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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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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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Marvin the Martian and Daffy in one cartoon!
16 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This Daffy Duck spoof of Buck Rogers in the Twenty-fifth Century is fairly funny, especially once he has met up with Marvin the Martian.

"Duck Dodgers" has been given the task of finding Planet X, the only remaining source of Illudium Phosdex (the shaving cream atom). He sets off with his side kick, eager young space cadet Porky Pig, and eventually finds the planet which he claims for Earth, a few seconds later Marvin arrives claiming it for Mars and the two of them have a stand-off involving Acme Disintegration Guns, Ultimatum Guns and finally they each attack the other with explosives that leave little of the planet intact.

I found this to be pretty funny, Daffy usually amuses me more than Bugs Bunny due to his general incompetence and Marvin the Martian is always funny.


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