7.8/10
1,322
18 user 3 critic

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.

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writer:

(story)

Star:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Porky Pig goes on a hunt to catch the surreally elusive last Do-Do bird.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher
Book Revue (1946)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Daffy Duck pitches to J.L. Warner a starring role with himself in a ridiculously over the top swashbuckler film.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Making fun of "Fantasia", Bugs, Porky Pig and Porky's dog do a ballet after Elmer Fudd introduces "A Tale of the Vienna Woods."

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Bea Benaderet
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bugs, the Wolf and bobby-soxer Red chase each other around while Grandma is off working at Lockheed aircraft.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Billy Bletcher
Family | Sci-Fi | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Space hero Daffy battles Marvin the Martian for control of Planet X.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Baseball Bugs (1946)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Bugs plays every defensive position against the Gashouse Gorillas.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Frank Graham
Scaredy Cat (1948)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Porky and Sylvester spend the night in an old dark house, whose horrors only Sylvester sees. His repeated attempts to save Porky from the ghoulish doings of the killer mice infesting the ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Bugs and Daffy tunnel to Baghdad where they find caves full of treasure and a guard named Hassan who wants only to "chop" them.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Bugs is tricked into being the first rabbit shot into space. When he lands on the moon he finds Commander X-2 (later known as Marvin Martian) set to blow up planet Earth.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Daffy Duck / Duck Twacy / Wolf Man / Rubber Head / Neon Noodle / Pig / 88 Teeth (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 July 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der große Sparschwein-Raub  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the mailman delivers Daffy's mail, one of the letters is addressed to Rod Scribner who was one of the animators on this short. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: Hey, Taxi! Taxi!
[a taxi stops]
Daffy Duck: Follow that car!
[the taxi goes off without him]
Daffy Duck: Keeps them on their toes.
See more »


Soundtracks

Poet and Peasant Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Franz von Suppé
[Plays when Daffy runs to a remote spot with his comic book.]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Fast, furious and fun, plus original- everything a cartoon should be!
14 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, what can I say. This is one of my favourite Daffy Duck cartoons, though Duck Dodgers in the 24.5 Century and Duck Amuck are my favourites. It is fast, furious, fun and original, like cartoons should be, and as a parody of Dick Tracy just a sheer delight from start to finish. Daffy is superb, manic and hilarious, and he is well served by superb dialogue, brilliantly timed gags and a great story. Other outstanding elements too were the spectacular animation, one of the best-looking Looney Tunes cartoons in my opinion, the rousing music and the brilliant vocal talents of Mel Blanc.

Overall, absolutely delightful, that delivered exactly what it promised. 10/10 Bethany Cox


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?