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Book Revue (1946)

As the literary characters come to life in a bookstore at night, Daffy Duck sings and dances before being chased by the Big Bad Wolf.

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Bobby-Soxer / Lady on 'Freckles' Cover / Screams (voice) (uncredited)
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Mrs. Aldrich / Swooning Girls (voice) (uncredited)
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Daffy Duck / Big Bad Wolf / Cop / Cuckoo / Sailor / Henry VIII / Mice (voice) (uncredited)
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Frank Sinatra / Henry VIII - Yelling (voice) (uncredited)
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The ultimate Warner Brothers "books come to life" cartoon. Parodies and caricatures of Harry James, Frank Sinatra, 'Benny Goodman', Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, 'Jimmy Durante' and, in a wild take-off on Danny Kaye, Daffy launches into a Russian-accented version of "Carolina in the Morning," then scat-sings his way through the tale of "Red Riding Hood" with Margaret O'Brien as Red. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Trivia

"Stop That Dancing Up There!" was the title of a then-popular song by Harry 'The Hipster' Gibson. See more »

Goofs

As Daffy and Little Red Riding Hood are dancing at the end, the dancers in the background suddenly disappear. See more »

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[last lines]
Big Bad Wolf: Stop that dancing up there!... ya sillies.
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References The Long Arm of the Law (1914) See more »

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La Cucaracha
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Wacky version sung by Daffy while doing his Danny Kaye impersonation
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the best 'books are alive' short I've seen
31 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Daffy Duck stars in the surreal short that has all the books of a book store coming alive in humorous ways. Fawning over Frank Sinatra, whom Daffy seeks to steal the spotlight from with his Danny Kaye impersonation (and he succeeds I might add). He also goes up against the Big Bad Wolf in this great Robert Clampett short (and pretty much all of Clampetts work on Looney Tunes was indeed great, so for this to be one of the standouts is really saying something). This animated short can be seen on Disc 4 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2 and also features an optional commentary by Micheal Barrier.

My Grade: A+


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