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My Favorite Duck (1942)

Porky tries to relax on a hunting and fishing trip, but Daffy, smugly pointing out the "No Duck Hunting" signs, subjects him to constant irritation. Then the "Duck Hunting Season Open" signs start going up.

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Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Eagle / Baby Eagle (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky tries to relax on a hunting and fishing trip, but Daffy, smugly pointing out the "No Duck Hunting" signs, subjects him to constant irritation. Then the "Duck Hunting Season Open" signs start going up.

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Porky Pig: G-g-gosh, what a cra-cr-screwy duck.
Daffy Duck: That, my little cherub, is strictly a matter of opinion.
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Featured in Behind the Tunes: Animal Quackers (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues in the Night
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung often by Daffy Duck and Porky Pig
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An overlooked progressive gem!
5 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Visually this is much more like a cartoon from the late 40s rather than 1942. It shows the way for the future, refined Chuck Jones style. The long perspective shots and the stylized backgrounds are rare for that time and the timing and nature of the dialog is unmistakably Chuck Jones (his first cartoon with writer Michael Maltese). If it wasn't for the early loony trickster characterization of Daffy this could easily be mistaken for a release from '49 or '50. Daffy also tries to exploit "duck season" as he would ten years later with Bugs in the "Duck Season/Rabbit Season" toons. Don't miss this one! It's on volume 6 of the Golden Collection and, for the first time in many years, you can really enjoy the full impact of the color scheme.


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