1948: Haredevil Hare
Marvin and K-9's first TV appearance. The
two Martians have a run-in with Bugs Bunny on their Mars-to-Moon Expedition,
and Bugs ruins Marvin's plan to blow up the Earth with his Uranium Pew-36
Explosive Space Modulator (yep, he used a different type of explosive back
1952: The Hasty Hare
Marvin receives orders from the general to
bring one Earth creature back to Mars. Unfortunately, he makes the mistake
of choosing Bugs Bunny. Bugs manages to trick Marvin and K-9 in all sorts of
ways, like convincing Marvin that his faithful dog is really plotting against
1953: Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century
Marvin makes his third
appearance in this cartoon parody of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
Duck Dodgers (Daffy Duck) and his eager young space cadet, Porky Pig, travel
to Planet X, the only remaining source of Illudium Phosdex, the shaving cream
atom, to claim it for Earth. But Dodgers winds up in a battle with Marvin,
who's dead-set on claiming Planet X in the name of Mars.
1958: Hare-Way to the Stars
Once again, Marvin's ready to
destroy the Earth with his Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator. . . And
once again, Bugs Bunny interrupts his plans, stealing Marvin's Space
Modulator to save his planet. Marvin creates a group of Instant Martians
(just add water!) and sends them after Bugs.
1963: Mad as a Mars Hare
From his laboratory on Mars, Marvin
observes a rocket launch on Earth through his telescope. He doesn't know
that the rocket is headed for Mars--until it crashes into his lab, with Bugs
Bunny inside of it. Marvin zaps Bugs with his ACME Space-Time Gun, hoping to
send Bugs into the future where he'll be "a useful but harmless slave" to
the Martian. But Marv has the gun in reverse, and he accidentally turns
Bugs into a hulking Neanderthal bunny!
1980: Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24 1/2 Century
Duck Dodgers is assigned to protect the Rack-and-Pinion Molecule, the only
substance that can polish yo-yos. Meanwhile, Marvin the Martian attempts to
(what else?) blow up Earth. Gossamer (ya know, the big hairy monster with
the sneakers?) also makes an appearance here. (Thanks to Steven Paradise and
LOUIE3639 for this
bit of info!)
1980: Spaced-Out Bunny
Marvin captures Bugs and brings the
rabbit back to Mars as a playmate for Hugo.
1991: Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes
Marvin's furious with the people
of Earth . . . so much so that he wants to blow up the planet (as usual).
But this time he's going to get it done legally (you need a permit for that),
and the little Martian takes his case before an interstellar court, with Bugs
Bunny defending Earth.
1996: Marvin the Martian in the 3rd Dimension
A 12-minute, 3-D
cartoon starring Marvin, K-9, and Daffy Duck that can only be seen at the
Warner Bros. Flagship Store in Manhattan, NY. I haven't seen this one yet
(heck, I haven't even been to NY!). If any of you Marvin fans are ever in
the area, be sure to check it out and let me know how it is!
1996: Space Jam
This is the first Looney Tunes movie to hit the big
screen. Marvin winds up as the referee for the basketball game pitting the
Tune Squad against the Monstars. Marv gets a costume change here: His suit
has a collar and shorter sleeves, and his skirt is black and white, not green.
Marvin had a role in a Tiny Toons episode,
Duck Dodgers Jr., which also featured Daffy and Plucky Duck, and
Marcia the Martian. He had a brief cameo role in a Simpsons episode
titled The Springfield Files, an X-Files parody that
guest-starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Look for him in the ET
line-up. Marv also appeared in a Taz-Mania episode, The Man From
M.A.R.S.. Marvin decides to take a vacation, but Taz shows up and
manages to ruin it. Marvin's definitely not happy about this, and he decides
to blow up the Earth! (Thanks to Liz the Martian
for this information!) Finally, Marv starred in an Animaniacs
episode, but I still haven't seen that one yet. If you have any information,
please e-mail me!