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The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946)

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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 »

Quotes

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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Mysterious Mose
Music by Walter Doyle
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Hilarious parody of Dick Tracy with cameos from a ham and another detective.
27 October 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is Bob Clampett's best short at Warner Brothers, as he affectionately sends up Dick Tracy, even to the extent of including a real Dick Tracy villain or three in a couple of scenes. There's a cameo by Porky Pig in the dream sequence and Daffy as Duck Twacy has an amusing run-in with the most well-known resident of Baker Street in London, circa late 1800s. The Clampett Duck Twacy villains are indeed a fascinating lot, almost as good as some of Gould's villains. Great fun and much more fun than the movie version (and much shorter). One of Daffy's shining hours. Has a great ending. Well worth watching. Most highly recommended.


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