Daffy Duck returns as the star of his own movie in this animated spoof of television's "Fantasy Island." While shipwrecked on a desert isle, Daffy and his miniature sidekick, Speedy Gonzalez, discover Yosemite Sam's hidden wishing well.
As Daffy Duck visits Bugs Bunny (after being invited) Daffy only watches Bugs' television, until his favorite show "Beat Your Buddy" comes on and the two contestants are Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Then they race to television station QTTV.
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 <email@example.com>
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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