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The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 20 July 1946 (USA)
Daffy Duck has a dream in which he is Duck Twacy, a detective forced to fight an army of grotesque villians.

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Daffy Duck / Duck Twacy / Wolf Man / Rubber Head / Neon Noodle / Pig / 88 Teeth (voice)
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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 Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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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 »

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Daffy Duck: [seeing a doormat labeled "Trap Door"] A trap door, no doubt. Very ingenious.
[Steps to one side]
Daffy Duck: 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]
Daffy Duck: Was that trip really necessary?
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Connections

References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

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Poet and Peasant Overture
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Music by Franz von Suppé
[Plays when Daffy runs to a remote spot with his comic book.]
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A good job
25 October 2007 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

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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