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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.

Director:

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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Storyline

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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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 »


Soundtracks

Listen to the Mockingbird
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Milburn
[Plays when Daffy first appears. Also plays when the flock of ducks appears.]
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the beginning of Daffy Duck
22 June 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

It's hard to believe that this was literally the first time that Daffy Duck ever appeared in a cartoon, but it's the truth. Porky Pig plays a hunter going out to shoot a duck (he has to go out; he antagonized the man upstairs after accidentally firing the gun). Needless to say, while hunting, he comes across Daffy, and the latter can't get shot. After a weird snafu, Porky has to go (and by "go", I mean "run") back home.

"Porky's Duck Hunt" seems pretty low-brow compared to later cartoons, but if nothing else, it's good as a historical reference. When I was really young and watched a lot of the Looney Tunes cartoons, I always wondered why Porky Pig and Bugs Bunny never co-starred.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Полювання на качку See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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