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 »
Killer and his gang are robbing every bank in town in numerical order, except they skip the 13th National Bank. The police are unable to catch them, despite their predictability (and their ... See full summary »
Daffy is an agent representing Sleepy Lagoon trying to sell him to talent scout Porky. Daffy spends a great deal of time and energy explaining and demonstrating what the kid can do, while the kid sits on a couch licking a giant sucker.
Another entry in the "books come alive" subgenre, with possibly more books coming alive than any other. We begin with some musical numbers, notably the various pages of Green Pastures all ... See full summary »
The Four Blackbirds,
Von Hamburger lays down the reel of his film, which is in a green spool, next to I.M. Stupendous' desk. Daffy replaces it with his own film, in a gray spool. In the next shot, the spool is still green until Von Hamburger picks it up, then it becomes gray. See more »
[after Daffy replaces the film in the camera with bullets]
This isn't a gangster-r-r pictur-r-r-r-r-r-r-re!
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Nice, but Daffy Duck and Tex Avery have both done much better
Daffy Duck is one of Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies', and animation's, most iconic characters, as well as one of the best, most interesting and funniest, with several cartoons ranging from very good to masterpieces.
Tex Avery was one also talented animator/director, with a style unlike any other and one that is immediately distinctive. He has also been responsible for some classic cartoons and also some memorable characters. 'Daffy Duck in Hollywood' was an early effort for both Daffy and Avery, and to be honest both have done much better than this. Not bad, in fact very nice on the whole, but both were more than capable in doing much more than just very nice.
A noticeable flaw is the animation and character design of Daffy. Here in 'Daffy Duck in Hollywood' he moves awkwardly and looks crude, like there was still uncertainty as to how he should look. In fact, the character designs generally are not as carefully drawn or as fluid as they could have been.
Didn't care much for the live action at the end either, oddly enough what the cartoon has been said to be most interesting for. The placement just seemed clumsily inserted and random, almost out of place, also didn't think they were needed or added much. The director character is amusing and interacts very well with Daffy, but the exaggerated way he speaks occasionally later on feels overdone.
On the other hand, the rest of the cartoon is quite beautifully done, with lovingly detailed backgrounds and vibrant colours. The music brims with lively energy and luscious orchestration, not only being dynamic to the action and adding to it but enhancing it as well. The writing is witty and amusing, and there are some great moments in terms of humour. Particularly good are the incredibly clever cigarette gag and the scene with Daffy, the hen and the rooster and what happens afterwards.
Characters carry 'Daffy Duck in Hollywood' extremely well and are fun, same with the rapport between them, and nothing can be complained about with the expert voice acting either, Mel Blanc especially having a ball.
On the whole, nice but considering this was Daffy Duck and Tex Avery couldn't help expecting more, both have done much better. Worth a peak though. 7/10 Bethany Cox
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