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Encyclopedia > Daffy Duck's Quackbusters

Daffy Duck's Quackbusters is a 1988 Looney Tunes film with a compilation of classic Warner Bros. Cartoons shorts and animated bridging sequences, starring Daffy Duck. It is the final Looney Tunes project in which Mel Blanc provided the voices of the characters. The film was released to theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on September 24, 1988. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... A package film is a film consisting of several short films, often a feature-length compilation of short subjects in animation. ... Termite Terrace is the nickname for the old building in Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA where Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were first created. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Daffy, as Duck Dodgers, faces off against Marvin the Martian in the 1953 short Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, a parody of Buck Rogers. ... Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was a prolific American voice actor, performing on radio, in television commercials, and most famously, in hundreds of cartoon shorts for Warner Bros. ... Warner Bros. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Synopsis

The film begins with the cartoon Daffy Dilly. Street corner salesman Daffy tries to make a pitch to reclusive billionaire and "ailng buzzsaw baron" J.P. Cubish (a dog)---who has offered wealth to anyone who can make him laugh---only to be stymied by Cubish's butler (also a dog). Eventually driving off the butler, Daffy becomes Cubish's jester, taking uncounted pies in the face while Cubish laughs uproariously. After Cubish's death soon afterward, Daffy inherits the Cubish fortune, under the proviso that he use the money to provide honest service to the community. The now-wealthy Daffy derides the idea ("What a rube!" he says of Cubish), but his deceased benefactor returns as a ghost, making wads from Daffy's pile of money vanish until Daffy agrees to uphold the terms. The irked Daffy vows to use the money to wipe out ghosts (ala Ghostbusters) such as Cubish. The butler is a senior servant in a large household. ... It has been suggested that Joker be merged into this article or section. ... Ghostbusters is a 1984 sci-fi comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists. ...


Setting himself up as a "Paranormalist at Large," Daffy persuades Bugs Bunny to appear in commercials, then hires Porky Pig (accompanied by Sylvester) as an underling; Cubish continues to make money vanish whenever Daffy seems to be operating dishonestly. Although Daffy successfully exorcises the ghosts possessing a lady duck, he discovers that Cubish has stripped his money down to his last million. He then receives a call from Porky, who is returning with Sylvester from an assignment to Dry Gulch, and Daffy reassigns him to the Superstition Mountains, much to Sylvester's chargin. Daffy then calls up Bugs, who is leaving following his encounter with Count Blood Count, and together they go up against Hugo the Abominable Snowman, with Hugo repeatedly mistaking Daffy for a rabbit. Bugs Bunny is an Academy Award-winning fictional animated rabbit who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... Porky Pig is an Academy Award-nominated animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. ... Sylvester may refer to: // Pope Silvester I (Saint Sylvester) Pope Silvester II Antipope Silvester III Sylvester of Kiev Sylvester of Moscow Sylvester of Assisi (companion of Saint Francis of Assisi) Sylvester of Marsico Sylvester Gozzolini, founder of the Sylvestrines Sylvester James, disco performer Sylvester Stallone, actor Sylvester McCoy, actor Sylvester... Count Bloodcount voiced by Ben Frommer is a Looney Tunes vampire in Transylvania 6-5000 Bugs goes to Transylvania and looks for a telephone at the motel which is a castle. ... The Yeti is the Western name given to a large primate-like creature reported to live in the Himalayas. ...


When the city is swept with reports of a tiny elephant (from Punch Trunk), Daffy, presuming it mere hysteria, hopes to profit by soothing the public with his "expert" testimony. However, the elephant turns up on Daffy's own broadcast, making him a laughingstock. When Daffy decides to blame the debacle on the absent Porky, Cubish takes away the last of the money. Egghead appears as a singing telegrahm, announcing to Daffy that he is being repossesed. After the repo crew takes away his belongings, Daffy gets envicted and his building gets knocked down (with Daffy still in it). Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... Egghead is a character in the animated cartoon series Looney Tunes, created by Tex Avery. ...


In the epilogue, Bugs is shown enjoying his vacation in Palm Springs and reading about Daffy's downfall, and Porky and Sylvester are stranded in the Superstition Mountains, with Sylvester as cowardly as ever. After a shot of Cubish's grave, it is revealed that Daffy is back where he started, as a street corner salesman. Unfortunately, when Daffy earns a dollar bill, it instantly vanishes (this seems to imply that Cubish's curse has beckoned Daffy). The film ends with Daffy screaming, "Cubish!" Palm Springs is the name of two places in the United States of America: Palm Springs, California — the more well known of the two Palm Springs, Florida Category: ...


Film segments in order

  • Night of the Living Duck (opening sequence). This is exclusive to this film
  • Daffy Dilly (used at beginning when Daffy tries to get to Cubish)
  • The Prize Pest (1951) (used when Daffy recruits Porky)
  • Water, Water Every Hare (1952) (Used for the Paranormalists At Large commercials)
  • Hyde and Go Tweet (1960) (Sylvester encounters Tweety, who changes into a monster without him realizing it)
  • Claws for Alarm (1954) (Porky and Sylvester's Dry Gulch assignment)
  • The Duxorcist (1987) (Daffy's first assignment, which was successful). This is also exclusive to this film
  • Transylvania 6-5000 (1963) (Bugs' Transylvania assignment)
  • Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961) (Bugs and Daffy's Himalayas assignment)
  • Punch Trunk (1953) (a miniature elephant wanders through town, having many encounters with various people, with only a drunk man not expressing any shock whatsoever)
  • Jumpin' Jupiter (1955) (seen in epilogue, identified as the Superstition Mountains)

This example of a title sequence, from long-running serial drama Another World, was seen from 1966 to 1981, making it one of the longest-running continuous title sequences on television. ... The Prize Pest is a Looney Tunes cartoon made in 1951 featuring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. ... Water, Water Every Hare is a Looney Tunes cartoon made in 1952 featuring Bugs Bunny and Gossamer. ... Hyde and Go Tweet is a Merrie Melodies animated short starring Tweety and Sylvester. ... A still from Transylvania 6-5000. ...

Censorship

  • When Cartoon Network aired this film, the part where Daffy offers Billy beer with each purchase of a car was cut. Also cut were some of the noose gags shown in Claws for Alarm.

See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ... This is a list of package films. ... Daffy, as Duck Dodgers, faces off against Marvin the Martian in the 1953 short Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, a parody of Buck Rogers. ...

External link

The Looney Tunes films
Featurette
Adventures of the Road-Runner
Behind-the-scenes documentaries
Bugs Bunny: Superstar | Chuck Amuck: The Movie
Greatest Hits retrospectives
Centering on Bugs Bunny
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie | The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie | Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales
Centering on Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island | Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
Original cinematic material
Space Jam | Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Direct-to-video releases
Tweety's High Flying Adventure | Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
Cameos
Two Guys from Texas | My Dream Is Yours | It's a Great Feeling | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | Gremlins 2: The New Batch

 
 

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