Just Ducky

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Just Ducky
Tom and Jerry series
Just Ducky title card.JPG
Title Card
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by Fred Quimby
Voices by Red Coffee (as Quacker and his siblings) (uncredited)
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Irven Spence
Ed Barge
Ray Patterson
Kenneth Muse
Effects animation:
Al Grandmain
Backgrounds by Robert Gentle
Studio MGM Cartoons
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) September 5, 1953
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:57
Language English
Preceded by That's My Pup!
Followed by Two Little Indians

Just Ducky is the 77th reel animated Tom and Jerry short, created in 1951 directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby with music by Scott Bradley. The cartoon was animated by Irven Spence, Ed Barge, Ray Patterson, Kenneth Muse and Al Grandmain with backgrounds by Robert Gentle. It was released on September 5, 1953 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


A mother duck sees all but one of her eggs hatch into ducklings and takes them for a swim, but Quacker then hatches from the final egg and tries to catch up. He wades into the water but is unable to stay afloat. He calls for his mother, but she is too far away to hear. Quacker starts to cry, then Jerry notices and tries to show him how to swim, but Quacker only flails his arms in frustration. Jerry goes to get Quacker a pair of water wings, but Quacker walks away depressed and runs into Tom who places a soup spoon that it slants upward from the ground to his can of boiling water. Quacker fails to notice the spoon, which leads him right into Tom's hot trap. Jerry hits Tom over the head with a wood plank and rescues Quacker.

Tom chases them, but crashes into a spade, allowing Jerry and Quacker to hide. However, Quacker dives into a hole when Tom sneaks up from behind and Jerry grabs Tom's hand by mistake, thus pulling Tom through a pipe causing Tom to look like a caterpillar. Jerry then runs away and dives into a lake to escape, breathing through a straw. Tom easily finds him and blows through the straw, making Jerry inflate, but Jerry inflates Tom's head in return before Quacker pops Tom's head with a safety pin.

Jerry and Quacker flee, but Quacker falls into a bowl, allowing Tom to catapult him flying back into the can of hot water. As Tom prepares to eat Quacker, Jerry throws a brick which shatters Tom's body. Jerry and Quacker escape, but Tom traps Jerry in a jug and chases Quacker. Quacker dodges Tom, causing Tom to fall into the water. Tom struggles to swim until Quacker bravely dives in and rescues him. Jerry helps Quacker pull Tom out and helps Tom recover (and sneezing because of pepper) before both of them hear a sound of ducks gliding by. They wave and watch on as Quacker swims with his family.


  • Directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
  • Animation: Irven Spence, Ed Barge, Ray Patterson, Kenneth Muse
  • Effects Animation: Al Grandmain
  • Story: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
  • Layout: Richard Bickenbach
  • Backgrounds: Robert Gentle
  • Music: Scott Bradley
  • Produced by Fred Quimby


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