Daffy Duck is a stow-away on a ship commanded by a portly, Captain Bligh-like figure, who orders his First Mate, a parrot named Mr. Tristan, to locate any stowaways aboard his ship and to ... See full summary »
Abysmal Daffy short directed by Bob McKimson. In this one Daffy stows away on a ship captained by a fat guy clearly modeled on Charles Laughton. The captain's parrot sidekick finds Daffy and, for a moment, it appears they're going to hang him. But Daffy manages to convince the stupid captain that he's a magician and so the rest of the short is Daffy trying and failing at various magic tricks. This is really the pits. A prime example of the severe drop in quality for WB animation in the 1960s. There's not a single funny gag in the whole cartoon. Why combine a failed magician bit with a sea story? I don't get the connection. The animation is crappy subpar TV quality. The music, courtesy of Bill Lava, will make the mute button on your remote your best friend. I can't imagine a reason you will want to sit through this unless you're a Looney Tunes completist who wants to watch them all, even the stinkers.