Daffy Duck Hunt
|Daffy Duck Hunt|
|Looney Tunes (Porky Pig/Daffy Duck) series|
|Directed by||Robert McKimson|
|Produced by||Edward Selzer (uncredited)|
|Story by||Warren Foster|
|Voices by||Mel Blanc|
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Animation by||Phil DeLara
Pete Burness (uncredited)
|Studio||Warner Bros. Cartoons|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
|Release date(s)||March 26, 1949|
|Running time||7 min.|
Daffy Duck Hunt is a 1949 animated Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon, directed by Robert McKimson, and starring Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Barnyard Dawg. Porky is hunting duck for dinner, and Daffy has too much fun toying with the pig and his dog.
Continuing from Porky's Duck Hunt, Porky with Barnyard Dawg (from the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons) are hunting ducks. Daffy sneaks up behind them in a giant fake duck and empties the shot from their shells, then walks off with a silly laugh and the phrase "Duck hunters is the cwaziest peoples!" (a reference to Lew Lehr's Fox Movietone News catchphrase, "Monkeys is the cwaziest people."). Daffy taunts Porky into shooting at him. Porky shoots at Daffy but turns out to have missed him (Daffy flies by with a banner that says "That's What You Think!").
Daffy again taunts Porky by breaking out into a can-can dance and singing "Latin Quarter" from Gold Diggers in Paris. Porky shoots at Daffy again as Daffy finishes his routine by bending over to reveal a bulls-eye painted on his backside. Daffy pretends to have been shot, but leaves the scene.
Porky sends his dog to get Daffy, and the dog decides to trick Daffy, crying loudly that Porky will torture him if he doesn't come back with a duck. Daffy agrees to let the dog "capture" him and plays dead. The dog carries him back to a delighted Porky and they leave the pond.
Once they get back to Porky's house, Porky throws Daffy in the freezer and goes upstairs for a nap. Once out of sight, Daffy starts knocking on the freezer door to be let out. After a brief fight between his good and bad conscience, the dog lets Daffy out of the freezer. Daffy tries to leave the house---claiming, in a non sequitur, "There's a guy waitin' for me!"---but is blocked by the dog. After making a bunch of noise, Daffy jumps into the dog's mouth just as Porky comes to see what all the noise is about. Upon coming down, Porky thinks the dog is trying to steal the duck for himself, and subsequently beats him.
Porky then throws Daffy back in the freezer. The dog now wants to get revenge against Daffy, but Daffy continues to act silly around him (dressed like a superhero, wearing mittens and a towel for a cape, re-enacting the 1925 serum run to Nome concluding with a loud scream, then dead-panning, "How's things been with you?"). When Porky appears, wondering what all the noise is about, Daffy once again jumps into the dog's mouth. A furious Porky once again thinks his dog is stealing Daffy, and pounds him once again. Porky then places Daffy back into the freezer.
Finally, the dog has had enough and grabs an axe to finish Daffy off. Daffy runs to Porky's bedroom, where the pig is asleep. Daffy puts a flower pot on Porky, and barks. When Daffy ducks down and crawls away out of the room, the dog accidentally hits the flower pot with the axe, and an enraging Porky calls him a "Benedict Arnold" and a "traitor".
After a chase through the house Porky, finally having enough of the dog's shenanigans, comes into the kitchen and threatens the dog's life if Daffy isn't in the freezer. Porky opens the freezer, but both are shocked when Daffy, dressed as Santa Claus, jumps out and starts singing "Jingle Bells". Both Porky and the dog start singing along with Daffy, until Porky sees that the current month is April on the calendar. As the dog looks in horror and runs behind the freezer, Porky angrily knocks Daffy down onto the floor and is ready to use the axe until he sees a stamp on Daffy: "Do not open 'till Xmas." Daffy smiles at the camera and says to the audience, "Christmas—by that time, I'll figure a way out of this mess!". The cartoon ends with an iris out around his left eye which closes.