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Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension

Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension (also titled Marvin the Martian in 3D and Marvin the Martian in 4D) is a 3-D Looney Tunes film formerly an attraction at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England, Warner Bros. Movie World in Gold Coast, Australia, Warner Bros. Movie World in Bottrop, Germany (now Movie Park Germany) and Six Flags Great America. The movie was the first computer animated movie viewed with 3D glasses to be produced in the world.[1]

Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension
Marvin the Martian in 3D poster.jpg
Drayton Manor
StatusClosed
Opening date19 March 2011 (2011-03-19)
Closing dateUnknown
ReplacedHappy Feet 4-D Experience
Replaced byIce Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D
Warner Bros. Movie World
AreaRoxy Theatre, Main Street
StatusClosed
Opening date26 December 1997 (1997-12-26)
Closing date2 August 2005 (2005-08-02)
ReplacedAdventures in the Fourth Dimension
Replaced byShrek 4D Adventure
Six Flags Great America
AreaPictorium
StatusClosed
Opening date2006 (2006)
Closing dateMay 2008 (2008-05)
ReplacedNASCAR: The IMAX Experience
Replaced byPlanet Earth[citation needed]
Warner Bros. Movie World Germany
AreaRoxy Theatre, The Hollywood Street Set
StatusClosed
Opening date30 June 1996 (1996-06-30)
Closing date31 October 2004 (2004-10-31)
Replaced bySpongeBob SquarePants 4-D
General statistics
Attraction type3-D film
ManufacturerIwerks Entertainment
ThemeLooney Tunes
Duration12 minutes
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Closed captioning available

HistoryEdit

On 26 December (Boxing Day), 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 2 years before).[2][3]

In 1997, it was simultaneously screened at the cinema in the Warner Bros. Store in New York. During scenes when Daffy Duck spoke, the audience was sprinkled with water. A large minted token embossed with Marvin the Martian was given on entrance, and could be redeemed for merchandise.

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

One year later the film began showing 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.

In 2011, Drayton Manor announced that they would be replacing Happy Feet 4-D Experience with Marvin the Martian in 4D. Marvin the Martian began showing at the start of the season on 19 March 2011, and has been there ever since.[5]

Later in 2011, this film was released on the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1 Blu-ray. It is not in 3D.

PlotEdit

The film is based around the two Looney Tunes characters Marvin the Martian and Daffy Duck. "While scanning the universe for signs of hostility, Marvin hears something that sounds like a threat from Earth. Daffy's preparation for his movie role as a dreaded Martian fighter causes the confusion, which results in intergalactic mayhem of comic proportions."[6] The film is accompanied by various special effects including water and wind which would correspond to screen (e.g. Daffy spitting as he spoke).

VoicesEdit

Joe Alaskey as Duck Dodgers, K-9 and Marvin the Martian

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Our History A Timeline Of Warner Bros. Movie World (Official site) Archived 21 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Directory of 3-D (Stereo) Motion Pictures 1922 - 2001
  3. ^ Toy Story at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Unofficial site of Six Flags Great America
  5. ^ Nick (10 March 2011). "Drayton Manor to add Marvin the Martian 4D movie for 2011 season". 10 March 2011. Theme Park Tourist. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Warner Bros. Movie World - Marvin the Martian". Archived from the original on 4 February 2002. Retrieved 4 June 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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