1996 Retro Space Jam Website Tragically Replaced
All good things must come to an end.
The first official trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy — starring LeBron James and Sonequa Martin-Green — dropped over the weekend. We dig it, and it seems like it actually might be a great movie for kids to bond with their parents. However, there has been some collateral damage in the world of nostalgia. Yes, getting to see LeBron James team up with the Looney Tunes is certainly exciting, the upcoming sequel has come with a price: the iconic original Space Jam website has officially been taken down. Yes! Really.
Since the film’s release in 1996, spacejam.com had been an extremely 90s website, even offering visitors a download for a Space Jam screensaver for Windows 95. Over the 25 years since the Michael Jordan film, the website had never been updated or changed, making it almost feel like a time machine that took us all back to when the internet was not nearly the dominant force in our lives that it has become in the decades since.
But with A New Legacy‘s release, spacejam.com got a major update, as it now has the trailer for the sequel and looks like it was made in this century. It also features a synopsis of A New Legacy and links to the movie’s social media pages. Basically, all the things we have come to expect from movie websites in 2021.
Thankfully, the original is not entirely gone, as Warner Bros. anticipated the nostalgia fans would likely have and archived the 1996 version of the website. You can give it a look by visiting spacejam.com/1996, which will allow you to view the original Space Jam trailer, check out the bios for the players and cast, and you can even take a Looney Tunes quiz.
Here’s the trailer for the new Jam.
Space Jam: A New Legacy is set to be released to theaters and HBO Max on July 16, 2021.