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Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)

Daffy Duck opens a detective agency for the supernatural along side his Looney Toon buddies.

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Greg Ford (story), Terry Lennon (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Bugs Bunny / Butler / J.P. Cubish / Porky Pig / Birdbath owner / Asylum collector / Drunk / Coyote / Sylvester / Tweety / Mr. Hyde / Hugo the Abominable Snowman (voice)
Mel Tormé ... Daffy Duck (singing voice)
Roy Firestone Roy Firestone ... Announcer (voice)
B.J. Ward ... Melissa Duck (voice)
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ... Count Bloodcount (voice) (archive footage)
Julie Bennett Julie Bennett ... Agatha and Emily - The Two-headed Vulture (voice) (as Julie Bennet)
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Storyline

In this feature-length film combining footage from classic Warner Brothers cartoon shorts with newly animated bridging sequences, Daffy Duck, after having induced laughter in an ailing millionaire and forestalled the millionaire's death for a time (as chronicled in Daffy Dilly (1948), is the beneficiary for the deceased millionaire's assets. But the millionaire's will clearly stipulates that Daffy must use the money for the common good, by providing a service, and should Daffy think of pursuing selfish aims, the millionaire's ghost will "repossess" his millions by making them disappear from Earthly existence. Under the pretense of community service, Daffy opens an exorcism agency and employs Porky Pig, Sylvester Cat, and Bugs Bunny to track and eliminate ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters, while Daffy secretly schemes to use his learned "ghost-busting" talents to rid himself of the millionaire's nagging spirit. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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It's everything it's quacked up to be. See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventurile lui Daffy Duck See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(with bonus footage)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Is the last Looney Tunes film (both theatrical and non-theatrical) to be Rated G by the MPAA. See more »

Goofs

The credits list Carl Stalling as the composer for "Hyde and Go Tweet". This is incorrect; the music for that short was by Milt Franklyn. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Ok Abom, here's your bunny rabbit.
Hugo the Abominable Snowman: D'oya... bunny rabbit... George?
Daffy Duck: Bunny rabbit, me?
Bugs Bunny: Yes, you, Doc.
Daffy Duck: Ho ho, very funny, ha ha, very droll. Hey, shorty! What do you consider to be the distinguishing characteristics of a rabbit?
Hugo the Abominable Snowman: D'oy... distinguishing... character...
Daffy Duck: Yeah, yeah, what makes a rabbit look like a rabbit?
Hugo the Abominable Snowman: Why, d'uh, d'uh, long ears!
Daffy Duck: And whom around here has long ears?
[to Bugs]
[...]
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Connections

Edited from The Windblown Hare (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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Abracadabra and hocus pocus!
12 August 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Another cartoon compilation?! Yes, and this one's pretty clever. It features Daffy Duck opening a business to battle supernatural forces, a la "Ghostbusters". Probably the funniest part was the cartoon where Bugs Bunny stays in Count Dracula's castle and upsets the count's (after)lifestyle, but it was also really something when the sick millionaire threw all the pies at Daffy, and when Daffy scared Porky. Still, I never quite understood the whole part about the money disappearing.

So, "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters" isn't quite the same as the classic cartoons, but it's still worth seeing. Don't be surprised if, after watching this, you go around saying "abracadabra" and "hocus pocus".

If I may add something, the two segments with Sylvester were also neat.


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