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To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943)

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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 »

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Daffy Duck / Duck Referee / Laramore (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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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 on, but he's drowned out by Daffy's all-duck cheering section. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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6 March 1943 (USA)  »

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Canardons le canard  »

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The title is based upon the often used quote from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, "To be or not to be." See more »

Quotes

Laramore: There's something awfully screwy about this fight, or my name isn't Laramore... and it isn't!
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Edited into Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (1989) See more »

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William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
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To duck...or not to duck... that is the question
7 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

To Duck... or Not to Duck was a very good cartoon, if not quite outstanding. The story is on the routine side, and the cartoon starts off a tad slow in comparison to what happens later. But once we are introduced to the boxing match, which is by far and away the highlight of To Duck... or Not to Duck, it picks up considerably. The animation is pretty to look at, not the most pristine looking cartoon of the Looney Tunes cartoons, but it looks handsome enough to me. The music is very good, the dialogue is great(Daffy and Elmer both have their fair share of great lines but Laramar the Dog gets the best line of the entire cartoon in my opinion) and the sight gags are interesting. Daffy and Elmer are very entertaining, Daffy being manic and witty and Elmer being a worthy if clueless foil, while Laramar is great support. Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan both do a stellar job once again with the voices. Overall, entertaining and fun, not outstanding but very good all the same. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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