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The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 20 July 1946 (USA)
After reading his favorite Dick Tracy comic, Daffy Duck has a surreal dream in which he is Duck Twacy, a private eye on the trail of an army of horrifyingly grotesque villains who stole every piggy bank in town, including his own.

Director:

Robert Clampett

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Duck Twacy / Wolf Man / Rubber Head / Neon Noodle / Pig (voice)
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Storyline

While reading his favorite comic book, Daffy accidentally knocks himself unconscious and dreams he's Duck Twacy, famous detective, trying to solve the case of the missing piggy banks. Taking a streetcar (conducted by Porky Pig, in a non-speaking cameo role) to the gangsters' hideout, he meets up with such grotesque criminals as Pickle Puss, Eighty-Eight Teeth and Neon Noodle. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Gran Robo See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This cartoon debuts an updated version of the Looney Tunes theme, "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down", that's used until "Sahara Hare" in 1955. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daffy Duck: [waiting for the mailman] Sufferin' succotash! WHY DON'T HE GET HERE?
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Connections

Referenced in Northwest Hounded Police (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

The Latin Quarter
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
[Plays when Daffy answers the French phone.]
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Ducky Twacy investigates
4 October 2013 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Daffy Duck appears in a parody of Dick Tracy in this Warner Brothers short cartoon.

It is an inventive take as Daffy goes in search of the stolen piggy banks. Even keeping them in a safe place is not sufficient.

They get to parody the classic Dick Tracy villains with Flat-head, Pumpkin-head, Double Header, 88 Teeth, Batman and the most inventive of all being Rubber-head with his catchphrase of 'I'm going to rub you out' while making Daffy literally disappear.

Daffy is excitable, funny, he even bumps into Sherlock Holmes at one point. A parody cartoon at its best.


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