Daffy Duck reprises his famous role of Duck Dodgers in another spoof of Saturday afternoon space serials. Assigned to locate the rack-and-pinion molecule needed for yo-yo polish, Dodgers ...
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Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Pirate Yosemite Sam digs up a treasure chest which belongs to Bugs Bunny. Bugs boards Sam's ship and begins to heckle him. Bugs dresses as a singing mermaid, makes Sam walk the plank, and even makes Yosemite encounter a giant shark.
In order to stop an alien invasion, Duck Dodgers creates an army of drones, who are all exact robotic copies of himself. However, the clones go on a rampage and to stop them he must basically outwit himself.
Marvin the Martian mistakes Daffy Duck's Duck Dodgers show, in which Dodgers announces that his forces are about to invade Mars, for a live broadcast and retaliates by going after Daffy, who still thinks they're shooting the show.
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 »
Daffy Duck reprises his famous role of Duck Dodgers in another spoof of Saturday afternoon space serials. Assigned to locate the rack-and-pinion molecule needed for yo-yo polish, Dodgers and his assistant, an eager young space cadet (Porky Pig), crash their spaceship into a giant egg-shell, where they find Marvin Martian, who is, as usual, scheming to destroy Earth. Marvin asks Dodgers to visit the boudoir of Gossamer, a giant, hairy monster in sneakers, and the frightened Dodgers flees. Porky uses electronic clippers to literally haircut Gossamer into nothingness, and Dodgers, jealous of his assistant's heroism, repeatedly fires his ray gun at Porky's rear. Written by
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Chuck Jones' mediocre follow-up to his classic Duck Dodgers short from the '50s. This was originally part of the made-for-TV special Daffy Duck's Thanks-For-Giving . Given that it was made for television and that it was made decades after the classic Looney Tunes shorts, you can imagine that this is inferior stuff. Surprisingly, the animation is not terrible. Compared to a lot of other stuff from the same era, it's quite good. However, it's not the least bit funny. It's dialogue-heavy with no good gags. Mel Blanc does provide the voicework and that automatically makes this better than any of the Looney Tunes stuff that came out after he died. So, it's not as good as the original short it follows up on, but it is watchable. More forgiving fans will likely rate it higher. After all, it's still Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese, and Mel Blanc. That's nothing to sneeze at.
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