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Robin Hood Daffy (1958)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 8 March 1958 (USA)
Daffy haplessly attempts to prove to the jocularly doubtful Friar Tuck Porky that he is actually Robin Hood.

Director:

Chuck Jones

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck as Robin Hood / Porky Pig as Friar Tuck (voice)
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Storyline

Daffy play Robin Hood who is so intent that he is the real Mccoy to Friar Tuck (Porky) that he ends up convincing everyone, including himself, that he is not. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Ente Robin Hood See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At one point Porky Pig (in the character of Friar Tuck) is walking in the forest singing the first verse of "The Ballad of Barbara Allen". See more »

Goofs

Edge of cel visible as the traveler crosses the drawbridge. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daffy Duck: [singing] Oh... Join up with me, so joyous and free / Away to old Sherwood hie / For I'm Robin Hood, and I'm very good / At avoiding the Sheriff's eye / So we'll trip along merrily / Thro' the green woods so gracefully / To trip it, trip it, trip it, trip it / trip it up and down / To trip it, trip it...
[trips down a hill]
Daffy Duck: ...trip it, trip it, trip it - Whoops! - trip it, trip it, trip it...
[falls into a pond]
Daffy Duck: ...so trip it up and down!
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles appear on arrows shot at a target. As the final title card (Starring Daffy Duck) appears, the camera pulls back to reveal that Daffy has been shooting the arrows at point-blank range. He notices the camera and slinks away, shamefaced. See more »

Connections

Featured in Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go Hollywood (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Lasses and Lads
(uncredited)
Traditional English folk song
Played during the opening credits
Also sung with substitute lyrics by Daffy Duck
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User Reviews

Almost as funny as the Vagner opera with Buggs & Elmer
11 January 2008 | by greggbakerSee all my reviews

This one always cracks me up. Especially when Daffy Mocks Friar (Porky) Tuck with, "Guffaw, Chortle, Nyuk, it is to laugh." The "Yikes and away!" is great too. They don't write 'em like this any more.

Another favorite: "In the classic Warner Bros. cartoon 'The Scarlet Pumpernickel,' Daffy Duck is earnestly pitching his new script to the unseen Jack Warner. As Daffy tells the story, we see it unfold, performed by the great stock company of Daffy, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Elmer Fudd. But it soon becomes clear that Daffy does not have an ending for his movie. Warner presses him, Daffy keeps reaching, and Warner keeps asking for more. Poor Daffy. In his zeal, he forgot that adding any old plot development is not enough to make a gripping story. You've got to have something important on the line, something that matters. Daffy should have been asking himself, Who cares?

That's a question all novelists must repeat. If you can create a character worth following and a problem that must be solved — and then along the way raise the stakes even higher—you're going to have the essential elements of a page-turner."


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