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Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953)

Space hero Daffy battles Marvin the Martian for control of Planet X.

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Space hero Duck Dodgers, along with Eager Young Space Cadet Porky, travel to Planet X in search of Illudium Phosdex, the shaving cream atom. Unfortunately, Commander X-2 arrives in his "Martian Maggot" spaceship with his own designs on the place. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Trivia

When this cartoon was released, it received the admiration of many notable science fiction directors, including Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. When Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was re-released in theaters, the cartoon was run preceding the feature at Lucas' request. See more »

Goofs

On the sign outside Dr. I.Q. Hi's office, the word "stratosphere" is spelled "stratospere." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. I.Q. High: I have sent for you, Dodgers, because we are facing a crisis. The world's supply of Alludium Phosdex, the shaving cream atom, is alarmingly low.
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Referenced in Rocket Squad (1956) See more »

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Powerhouse
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Written by Raymond Scott
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Yes, I love it!!
29 October 2003 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you what has to be the classic of all classic Looney Tunes cartoons. Duck Dodgers (or Daffy Duck) is summoned to head to Planet X to retrieve more of the shaving cream atom for Earth. He finds it (with a little help from his Eager Young First Class Space Cadet Porky Pig), but runs into trouble when he discovers that Marvin the Martian wants to claim the planet for Mars!

I don't care how many times I watch it, I still burst out laughing when Duck Dodgers makes out his plan and realizes that he doesn't understand it! This is one of my personal favorites, and I pity anyone who hasn't seen this classic cartoon. This is truly one of Chuck Jones's masterpieces. And now this comment is claimed for the Earth in the name of DUCK DODGERS IN THE 24 1/2TH CENTURY!!!!!!


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