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Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953)

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

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck AKA Duck Dodgers / Porky Pig / Marvin the Martian / Dr. I.Q. Hi (voice)
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Connections

Referenced in Gex (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Powerhouse
(uncredited)
Written by Raymond Scott
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don't dodge this cartoon
4 July 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Sometime in the 2300s, Earth has run out of illidium phosdex, used to make shaving cream, so the government sends Duck Dodgers (Daffy Duck) and his cadet (Porky Pig) to get some from Planet X (to get there, Duck Dodgers suggests that they do a nonsensical zigzag, but his cadet says that they should just follow Planets A, B, C, etc.). Unfortunately for Duck Dodgers and his cadet (but fortunately for the audience), Marvin the Martian is also trying to claim the planet. After that, the rest of the cartoon consists of Daffy and Marvin trying to destroy each other with progressively wackier and wackier weapons (which was probably an allusion to the arms buildup in the Cold War).

"Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century" is mostly Daffy and Porky doing their usual crazy stuff, with some great one-liners: "Whoops. Had the silly thing in reverse." and "This planet ain't big enough for the two of us!" This is what classic cartoons are all about!


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