Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension
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Directed By: Douglas McCarthy
Produced By: Paul Diener
Mark Eades
Kathleen Helppie-Shipley
Released: October 23, 1996
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Mark Eades
Ryan A. Harmon
Kathleen Helppie-Shipley
Douglas McCarthy
Chris Otsuki
Animation: Joel Brinkerhoff
Andrew Gordon
Eric Guaglione
Rick May
Fredrik Nilsson
Kevin M. O'Neil
Glenn Storm
Mark Wendell
Layouts: Jon McClenahan
Backgrounds: Jill Petrilak
Film Editor: Julie Ann Lau
Robb Wenner
Voiced By: Joe Alaskey
Music: Richard Stone
Starring: Daffy Duck/Duck Dodgers
Marvin the Martian
Preceded By: Superior Duck
Succeeded By: Pullet Surprise
Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension (1997)

Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension (1997)

Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension (also titled Marvin the Martian in 3D) is a 1996 Looney Tunes short directed by Douglas McCarthy.


In 1997, the film opened at Warner Bros. Movie World on the gold Coast in Australia. The attraction opened at the Roxy Theatre in Main Street.[1] It mixed the old art of anaglyphic or polarized film (viewed with 3D glasses), and the relatively new art of CGI (the first CGI feature-film, Toy Story, was made only two years before).[2][3]

In 2005, the Roxy Theatre saw Marvin the Martian in 3D ending its run and being replaced with Shrek 4D Adventure which includes added real world effects to immerse the viewers into the film such as wind, water and smells.

One year later the film was also shown at the Pictorium at Six Flags Great America.[4] Though, the much larger screen size of the Pictorium suggests that there may differences from the original film seen in Australia. The version in the Pictorium started showing in 2006 and ceased two years later in May 2008.


While scanning the universe for signs of hostility, Marvin hears something that sounds like a threat from Earth. Daffy Duck's preparation for his movie role as a dreaded Martian fighter causes the confusion, which results in intergalactic mayhem of comic proportions.[5]


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  • This short was an attraction at Warner Bros. Movie World and Six Flags Great America amusement parks about a year after its release in 1996.
  • This was the first computer animated short viewed with 3D glasses to be produced in the world.[1]
  • The film was accompanied by various special effects including water and wind which would correspond to screen action (e.g. Daffy spitting as he spoke).



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