The Essential Daffy Duck

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The Essential Daffy Duck
The Essential Daffy Duck.jpg
Directed by Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Frank Tashlin, Greg Ford, Terry Lennon, Kent Butterworth, Rich Moore, Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone
Starring Daffy Duck
Mel Blanc (voice)
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Release date
November 1, 2011 (United States)
Country United States
Language English

The Essential Daffy Duck is a DVD set featuring cartoons focusing on Daffy Duck. It was released on November 1, 2011.[1]


The contents are split over two discs. The first disc features 15 classic Daffy Duck shorts (14 of which were previously released on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection sets or Frustrated Fowl plus his debut cartoon, Porky's Duck Hunt, which makes its DVD debut). The second disc features more recent shorts and TV appearances. However, in Region 2 this release includes only 1 disc of 11 classic shorts (Daffy Duck and Egghead, Plane Daffy, Nasty Quacks, My Little Duckaroo and the entire second disc are removed from this version).

Disc 1[edit]

# Title Co-Stars Release Date Director
1 Porky's Duck Hunt* Porky April 17, 1937 Tex Avery
2 Daffy Duck & Egghead Egghead January 1, 1938 Tex Avery
3 The Daffy Doc Porky November 26, 1938 Bob Clampett
4 Plane Daffy Hatta Mari September 16, 1944 Frank Tashlin
5 The Great Piggy Bank Robbery Porky (cameo) July 20, 1946 Bob Clampett
6 Nasty Quacks Melissa Duck December 1, 1945 Frank Tashlin
7 Book Revue none January 5, 1946 Bob Clampett
8 Duck Amuck Bugs (cameo) February 28, 1953 Chuck Jones
9 Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century Porky, Marvin July 25, 1953 Chuck Jones
10 The Scarlet Pumpernickel Porky, Sylvester, Elmer, Henery, Melissa, Mama Bear March 4, 1950 Chuck Jones
11 My Little Duckaroo Porky, Nasty Canasta November 27, 1954 Chuck Jones
12 A Star Is Bored Bugs, Elmer, Sam September 15, 1956 Friz Freleng
13 Deduce, You Say! Porky, Shropshire Slasher September 29, 1956 Chuck Jones
14 Ali Baba Bunny Bugs February 9, 1957 Chuck Jones
15 Robin Hood Daffy Porky March 8, 1958 Chuck Jones

(*): Cartoon's opening music glitches at the beginning (the first second of the music is cut off).

Disc 2[edit]

Content Release Date Type Previous DVD release
The Duxorcist November 22, 1987 Short Space Jam 2-Disc Special Edition
The Night of the Living Duck September 23, 1988 Short Space Jam 2-Disc Special Edition
Duck Dodgers Jr. February 4, 1991 Segment from the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "The Return of the Acme Acres Zone" Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1, Volume 2
Superior Duck August 23, 1996 Short Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
Attack of the Drones 2004 Short Australian edition of Looney Tunes: Back in Action
The Green Loontern October 18, 2003 Episode from the Duck Dodgers TV series Green Lantern: First Flight
Daffy Duck for President 2004 Short LTGC Volume 2 (Disc 3) (bonus feature)

Special features[edit]

  • All-New Career Profile - Daffy Duck: Ridicule Is the Burden of Genius
  • 2 Vintage TV Programs:
    • Daffy Duck's Easter Special
    • Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special