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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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Elizabeth of York / Swooning Girls (voice) (uncredited)
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Daffy Duck / Big Bad Wolf / Cop / Cuckoo / Sailor / Henry VIII / Mice (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

When the original title sequence was lost and replaced with the standard "Blue Ribbon" substitute title card, the title was spelled "Book Review", spoiling the pun. The original has since been found and restored on the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Vol. 2" DVD box set. See more »

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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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Daffy Duck: Swing music. Jazz. Phooey! Ah, bublichas, how difference in my native willage. Soft music, wiolins, the happy peoples sitting on their balalaikas, playing their samovars. And then, there was Cucaracha. Ah, Cucaracha: so round, so firm, so fully packed, and so easy on the draw. They would sink to me a little gypsy love song, like this. Listen. CUCARA-CHA! Cucaracha, cucaracha - hoo hoo hoo hoo! Cucaracha, cucaracha - hoohoohoohoo!
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References Pie-Eyed Piper (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Carolina in the Morning
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Wacky version sung by Daffy while doing his Danny Kaye impersonation
Also played when Daffy and Red Riding Hood are dancing
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More Daffy Insanity
16 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's swoon time over Frank Sinatra in the little old book shop and all the female characters who come to life on the covers of books are shrieking and carrying on, even "Whistler's Mother."

Musicians and all are not only to life but having fun with the music. All, that is, but Daffy Duck who jumps out of his comic book holding his ears, but then takes over the singing from there.

That are a lot of period references here, not just to Frank, but Danny Kaye, W.C. Fields, Jimmy Durante, cigarette commercials and many, many classic books. It's really too wild and crazy to explain. Suffice to say this is wacky Daffy Duck in one of his craziest cartoons. He and director Robert Clampett made a tremendous pair with outrageous animated short films like this. Who else would have Daffy doing scat music to Little Red Riding Hood (a highlight)?

As with some other Daffy Duck cartoons, this is total insanity....and a lot of us love it!


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