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Birth of a Notion (1947)

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Daffy Duck cons a dog named Leopold into offering him a stay in his house, but he has to hide Daffy from his master, a Peter-Lorre style mad scientist who needs a duck's wishbone.

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Daffy Duck / Leopold / Joe Besser Duck (voice)
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Daffy Duck cons a dog named Leopold into offering him a stay in his house, but he has to hide Daffy from his master, a Peter-Lorre style mad scientist who needs a duck's wishbone. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@artist-bros.org>

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Daffy Duck: [Opens a door and sees a moving landscape in the other side, as if from a moving train] Say, that's just plain old silly!
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Spoofs The Birth of a Nation (1915) See more »

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When My Dream Boat Comes Home
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Written by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin
Sung by Daffy as "When My Dream Duck Comes Home"
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Very funny cartoon with a great Daffy
7 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Rather than flying south for the winter to keep warm, Daffy Duck cons a dog into letting him stay in his master's house. However the dog's master is a scientist who needs a wishbone from a duck to complete the experiment.

My favourite cartoon character has got to be Daffy Duck. Even when they phased out his `crazy' character they made him cynical and bitter and just as fun. Here he is a mix of the two – a little crazy but pretty street smart with it! The plot is essentially a chase between Daffy and the scientist. The dog is used to set up the action but then forgotten (aside from a scene where he re-introduces himself and comments on his `lousy part in this picture'). The cartoon is very imaginative and even self mocking (at one point Daffy says `well, that is just plain silly'). It is very funny throughout and is great fun.

The animation is real quality. Daffy is great and the backgrounds all show a lot of effort has gone in. The scientist is a really good impression of actor Peter Lorre and it is amusing even before he speaks! While a cartoon can be good with average animation, it is usually a sign that it has been made with care and attention when the animation is good. This is the case here – the cartoon is quality in almost all areas where it matters.

Overall this is a superb cartoon and I cannot recommend it enough.


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