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Ducking the Devil (1957)

The Tasmanian Devil escapes from the City Zoo. The reward for his capture is 5000 dollars, which is enough incentive for Daffy Duck to overcome his frantic cowardice and musically lull the ... See full summary »

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The Tasmanian Devil escapes from the City Zoo. The reward for his capture is 5000 dollars, which is enough incentive for Daffy Duck to overcome his frantic cowardice and musically lull the Devil into peacefully walking back with him to the City Zoo. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Daffy Duck: I may be a craven little coward, but I'm a *greedy* craven little coward. I just gotta have that five Gs!
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Edited into Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988) See more »

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Sweet Georgia Brown
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Music by Maceo Pinkard and Ben Bernie
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"Just follow poppa, you beautiful $5000 baggy-eyed slob!"
22 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

The Tasmanian Devil escapes from a zoo and a reward is offered for anyone who can bring him back. Greedy Daffy seizes the opportunity to make some quick cash and attempts to capture Taz. This is the only Taz cartoon from the classic era where he was paired with someone other than Bugs. I'm not the biggest Taz fan and this short doesn't do much to change that. He's a very limited character who relies mainly upon the reactions of other characters to get any laughs. In all the Bugs shorts the plot is pretty much the same - Taz is running wild in the jungle, scaring all the animals until Bugs steps in and puts a stop to it. In this cartoon's favor, it does try to mix it up a little and take Taz out of the jungle and put him against opportunistic Daffy but it all feels similar to the Bugs shorts because, as I said before, Taz is such a limited character there's only so much you can do with him. Anyway it's worth a look if you happen to like Taz or if you're a Daffy completist, but it's really nothing memorable. There's also something 'off' about Daffy that I don't like. Not a great cartoon.


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