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The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Action | 20 July 1946 (USA)
After reading his favorite Dick Tracy comic, Daffy Duck has a surreal dream in which he is Duck Twacy, a private eye on the trail of an army of horrifyingly grotesque villains who stole every piggy bank in town, including his own.

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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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The taxi that pulls up is labeled "Tom's Taxi", probably referring to Thomas McKimson. See more »

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[Daffy, as Duck Twacy, is following clues when he bumps into Mr. Holmes of London]
Daffy Duck: Scram, Sherlock. I'm working this side of the street.
[shoves him aside and continues on]
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Referenced in The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) See more »

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The Latin Quarter
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Music by Harry Warren
[Plays when Daffy answers the French phone.]
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Fast, furious and fun, plus original- everything a cartoon should be!
14 June 2010 | by 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


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