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Drayton Manor has revealed that the park's 4D theatre will show Marvin the Martian in the 3rd Dimension during the 2011 season.

The introduction of the new movie continues Drayton Manor's policy of refreshing its 4D attraction every year, and will replace Happy Feet 4-D in the 152-seat theatre. The 12-minute film features popular Looney Tunes characters Marvin the Martian and Daffy Duck, and is set to open on Saturday, March 19 at the start of the park's new season.

The plot of Marvin the Martian in the 3rd Dimension centres around the alien's attempts to destroy the earth, and Daffy Duck's attempts to thwart him. In addition to on-screen 3D animation, the movie will be synchronised with physical effects such as moving chairs, spraying water and bursts of air. A trailer for the movie is embedded below:

Produced in 1997, Marvin the Martian in the 3rd Dimension was the first computer-generated animated 3D movie produced in the world. It has previously been shown at Warner Bros. Movie World in Australia and at Six Flags Great America in the US.

Drayton Manor opened its 4D theater in 2009, showing The Curse of Skull Rock during its debut year. The theatre's effects can be quickly re-programmed to enable seasonal shows, as was the case during the Magical Christmas 2010 events when it hosted Sleigh Ride 4D.

Colin Bryan, the Managing Director of Drayton Manor, said of the new addition: “Marvin the Martian follows on from the success of last year’s Happy Feet and Curse of Skull Rock in 2009. The 4D Cinema is a popular attraction with visitors as it provides a fantastic indoor experience for the whole family to enjoy.”

Marvin the Martian in the 3rd Dimension will be shown daily at regular intervals until Drayton Manor's 2011 season concludes on October 30. The park will also open a new rollercoaster based on the Ben 10 cartoon series in 2011 - you can read more in our full preview of Ben 10: Ultimate Mission.

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Is it me or are Drayton rubbing it in Alton Tower's face a bit? A 4d cinema falls through at Towers... so Drayton grabs and opens one....

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