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Porky & Daffy (1938)

Daffy Duck, who only seems to awaken to the sound of a struck platter cover, is a boxer (managed by Porky Pig), who boxes against a champion rooster in a widely commercialized event. His ... See full summary »

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Robert Clampett

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Daffy Duck / The Champ / Pelican Referee (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Daffy Duck, who only seems to awaken to the sound of a struck platter cover, is a boxer (managed by Porky Pig), who boxes against a champion rooster in a widely commercialized event. His techniques include using crazy antics, dirty tricks and sight gags. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@artist-bros.org>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1938 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included in Warner Home Video's 2005 DVD release of Angels with Dirty Faces (1938). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Porky Pig: Daffy, oh, Daffy. Get up.
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Alternate Versions

This cartoon was colorized in 1968 by having every other frame traced over onto a cel. Each redrawn cel was painted in color and then photographed over a colored reproduction of each original background. Needless to say, the animation quality dropped considerably from the original version with this method. The cartoon was colorized again in 1990, this time with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white cartoon. This preserved the quality of the original animation. See more »


Soundtracks

Something Tells Me
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when the champ hits the referee in the stomach and chases them around
Also played when the referee is counting while Daffy is on the canvas
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Daffy Delivers Knockout Punch In This Short
5 February 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Daffy Duck is a boxer and Porky is his manager. One morning, while reading the newspaper, Porky sees the headlines "Champion Fighter Cock To Take On All Comers All Local Arena Tonight." There is a $500 prize (big money back then) to anyone who can stay in the ring for 10 rounds with the champ

That night, they go to the arena. Some of the most clever is right here before the fight. The fans stream into the arena so that the roof bursts at the seams and it becomes an outdoor stadium! The referee instructs the fighters: "Remember, there is no hitting below the belt," so Daffy lifts the belt on his shorts up to his forehead!

The actual fight then ensues, and it's okay but mostly a little too silly, although there are some funny scenes like Daffy walking across the top of the ropes, etc. Overall, this is one of the better old-time black-and-white animated shorts I've viewed.


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