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Yankee Doodle Daffy (1943)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 3 July 1943 (USA)
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.

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Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Sleepy Lagoon - Coughing (voice) (uncredited)
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Sleepy Lagoon (singing voice) (uncredited)
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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.

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Included as a bonus on the 2003 Warner 2 disc DVD set of Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: [singing as he chases Porky] Over hill and over dale we're always on the dusty trail, hunting fox and hunting quail heigh ho I'm a hunting fool, giddy up giddy up giddy up my horse and now your up the final creak, giddy up giddy up giddy up just like the wind I ride my forward steed, sure of foot sure of eye peeling onions makes me cry, this makes no sense so do I,
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Daffy Duck: So don't you go and beat me daddy to the nearest bar, yeah!
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Edited into Sonic Outlaws (1995) See more »

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Music by John F. Barth
Performed by Daffy Duck on the banjo
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Friz Freleng's crowning glory- a jaw-droppingly fast paced short with a corking performance by Mel Blanc as Daffy
18 August 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

'Yankee Doodle Daffy' is probably the greatest cartoon Friz Freleng ever directed. As a Daffy Duck fanatic, I was bound to adore this film since it is basically a seven minute showcase for Daffy's wild energy. It's a fine script but it hinges on the execution, meaning the stars of 'Yankee Doodle Daffy' are director Freleng and voice artist Mel Blanc. The premise is simple; Daffy approaches talent agent Porky Pig with a new act but rather than let the act demonstrate his talents, Daffy insists on emulating everything he promises his client will deliver. This results in a sensational series of song and dance routines in which Daffy pursues a reluctant Porky, who is trying to get away on holiday. Finally, Porky agrees to see Daffy's client, resulting in one of my favourite climactic punchlines of all time.

Friz Freleng is often considered a lesser director with many viewing his cartoons as formulaic and dull. While he undoubtedly lacks the monumental talents of a Jones, an Avery or a Clampett, Freleng is too frequently underestimated. In 'Yankee Doodle Daffy' he really shows his potential, beautifully directing a frantically paced script without any missed opportunities. The short just pulsates with energy and Mel Blanc's vocal tour de force is up there with some of his finest performances. In a list largely populated by his colleagues' work, Friz Freleng's 'Yankee Doodle Daffy' more than holds its own against the competition in my very favourite Warner Bros. cartoons of all time.


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