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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 »

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

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[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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Edited into Chuck Amuck: The Movie (1991) See more »

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Egyptian Barn Dance
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Written by Raymond Scott
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A Real Hoot! One Of Daffy's All-Time Best
26 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"No one knows his way around outer space like Duck Dodgers," proclaims Dafffy as he given the assignment to find a valuable material on Planet X (wherever that is, because they don't know here, either!).

This parody of "Buck Rodgers" is a hoot to view, right from the start with the wild 24th century look to it and exaggerations of the future. The color in this cartoon is absolutely bold and brilliant.

Duck's "eager young space cadet" is Porky Pig, who calls Daffy "Your Heroship, Sir!" Although our "hero" wants to take credit, it's the little assistant who points to way to Planet X. Upon arrive, "Dodger" plants a flag and proclaims in belong to Earth. A second later, we see the arrival of Marvin the Martian, who claims it for his planet!!!

There's a lot more of this craziness, making this one of the better Daffy cartoons. This animated short is very, very entertaining. Cartoon historians label this as one of Daffy Duck's all-time best, and who's to argue?


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