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Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension
Marvin the Martian in 3D poster.jpg
Drayton Manor Resort
Opening date3 July 2011 (2011-07-03)
Closing dateDecember 2018 (2018-12)
ReplacedHappy Feet 4-D Experience
Replaced byYogi Bear 4-D Experience
Warner Bros. Movie World
AreaRoxy Theatre, Main Street
Opening dateFirst: 26 December 1997 (1997-12-26)
Second: 26 June 2021 (2021-06-26)
Closing dateFirst: 2 August 2005 (2005-08-02)
Second: 11 July 2021 (2021-07-11)
ReplacedAdventures in the Fourth Dimension (before it re-opened)
The LEGO Movie 4D Experience (after it re-opened)
Replaced byShrek 4D Adventure (before it re-opened)
Yogi Bear 4-D Experience (after it re-opened)
Six Flags Great America
Opening date2006 (2006)
Closing dateMay 2008 (2008-05)
ReplacedNASCAR: The IMAX Experience
Replaced byPlanet Earth
Warner Bros. Movie World Germany
AreaRoxy Theatre, The Hollywood Street Set
Opening date30 June 1996 (1996-06-30)
Closing date31 October 2004 (2004-10-31)
Replaced bySpongeBob SquarePants 4-D
Ride statistics
Attraction type3-D film
ManufacturerIwerks Entertainment
ThemeLooney Tunes
Duration12 minutes
Disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Closed captioning available

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 Resort 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.

This is the first CGI animated feature film in history to be produced in stereoscopic 3D (viewed with 3D glasses).


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. Studio 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.[5]

Later in 2011, this film was released on the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1 Blu-ray in 2-D.

In 2021, the film was shown at the Roxy Theatre at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast in Australia for the first time since 2005.


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).


See also


  1. ^ 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.

Coordinates: 27°54′25.2″S 153°18′43.17″E / 27.907000°S 153.3119917°E / -27.907000; 153.3119917