Daffy, the "little black duck", falls from the sky onto Elmer Fudd's farm, and rather than be shot, he begs Elmer to accept him as a personal slave. After torturing Elmer with his type of ... See full summary »

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Daffy, the "little black duck", falls from the sky onto Elmer Fudd's farm, and rather than be shot, he begs Elmer to accept him as a personal slave. After torturing Elmer with his type of kindness, slave Daffy puts a whip in Elmer's hands, then instantly dresses like Abraham Lincoln to scold Elmer for "whipping slaves". Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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This short is very rarely available due to the numerous references to African-American slavery. See more »

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Edited into Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982) See more »

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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Music by Franz Liszt
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6 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When I recently saw "Wise Quackers", I had a wonderful time. That's because I loved watching my wife and daughter's reaction to the racial insensitivity of this 1949 cartoon. Back then, making fun of slavery and having Daffy imitate an old black slave must have worked well with audiences. Today, it just seems pretty gross...and unfunny. But their reactions...hilarious! Now I am not condoning the film, but you should have seen their reactions! Before the film became offensive, I noticed something VERY unusual for a Looney Tunes cartoon of the era--the animation of the backgrounds was simply atrocious in the opening shots. It looked like someone let their 7 year-old animate this. Ugly, that's for sure.

Now if somehow the cartoon was funny despite all this, I could perhaps give it a semi-reasonable score. Apart from the face in the towel bit, however, it just wasn't very funny. Not a lot to recommend this one.


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