Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Duck Dodgers, Jr.

Here is an early Tiny Toon Adventures episode featuring a memorable team-up between Daffy Duck and his protege, Plucky. It is, to my knowledge, the only time Marvin the Martian ever appeared on the show (with a daughter, yet!)

The animation is horrible, as the overseas animators hadn't quite gotten the hang of the show's style yet. But it's notable for a couple of reasons: One, Maurice Noble himself designed the backgrounds and worked on the story, and Two, it's one of Jeff Bergman's last Warner cartoon voice roles. Joe Alaskey, who voices Plucky and Marvin here, later assumed the role of Daffy, and remains Daffy's voice to this very day.

10 comments:

swarlock said...

What happened to Jeff after his stint on Tiny Toons?

Matthew Hunter said...

He did some voice-over stuff for Cartoon Network a while back, and has been the most recent voice of Fred Flintstone and George Jetson. No idea other than that.

Nick said...

Mike Kazaleh on his "Tooned In" podcast interview mentioned working on this. He said that he thought the end result was crummy, but it was a great experience to work with Maurice Noble.

J.E.Daniels said...

Thanks for posting this! It's been years!
Are you sure that's Joe as Marvin? The pitch of Marvin's voice sounds a bit high.
Wasn't there some kind of controversy surrounding Jeff Bergman being fired for claiming to be the next big voice actor for Warner Bros?

Brandon said...

It's been said Jeff was fired because he boasted being the new Mel Blanc. However, I don't think that was the case, because Billy West did the same thing when Space Jam came out, and look where Billy is now? I distinctly remember the interview.
I think Jeff was actually fired because he wanted too much money.

Anonymous said...

The animation may be dated, but I'm looking forward to see this episode on DVD in the coming weeks and months.

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Harley Green said...

despite the not fine animation is always a great emotion to watch stuff like this!
Thank you for upload!

Please update us when the TTA dvds will come out!

James Sutton said...

The animation is weird.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

The animation is weird.

Pretty much sums up a lot of episodes of Tiny Toons that were went to Wang Films. They were not the best.

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