Dime to Retire

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Dime to Retire
Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck/Porky Pig) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by Edward Selzer
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Milt Franklyn
Animation by Keith Darling
Robert McKimson
Layouts by Robert Givens
Backgrounds by Richard H. Thomas
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) September 3, 1955
Color process Technicolor
Language English

Dime to Retire is a Looney Tunes cartoon that stars Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. It was released on September 3, 1955, directed by Robert McKimson and voices by Mel Blanc.[1] It runs 7 minutes.[2]


Daffy works as an unscrupulous hotel-keeper and requires only a dime from Porky to stay at his motel initially. He then proceeds to send various animals up to disturb Porky's sleep and makes Porky pay a certain amount of money to get rid of them, and he slowly tries to increase the fees as each new animal causes problems. It initially starts with a mouse eating celery and disrupting Porky's sleep, the extermination by cat of which is $5. The cat, which refuses to leave the bed, is then eliminated by a boxer dog by fee of $10 which repeatedly box-punches Porky after Daffy sounds a boxing bell. The dog is then evicted by a $26 lion which tries to eat Porky; the lion is eradicated by an elephant for a $72 fee; the elephant engulfs the whole room, which Daffy for $666, is exterminated off by the celery-eating mouse thus causing the whole loop to repeat. Eventually, Porky gets fed up and decides to leave without paying Daffy the initial room fee. In response to Porky's "deadbeat" behavior, Daffy holds Porky's baggage which has blasting powder in it which Porky deliberately sets off shortly after Daffy walks inside the motel. Just as Porky departs, the motel explodes and has to be closed for renovation. The short ends with Daffy running out of the now-ruined motel and running away shouting in pain as his tail feathers are on fire.


"Dime to Retire" is available, uncensored and uncut, on the Looney Tunes Superstars-Daffy Duck: Frustrated Fowl DVD. However, it was cropped to widescreen.


  1. ^ Webb, Graham (2000). The animated film encyclopedia: a complete guide to American shorts, features and sequences 1900-1979. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-0728-6. 
  2. ^ Pierce, David (1998). Motion picture copyrights & renewals, 1950-1959. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-927347-02-0. 

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