Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"A Squeak in the Deep" (1966)

Here's another one of the infamous, widely-reviled Daffy Duck/Speedy Gonzales cartoons. This one isn't near as off-putting as many of the others. A lively music score by Walter Greene (who also worked on the Pink Panther cartoons) and a better-than-average story with a believable motivation for Daffy make this one a winner in my book. Mel Blanc steals the show as Speedy singing "Her Name Was Hula Lou".

4 comments:

Speedy Boris said...

I love Speedy paddling Daffy's butt with an oar.

Speedy Boris said...

Er, I mean a baseball bat.

J Lee said...

It probably didn't hurt to have McKimson teamed up with Sid Marcus again for this cartoon. Of the two writers for Warners from the "classic" era (Cal Howard being the other) who worked on the post-64 shorts, he seemed to have a lot better handle on not turning Daffy into a humorless villain.

Bartman said...

This is one of the better Daffy/Speedy shorts for 2 reasons - the McKimson/Marcus pairing (they did work well together) and the work of Walter Greene, whose scores were much better and more entertaining than Bill Lava's compositions

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