Tex Avery, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, on top of one of the best voice actors who ever lived Mel Blanc, together sounds like a match made in heaven. And while all have done better 'Porky's Duck Hunt' is a very good cartoon regardless, much more than just historical interest.
Porky's personality did become a little more interesting later on and would have liked to have more of Daffy. However, for relatively early on in his career (before he went on to even better things and being responsible for some of the greatest cartoons of all time) Avery is still on top form, his unique style still shines if becoming more uniquely wacky later on. Daffy really impresses in his cartoon debut, he looks cute but his manic personality is so much fun to watch and he provides some priceless moments. He isn't widely known as one of animation's funniest and most interesting characters for nothing.
The black and white animation is crisp and smooth. Everything is beautifully drawn, fluid and detailed and there are some imaginative moments as one would expect. Any cartoon that had Carl Stalling providing the music score was already an even better cartoon. Stalling showed a near-unparalleled mastery of writing music that was beautiful to listen to but also cleverly orchestrated and used in a way that not only synchronising seamlessly to the action and expressions but also enhancing their impact.
'Porky's Duck Hunt' has the expected witty dialogue, Daffy having the best lines, and beautifully timed and even funnier sight gags. Porky may have been more interesting later on but he was still likable and a good foil for Daffy. The dog has a fun personality too but this is Daffy's cartoon.
Mel Blanc demonstrates how he could voice multiple characters and give them their own individual identities, when it came to voice actors (and there were and are a lot of talented voice actors who have that ability) Blanc was the king of them all.
On the whole, not among the best for all involved but still a very good cartoon. 8/10 Bethany Cox