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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:

Der grosse Sparschweinchenraub 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

"Was that trip really necessary?" was a public service advertising slogan during the days of gas rationing in WWII. Even seats on passenger trains were better left to soldiers on furlough. See more »

Quotes

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

Spoofs The Great Train Robbery (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Mysterious Mose
(uncredited)
Music by Walter Doyle
[Plays over the title cards.]
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Funny spoof on the Dick Tracey serials
5 October 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Overexcited from reading his latest copy of his Dick Tracey comic, Daffy Duck accidentally knocks himself out and dreams of being his hero. As Duck Twacy, Daffy uncovers a gang of criminals stealing people's piggy banks and begins to track the fearsome group down.

Featuring Daffy in his `zany duck' period (as opposed to his envious bitter duck stage!) this cartoon nicely spoofs the characters and atmosphere of the Dick Tracey comic book. I am not fully aware of the comics but the recent film gives some idea of the larger than life characters and style. This cartoon lampoons that well and affectionately.

Some of the jokes are obvious and the spoof side will go over the heads of those with no knowledge of the subject but daffy holds it all together with his larger than life personality and crazy approach to everything. Porky Pig makes a brief cameo in a moustache that made me think he would be a larger character but it's very much blink and you'll miss him. The end of the film is Ok considering it's an `it was all a dream' type ending, and it does have a good line from a pig!

Overall I enjoyed this cartoon because I like both Daffy Duck and the fact that it pokes fun at the characters and style of Dick Tracey. May disappoint those not aware of DT as much of it relies on this but it's still worth a giggle or two.


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