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Mark Hamill Reveals Star Wars Creator George Lucas’ Little-Known Passion

Mark Hamill Reveals Star Wars Creator George Lucas’ Little-Known Passion

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has revealed a little-known passion of the trilogy’s creator George Lucas on his Twitter post.

A Twitter page shared a tweet giving brief information about the legendary cartoon, Duck Dodgers. The tweet revealed that in 1994, Duck Dodgers was ranked 4th among the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.

‘Duck Dodgers in the 24th-and-a-Half Century’ is a 1953 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. The cartoon was released on July 25, 1953, and stars Daffy Duck as space hero Duck Dodgers, Porky Pig as his assistant, and Marvin the Martian as his opponent.

It was also reported that since Star Wars creator George Lucas was a fan of the short film, he requested the short film to be shown before the original Star Wars movie during its premiere in theaters.

Mark Hamill noticed the tweet and confirmed the story about George Lucas and his Duck Dodgers passion. Hamill said that Lucas did want this classic Daffy Duck cartoon shown before every screening of Star Wars.

Here’s what Mark Hamill tweeted:

“George really did want this classic Daffy Duck cartoon shown before every screening of #SW. It would’ve been an icebreaker to let the audience know what was coming was less than dead serious. I was disappointed when we couldn’t get the rights to it & it didn’t happen. #TrueStory”

Check out the Twitter post below.

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