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|Tom and Jerry series|
|Directed by||William Hanna
|Produced by||Fred Quimby|
|Voices by||Red Coffee (as Quacker and his siblings) (uncredited)|
|Music by||Scott Bradley|
|Animation by||Irven Spence
|Backgrounds by||Robert Gentle|
|Studio||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio|
|Release date(s)||September 5, 1953|
|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 and distributed 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, and 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 water. Quacker fails to notice the spoon, which leads him right into Tom's 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. After pulling Tom through a pipe, Jerry 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 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 before they watch on as Quacker swims with his family.
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