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Book Revue (1946)

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The ultimate Warner Brothers "books come to life" cartoon. Parodies and caricatures of Harry James, Frank Sinatra, 'Benny Goodman', Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, 'Jimmy Durante' and, in a wild ... See full summary »

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Bobby-Soxer / Lady on 'Freckles' Cover / Screams (voice) (uncredited)
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The ultimate Warner Brothers "books come to life" cartoon. Parodies and caricatures of Harry James, Frank Sinatra, 'Benny Goodman', Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, 'Jimmy Durante' and, in a wild take-off on Danny Kaye, Daffy launches into a Russian-accented version of "Carolina in the Morning," then scat-sings his way through the tale of "Red Riding Hood" with Margaret O'Brien as Red. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Trivia

"Stop That Dancing Up There!" was the title of a then-popular song by Harry 'The Hipster' Gibson. See more »

Goofs

As Daffy and Little Red Riding Hood are dancing at the end, the dancers in the background suddenly disappear. See more »

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[last lines]
Big Bad Wolf: Stop that dancing up there!... ya sillies.
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References The Arkansas Traveler (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

It Had to Be You
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Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Played during Cherokee Strip, The Whistler and The Sea Wolf
Sung twice by the Frank Sinatra caricature
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My favorite Daffy toon!
8 June 2001 | by (Washington DC, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, it's not necessarily the all-time *best* Daffy Duck cartoon (that would be "Duck Amuck" or "Robin Hood Daffy", or maybe "Great Piggy Bank Robbery") but it's my personal favorite - I just love it to bits. Clampett at his high-octane best, taking on the old workhorse "book covers come to life" formula and *demolishing* it (no one at WB ever made another!) with a show-stopping and hysterically funny performance by Daffy. From a spot-on-perfect impression of Danny Kaye playing a homesick Russian gypsy ("*sigh* How different was my little willage...the happy peoples, sitting on their balalaikas, strumming their samovars...") to a mad scat song warning Red Riding Hood to beware the wolf and an all-out battle, the duck just rocks. The concentrated energy of this cartoon blasts off the screen! A slow start, but once Daffy appears onscreen, brother, clear the decks. A definite 10.


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