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Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)

Daffy Duck opens a detective agency for the supernatural along side his Looney Toon buddies.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Bugs Bunny / Butler / J.P. Cubish / Porky Pig / Birdbath owner / Asylum collector / Drunk / Coyote / Sylvester / Tweety / Mr. Hyde / Hugo the Abominable Snowman (voice)
Mel Tormé ... Daffy Duck (singing voice)
Roy Firestone Roy Firestone ... Announcer (voice)
B.J. Ward ... Melissa Duck (voice)
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ... Count Bloodcount (voice) (archive footage)
Julie Bennett Julie Bennett ... Agatha and Emily - The Two-headed Vulture (voice) (as Julie Bennet)
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Storyline

In this feature-length film combining footage from classic Warner Brothers cartoon shorts with newly animated bridging sequences, Daffy Duck, after having induced laughter in an ailing millionaire and forestalled the millionaire's death for a time (as chronicled in Daffy Dilly (1948), is the beneficiary for the deceased millionaire's assets. But the millionaire's will clearly stipulates that Daffy must use the money for the common good, by providing a service, and should Daffy think of pursuing selfish aims, the millionaire's ghost will "repossess" his millions by making them disappear from Earthly existence. Under the pretense of community service, Daffy opens an exorcism agency and employs Porky Pig, Sylvester Cat, and Bugs Bunny to track and eliminate ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters, while Daffy secretly schemes to use his learned "ghost-busting" talents to rid himself of the millionaire's nagging spirit. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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It's everything it's quacked up to be. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventurile lui Daffy Duck See more »

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Runtime:

(with bonus footage)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Is the last Looney Tunes film (both theatrical and non-theatrical) to be Rated G by the MPAA. See more »

Goofs

When the movie segues into "Claws for Alarm", Porky's voice clearly changes from his 1988 voice to his 1954 voice. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: Well I'm here, what've I missed? Massacre started yet? Fireworks going off? Balloon going up?
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Edited from Transylvania 6-5000 (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady in Red
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Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
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Monsters lead such interesting lives...
17 August 2004 | by griffin84See all my reviews

During the 80s and early 90s, Warner Bros. produced a number of "clip-show"

movies, consisting of our favorite Looney Tunes facing new challenges, but the majority of the footage was taken from classic cartoons. Some of the others

included "Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island", "The Looney Looney Bugs

Bunny Movie", & "Bugs Bunny's Third Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales". However, this one tops them all as best, using the clips to their full potential.

The show starts with the cartoon "Daffy Dilly", in which Daffy is selling novelty gags on the side of the road and hears over the radio that ailing millionaire J.P Cubish will pay a fortune to anyone who can make him laugh one more time

before he passes on. We watch the cartoon, which would normally end with

Cubish throwing pies at Daffy, but the movie picks it right up, and shows that Daffy has inherited the bulk of Cubish's fortune (he died laughing). However, the will says Daffy must use the money to help the community and provide the

service... yeah, right. After all, it's not like Cubish can take him with him, right?

Well, as Daffy finds out... he can. Cubish's ghost returns and starts to take the money, and every time Daffy starts acting up, more money disappears. Finally, the message sinks through and Daffy decides to open up a ghost-catching

business, ala Ghostbusters. He hires Porky (using the popular cartoon "The

Prize Pest"), and Bugs, who only agrees when he hears of the travel

opportunities ("You mean I get to go to Palm Springs?"). However, any time

Daffy threatens to fire his staff or gets greedy, more money vanishes from his vault.

The movie uses some of the "creepiest" Looney Tunes cartoons ever created,

including "Transylvania 6-5000", "The Abominable Snow Rabbit", "Scaredy

Cat", "Hyde & Go Tweet", "The Duxorcist", and others. While it's great to see these classic cartoons, the real fun is watching Daffy try to keep his cool... and his money. Though some younger kids may get scared off whenever Cubish

returns (everything goes dark, clap of thunder and lightning, and the music gets a little creepy), I highly recommend this cartoon for the whole family. Be sure to watch the opening cartoon of "Night of the Living Duck" for a real Halloween- themed treat.


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