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On July 29, 2008, Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment announced plans for a live action/computer-animated film based on the famous character Marvin the Martian from the Looney Tunes franchise. Mike Myers was set to voice the titular character with Christopher Lee portraying Santa Claus. Alex Zamm, who was also working on a live-action/computer-animated Hong Kong Phooey movie at the time, was attached to direct the film. It was initially scheduled for an October 7, 2011 release. However, on May 5, 2010, the movie was taken off the schedule and no word on it has been heard since.

Plot[]

The film would have involved Marvin, some years after the events of Space Jam, trying to destroy the Earth during Christmas by becoming a competitor of Santa Claus' but being prevented from destroying the Earth when Santa wraps him inside a gift box. Alcon compared the project to other films such as Racing Stripes and My Dog Skip.

Cast[]

  • Mike Myers as Marvin the Martian
    • Eric Bauza voiced the character in test footage of the film.[1]
  • Christopher Lee as Santa Claus
  • Jake Short as Larson

Rest of the cast is unknown.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. The cancellation reasons are unknown.

Results[]

  • The film was permanently cancelled and no updates have been given since then.
  • Test footage of the film, which was titled Yule Be Sorry, was later leaked online, along with that of the cancelled Hong Kong Phooey film, on December 28, 2012.
  • A Space Jam sequel titled Space Jam: A New Legacy, which features Marvin as a minor character, was released both in theaters and on HBO Max in July 16, 2021.

Trivia[]

  • For unknown reasons, Marvin would have been CGI instead of being hand-drawn like in the other Looney Tunes live-action movies.

References[]

  1. https://variety.com/2008/digital/features/wb-to-develop-marvin-the-martian-1117989712/
  2. https://www.firstshowing.net/2008/warner-brothers-developing-marvin-the-martian-movie/
  3. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hong-kong-phooey-movie-video-marvin-the-martian-test-footage_n_2375120

Videos[]

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7 CANCELLED Space Jam Sequels You Never Saw (FOOTAGE)

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The Cancelled Marvin the Martian Christmas Movie - Canned Goods

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The Bizarre Marvin The Martian Movie That Almost Was

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