Wednesday, March 9, 2011

027 To Duck or Not To Duck

Title: To Duck .... Or Not To Duck
Studio: Warner Bros.
Date: 03/06/43 (1/9 in OMAM)
... Charles M. Jones
... Robert Cannon
... Tedd Pierce
musical direction
... Carl W. Stalling
Series: Looney Tunes
Running time (of viewed version): 6:37
Commercial DVD Availability: LTGCv6d1

Synopsis: Elmer Fudd makes the mistake of getting into a fixed boxing match with Daffy Duck.

Comments: Based on "to be or not to be"; whether the Hamlet quote, or the Jack Benny movie named after the Hamlet quote, I don't know. Neither is applicable storywise. They must have needed a name and had that one laying around. Hunter silhouette; a realistic hunter shooting at realistic ducks, no less. Interesting choice. Daffy seems like he has a specific haircut. Elmer's a bit ugly. Larrimore (sp?) is a bit sweet looking. Moral: always kill your enemy when you have the chance, and don't do it on his terms of what constitutes a fair fight. Elmer looks like extended pastry meat (much of the visuals in this are about elongation). We Did it Before plays again. The ending undercuts the rest of the cartoon.

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