Duck Dodgers

Common Sense Media says

Daffy gets up to his regular tricks -- in space.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Duck Dodgers is a lazy, selfish hero, taking credit for deeds he hasn't accomplished.

Violence & scariness

Futuristic weapons, mainly guns. This is a conquer-and-destroy show, although it's all very cartoony.

Sexy stuff

Queen Martian is a risqué dresser.


Daffy (as Duck Dodgers) can be rude, but no swearing.

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this sci-fi cartoon has its fair share of mild violence, innuendo, and nagging humor. But none of these factors outweighs the show's positive, fun elements, which include humor and a sense of adventure.

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Kids say

What's the story?

DUCK DODGERS chronicles the adventures and mishaps of aspiring superhero Duck Dodgers (Daffy Duck, voiced in this incarnation by Joe Alaskey) and his assistant, Eager Young Space Cadet Porky Pig (Bob Bergen). Inspired by the original 1953 Duck Dodgers cartoon short (which starred the voice talents of the incomparable Mel Blanc), the series follows the outer-space adventures of Duck Dodgers and Porky as they face off against villains like fussy Marvin the Martian (Alaskey again).

Is it any good?


Ironically, Duck Dodgers is a rude, lazy, selfish hero -- just as Daffy has always been rude, lazy, and selfish in all of his cartoon appearances. Of course, it's those qualities that make his interactions with monotone, arrogant Marvin so funny. Meanwhile, it's Cadet Porky Pig who usually ends up saving the day for the Earthlings; it's because he's too humble to take the credit that Duck Dodgers gets away with being lazy! Parents should be sure to tell kids that, in real life, repeated laziness catches up with everyone.

Since this is a destroy-and-conquer type of show, futuristic weapons are regularly featured. Also, Queen Martian, ruler of Mars, is a rather risqué dresser -- parents might find her push-up bra and sheer skirt a little iffy. But all in all, the show's offenses are minor and the storylines are so engaging that kids won't get lost in the slightly eye-popping details.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about heroism. What does it mean to be a hero? How should heroes treat other people? Who's the real hero in this series, Duck Dodgers or Cadet Porky Pig? Why do we like Daffy, even though he's usually so selfish?

TV details

Cast:Bob Bergen, Joe Alaskey
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Adventures, Space and aliens
TV rating:TV-G
Available on:DVD

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Teen, 13 years old Written byrebma97 September 15, 2010

Looney Tunes in space

This show is like Looney Tunes, except the main character is Duck Dodgers (Daffy duck) and Cadet Porky Pig. Also it's in space. Parents may be concerned with role models. If you've watched Looney Tunes before, than you known that none of them are role models, and Daffy's one of the worst ones; he's selfish, rude and takes credit for ideas that Porky had suggested. But 7 year olds probably won't be intimidating Daffy. Overall, it's a good show. Not as good as Looney Tunes but good.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old August 24, 2011

great show

Duck Dodgers is just as bad a person as Daffy, but it's all intended as humer. Most of the human women on this show are pretty curvy, but other than that there's really nothing to worry about. You might think it would be a good satire for adults too, but my parents really hate this show. It gets kind of boring after a while because there are only 24 episodes.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent of a 14 year old Written byMarvin Martian February 18, 2011

Probably for elder children, and teens, probably adults will enjoy some episodes

Best cartoon ever. But lets get the warning over. Violence: Future weapons, mainly guns, ingury shown. Sex: Martian queen has revieling clothing. Swearing: very mild some lines mistaking for bad words. Messages: Hero is lazy and rude. Some dangerous behavier. Villain is scary, very evil, and does faint a lot, also quite graphic. Overall very good, Marvin is the best.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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