Daffy challenges duckhunter Elmer to a boxing match, rigged in his favor with the collusion of the duck referee. In the stands, Elmer's dog Larrimore suspects that something funny is going ... See full summary »
Daffy is an agent representing Sleepy Lagoon trying to sell him to talent scout Porky. Daffy spends a great deal of time and energy explaining and demonstrating what the kid can do, while the kid sits on a couch licking a giant sucker.
An exceedingly mild-mannered man is sent out to kill a duck for dinner by his wife. Unfortunately for him, he picks Daffy Duck as his victim. The two face off and do battle for the remainder of the cartoon.
A collection of brief vignettes. Within the Book of Fairy Tales, we find much-loved stories like these: Sleeping Beauty (chewed out by Prince Charming for sleeping in), Tom Thumb, the Grasshopper and the Ant (the grasshopper can afford to be lazy because he has war bonds), the Boy Who Cried Wolf, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing ("the fifth columnist of his day"), Aladdin and His Lamp, the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs (only they're aluminum for the war effort), Old Mother Hubbard (but her cupboard isn't bare; she's a "food hoarder"!), and This Little Piggy. The Boy Who Cried Wolf gets his comeuppance. Written by
This is a bunch of vignettes of how the writers of this animated cartoon would like to see some scenes in classic fables such as Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, The Grasshopper and The Ant, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Jack And The Beanstalk, The Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, on and on.
It's an interesting idea for a cartoon but the trouble is that the humor in 1942 was vastly different from today. Almost all of these jokes would be looked at today as really stupid. Prince Charming almost chokes Sleeping Beauty screaming at her to "get up!" while Tom Thumb is really a big, fat kid, etc. It goes downhill, believe it or not, from there.
The only thing I laughed at was the dog in the Old Mother Hubbard where he exposes the old lady as a "food hoarder." The rest of it is really too corny for laughs, although I did smile at the ending. A couple of them were not meant to be funny, but to be plugs for the war effort as this was made in the middle of WWII
This short was included in the DVD of the Errol Flynn movie, "Gentleman Jim."
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