Daffy Duck hears a duckling crying, arousing Daffy, so he asks the duckling why he is so sad. The duckling is short-tempered and cried, until the hunter succeeded in stealing the satchel reads a note finding out why the duckling is so sad.

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Daffy Duck / Sobbing Duckling (voice) (uncredited)
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Hunter (voice) (uncredited)
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Daffy Duck and a duck hunter meet a distraught little duckling carrying a briefcase. Whenever they try to find out what's in the briefcase, the duckling becomes very nasty. What's the little duckling trying to hide? Written by yortsnave

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Trivia

Victor Moore did the voice of the hunter in this cartoon for free. When approached by Friz Freleng, he was shown a caricature of him as the hunter. Moore replied, "I love it, if you'd just put more hair on my head." See more »

Quotes

Hunter: Oh, you poor thing. Is there anything I can do to help?
Sobbing Duckling: I said it before, and I'll say it again, but... Aw, shut up!
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Crazy Credits

The final gag, after the hunter successfully stole the crying duckling's satchel, almost sheds a tear after reading what the duckling was crying so much about and then turns it around, for the audience to read, with "The End" on a note is followed by "The End" in the closing credits, temporarily replacing "That's All Folks!" See more »

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Referenced in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) See more »

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Huckleberry Duck
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Music by Raymond Scott
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Likable and fun short, with a great ending twist
17 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a big fan of Daffy Duck, I saw Ain't That Ducky realising it was one of the few cartoons I hadn't yet seen of his. I liked it, though I may be biased as I love a vast majority of the Looney Tunes shorts. But is it one of the best? Not for me. The story is very simple in concept and is rather routine in spots. And while the duckling's appearance is cute, he does very little other than cry and shout and while what is shouted is funny the delivery is unsubtle and can grate depending on who you are. However, the other two characters are great. The hunter character is amusing, almost like Elmer Fudd gone Rambo, and judging from his vocal performance you do wish that Victor Moore did more voice-overs. Daffy is as always spot on, I absolutely agree that a mix of his early manic and later greedy personas are here as well as a sympathetic side and I loved that. The animation is fine as well, there were more fluid character designs later on but the backgrounds are very detailed and the colours are shaded beautifully. The music is as energetic as you'd expect, while the writing is fresh and witty and the sight gags imaginatively timed and clever. Mel Blanc's voice work for Daffy is stellar, but rather overdone for the duckling(even his voice work in A Tale of Two Kitties was an unsubtle as this). The ending twist is just great. All in all, likable and fun but some may be annoyed by the duckling character. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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