Daffy Duck returns as the star of his own movie in this animated spoof of television's "Fantasy Island." While shipwrecked on a desert isle, Daffy and his miniature sidekick, Speedy Gonzalez, discover Yosemite Sam's hidden wishing well.
As Daffy Duck visits Bugs Bunny (after being invited) Daffy only watches Bugs' television, until his favorite show "Beat Your Buddy" comes on and the two contestants are Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Then they race to television station QTTV.
Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales find a treasure map that leads them to a wishing well, which for a penny will grant any wish (through old cartoon footage). Daffy sets up a resort around the well and various Looney Tunes characters have their dreams come true. Meanwhile, Yosemite Sam and the Tasmanian Devil hunt for the varmints who stole their treasure map!Written by
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The biggest problem with this film is a common one in all these compilations: you can see (and probably have seen) most of this material elsewhere (mostly in Saturday-morning kiddie shows on TV). However, anyone looking for the trademark anarchic, sometimes surrealistic humor of the WB cartoons, surely won't be disappointed with "Fantastic Island". Of course, some episodes are more enjoyable than others; there is one dud (Porky Pig as a producer searching for talents), but there is also at least one short, starring a jive-talking rooster ("Crazy, man. C-razy!") that can perhaps be fully appreciated only by adults. (**1/2)
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