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Encyclopedia > Dirty Duck (film)
Dirty Duck
Directed by Charles Swenson
Produced by Jerry D. Good
Roger Corman (uncredited)
Written by Charles Swenson, with additional story material by Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, and Robert Ridgely
Distributed by New World Pictures
Released July 1974
Running time 75 min
Language English
IMDb profile

Dirty Duck is an X-rated animated film directed by Charles Swenson, and starring Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (906x1402, 583 KB) Summary Movie poster for the 1974 film Dirty Duck. ... Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American producer and director of low-budget films. ... Howard Kaylan (born June 22, 1947 in New York City) is an American rock and roll musician, best known as a founding member of the 1960s band The Turtles. ... Mark Volman (born April 19, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is an American rock and roll musician, best known as a founding member of the 1960s band The Turtles. ... Robert Ridgely (December 24, 1931—February 8, 1997) was an American actor and vocal artist, known for both on-camera roles and extensive voice-over work. ... // New World Communications Company Info •This company no longer exists. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... X-rated, X certificate, X classification or similar terms are labels for movies implying strong adult content, typically pornography or violence. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... Howard Kaylan (Eddie) and Mark Volman (Flo aka Phlorescent Leech) were the original founding members of the psychedelic / bubblegum rock group The Turtles. ... Mark Volman (born April 19, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is an American rock and roll musician, best known as a founding member of the 1960s band The Turtles. ... Howard Kaylan (born June 22, 1947 in New York City) is an American rock and roll musician, best known as a founding member of the 1960s band The Turtles. ...


Following the release and success of Fritz the Cat, a film based on a character created by Robert Crumb that was also the first animated movie to receive an X rating in the United States, several animated films geared towards adults rather than children began enjoying varied success. Producer Roger Corman wanted to cash in on the popularity of these films. Luck came when New World Pictures bought a screenplay written by Charles Swenson (originally titled "Cheap"), which concerned a straight-laced blue collar worker named Willard who finds (or is found by) a duck who decides to take Willard on an adventure to try and get him laid. Fritz the Cat is a 1972 Animated film written and directed by Ralph Bakshi. ... Self-portrait. ... Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American producer and director of low-budget films. ... // New World Communications Company Info •This company no longer exists. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... Look up Sex in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Along with former Mothers of Invention band members Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, and actor Robert Ridgely (who all provided additional story material), the script was made under the title The Down and Dirty Duck, and released in 1974, following the box office demise of the Fritz the Cat sequel, The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat. New World released The Down and Dirty Duck with the title on the poster shortened to Dirty Duck. The title on the print itself was never changed. Dirty Duck, as the film is now known went unnoticed when it was originally released, but later became a cult classic among Flo & Eddie fans when it was released on home video and DVD. Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 - December 4, 1993) was an American rock/jazz fusion musician, composer, and satirist. ... Robert Ridgely (December 24, 1931—February 8, 1997) was an American actor and vocal artist, known for both on-camera roles and extensive voice-over work. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat is an R-rated animated film from 1974. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Howard Kaylan (Eddie) and Mark Volman (Flo aka Phlorescent Leech) were the original founding members of the psychedelic / bubblegum rock group The Turtles. ... The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... DVD-R writing/reading side DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...


People have often criticized the comedy film as being a rip-off of Fritz the Cat (despite the fact that the two films' stories bare little or no resemblance to each other), or for its lowbrow humor or the low quality of the animation (all of the animation was drawn with pens and then transferred onto animation cels, and some of the backgrounds were done the same way)--some of the backgrounds even have photographs pasted onto them. Airplane! is considered by some critics to be one of the funniest movies of all time. ... To copy or imitate blatantly or unscrupulously This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... Fritz the Cat is a 1972 Animated film written and directed by Ralph Bakshi. ... // Description Lowbrow is one of several names given to an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s. ...


Crude and often pornographic, among the other visuals presented in the film are graphic depictions of sexual acts. However, since a majority of the film was drawn so poorly, it made for weak masturbation material, thus its failure at pornography theaters. Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 Petroleum (from Latin petrus – rock and oleum – oil), mineral oil, or crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish flammable liquid, which exists in the upper strata of some areas of the Earths... Pornography (from Greek πορνογραφια pornographia — literally writing about or drawings of harlots) is the representation of the human body or human sexual behaviour with the goal of sexual arousal, similar to, but (according to some) distinct from, erotica. ... Masturbation is the manual excitation of the sexual organs, most often to the point of orgasm. ...


As the title song states, Dirty Duck is a "Cheap little movie."


Trivia

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  • Some of the songs written for the movie, such as "Cheap," "Livin' in the Jungle," and "Kama Sutra Time" later became reoccurring titles in Flo & Eddie's concert act. Live versions of all three songs were released on their 1975 LP Illegal, Immoral and Fattening.
  • The film's poster title, Dirty Duck, was also the title of an underground comic strip created in 1971 by Bobby London that appeared in National Lampoon magazine (and presently appears in Playboy). The late "Zap Comix" artist Rick Griffin was hired to draw the poster and insert a cigar in the duck's mouth, something which does not appear in the film.
  • In one animation sequence, caricatures of John Lennon and Yoko Ono pop out of a toilet. In another animation sequence, Frank Zappa's face rises above our film's main characters as if it were the sun. Flo and Eddie have performed with all three artists. Another Zappa reference appears later in the film: the Duck shouts out: "I saw 200 Motels! I know who I am!" The animation for this film was done by the same company and director that did the "Dental Hygiene Dilemma" cartoon sequence from that movie.

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