“One who was quiet and soft-spoken, but whose actions were incredibly destructive and legitimately dangerous” (Chuck Jones’ description)
“A bowling ball wearing a spittoon” (Bugs Bunny’s description)
Mission: To blow up the Earth because it blocks his view of Venus
Trying for more than two millennia
Wears a Roman soldier’s uniform, with old-fashioned basketball shoes
Created by Chuck Jones
Debuted July 24, 1948 in Haredevil Hare
Spacecraft: The Martian Maggot
Favorite Weapons: Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator and the ACME Disintegration Pistol
Commanding Officer: General E.M.C. Squared
Often accompanied by his dog “K-9”
Other Accomplices: Instant Martians (activated by adding drops of water) and his niece Marcia
Unnamed in the original, but called Commander of Flying Saucer X-2 in The Hasty Hair (1952)
According to Don Markstein’s Toonopedia, Marvin got his name in The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979)
First voiced by Mel Blanc, who gave him a nasal-like voice, but later adopted an accent
Where’s the kaboom?
There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!”
Isn’t that lovely?
This makes me very angry, very angry indeed
Click for sounds quotes by Marvin
Consistently foiled by Bugs Bunny, but also battled Daffy Duck in Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (trailer below)
Also appeared in Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniascs, Space Jam, Futurama, Drawn Together, Looney Tunes Back in Action, A Looney Tunes Christmas, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, South Park, The Simpsons, Weird Science, ABC Evening News, MetLife commercial, video games (Mega Drive/Genesis, Super Nintendo, and PlayStation), and on the launch patch for the Spirit Mars Rover.
Enjoy Hasty Hare (1952)