Daffy Duck, who only seems to awaken to the sound of a struck platter cover, is a boxer (managed by Porky Pig), who boxes against a champion rooster in a widely commercialized event. His ... See full summary »

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Porky Pig / Daffy Duck / The Champ / Pelican Referee (voice) (uncredited)
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Daffy Duck, who only seems to awaken to the sound of a struck platter cover, is a boxer (managed by Porky Pig), who boxes against a champion rooster in a widely commercialized event. His techniques include using crazy antics, dirty tricks and sight gags. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@artist-bros.org>

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Included in Warner Home Video's 2005 DVD release of Angels with Dirty Faces (1938). See more »

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Porky Pig: Daffy, oh, Daffy. Get up.
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Feelin' High and Happy
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Music by Rube Bloom
Played when the people are streaming into the stadium
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Daffy Boxing
6 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Daffy was starting to come into his own in 1938. Tex Avery's unit created him the year before, but it was Clampett that utilized him more over the next couple of years.

Daffy's zaniness is utilized the best in this short. One of Clampett's strengths as a director was planning out zany spontaneity in animation and making it look so natural. The way Daffy heckles the champion in the ring seems so reminiscent of how The Marx Brothers heckled their adversaries.

I also love the fast paced renditions of "I'm Feeling High and Happy", "Something Tells Me" and "Sing You Son Of A Gun" that plays on the soundtrack.

The WB cartoons were really taking shape during this period. In addition to the irreverent humor, the artists emulated the brassy, blue-collar feel that the live action WB features had.

Clampett usually gets dogged for his early b/w cartoons, but most of his 1938 entries were pretty solid and even groundbreaking at times. This short was one of his best b/w entries.


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