As a reaction against the news of this ill-advised project, earlier today I presented the first ever cartoon appearance of the character who would eventually be known as Marvin the Martian. Now, I present my favorite appearance by the vertically challenged enemy of Planet Earth and, actually, my favorite Warner Brothers cartoon.

Ladies and gentlemen, from 1953, “Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century,” written by Michael Maltese and directed by Charles M. “Chuck” Jones. Watch Daffy Duck and Porky Pig as they fight against the villainous thing from another world in a to-the-death battle for humanity’s right to a close, comfortable shave. Please hold your applause until the end.