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Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension (also titled Marvin the Martian in 3D) was an attraction at Warner Bros. Movie World and Six Flags Great America amusement parks. The movie was the first computer animated movie viewed with 3D glasses to be produced in the world.[1]


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 2 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.

On 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.


The film was based around the two Looney Tunes characters Daffy Duck and Marvin the Martian. "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."[5] The film was accompanied by various special effects including water and wind which would correspond to screen (e.g. Daffy spitting as he spoke).


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