Tag Archives: Daffy Duck

Cartoon of the Day: Ali Baba Bunny

Ali Baba Bunny

Ali Baba Bunny

A short so funny we could make it a car­toon of the week, Ali Baba Bunny released on this date in 1957. One of the clas­sic Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny pair­ings, this one also included the run­ning gag about “I knew I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque…”

After a goofed up left turn at Albu­querque (on their way to Pismo Beach), Bugs and Daffy end up in Ali Baba’s treasure-filled cave. Has­san Chop!

The end is absolutely hilar­i­ous! If you haven’t seen this one in a while, it is worth a watch again today on BCDB!

Cartoon for the Day: Boobs In The Woods

Boobs In The Woods

Boobs In The Woods

From 1950 we have this clas­sic pair­ing of Daffy Duck and Porky Pig in Boobs In The Woods. This Looney Tune was directed by Robert McKim­son and writ­ten by War­ren Foster.

Porky sets out to the great out­doors to paint land­scapes, but Daffy claims that the lake and moun­tains are his, and he refuses to let Porky paint them.

Songs include: “The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down” (Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin), Per­formed by Daffy Duck.

Rabbit Fire (1951) — Looney Tunes Cartoon Series

Rabbit Fire

Rab­bit Fire

#CotD: The first of three car­toons in which Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck debate whether it is rab­bit sea­son or duck sea­son was “Rab­bit Fire” by Chuck Jones.

Rab­bit Fire (1951) — Looney Tunes Car­toon Series

Daffy leaves rab­bit tracks to Bugs’ hole for Elmer to fol­low, and the debate over who is in sea­son begins.

Come see “Rab­bit Fire” on video at Big Car­toon DataBase

Apes Of Wrath (1959) — Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Apes Of Wrath

Apes Of Wrath

CotD: Due (once again!) to a drunk stork, Bugs ends up with the “Apes Of Wrath” as their some­what dim child.

Apes Of Wrath (1959) — Mer­rie Melodies Car­toon Series

The drunk stork loses his baby gorilla deliv­ery, so he kid­naps Bugs and uses him as a replacement.Look for a sur­prise cameo at the end.

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Quackodile Tears (1962) — Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Quackodile Tears

Quack­odile Tears

CotD: Art Davis’ last Warner Bros. car­toon as a direc­tor, “Quack­odile Tears” is some­times erro­neously cred­ited to Friz Freleng.

Quack­odile Tears (1962) — Mer­rie Melodies The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Daffy’s wife tells him to watch their egg while she goes out. Daffy gets his egg mixed up with a croc­o­dile egg. He and the croc­o­dile fight over the egg. Daffy can­not win against wife nor beast.

Come see “Quack­odile Tears” on video at Big Car­toon DataBase

Mickey’s Service Station (1935) — Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Mickey's Service Station

Mickey’s Ser­vice Station

CotD: Peg-Leg Pete’s peg leg switches sides in “Mickey’s Ser­vice Sta­tion” Watch for that, and two appearing/disappearing fin­gers on the video.

Mickey’s Ser­vice Sta­tion (1935) — Mickey Mouse The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Pete drops his car off at the ser­vice sta­tion, and wants it back in ten min­utes, or else. Auto mechan­ics Mickey, Don­ald and Goofy go to work on remov­ing a squeak from the car, only to find out in the end that the squeak was caused by a tiny cricket. Hav­ing lit­er­ally destroyed Pete’s car by dis­man­tling it look­ing for the cause of the squeak, they now are forced to sim­ply throw the car back together to beat the 12 o’clock dead­line that Pete gave them.

Come see “Mickey’s Ser­vice Sta­tion” on video at Big Car­toon DataBase

Rocket Squad (1956) — Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Rocket Squad

Rocket Squad

CotD: March must be Daffy Duck month! We have another Daffy car­toon today with “Rocket Squad” which pairs the duck with Porky as they pro­tect the cos­mos from evil-doers.

Rocket Squad (1956) — Mer­rie Melodies The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Space cops Porky (Sgt. Joe Mon­day) and Daffy (Offi­cer Frank Tues­day) are assigned to track down the kid who blew the rings off Sat­urn, as well as the fly­ing saucer bandit.

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The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) — Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

The Scarlet Pumpernickel

The Scar­let Pumpernickel

CotD: One of Daffy’s great­est star­ring roles, “The Scar­let Pumper­nickel” has our favorite duck at his ego-maniacal height.

The Scar­let Pumper­nickel (1950) — Looney Tunes The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Daffy “Dumas” Duck has writ­ten his own screen­play which par­o­dies The Scar­let Pim­per­nel and tries to sell it to “J.L.,” the stu­dio head. The car­toon con­cerns itself less with “The Scar­let Pim­per­nel,” Baroness Emmuska Orczy’s tale of an heroic fig­ure who smug­gles doomed noble­men out of Paris dur­ing the French Rev­o­lu­tion, than with mock­ing swash­buck­lers in gen­eral and Errol Flynn in par­tic­u­lar (Errol is men­tioned no less than three times).

Daffy plays the title char­ac­ter, a dash­ing high­way­man (as Flynn) with an unspec­i­fied mis­sion in life, except to irri­tate the Lord High Cham­ber­lain (Porky as Claude Rains). The Cham­ber­lain, real­iz­ing that his daugh­ter Melissa is the Scar­let Pumpernickel’s true love, arranges to marry her to the Grand Duke (Sylvester as Basil Rath­bone), hop­ing that this will flush the Pumper­nickel out of hid­ing. Elmer Fudd has a small part as the pro­pri­etor of the King’s Nos­tril Inn.

Come see “The Scar­let Pumper­nickel” on video at Big Car­toon DataBase

Duck Amuck (1949) — Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Duck Amuck (1949) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon

Duck Amuck (1949) — Mer­rie Melodies The­atri­cal Cartoon

CotD: Daffy Duck’s tour de force, “Duck Amuck” is one of his most mem­o­rable car­toons, and one of Chuck Jones’ great­est shorts.

Duck Amuck (1949) — Mer­rie Melodies The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Stand back, mus­ke­teers!” swords­man Daffy cries, sur­rounded by Dumasian scenery, cred­its and music. “They shall sam­ple my blade!” But within a few thrusts and touches, Daffy notices that the back­ground behind him has ended: “Hey, psst, whoever’s in charge here, the scenery, where’s the scenery?”

A paint­brush comes across the screen and puts down a farm­yard set­ting. Daffy leaps back in his mus­ke­teer garb, real­izes it’s inap­pro­pri­ate, and returns with over­alls and hoe, then notices that the scenery has changed into a North Pole set­ting: “Would it be to much to ask if we could make up our minds, hmmm?” And so it goes. After chang­ing from many clas­sic scenes and gags, Daffy yells, “All right! Enough is enough! This is the final, the very, very last straw! Who is respon­si­ble for this? I demand that you show your­self! Who are you?” Pull back to reveal Bugs Bunny, seated by a live-action animator’s light table, admit­ting to the audi­ence, “Gee, ain’t I a stinker?”-

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Ali Baba Bunny (1957) — Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Ali Baba Bunny  (1957) - Merrie Melodies

Ali Baba Bunny (1957) — Mer­rie Melodies

CotD: A car­toon ver­sion of the Hope/Crrosby Buddy pic­tures “Ali Baba Bunny ” paired Bugs against Daffy… and any­one knows who will win that match up.

Ali Baba Bunny (1957) — Mer­rie Melodies The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

After a goofed up left turn at Albu­querque (on their way to Pismo Beach), Bugs and Daffy end up in Ali Baba’s treasure-filled cave. Has­san Chop!

Come see “Ali Baba Bunny ” on video at Big Car­toon DataBase