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What Makes Daffy Duck (1948)

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It's duck season, so Daffy plays hunter Elmer and a hungry fox off against each other.

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It's duck season, so Daffy plays hunter Elmer and a hungry fox off against each other.

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This short's date of release, was not only 1948's Valentines Day. It was on Saturday, February 14th, 1948, one day after superstition date (to some) & science-fiction movie titles, "Friday, the 13th". See more »

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Elmer Fudd: How am I ever going to catch that scwewy duck?
Daffy Duck: Precisely what I was thinking, my little Nimrod.
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[after Daffy lassoed Elmer Fudd], Elmer is temporarily trapped in one of his boots, temporarily. See more »

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You Oughta Be in Pictures
Music by Dana Suesse
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Hail fire and sharp teeth, that's what!
6 February 2004 | by (Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

In `What Makes Daffy Duck", duckhunting season is just a thinly disguised analogy for war. But the use of machine gun and anti aircraft sound effects also add to the loony flavor Daffy was famous for in the Forties. Hunter Elmer Fudd faces some competition from a hungry fox. Leave it to the little black duck to try and bamboozle both of them. But this is a sly fox (although he does take a lot longer to regain his senses after knocking himself out than the other toons).

Daffy's every move is exaggerated. His arms move faster than the human eye can perceive, he constantly breaks the fourth wall and even conjures up a bathtub out of thin air to take his morning shower. His screwy behavior even starts to rub off on the two hunters: Elmer dresses up as a lady duck (Daffy promises him a screen-test with Warner Bros) and when the fox is ordered to `throw up his hands' we learn why cartoon characters always wear those silly white gloves.

In the end `What makes Daffy Duck' can be considered a prelude of sorts to the famous Hunter trilogy: `Rabbit Fire' (1951), `Rabbit Seasoning' (1952), and `Duck! Rabbit! Duck!' (1953), in which hunting season would get even more confusing for Elmer.

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