Daffy Duck & Egghead (1938)

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A very early appearance of a barely recognisable Daffy Duck, seen here tormenting Egghead, a prototype Elmer Fudd who is just as unsuccessful with ducks as he was later to be with a certain... See full summary »


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19 June 2016 | TheLittleSongbird
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| One of the better early Daffy Duck cartoons
'Daffy Duck and Egghead' is very early Daffy Duck and does show him still evolving, not just in his barely recognisable character design but to a lesser extent in personality. It is still a great cartoon though, and one of his better early ones if not quite up there with the masterpieces he would be involved in later.

Make no mistake, Daffy is still very funny, especially in the musical number and the rifle gag, and while still evolving the wacky, manic energy is certainly evident even in early stages. Egghead, later to become Elmer, is a great foil and entertainingly nutty. Their chemistry is hugely enjoyable throughout. Plus there is a scene-stealing turtle and a suitably annoying audience member.

Production values are very high, with Tex Avery's unique and deliciously wild style unmistakable and very well suited to the cartoon with plenty of visually inventive moments. The animation is richly detailed, carefully drawn and bursting with vibrant colour, with some really gorgeous and clever shots. Carl Stalling's music score as well as synchronising brilliantly adds so much to the action and enhances it, with luscious orchestration and constant high-voltage energy.

'Daffy Duck and Egghead' is hugely entertaining, and often hilarious. A definite highlight is Daffy's musical number, a perfect example of Stalling's fabulous ability of putting his own spin on pre-existing material and delivered with delicious gusto by Mel Blanc. The rifle gag and Egghead's interaction with the audience member are also great. Everything is paced and told incredibly well and everything comes together beautifully. Mel Blanc as always does a bravura job and Danny Webb is effective as Egghead.

All in all, great cartoon and while not quite up there with the masterpieces it is one of the better early-era Daffy cartoons, showing that even when he is still evolving he can still shine. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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Release Date:

1 January 1938

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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