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Ain't That Ducky (1945)

Daffy Duck hears a duckling crying, arousing Daffy, so he asks the duckling why he is so sad. The duckling is short-tempered and cried, until the hunter succeeded in stealing the satchel reads a note finding out why the duckling is so sad.


Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)


Michael Maltese (story)


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Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Sobbing Duckling (voice) (uncredited)
Victor Moore ... Hunter (voice) (uncredited)


Daffy Duck and a duck hunter meet a distraught little duckling carrying a briefcase. Whenever they try to find out what's in the briefcase, the duckling becomes very nasty. What's the little duckling trying to hide? Written by yortsnave

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Release Date:

19 May 1945 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Victor Moore did the voice of the hunter in this cartoon for free. When approached by Friz Freleng, he was shown a caricature of him as the hunter. Moore replied, "I love it, if you'd just put more hair on my head." See more »


Hunter: [Runs over a cardboard stand-up of Daffy] Oh, what have I done? I killed the poor duck.
Daffy Duck: [Disguided as kid] Speak to me, Daddy. Oh-ho-ho-ho! You bwoke my widdle daddy! You bwoke his widdle head! You bwoke his widdle spine! Oh-ho-ho-ho!
Hunter: I'll make it up to you. I'll raise you like you were my own.
Daffy Duck: Oh, boy! You'll be the mommy and I'll be the mean widdle kid!
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Crazy Credits

The final gag, after the hunter successfully stole the crying duckling's satchel, almost sheds a tear after reading what the duckling was crying so much about and then turns it around, for the audience to read, with "The End" on a note is followed by "The End" in the closing credits, temporarily replacing "That's All Folks!" See more »


Referenced in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) See more »


Every Little Movement
Music by Karl Hoschna
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
Sung by Daffy Duck
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if Elmer had a stroke
1 August 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"Ain't That Ducky" seems to me to be a sort of crossroads of three different kinds of Daffy Duck cartoons. On the one hand, a not-too-smart hunter (I interpret him as what Elmer Fudd would be after surviving a stroke) is trying to turn Daffy into dinner; apparently, members of the genus Anas* are always among the tastiest animals. Also, there's a crying duckling with a suitcase; every time that Daffy or the hunter asks the little guy what's up - or what's in the suitcase - the tyke gets very hostile (later, in "The Up-Standing Sitter", Daffy had to watch over a chick, but the chick proved to be one bad mother). Finally, in one scene Daffy notes the absence of a barrel in which to hide and demands that the animator draw one; after the animator obeys, Daffy exclaims "J.L. is going to hear about this!" (later of course, Daffy's disagreements with the animator formed the plot line for "Duck Amuck").

Admittedly, I may be the only person who interpreted the cartoon this way. Mostly, it is nice, fun entertainment. You're sure to love it. I assume that "J.L." refers to Warner Bros. executive Jack Warner.

*Anas is the genus to which ducks belong.

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