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Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century (1980)

Daffy Duck reprises his famous role of Duck Dodgers in another spoof of Saturday afternoon space serials. Assigned to locate the rack-and-pinion molecule needed for yo-yo polish, Dodgers ... See full summary »

Director:

Chuck Jones

Writers:

Michael Maltese (as Mike Maltese), Chuck Jones

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Marvin the Martian / Gossamer / Computer (voice)
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Daffy Duck reprises his famous role of Duck Dodgers in another spoof of Saturday afternoon space serials. Assigned to locate the rack-and-pinion molecule needed for yo-yo polish, Dodgers and his assistant, an eager young space cadet (Porky Pig), crash their spaceship into a giant egg-shell, where they find Marvin Martian, who is, as usual, scheming to destroy Earth. Marvin asks Dodgers to visit the boudoir of Gossamer, a giant, hairy monster in sneakers, and the frightened Dodgers flees. Porky uses electronic clippers to literally haircut Gossamer into nothingness, and Dodgers, jealous of his assistant's heroism, repeatedly fires his ray gun at Porky's rear. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24-1/2th Century See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the time this was made, Mel Blanc was providing voices for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Marvin the Martian: Don't worry, folks. After all, it's only a cartoon.
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Alternate Versions

When this cartoon was edited from "Daffy Duck's Thanks-For-Giving Special" into an individual short, the scenes of Marvin the Martian in a straitjacket were deleted. Most TV and video versions of this short, especially the ones shown on ABC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, the "Bugs and Friends" Japanese Laserdisc set, the DVD release of "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters" and the VHS releases of "Marvin the Martian and K-9: 50 Years on Earth" and "Marvin the Martian: Space Tunes", would also delete these scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Behind the Tunes: Animal Quackers (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Polonaise in A Major
by Frédéric Chopin
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"Just follow the signs to Gossamer's boudoir."
29 December 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Chuck Jones' mediocre follow-up to his classic Duck Dodgers short from the '50s. This was originally part of the made-for-TV special Daffy Duck's Thanks-For-Giving . Given that it was made for television and that it was made decades after the classic Looney Tunes shorts, you can imagine that this is inferior stuff. Surprisingly, the animation is not terrible. Compared to a lot of other stuff from the same era, it's quite good. However, it's not the least bit funny. It's dialogue-heavy with no good gags. Mel Blanc does provide the voicework and that automatically makes this better than any of the Looney Tunes stuff that came out after he died. So, it's not as good as the original short it follows up on, but it is watchable. More forgiving fans will likely rate it higher. After all, it's still Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese, and Mel Blanc. That's nothing to sneeze at.


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