Daffy Doodles

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Daffy Doodles
Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck/Porky Pig) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by Edward Selzer
Story by Warren Foster
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Animation by I. Ellis
Richard Bickenbach
Arthur Davis
Cal Dalton
Anatolle Kirsanoff
Don Williams[1]
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. Looney Tunes cartoon featuring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, produced in 1945, and released in 1946. 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 painting moustaches on all the advertisements in sight; even people are victims to having mustaches painted on them. As the narrator states the suspect could be anyone ("It could be you! It could be me!"), Daffy Duck 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, where he cleverly paints mustaches on the commuters. He then tricks Porky into getting on the arriving train and escapes (not before giving Porky another mustache).

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 and paints a mustache on Porky. Porky, muttering to the audience "I hate that duck!", 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, where the duck cleverly gives him more mustaches. Porky finally spots Daffy inside a mail chute and races downstairs to pull him out. Daffy arrives and slaps handcuffs on himself and Porky upon accusing the latter of "robbing a mailbox." While still handcuffed, Daffy places one more mustache on Porky and laughs, but this time, he is clubbed by Porky.

Daffy ends up in court and pleads to the bulldog judge for mercy and to not send him to "Sing-Sing-Sing... Sing." When the jury (all composed of moustached Jerry Colonnas) finds Daffy not guilty, Daffy swears never again to draw another mustache; instead, he declares he'll paint beards. He then laughs as he 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 Tick Tock Tuckered". It also included as a bonus feature of the DVD "My Reputation", starring Barbara Stanwyck.

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