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Muscle Tussle (1953)

Daffy Duck takes his girl to a beach, where a muscle-bound duck attracts the attentions of Daffy's fickle chick. She leaves Daffy and walks off with the hunky duck. A salesman sells Daffy a... See full summary »

Director:

Robert McKimson

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Hunky Duck / Atomcol Salesman (voice)
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Storyline

Daffy Duck takes his girl to a beach, where a muscle-bound duck attracts the attentions of Daffy's fickle chick. She leaves Daffy and walks off with the hunky duck. A salesman sells Daffy a bogus strength-building tonic, and Daffy takes some, thinking it has made him into a virile power-house! He challenges the muscular duck to a series of contests involving bar-bending, chain-chewing, and weight-lifting. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muskelprotz See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included as an extra on the W.B. DVD "Trouble Along The Way". See more »

Quotes

Melissa Duck: Goodbye, you scrawny little 9 pound weakling.
Daffy Duck: How do you like that? Calling me a scrawny little 9 pound weakling when it's perfectly obvious I'm a scrawny little 10 pound weakling. Hmph.
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Soundtracks

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when the girl duck is introduced
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"And just who do you think you are, trying to muscle in on my chick?"
1 July 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Muscle Tussle is an amusing if somewhat unexceptional Looney Tunes cartoon. The ending gag doesn't quite work I agree, and the story is pretty routine, but I still liked it even with these faults. The animation is quite colourful and vibrant, the music is energetic, the dialogue is witty and amusing and the sight gags are clever. I also liked it that Daffy's protagonist role was dryer here, I do prefer him when he is manic and greedy but he is quite funny still when he is dry and subdued. Hunky Duck is a great supporting character, and Daffy's girl is cute. As usual, Mel Blanc is excellent. Overall, amusing if unexceptional cartoon. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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