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Daffy Duck & Egghead (1938)

A very early appearance of a barely recognisable Daffy Duck, seen here tormenting Egghead, a prototype Elmer Fudd who is just as unsuccessful with ducks as he was later to be with a certain... See full summary »

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Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)

Writer:

Ben Hardaway (story) (as J.B. Hardaway)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Turtle Referee / Nut House Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Danny Webb Danny Webb ... Egghead (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A very early appearance of a barely recognisable Daffy Duck, seen here tormenting Egghead, a prototype Elmer Fudd who is just as unsuccessful with ducks as he was later to be with a certain wascally wabbit. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daffy Duck und Eierkopf See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only cartoon in which Egghead is not depicted as his traditional self, in a green suit and derby. In this film, he wears a brown hunting suit and cap, has dark hair, and carries a Savage .99 rifle. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: Ain't I some cutie? I think I'll do it again.
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Alternate Versions

Re-released in the 1940s as a Blue Ribbon reissue. The full titles were restored in the 1990s and are available on the fourth disc of Volume Three on the Golden Collection See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Wonderful Country: Episode #11.7 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Before the Battle, Mother
(uncredited)
Music by George Frederick Root
Played during the disclaimer at the beginning
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Daffy Still Developing But Other Characters, Writers & Artists Shine
6 May 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

The first bit of humor is in the "disclaimer" which includes the word "roasted" and then we get the customer pond shot at sunrise which, by the way, is beautifully drawn. There's something about these late '30s/early '40s animated shorts and films that have a distinct watercolor beauty to them.

Next we see "Egghead," a prototype of Elmer Food. Another sign of the times was the silhouette of a man in the movie theater and the character on screen talking to him, usually - as is the case here - telling the person to "sit down." When he doesn't, Egghead shoots him!! (I think Bugs Bunny did that once, too, but I'm not sure.)

This very young and smaller-looking Daffy was not the funny guy he was a decade later, almost a wise-guy. This is almost an introduction to this character as Daffy sings a song explaining who he is.

The funnier characters and real-life people in here were the Italian turtle, Ben Hathaway who wrote some clever sight gags into this story and the director, Tex Avery. Just don't expect laughs from the usually-hilarious Daffy Duck.

This is part of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 3.


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