Daffy Doodles

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Daffy Doodles
Merrie Melodies (Daffy Duck/Porky Pig) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by Eddie Selzer
Story by Warren Foster
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Animation by Richard Bickenbach
Cal Dalton
Don Williams
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) April 6, 1946 (USA)
Running time 7 min (one reel)
Language English

Daffy Doodles is a Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon featuring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. Daffy is the notorious "moustache fiend", bent on putting a mustache on every lip in sight, while Porky is a police officer intent on capturing Daffy.

This cartoon is the first full-length cartoon that animator Robert McKimson directed. Mel Blanc provided the voices for the characters, and Warren Foster was the writer.

Plot[edit]

A narrator intones that in a large eastern city, the residents are terrified and the police baffled - all because someone has been drawing moustaches on all the ads in sight. Daffy eventually confesses to being the guilty party to the audience.

Porky Pig, as a police officer, is set as a "booby trap"—he's holding up a picture frame around his own face. Daffy manages to draw a mustache on Porky's face and run off, and Porky gives chase. Daffy runs off to a subway platform, tricks Porky into getting on the arriving train and escapes.

Later on Porky, having come across more of Daffy's work, sees Daffy, a rope around his waist, painting a mustache on a giant billboard face. Porky gives chase and gets up to the billboard as Daffy is singing "She was an acrobat's daughter" while still swinging from the rope. Porky clubs Daffy in the head, and Daffy wanders to the edge. He jumps and seemingly falls to his death, but in fact stops on the ledge around the roof. Porky chases Daffy around the ledge.

The chase ends back on the roof, where both of them crash through a skylight and Daffy, again, wanders off. Porky chases Daffy through the building, finally spotting Daffy inside a mail chute. He races downstairs to pull him out. Daffy arrives and slaps handcuffs on himself and Porky upon accusing him of "robbing a mailbox." But this time, he is clubbed by Porky while still handcuffed to him.

Daffy ends up in court a and pleads to the bulldog judge for mercy. When the jury (all composed of moustached Jerry Colonnas) finds Daffy not guilty, Daffy swears never again to draw another mustache and declares he'll paint beards instead. He then paints a beard on the judge and paints over the screen until it's all black.

Availability[edit]

Currently, the cartoon is available on at least two VHS tapes, "Porky!" and also "Porky Pig & Daffy Duck Cartoon Festival featuring Tik Tok Tuckered". It also included as a bonus feature of the DVD "My Reputation", starring Barbara Stanwyck.

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