Tag Archives: Daffy Duck

Rabbit Fire (1951) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: First of the three ‘Rabbit Seasons’ shorts, how can one not want to watch “Rabbit Fire” over and over? ~

Rabbit Fire (1951) - Looney Tunes

Rabbit Fire (1951) - Looney Tunes

Rabbit Fire (1951) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

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

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The Iceman Ducketh (1964) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: WB animator Phil Monroe’s lone directorial debut with the Daffy LT “The Iceman Ducketh” from 1964; do you like it? ~

The Iceman Ducketh (1964) - Looney Tunes

The Iceman Ducketh (1964) - Looney Tunes

The Iceman Ducketh (1964) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

When Daffy sees the large amounts of cash being given out for furs, he decides to go out and get his own, but he’s too late as winter sets in, so the greedy duck pursues Bugs.

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Quackodile Tears (1962) – Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

CotD: A personal favorite, “Quackodile Tears” shows the domestic side of Daffy; Directed by Art Davis ~

Quackodile Tears (1962) - Merrie Melodies

Quackodile Tears (1962) - Merrie Melodies

Quackodile Tears (1962) – Merrie Melodies 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.

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

CotD: Daffy “Dumas” Duck takes on the literal world (and looses his hat, among other things) in 1950′s “The Scarlet Pumpernickel”

The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon

The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon

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.

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Duck Amuck (1953) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: Easily one of Chuck Jones’ finest; perhaps even one of the best to come out of Warner Bros. Studios, animated or not~

Duck Amuck

Duck Amuck

Duck Amuck (1953) – 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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