter shot of the scoreboard.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:09:13

The workprint contains an alternate and shorter shot of the scoredboard.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:09:17

The workprint contains an alternate and shorter shot of the scoredboard.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:09:24

The workprint contains an alternate and shorter shot of the scoredboard.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:09:25

The workprint shortens a shot of Bill getting the basketball.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:09:41

The workprint contains an alternate shot of Pound, whereas the theatrical Blu-ray contains a shot Nawt.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:09:46

The workprint contains an alternate and shorter shot of the scoredboard.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:09:59

The workprint contains an alternate shot of the scoredboard.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:10:03

The workprint contains two additional shots, one of Bang and Bupkus and another of the scoreboard.

Workprint:

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1:10:09

The workprint contains a longer shot of Michael doing the winning slam dunk.

Workprint:

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1:10:16

The workprint contains an alternate shot of the scoreboard.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:10:29

The workprint contains a longer shot of the group cheering on Michael.

Workprint:

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1:10:30

The workprint contains a deleted scene with the Nerdlucks apologizing to Mr.Swackhammer for losing and Mr.Swackhammer beating them up in response.

Workprint:

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1:11:20

The workprint contains a longer shot of Bill leaving the stadium.

Workprint:

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1:11:57

The workprint contain two additional shots, one of Nawt setting the spaceship on fire and another shot of Lola and Bugs Bunny covering their ears.

Workprint:

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1:12:09

The workprint shortens a shot of the moon.

Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:13:05

The workprint contains an alternate and longer shot of Bang.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

1:15:03

The workprint contains an alternate shot of Michael waving.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:17:48

The workprint contains an alternate shot of Michael entering the stadium and an alternate shot of the court.

Workprint:

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Theatrical Blu-ray:

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1:17:54

The workprint contains an additional shot of Michael entering the stadium.

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1:18:03

The workprint contains an additional shot of the crowds cheering.

Workprint:

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1:18:08

The workprint contains a longer shot of Michael high-fiving his teammates and another shot of the Chicago Bulls team in a huddle.

Workprint:

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1:18:45

The workprint contains an additional shot of the crowds cheering.

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1:18:50

The workprint contains a video compilation of Michael scoring points than a picture montage.

(Since there was WAY too many differences, I will not be posting screenshots for what was different and what was not.)

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3 thoughts on “Space Jam: Theatrical Blu-ray Vs. Workprint

  1. I believe someone stretch out the workprint length since the one I own is 1 hr and 14 minutes, while your version seems to be around 1 hr and 20 minutes long. Mine and yours have the same scenes judging by the screenshots but yours must of been edited slower by 6 minutes for some reason. Want to trade with me and see for yourself?

  2. Interesting, is it possible you could share with me through google drive those missing scenes so I can edit and restore my version? (I can understand if you don’t want to since you may not have time or just don’t want to do it.) If you can’t, can you just record it with your phone and send it to me instead?
    Also, should I contact you through the info you provided on your website?

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