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Marvin Marvin the Martian
  • Fun Facts
  • Filmography
  • Pictures + Sounds
  • Links to other sites

  • Introduction / Fun Facts
  • Birthday: July 24, 1948 (Haredevil Hare)
  • He was created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese.
  • His helmet and skirt outfit is loosely based on the Roman god Mars. According to Chuck Jones, "That was the uniform that Mars wore - that helmet and that skirt. We thought putting it on this ant-like creature might be funny."
  • The animators faced a special challenge with Marvin. He had no mouth to animate while speaking! According to Chuck Jones, "We had to convey that he was speaking totally through his movements."
  • Voiced by Mel Blanc (but the voice was different in his first appearance - see "notable quotes" for a comparison.
  • Assisted by a martian dog named K-9 twice and Gossamer once
  • Only called by name onscreen once as X-2, Commander of Flying Saucer (in Hasty Hare)
  • Repeatedly tried to use an "Illudium Pew-36 Explosive Space Modulator" to blow up the Earth.
  • Did you ever notice: that big sneakers seem to be popular with martians? Marvin, K-9 and Gossamer all wore the same large shoes. The landing gear on the martian flying saucer in "Spaced Out Bunny" also had these.
  • Marvin is one of the most popular Looney Tunes characters today
    Theatrical Cartoons
    • Haredevil Hare (1948) [with Bugs Bunny and K-9] Bugs is launched into space and lands on the moon where Marvin is preparing to blow up the Earth. K-9 is Marvin's assistant.
    • The Hasty Hare (1952) - [with Bugs Bunny and K-9] Marvin and K-9 go to Earth to capture an Earth creature (Bugs Bunny).
    • Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century (1953) - [with Daffy Duck and Porky Pig] Marvin and Daffy both want the shaving creme molecule from planet X.
    • Hare-way to the Stars (1958) [with Bugs Bunny] Bugs accidentally ends up in Marvin's floating city and he tries to stop him from blowing up the Earth again. This time Marvin sends some "instant martians" after Bugs who has once again stolen the space-modulator.
    • Mad As A Mars Hare (1963) [with Bugs Bunny] Bugs rides a rocket to Mars where it crashes into Marvin's observatory. Marvin tries to send Bugs forward in time but has his gun in reverse.
    Other Films
    • Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24 1/2th Century (1980) [with Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Gossamer] Daffy tangles with Marvin again, who now has Gossamer helping him.
    • Spaced Out Bunny (1980) [with Bugs Bunny and Hugo the Abominable Snowman] Marvin brings Bugs back to Mars to give him to Hugo as a pet.
    • Space Jam (1986) [with almost every character in the LT&MM history] Marvin officiates the big game in this movie.

    Pictures + Sounds
    Marvin's voice was different in his first appearance than in the others. Here's a pair of clips about blowing up the Earth for comparison:
    Marvin's voice in Haredevil Hare
    Marvin's voice in Hare-Way to the Stars

    Here's a quote from Chuck Jones where he talks a little about the inspiration behind Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century

    Here are a few webpages with some pictures and sounds taken from each of the following 3 cartoons. Note - these pages may take a minute to load...
    Haredevil Hare
    Hare-way to the Stars
    Spaced Out Bunny
    Websites for more Marvin
    Let me know if you have any favorite Marvin sites I should include...
    Here are a couple of places where you can find some images of Marvin that would work nicely for your desktop wallpaper:

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