Streaming platform, HBO Max recently released a preview of the upcoming films to be released in 2021. One of the films on the list is 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' starring NBA superstar, LeBron James. If you didn't know, the current voice of Bugs Bunny is Fil-Canadian voice actor and comedian, Eric Bauza. The "What's Up Doc?" voice actor is the seventh person to voice the bunny.
In addition to the Looney Tunes Show, Bauza has a vast resume. He's also voiced in shows like 'The Fairly Oddparents,' 'Ren & Stimpy,' and other Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon series. In the interview below, he shared that he learned different voices and accents at a young age. "Every Filipino household had a karaoke machine. We used to record greetings to family back home and I would say things my mom cooked in a Filipino accent."
The much awaited remake to the 1996 'Space Jam' with Michael Jordan has been hyped up since the announcement. Space Jam 2 luckily wrapped in 2019, but details have been kept on the down low except for a sneak peak of the new Tune Squad jersey designs. According to Complex, LeBron was honored to fill the role that MJ held:
"I’m just a small kid from Akron, Ohio —a very small town outside of Cleveland. From a single-parent household, I’m the only child, my mother had absolutely nothing," James said at the time. "She was walking around high school when she was 16 years old and she was pregnant with me as a high school sophomore. So, I’m really not supposed to be here."HBO Max Shares First Look At LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’
We first shared about Eric Bauza back in December on Tayo News. Check it out above!