The director of 'Space Jam 2', on the controversy of Lola Bunny: "I didn't think a bunny with no tits would piss people off"

Space Jam: New Legends has caused some rejection among the public from the trailers, which illustrate a crossover massive of intellectual property by Warner Bros. capable of outshining the Looney Tunes. However, this has ended up becoming a small part of the controversy: while the last days in Spain have been marked by the rejection of the election of Lola indigo to give voice to Lola Bunny, in the US and other places controversy continues to rage on account of the redesign of this same character. The original Lola Bunny, featured in the Space Jam from 1996, “It was not very politically correct”, said at the time the director of New legends, Malcolm D. Lee.

That Lola Bunny looked as exuberant as the one seen in the 90s was “unnecessary” and inappropriate in a children’s film, the filmmaker insisted, and months later Lee has returned to speak on the subject via Entertainment Weekly. The fury of fans who do not understand why Lola Bunny now appears less sexualized has continued to surround New legends, and Lee does not hide his bewilderment. “I never imagined that people would be so angry that a bunny didn’t have boobs. I understand that there are people who do not want things to change, but we needed to make it evolve: not by objectifying it, but by making it strong without losing femininity “, Explain.

“Yeah, we had all those other women saying ‘can’t you be strong and have big boobs?’ And of course you can, but we are talking about a cartoon rabbit, not women! “. The director of the sequel to Space Jam has also taken the opportunity to praise the work of zendaya, which in the original version gives voice to the famous character: the actress of Euphoria He has so much charisma that he would have totally appropriated him. “He is taking over his image, his brand, his business. She is truly the embodiment of Lola. “Lee says.

As for the aforementioned Zendaya, what do you think of the Lola Bunny redesign? “I didn’t know this was going to happen either! I know people love her, but I didn’t know she was going to get so much attention. “, admits, and tries to rationalize it: “She is special to many people and their childhoods, and they have been able to grow up with her, so I understand that desire for protection. I was like ‘look, I’m going to do what the director and the producers and the world want me to do, I’m just here to offer my services.’ No, but seriously, I was very grateful to have that opportunity “.

Before the interview, Warner has published a video where we can see Lola Bunny with the voice of Zendaya. It will be useful when Space Jam: New Legends this is released July 21, and let us have something to compare Indigo’s work with.

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