7.1/10
267
8 user

My Little Duckaroo (1954)

Daffy Duck is a Wild West outlaw named "The Masked Avenger", righter of wrongs and doer of heroic deeds. Porky Pig is his sidekick. Together, they search for Nasty Canasta, a villain whose ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

(story)

Star:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sheep Ahoy (1954)
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After punching in for work, Sam Sheepdog deals with Ralph Wolf's attempts to steal the flock, which this time make use of a balloon, a fake Acme-brand rock and a bicycle-propelled submarine.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An inebriated stork must deliver a baby to a giant at the top of a beanstalk, but doesn't feel like flying that high and instead delivers the baby to a normal-sized couple, who try to raise... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Norman Nesbitt
Zipping Along (1953)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Hypnosis doesn't help the Coyote catch the Road Runner, nor do a clutch of string-controlled rifles or dozens of mousetraps, but they all manage to backfire on him, naturally.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Paul Julian
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two English sparrows adopt the homely hayseed, Beaky Buzzard. Later, his adoptive father tries to teach the dolt to catch chickens.

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce, Marian Richman
The Cats Bah (1954)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Penelope, an American tourist cat who's gotten a white stripe of paint down her back, is pursued through the Casbah by the amorous skunk Pepe Le Pew, who woos her with his rendition of "As Time Goes By."

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two cockney canines chase Sylvester Cat into the lab of Dr. Jerkyl, where the cat drinks Hyde formula and changes into a wildcat that claws bulldog Alfie into little pieces and reverts back... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a hunter learns of higher meat prices, he goes off to kill a proto-Bugs rabbit - but runs into constant obstacles.

Directors: Cal Dalton, Ben Hardaway
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An exceedingly mild-mannered man is sent out to kill a duck for dinner by his wife. Unfortunately for him, he picks Daffy Duck as his victim. The two face off and do battle for the remainder of the cartoon.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sylvester's carnivorious pursuit of Tweety Bird continues, chasing the canary onto the ledge of a tall building. He plummets to the sidewalk below, losing one of his nine "lives"; the ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Cracked Quack (1952)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Daffy Duck takes shelter from a blizzard by sneaking into a cozy home owned by Porky Pig. Daffy tries to secretly mooch off of Porky for an entire winter, but Porky's dog realizes that ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Wile E. Coyote set up an elaborate scientific contraption to trap Bugs.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Sci-Fi | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A cosmic mix-up results in a Martian baby being delivered to Earth, while an Earth baby is sent to Mars. Joseph Wilbur and his wife try to raise the green-skinned, ingenious Martian tyke as... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Daws Butler, June Foray
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Edit

Storyline

Daffy Duck is a Wild West outlaw named "The Masked Avenger", righter of wrongs and doer of heroic deeds. Porky Pig is his sidekick. Together, they search for Nasty Canasta, a villain whose crimes include gag-stealing and square dancing in a round house. When they find Canasta's hideout and Daffy challenges Canasta to a duel, Canasta flexes his hulky muscles that entirely rip away his shirt, and proceeds to pound Daffy into a stupor. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le vendeur masqué  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In one scene, Nasty Canasta is reading a Grave Diggers joke book by Burke and Hare. Burke and Hare were notorious murderers in Scotland in the early 1800s who murdered people and then sold the bodies to a surgeon who then used the bodies for anatomical study. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: [with Mexican accent] I am the Frisco Kid. Please come quietly, Señor, or I shall whip you.
[Gets tangled in his own whip]
Daffy Duck: Well, you don't have to come quietly. You could make a little noise if you like.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Million Hare (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Pretty uninspiring stuff
27 March 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Driven by a desire to see wrongs righted (and claim the massive reward), the Masked Avenger decides to go after criminal Nasty Canasta and bring him to justice. However, Canasta proves to be more than a match for the Avenger - mask or no mask.

I'm a big fan of Daffy Duck but I vastly prefer him when he is in fully `crazy' mood, doing all sorts of manic things; I find that much funnier than his later greedy & selfish personae. Here, however he is in selfish mode - not in itself a sign of a bad cartoon, but here it is all part of the problem. Along with Porky as comedy relief, Daffy goes after a criminal but has very little response form him. Why the script decided to do this is beyond me as it means there is very little happening to really laugh at. The material throughout is pretty uninspiring and relies heavily on Daffy's delivery alone to make it enjoyable.

Sadly, for me, Daffy's greedy character just isn't that funny at times (here being one of them) and his delivery in this cartoon is average at best. It's the fault of the material of course, and I was surprised just how weak the whole thing was. Porky is named the comedy relief but he has absolutely nothing to do outside of two or three lines of dialogue. Canasta is like some of the other `old west' villains that have tangled with other WB characters, but the decision to have him do almost nothing was a daft one.

Overall this cartoon offers two big names and a mildly amusing set up, but, like me, I imagine many people will be bewildered by just how uninspiring the thing is.


1 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page