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The Nerdlucks
Background information
Feature films Space Jam
Short films
Television programs Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain (cameo in "Star Warners")
Video games Space Jam
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Jocelyn Blue/Darnell Suttles (Pound, an orange nerdluck/monstar)
Charity James/Steve Kehela (Blanko, a blue nerdluck/monstar)
June Melby/Joey Camen (Bang, a green nerdluck/monstar)
Catherine Reitman/Dorian Harewood (Bupkus, a purple nerdluck/monstar)
Colleen Wainwright/T.K. Carter (Nawt, a red nerdluck/monstar)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Group information
Full name The Nerdlucks
Other names The Monstars
Leaders
Members Nerdlucks/Monstars:
Pound
Blanko
Bang
Bupkus
Nawt
Personality As the Nerdlucks: weak, smart, scared
As the Monstars: strong, tough, cruel, rude, arrogant, violent
Appearance Small aliens, various colored skins (green, blue, orange, red and purple), various colored bowties
Occupation Mr. Swackhammer's henchmen (formerly)
Alignment Bad/Neutral; later Good
Affiliations
Nationality
Goal To kidnap the Looney Tunes and to win the basketball team (all failed)
Home Moron Mountain (formerly), Looney Tune Land (currently)
Headquarters
Relatives
Pets
Allies Mr. Swackhammer (formerly), Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Lola Bunny, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner
Minions
Enemies Michael Jordan (formerly), Bugs Bunny (formerly), Daffy Duck (formerly), Lola Bunny (formerly), Porky Pig (formerly), Sylvester the Cat (formerly), Tweety Bird (formerly), Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner (formerly), Mr. Swackhammer (in the end)
Likes Money, their boss pleased, fortune
Dislikes losing their game, their boss furious, anyone beating them
Powers and abilities
Possessions
Weapons
Fate Reforms and currently lives with the Looney Tunes.
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The Nerdlucks are a group of aliens that work for galactic carnival worker Mr. Swackhammer, and the secondary antagonists turned supporting characters in the movie Space Jam. They start out as tiny and weak aliens known as the Nerdlucks.

HistoryEdit

PersonalityEdit

The NerdlucksEdit

Nerdlucks They are loyal but they're scared of Swackhammer who abuses them. They are easily persuadable around the Looney Tunes. Yet they are gullible when Bugs tricks them. Its later revealed that they are kind hearted aliens.

The MonstarsEdit

Monstars

The Monstars

Monstars They are cocky, dangerous, and intimidaiting, They act like bullies around Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes, like in their Nerdluck forms they're scared of Swackhammer and they're still loyal to him. However after they lost the game they are tired of being mistreated they turn on Mr. Swackhammer and they got rid of him by stuffing him in a rocket. Then they had a change of heart. They are childish when they're reluctant to give the NBA players talent back.

Physical AppearancesEdit

The NerdlucksEdit

The Nerdlucks were small insectoid aliens with different colored skins and different colored bowties.

PoundEdit

Pound

Pound

Pound is orange and overweight and who wears a green bowtie. He speaks in a high raspy voice. As a monstar, he looks like Charles Barkley, has small floppy ears, he is overweight and muscular. He speaks in a very deep voice. He is bossy, demanding, mean spirited and takes pleasure in bullying Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes.

BlankoEdit

Blanko

Blanko

Blanko is laid back, unlike his pals, he is also friendly who wears a pink bowtie and speaks in a thick californian accent. As a monstar, he looks like Shawn Bradley, he is tall, muscular and has dark blue hair, pointy ears, and a buck tooth. He speaks in a thick californian accent and he is friendly to Michael Jordan and Tweety.

BangEdit

Bang

Bang

Bang is green and who wears an orange bowtie. He speaks in a high timid voice. He is nervous and concerned and as a monstar, he looks like Patrick Ewing, he is tough and aggressive. He speaks in a deep growling voice. He is muscular and has a large chin, small dragon-like ears, spikes on his back and a red orange flat top. He enjoys insulting Michael Jordan and picking on the Looney Tunes.

BupkusEdit

Bupkus

Bupkus

Bupkus is naive and cheerful. He speaks in a high cheerful voice and who wears a yellow bowtie. As a monstar, he looks like Larry Johnson, he is emotional and cocky and has dark purple hair and pointed ears that are slightly floppy. He speaks in a deep suave voice and is very muscular. He enjoys mocking Michael Jordan and hurting the Looney Tunes.

NawtEdit

Nawt

Nawt

Nawt is a nerdluck, he speaks in a high squeaky voice. He is smart and who wears an orange yellow spotted bowtie. As a monstar, he looks like Muggsy Bogues, he has big floppy rabbit-like ears, he is muscular and shorter. He still speaks in a high voice.

The MonstarsEdit

As the Monstars they are cocky of their gigantic size and strength and use it to intimidate others who gets in their way. They act like bullies around Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes. However after they lost the game and getting rid of Swackhammer they had a change of heart. They are childish when they're reluctant to give the NBA player's talent back. When they becomes monstars they become from small aliens to gigantic muscular humanoid mutants, they wear navy blue basketball uniforms with gold trimlines white zeroes on the front and on the back, white socks and navy blue sneakers. They have five fingers and pointy claw-like fingernails.

Role in the filmEdit

They first appear when Swackhammer is trying to attract more customers to his theme park on Moron Mountain because he's losing money. During his rant, he suggests something funny, wacky, and nutty when he suddenly sits on his remote in which a library of Looney Tunes shorts start playing on his TV screens, Bupkus and Nawt point them out and he agrees with them so he sends them to Looney Tune Land where the Looney Tunes reside. They encounter Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd accidentally landing on Elmer in the process. They interrogate Bugs and ask him the whereabouts of Bugs Bunny because they have no idea what he looks like. He describes himself to them in one of his classic routines and they agree with the descriptions and he tells them that he never heard of him which disappoints them. Bugs remarks to himself "you know maybe there really isn't any intelligent life out there in the universe!". At this point they figure out he really is the Bugs Bunny who they're looking for and they shoot him with their laser guns and tell him to come with them.

That night Bugs holds a town meeting with the other Looney Tunes and tells them that they will be enslaved by the Nerdlucks. They laugh when they hear the Nerdlucks talk because they look and sound small and weak so they send Yosemite Sam after them. They shoot him with their laser guns frying him and knocking him unconscious. Now terrified they raise their hands in surrender. Bugs decides to negociate with them telling them "The rules of kidnapping a cartoon character". He then holds a meeting with Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, and Sylvester after much discussion. They decide to have a basketball game to decide their fates because they think they have the advantage because the Nerdlucks are too small. Little do they know the Nerdlucks have the ability to melt themselves and shoot into a person's brain to steal their abilities. Using this, they steal the talent from Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues, and Shawn Bradley and place the stolen talents into a basketball. Later as they prepare to train. Daffy sarcastically tells them since they are performing poorly "they need to practice growing taller".

They then take out the basketball and transform into gigantic monsters now calling themselves "The Monstars". After trashing the court, Bugs decides that they may need a little help, so they abduct Michael Jordan while he's golfing. After some coaching and training, he decides to help them in the game. At first the "Tune Squad" does poorly against them and are off by many points until Bugs pretends to take steroids which is actually water in order to improve their skills. After the Monstars start trailing Swackhammer tells them to play more aggressively which they do sending most of the Looney Tunes to the hospital, the only remaining players are Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Lola Bunny, and Michael Jordan, Bill Murray eventually comes as a replacement and through the power of cartoon logic. Michael Jordan is able to stretch his arm long enough to score the winning points. Swackhammer tells them that they are a bunch of losers and will never amount to anything Bugs and Michael ask why they take that from him they reply "He's bigger than...we used to be!". After stating their comment, they realize that they are bigger than Swackhammer and having enough of their abusive boss, they turn on Swackhammer, and strap him to one of Wile E. Coyote's rockets sending him to the moon. Afterwards with some hesitation, they agree to give back the basketball player's talents and revert back to their Nerdluck forms. They then decide to live with the Looney Tunes.

Other appearancesEdit

Their only other appearance to date has been a cameo in the Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain special "Star Warners" as patrons at the cantina bar.

GalleryEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • When the Nerdlucks turned into Monstars, they became giant monsters of the basketball players who talent they stole; resembling them in the process.
  • The Monstars' basketball kits appear when they transform but when they transform back to the Nerdlucks, their kits never disappear.


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Media

Film | Video game | Soundtrack | Video | Untitled Sequel

Characters

Bugs Bunny | Lola Bunny | Daffy Duck | Porky Pig | Michael Jordan | Elmer Fudd | Sylvester the Cat | Tweety | Tasmanian Devil | Mr. Swackhammer | The Nerdlucks | Yosemite Sam | Granny | Foghorn Leghorn | Marvin the Martian | Stanley Podolak | Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner | Pepé Le Pew | Speedy Gonzales | Sylvester Junior | Pete Puma | Toro the Bull | Henery Hawk | Porky's Drunken Friends | Hector the Bulldog | Gruesome Gorilla | The Crusher | Mama Buzzard | Witch Hazel | Three Bears | The Martin Brothers | Spike and Chester | Sniffles | Rocky and Mugsy | Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot | Ala Bahma | Angus MacRory | Barnyard Dawg | Beaky Buzzard | Bobo the Elephant | Slowpoke Rodriguez | The Weasel | Little Red Riding Hood | Michigan J. Frog | Charlie Dog | Cecil Turtle | Claude Cat | Giovanni Jones | Gossamer | Owl Jolson | Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog | Hippety Hopper | Angus MacRory | Juanita Jordan | Jeffery Jordan | Marcus Jordan | Jasmine Jordan | James Jordan | Jordan's Housekeeper | Bill Murray | Larry Bird

Music

Theme Song | Fly Like an Eagle | The Winner | I Believe I Can Fly | Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem) | I Found My Smile Again | For You I Will | Upside Down ('Round-N-'Round) | Givin' U All That I've Got | Basketball Jones | I Turn to You | All of My Days | That's the Way (I Like It) | Buggin'

Locations

Moron Mountain | Looney Tune Land | The Tune Stadium | Schlesinger Gym

See Also

Looney Tunes | Merrie Melodies | Looney Tunes: Back in Action

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