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The very first cartoon in Warner Bros. popular Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner series of cartoons. This one has the Coyote chasing the Roadrunner using a rather ingenious invention combining a fridge, a meat grinder, ice cubes, and skis.
While reading his favorite comic book, Daffy accidentally knocks himself unconscious and dreams he's Duck Twacy, famous detective, trying to solve the case of the missing piggy banks. Taking a streetcar (conducted by Porky Pig, in a non-speaking cameo role) to the gangsters' hideout, he meets up with such grotesque criminals as Pickle Puss, Eighty-Eight Teeth and Neon Noodle. Written by
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Warren Beatty wanted this animated short to be shown before his movie Dick Tracy (1990). But Disney (who was making and distributing the film) refused. See more »
[seeing a doormat labeled "Trap Door"]
A trap door, no doubt. Very ingenious.
[Steps to one side]
Duck Twacy is too smart for a trick like that! I shall ring the bell from here.
[Rings bell with a pointer; ground opens up beneath him and he falls to the basement]
Was that trip really necessary?
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Daffy shows up in an entertaining, well-animated old cartoon, being funny and entertaining imagining he is Duck Twacey (like Dick Tracey - get it?).
The animation is not very detailed, but good compared to quite a lot of Daffy Duck cartoons in the not-too-distant future. The person who animated Daffy made him in a fun, likable "wonky" style - which you don't usually see in your average Daffy Looney Tunes episode.
The jokes are not top notch, but neither are a few of the older Looney Tunes, but you are likely not to watch this without laughing at least once.
The plot and story is also very good and entertaining, although it feels a wee bit too short.
What happens is Daffy is very desperate for his next Dick Tracey comic and he wants to be just like his idol. By complete accident he knocks himself out and imagines that he is Duck Twacey, famous and good detective. He goes out to find hundreds of stolen piggy banks and to make sure the criminals are taught their lesson...
An incredibly entertaining and fun Looney Tunes episode. Thumbs up for Daffy in "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery"!
8 and a half out of ten.
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