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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.

Come see “Apes Of Wrath” on video at Big Cartoon DataBase

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.

Come see “Rocket Squad” on video at Big Cartoon DataBase

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?”-

Come see “Duck Amuck” on video at Big Cartoon DataBase

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