|Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension
|Drayton Manor Resort
|3 July 2011
|Happy Feet 4-D Experience
|Yogi Bear 4-D Experience
|Warner Bros. Movie World
|Roxy Theatre, Main Street
|First: 26 December 1997
Second: 26 June 2021
|First: 2 August 2005
Second: 11 July 2021
|Adventures in the Fourth Dimension (before it re-opened)
The LEGO Movie 4D Experience (after it re-opened)
|Shrek 4D Adventure (before it re-opened)
Yogi Bear 4-D Experience (after it re-opened)
|Six Flags Great America
|NASCAR: The IMAX Experience
|Warner Bros. Movie World Germany
|Roxy Theatre, The Hollywood Street Set
|30 June 1996
|31 October 2004
|SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D
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Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension (also titled Marvin the Martian in 3D and Marvin the Martian in 4D) is a 1997 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, after it was firstly released in Europe on June, 1996 at now defunct Warner Bros. Movie World Germany. The attraction opened at the Roxy Theatre in Main Street, after it was firstly released in Europe on June, 1996 at now defunct Warner Bros. Movie World Germany. 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 having been made only 2 years before).
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. Though, the much larger screen size of the Pictorium suggests that there may be 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.
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." The film is accompanied by various special effects including water and wind which would correspond to screen (e.g. Daffy spitting as he speaks).