Tag Archives: Daffy Duck

Magician Mickey (1937) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Magician Mickey (1937) - Mickey Mouse Theatrical

Magician Mickey (1937) - Mickey Mouse Theatrical

CotD: David Hand directed Mickey Mouse in 1937′s “Magician Mickey ” with his friends Donald Duck and Goofy. Watch it today for a laugh!

Magician Mickey (1937) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Mickey is a stage magician, and Goofy is a stagehand. Donald is sitting in a box seat, and soon starts heckling. Mickey retaliates, among other things by making him spit out playing cards, which only makes Donald more angry and determined to heckle. Ultimately, Donald gets hold of Mickey’s flare gun and literally brings the house down around the three of them.

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Mexican Joyride (1947) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Mexican Joyride (1947) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon

Mexican Joyride (1947) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon


CotD: I can never pass up an Art Davis cartoon. “Mexican Joyride” was spawned by a quick trip to Tijuana the crew took one weekend.

Mexican Joyride (1947) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Daffy Duck, singing “Gaucho Serenade,” drives down to Mexico for a vacation. After a burning experience with Mexican food, Daffy takes in the bullfights.

As if at a baseball game, Daffy heckles the bull (“He’s blind as a bat! Throw the phony out!”). The bull chases the duck around the arena. Daffy tries the “Good Neighbor Policy,” offering the bull a “Cigarette? Sparkling champagne? A little gin rummy, perhaps?” Daffy pulls a hat trick, betting the bull to guess what sombrero he’s hiding under. When the bull guesses wrong, he cries over losing his money. Daffy volunteers weapons to help him commit suicide.

The bull chases the duck with a machine gun into town, where the duck packs his bags and drives home, unaware that the bull is in the back seat.

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Daffy-The Commando (1943) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Daffy-The Commando (1943) - Looney Tunes

Daffy-The Commando (1943) - Looney Tunes

CotD: One of the funniest war cartoons from any studio, “Daffy-The Commando” features Daffy taking on- and beating!- Hitler.

Daffy-The Commando (1943) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Daffy is a commando who parachutes down into the German trenches to raise hell. Daffy bedevils the German commander, Von Vulture, and his sidekick, little helmet-with-two-feet Schultz, providing plenty of opportunities for anti-Nazi jokes along the way.

After working his mischief, Daffy tries to escape in a plane, but is surrounded by “a mess of Messerschmidts” which shoot each other out of the sky after Daffy gets out of the way. Von Vulture blows Daffy’s plane to bits with a machine gun, and the commando is forced to flee on foot.

He hides in a dark tunnel, which turns out to be the barrel of a long-range cannon. Daffy is shot out of it and lands in Berlin, where Adolf Hitler is shrilly haranguing a crowd.

Daffy has the honor of clobbering the Fuhrer himself with a mallet.

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1001 Rabbit Tales (1983) – Warner Bros. Feature Film

1001 Rabbit Tales (1983) - Warner Bros. Feature Film

1001 Rabbit Tales (1983) - Warner Bros. Feature Film

CotD: Third in a series of 1980′s Looney Tunes revival films, “1001 Rabbit Tales” features Bugs and Daffy competing against each other.

1001 Rabbit Tales (1983) – Warner Bros. Feature Film

Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny are rival salesman for the “Ramblin House Publishing Company,” and are in fierce competition over who can sell the most books. They devise a plan to travel the world to outdo each other- and the laughs pile up with adventure along the way, featuring classic Warner Brothers moments from the past. When Bugs encounters Sultan Sam’s bratty Prince Abadaba, he’s forced to read him 1,001 tales to save his skin.

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Show Biz Bugs (1957) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Show Biz Bugs (1957) - Looney Tunes

Show Biz Bugs (1957) - Looney Tunes

CotD: In “Show Biz Bugs” we learned that the only problem with a great trick like Daffy’s is that you can only do it once.

Show Biz Bugs (1957) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Bugs and Daffy put on a vaudeville show. While Bugs is effortless, Daffy has to work hard to get any respect: “What, that rabbit’s name over mine?” Daffy competes with Bugs for the audience’s approval in many vaudeville acts, including dancing, performing music and magic tricks. Even “Daffy Duck and his Trained Pigeons” make an appearance.

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Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1931) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1931) - Merrie Melodies

Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1931) - Merrie Melodies

CotD: The final entry in the three cartoon series, “Duck! Rabbit, Duck!” we ultimately discover its Baseball season…

Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1931) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Daffy and Bugs battle each other as they battle Elmer.

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Rabbit Seasoning (1952) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Rabbit Seasoning (1952) - Merrie Melodies

Rabbit Seasoning (1952) - Merrie Melodies

CotD: The second of three in the series, “Rabbit Seasoning” Bugs and Daffy still can’t decide if it’s rabbit or duck season…

Rabbit Seasoning (1952) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Daffy tries to match wits with Bugs as they debate whether it’s rabbit season or duck season (Daffy uses his own version of Burma-Shave signs at the outset). Elmer is totally witless in the exchange. .

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Scrap Happy Daffy (1943) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Scrap Happy Daffy (1943) - Looney Tunes

Scrap Happy Daffy (1943) - Looney Tunes

CotD: You gotta love the Looney Toons with Adolf in them; “Scrap Happy Daffy” was also Daffy Duck’s last appearance in black and white ~

Scrap Happy Daffy (1943) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Daffy as Super Duck in the War for Scrap against the Nazis. Air raid warden Daffy defends his scrap yard from attack after Adolf Hitler personally orders its destruction. Submarines and Nazi goats are no match for Daffy. After receiving inspiration from his ducky ancestors, Daffy turns into Super-Duck.

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Slightly Daffy (1944) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical

CotD: 1944′s “Slightly Daffy” was a color remake of 1938′s Scalp_Trouble

Slightly Daffy (1944) - Merrie Melodies

Slightly Daffy (1944) - Merrie Melodies

Slightly Daffy (1944) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Daffy commands a lonely cavalry outpost in the old West. He and General Porky hold the fort.

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Looney Tunes and Mel Blanc return to movie screen

Daffy's Rhapsody

Daffy's Rhapsody

“Thufferin thuccotash!” Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner will all return to theaters in three original Looney Tunes 3D theatrical cartoon shorts produced by Warner Bros. Animation and directed by Matthew O’Callaghan (Coyote Falls).

Two of the new shorts — Daffy’s Rhapsody and I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat – will feature the voice of the late, great Mel Blanc. The legendary actor/comedian known as The Man of a Thousand Voices brought to life some of the most revered characters in animation history during a celebrated career spanning six decades. Blanc will appear in the shorts — which are created using state-of-the-art CG animation and rendered in stereoscopic 3D — via original songs he recorded in character in the 1950s.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Warner Bros. Television president Peter Roth, who oversees television animation for the studio, and Sam Register, Warner Bros. Animation’s executive vice-president for creative affairs. Register unveiled news of the three original shorts — which also include an as-yet-untitled adventure featuring the Coyote and Road Runner — during a presentation at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

“Everyone at Warner Bros. Animation grew up loving the Looney Tunes characters, and it has been both a great honor and an enormous challenge to continue the legacy of these animation icons and introduce them to a new generation of fans,” said Register. “And to have the incomparable Mel Blanc voicing these characters once more is nothing short of a dream come true for all of us.”

Register added, “This will probably be the last time that Looney Tunes fans will have an opportunity to see an original Mel Blanc short featuring these characters. We are honored to bring Mr. Blanc and his legacy to Looney Tunes fans once again.”

Daffy’s Rhapsody is the first of the new shorts. In it, a persistent Elmer Fudd chases Daffy Duck (Blanc) on stage during a musical performance. The short features Blanc performing the song “Daffy Duck’s Rhapsody.” Daffy’s Rhapsody is scheduled to debut in theaters November 18 in conjunction with Warner Bros. Pictures’ release of Happy Feet 2.

In I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat, a classic game of cat and bird transpires in Granny’s apartment as Tweety Bird goes to great lengths to avoid the clutches of his arch-nemesis Sylvester the Cat. The short also features the hit song of the same name, which was performed by Blanc, and which sold over three million copies worldwide.

Wile E. Coyote’s epic quest to capture the Road Runner continues in an all-new, untitled Coyote and Road Runner short. Will the Coyote finally get his paws on his elusive prize?

The three new shorts are all directed by O’Callaghan and executive produced by Register (The Looney Tunes Show, Teen Titans, Ben 10). The producers are Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone (both of The Looney Tunes Show and Duck Dodgers).

In 2010, Warner Bros. Animation unveiled its first three CG cartoon shorts, all of which featured Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. The first, Coyote Falls, was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated), and was nominated for an Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject.