Monday, November 3, 2008

Daffy Duck For President

With the Election tomorrow night, I thought it would be fitting to post "Daffy Duck For President". This short cartoon was written and storyboarded by Chuck Jones, and later turned into a great book illustrated by his original drawings. However, Jones passed away before the cartoon itself was ever made. As a tribute to Jones, Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone took the reins and made a great little short that was included on the second Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD. It's very faithful to the original storybook, almost pose-for-pose, and is impeccably voiced by Joe Alaskey.

Hey, I'd vote for him!

4 comments:

Nic Kramer said...

It's a shame that the punchline wasn't in the final short (Daffy Duck for king!).

Intrestingly, my local dollar store had some copies of the book for sale, a couple months ago.

S. R. Das said...

I am not sure if anyone noticed---in the ending credits, it seems as though the animation was done BOTH domestically AND overseas! Matt---is this an exception to the "no outsourcing" rule of the Looney Tunes you posted a while back?

TheSpoots said...

While I loved this cartoon, and LOVE and respect Chuck Jones, sometimes the "eyelashes" he often gives characters in his style, bother me.

Espada said...

Yeah, me too!! Those lashes seem kinda 'mascara'-ish at times.
All in all, pretty good -- apparently this is currently the 'last' Looney Tunes cartoon made...hope for some new ones.

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