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Porky's Duck Hunt (1937)

New duck hunter Porky is constantly taunted by a very early version of Daffy, and all the other ducks.

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Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Daffy Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Bass Fish / The Guy Upstairs (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet The Sportsmen Quartet ... Themselves (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky tries out his new hunting gear and blasts a hole in his apartment roof (and neighbor's backside). At the swamp, neither he nor the other hunters can hit anything. Porky sets out decoys, then can't tell the real duck from them; he wades out there, but his shotgun gets waterlogged. He shoots a barrel of rum, and some fish get drunk, get in a rowboat, and sing "Moonlight Bay". Porky thinks he's shot Daffy and sends his dog out to retrieve him, but Daffy brings the dog back. After some more shenanigans, Porky breaks out his duck call, which gets him (and his dog, after he swallows it) shot at. They go home, dejected, where the ducks taunt him some more and his gun jams again. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Утиная охота Порки See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of Daffy Duck. First time Mel Blanc voices Porky Pig. See more »

Goofs

When Porky comes home, there's a window looking outside just to the right of his front door but seconds later that door leads to a hallway with a staircase where the window was. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: Ha ha! It's me, again!
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Crazy Credits

Daffy Duck hops around going "Woo-hoo!" all over the closing title card. See more »

Alternate Versions

This cartoon was colorized in 1968 by having every other frame traced over onto a cel. Each redrawn cel was painted in color and then photographed over a colored reproduction of each original background. Needless to say, the animation quality dropped considerably from the original version with this method. The cartoon was colorized again in 1990, this time with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white cartoon. This preserved the quality of the original animation. See more »


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Listen to the Mockingbird
Music by Richard Milburn
Played as background music
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One very entertaining hunt
25 October 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Tex Avery, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, on top of one of the best voice actors who ever lived Mel Blanc, together sounds like a match made in heaven. And while all have done better 'Porky's Duck Hunt' is a very good cartoon regardless, much more than just historical interest.

Porky's personality did become a little more interesting later on and would have liked to have more of Daffy. However, for relatively early on in his career (before he went on to even better things and being responsible for some of the greatest cartoons of all time) Avery is still on top form, his unique style still shines if becoming more uniquely wacky later on. Daffy really impresses in his cartoon debut, he looks cute but his manic personality is so much fun to watch and he provides some priceless moments. He isn't widely known as one of animation's funniest and most interesting characters for nothing.

The black and white animation is crisp and smooth. Everything is beautifully drawn, fluid and detailed and there are some imaginative moments as one would expect. Any cartoon that had Carl Stalling providing the music score was already an even better cartoon. Stalling showed a near-unparalleled mastery of writing music that was beautiful to listen to but also cleverly orchestrated and used in a way that not only synchronising seamlessly to the action and expressions but also enhancing their impact.

'Porky's Duck Hunt' has the expected witty dialogue, Daffy having the best lines, and beautifully timed and even funnier sight gags. Porky may have been more interesting later on but he was still likable and a good foil for Daffy. The dog has a fun personality too but this is Daffy's cartoon.

Mel Blanc demonstrates how he could voice multiple characters and give them their own individual identities, when it came to voice actors (and there were and are a lot of talented voice actors who have that ability) Blanc was the king of them all.

On the whole, not among the best for all involved but still a very good cartoon. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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