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Downhearted Duckling (1954)

A depressed baby duck thinks he is ugly after reading "The Ugly Duckling" and wants Tom to eat him but Jerry keeps preventing that.

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Red Coffey
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Uncredited cast:
Red Coffey Red Coffey ... Little Quacker / Female Quacker (voice) (uncredited)
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Jerry's little duckling friend is depressed because he's just read The Ugly Duckling and thinks that he's ugly. Jerry does his best to help. Tom gets involved when the suicidal duck offers himself as a meal and Jerry keeps saving him. Jerry tries a makeover: mud pack, corset, perm - the works. When Tom sees the makeover in progress, he loses his appetite, which convinces the duck he's even more ugly. He walks off with a bag on his head. A lady duckling happens along, lifts the bag, and tells him he's cute and all is solved. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The score for this cartoon was featured on the audio CD "Tom & Jerry & Tex Avery Too!". See more »

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Followed by Landing Stripling (1962) See more »

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Love That Pup
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Written by Scott Bradley
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Not bad, but I'm not a huge fan of the duck
4 June 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Jerry and his annoying duckling friend just finished reading "The Ugly Dickling" and the duck has convinced himself that he really is ugly. So, since apparently there is nothing worse than being ugly, he spends most of the cartoon trying to convince Tom to eat him. Tom tries to oblige, but unfortunately, Jerry comes to the rescue again and again. I guess many love the duck, but I find him to be awfully cute and sweet--exactly what I don't want in a Tom and Jerry cartoon. I was rooting for Tom again and again. However, by the end of the film, the problem is naturally worked out to everyone's satisfaction...except poor old Tom. Better luck next time.

FYI--this movie was made using cheaper artwork than the MGM films of the 40s and early 50s. It makes for a lousier looking cartoon (particularly the backgrounds), but the quality of the toons got a lot worse in subsequent decades.


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Country:

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Release Date:

13 November 1954 (USA) See more »

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Smutné kacátko See more »

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