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Muscle Tussle (1953)

Daffy Duck takes his girl to a beach, where a muscle-bound duck attracts the attentions of Daffy's fickle chick. She leaves Daffy and walks off with the hunky duck. A salesman sells Daffy a... See full summary »

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Daffy Duck takes his girl to a beach, where a muscle-bound duck attracts the attentions of Daffy's fickle chick. She leaves Daffy and walks off with the hunky duck. A salesman sells Daffy a bogus strength-building tonic, and Daffy takes some, thinking it has made him into a virile power-house! He challenges the muscular duck to a series of contests involving bar-bending, chain-chewing, and weight-lifting. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Included as an extra on the W.B. DVD "Trouble Along The Way". See more »

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Daffy Duck: Well, what do you call that?
Hunky Duck: You all can call me Shorty.
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Music by Peter De Rose
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"Give him a cluck in the head."
2 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Looney Tunes take on the old Charles Atlas comic book ads. In those ads, there was always a weakling who gets picked on by a musclebound bully at the beach, only to return after working out and even the score. Usually there was a girl involved, too. Enter our story here, where Daffy is at the beach with his girlfriend when a big hunky duck shows up and steals his woman. The rest of the short is Daffy trying to figure out a way to win her back and put the muscle duck in his place. It's amusing stuff but never terribly funny. Mel Blanc's great, as always. Gladys Holland does the voice of the female duck and appears to be channeling Judy Holliday. The music is lively and fun. The animation is nice and colorful. Not one of my favorite Daffy cartoons but I've seen worse.


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