4.2/10
9
1 user

Daffidilly Daddy (1945)

Little Lulu's daddy gives her a blue posey to exhibit at a flower show. She loses it on the way and a bulldog prevents her from reacquiring it, but she outwits him and proceeds to the show.... See full summary »

Director:

Seymour Kneitel

Writers:

Marge (comic strip), Carl Meyer (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Lulu's Father (voice) (uncredited)
Cecil Roy Cecil Roy ... Little Lulu (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Little Lulu's daddy gives her a blue posey to exhibit at a flower show. She loses it on the way and a bulldog prevents her from reacquiring it, but she outwits him and proceeds to the show. There she breaks the stalk when she uses her bean-shooter at a hummingbird. She tosses the flower in a barrel of Vigaro and the flower suddenly bursts into bloom again. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

little lulu | See All (1) »

Genres:

Animation | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Take it or leave it Little Lulu
14 February 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The 26 Little Lulu cartoons made during 1944-1948 (and the two made in the early 60s) were uneven (individually and the series as a general overview) but watchable.

'Daffidilly Daddy' is one of the average, take it or leave it Little Lulu cartoons, very much like 'I'm Just Curious'. Comparing it to her previous cartoons (and there were both better and worse since though they'll be talked about individually at later times), there are better ones such as 'Hullaba-Lulu', 'Magica-Lulu' and 'Beau Ties'. There are also worse Little Lulu cartoons such as 'Lulu Gets a Birdie', 'Lulu at the Zoo' and 'Lulu's Birthday Party'.

Starting with the good things, the animation is nice. The style of it may take some getting used to but when you compare this cartoon to Little Lulu's debut 'Eggs Don't Bounce' the difference is staggering, here the drawing is more refined and the colours more vibrant. Winston Sharples' music score is whimsical, beautifully orchestrated and characterful as always. The main song is infectious.

It's the two dogs that are the best characters, even stealing the show from Little Lulu as their rapport is quite fun and has some intensity, they have more personality and some of the humour is amusing (never hilarious though). The voice acting is fine.

Little Lulu has been more engaging in personality before and since 'Daffidilly Daddy', here being outshone by the dog characters. The human characters also have little to do and their personalities more like stereotypical throwaways.

The humour is only amusing in its very best parts, elsewhere 'Daffidilly Daddy' is thinly plotted, and more consistent humour and imagination are replaced by trying too hard to be cute. Like 'I'm Just Curious' the action does pick up in the second half where there is a little more meat to everything, the first half feels more like set-up but in need of more energy.

On the whole, not awful, not great, somewhere in between. 5/10 Bethany Cox


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed