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You Were Never Duckier (1948)

Finding that the prize for best duck at the National Poultry Show is only $5.00, but $5,000 for the best rooster, Daffy disguises himself as one, but then becomes the object of Henery Hawk's chicken hunt.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Henery Hawk / Rooster / George K. Chickenhawk / Contest Moderator (voice)
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Storyline

In an early example of his greedy side, Daffy Duck is insulted when he learns the National Poultry Contest only awards $5 for the best duck, but $5,000 for the best rooster. Daffy disguises himself as a rooster and decides to enter. However, he attracts the attention not of the judges but of Henery Hawk and his father, George K. Chickenhawk. It isn't long before the faux rooster is abducted by the hungry chickenhawks, and Daffy pleads fruitlessly that he is, in fact, NOT a rooster but a duck. Daffy then realizes the contest is about to start, makes a hasty retreat to the auditorium and loses both the $5,000 prize and a $5 prize (for the best duck) to his predators (who are both disguised appropriately, young Henery pretending to be a duck and quacking happily at his small prize). Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le meilleur coq 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

With the release of this cartoon came a new "era" in Warner Bros. cartoons: it was the first in what would become the so-called "post-1948 package" of Warner cartoons. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: Huh! I must be walking in my sleep. But how can I be walking in my sleep if I'm awake enough to know I'm walking in my sleep. The strange things people do in their sleep, especially if they're awake.
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Soundtracks

Parade of the Animals
(uncredited)
Music by Fred Hager and Justin Ring
Played at the beginning when Daffy is standing on the sidewalk
Also played when the prizes are handed out
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"Alright, seagull, are you comin' with me quietly or do I have to slap you around some?"
23 September 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Fun Chuck Jones short with Daffy squaring off against Henery Hawk and his father. Daffy tries to impersonate a chicken to win a contest and winds up in danger of being dinner for the two chicken hawks. It's a funny pairing with Daffy and characters he doesn't typically interact with. When we think of Henery we normally think of the classic Foghorn Leghorn shorts he was in. But he and Daffy play well off each other here quite well. Wonderful animation with well-drawn characters and backgrounds. Lovely bright Technicolor is always a plus in my book. The music is whimsical and upbeat. Exceptional voice work from Mel Blanc. A well-paced cartoon with lots of laughs and a great ending.


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