|Original title: Daffy Duck|
Characters: Daffy Duck, Taddeo, Yosemite Sam, Marvin the Martian, Bugs Bunny, Rocky and Mugsy, Beaky Buzzard, Hazel
Authors: Tex Avery
Production: Warner Bros.
Year: 1938 mm
Episodes: 143 mm
Duration: 8 minutes
Recommended age: Children from 6 to 12 years old
The famous black and irascible duck of the gods Looney Tunes, Daffy Duck was born in 1936, as part of a cartoon short film directed by the great animator Tex Avery, whose main protagonist was the little pig Pallino (Porky Pig in the American original). A few years later he was taken over by Friz Freleng, Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones, to make him appear as a supporting actor in several other cartoons and was given the name of Daffy Duck. From here on he had a huge success becoming one of the most known and loved characters of Warner Bros. In the wake of the neurotic Donald Duck also Daffy Duck has violent and heated arguments with some antagonist who enjoys provoking him, first of all the rabbit Bugs Bunny . Daffy Duck, a bit like Willy Coyote, is always defeated, despite his ingenuity and his stubbornness in pursuing the goal, but he is a loser who always manages to get up and it is thanks to his obstinacy that he collects all the admiration from the part. of the public, who consider him one of the nicest characters in the series. Daffy has appeared in over 150 cartoons and films, very often paired with Pallino, with the opposite temperament to his, as shy and clumsy.
The two are also protagonists of the series Duck Dodgers in the 24th century. Here Daffy Duck alias Duck Dodgers (inspired by the famous hero of the science fiction comic Buck Rogers) is a cowardly and presumptuous duck who, accidentally hibernating in the 21st century, after about 351 years and , is thawed by the scientist Dr. Intelligenio. Our protagonist with subterfuges and lies convinces the Protectorate of the Earth that he is their trump card: a great space explorer, ready to save the world from the evil Martian Queen and her assistant Marvin. In an attempt to save the planet itself from this hard work, Duck Dodgers enlisted the help of an enthusiastic young Space Cadet (aka Porky Pig), an intergalactic spacecraft, some laser guns and a load of useless gadgets. The only problem is that Dodgers can't use the elaborate equipment and can barely fly his spaceship.
Also noteworthy are the fun adventures in the West like when Daffy is a sheriff who hunts down the bandit Nasty Canasta. Don't miss the short cartoon
Brushes, anger and fantasy by Chuck Jones, where Daffy Duck has to fight with the pencil of the same designer, who has objects and scenarios to complicate the life of the poor duck who will inevitably go into a rage after being humiliated and continually erased and redesigned. : At the end of the video it will be discovered that the creator of everything is none other than Bugs Bunny, who has replaced the designer. You can see the cardboard online
Daffy Duck's first appearance in 1936
In the feature film Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales, by Fritz Freleng from 1982 we find o Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck who discover they are selling books for the same company, a hilarious competition begins between the two to get as many customers as possible. But Bugs will be forced by the terrible Sultan Sam, aka Yosemite Sam, to tell tales to his son, the mischievous Prince Abba-Dabba. The story of the cute rabbit will be told through clips of some of the funniest classics from the Warner Bros. library.
Daffy Duck: Fantastic Island, by Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones, tells of Daffy Duck e Speedy Gonzales who find themselves in an oasis in the middle of the desert, but when they come across a treasure map, their mood is lifted. The map leads to a magical wishing well, where dreams come true. Daffy and Speedy end up building a resort right next to the well, and receive numerous visits from their cartoon colleagues, all eager to make their wishes come true. Meanwhile, Yosemite Sam and Taz catch someone stealing the map.
In the movie Daffy Duck Quackbusters, Daffy Duck, the intrepid hilariously talked-about duck, befriends a millionaire who would pay any price for a good laugh, and entertains him uncontrollably until the poor ... literally dies of laughter, leaving him in inheritance. all his luck. But when Daffy fails to grant her benefactor's philanthropic wishes, a roaring laughter ghost returns from beyond. Haunted by the mysterious apparition, Daffy recruits his old friends for a new venture. In a crazy mix of new animations and unforgettable classics, this feature brings back to the screen Warner Bros superstars like Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety, who will help Daffy in her struggle with the supernatural. In addition to the famous cartoons, there are also comic versions of Daffy Duck, which were published starting in 1951 by the Western Publishing Company under the Dell brand. In Italy they were published by the Cenisio publishing house.
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