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Duck Dodgers Blasts Onto Cartoon Network

Warner Bros. Animation is bringing Daffy Duck back to television in an all-new half-hour series for Cartoon Network. DUCK DODGERS showcases the classic Looney Tunes characters Daffy Duck and Porky Pig in the 24th century as they attempt to protect the planet Earth from its enemies. "This series embraces the timelessness of the classic Looney Tunes characters," said Sander Schwartz, president, Warner Bros. Animation. "We're really paying homage to the original Chuck Jones shorts by building upon the unique intergalactic setting he created and letting these great characters save the day -- and the Earth -- week in and week out." Duck Dodgers (Daffy Duck) is a hapless soul who was accidentally frozen inside a spacecraft in the 21st century and thawed out 351 years later. Through his scheming and lies, Duck has convinced the Earths Defensive Protectorate that he is a hero from the 21st century and has been given a starship and crew in the form of the eager young Space Cadet (Porky Pig). Together they form a "galactic force" that must team up against Martian Commander X-2 (played by Marvin the Martian). DUCK DODGERS is created, written and directed by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone with Paul Dini and Tom Minton serving as producers and writers. Cartoon Network will premiere the series in 2004.

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