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Downhearted Duckling (1954)

Jerry's little duckling friend is depressed because he's just read The Ugly Duckling and thinks that he's ugly. Jerry does his best to help. Tom gets involved when the suicidal duck offers ... See full summary »

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Red Coffey ... Little Quacker / Female Quacker (voice) (uncredited)
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Jerry's little duckling friend is depressed because he's just read The Ugly Duckling and thinks that he's ugly. Jerry does his best to help. Tom gets involved when the suicidal duck offers himself as a meal and Jerry keeps saving him. Jerry tries a makeover: mud pack, corset, perm - the works. When Tom sees the makeover in progress, he loses his appetite, which convinces the duck he's even more ugly. He walks off with a bag on his head. A lady duckling happens along, lifts the bag, and tells him he's cute and all is solved. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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13 November 1954 (USA)  »

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Smutné kacátko  »

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The score for this cartoon was featured on the audio CD "Tom & Jerry & Tex Avery Too!". See more »

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Follows Fit to Be Tied (1952) See more »

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Love That Pup
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Written by Scott Bradley
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Cute and very funny
29 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

The story here is simple, about a little duckling with low self-esteem and Jerry makes an effort to save the day. But I liked the story's simplicity, it gave the cartoon some charm as well as the fact that Downhearted Duckling is very funny. The dialogue has a lot of delicious parts to it, and the visual gags are wonderful. Once again, the art work is beautiful, and the music is poignant and has a sense of fun. Tom doesn't have as much to do, but he is still effective. Jerry, who comes to the rescue here, is still his sweet and funny self, but it was the duckling who stole the show for me. He is adorable and I really felt for him. I also have to say I found the ending rather sweet. Overall, cute and funny, definitely worth watching for Tom and Jerry fans. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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