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To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 6 March 1943 (USA)
Daffy challenges duckhunter Elmer to a boxing match, rigged in his favor with the collusion of the duck referee. In the stands, Elmer's dog Larrimore suspects that something funny is going ... See full summary »

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Duck Referee / Duck Spectators / Laramore (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Daffy challenges duckhunter Elmer to a boxing match, rigged in his favor with the collusion of the duck referee. In the stands, Elmer's dog Larrimore suspects that something funny is going on, but he's drowned out by Daffy's all-duck cheering section. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Looney Tunes #5 (1942-1943 Season): To Duck or Not to Duck See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title is based upon the often used quote from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, "To be or not to be." See more »

Quotes

Duck Referee: Now shake hands.
Daffy Duck: Which hand do ya take?
Elmer Fudd: Mmmm... uh, that one.
Daffy Duck: Wrong. Guess again.
Elmer Fudd: All wight, all wight, I'll take that over there.
Daffy Duck: [to camera] Ain't he a dope?
[back to Elmer]
Daffy Duck: You *sure* this is the one you want?
[Elmer nods enthusiastically]
Daffy Duck: YOU'RE RIGHT!
[...]
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Connections

Edited into Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Captains of the Clouds
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
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None of this or this!
2 July 2002 | by TheMan3051See all my reviews

While the Daffy Duck of the `50s and `60s was funny, there is no beating the Daffy from the `30s and `40s and here is proof of that and who can forget the famous Daffy laugh which inspired the Woody Woodpecker laugh? I don't know if it was because of Woody that the Daffy laugh was absent in the `50s and `60s but I don't think so because both Woody Woodpecker and Daffy Duck were performed by Mel Blanc.


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