Director(s)Chuck Jones
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Duck Amuck (1953) was a Family - Animation Film directed by Chuck Jones .

Duck Amuck was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1999.

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Duck Amuck (1953, Chuck Jones)

on Mar 10, 2012 From The Stop Button

Duck Amuck is either very memorable or very predictable. If I have ever seen it, it was fifteen plus years ago. Yet I could guess a bunch of the plot twists, including the final one. That final reveal, which might make Amuck memorable, also undoes a lot of the neat stuff the cartoon does otherwise. ... Read full article


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Daffy Duck: I'll tell you what. You go your way, and I'll go mine. Live and let live. Right? Right. Ladies and gentlemen. There will be no further delays, so I shall attempt to entertain you in my own iniminiminabitle fashion.


Daffy Duck: [to second Daffy] Listen bud, If you wasn't me, I'd smack you right in the puss.
Daffy Duck: Don't let that bother you, Jack.
Daffy Duck: Okay, buddy, you asked for it.


Daffy Duck: [sings] Daffy Duck he had a farm, E... I... E... I... O.
[scenery changes]
Daffy Duck: And on this farm he had an *igloo*, ee... ayyy... ee... ayyy... dohhh?


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In animation historian Jerry Beck's 1994 poll of animators, film historians and directors, this cartoon was rated the second greatest cartoon of all time.
According to Chuck Jones, the revelation of the animator in the ending is just for comedic value - Jones (the director) is speaking to the audience directly, asking "Who is Daffy Duck anyway? Would you recognize him if I did THIS to him?"
Bugs Bunny needed to be used at the end, because no other character had any kind of antagonism with Daffy (acquired by Bugs over the course of the Hunting Trilogy in Rabbit Fire, Rabbit Seasoning and Duck! Rabbit, Duck!) and Elmer Fudd is not a competent enough character - an ironic point considering the next year Elmer Fudd gets his animator's shots at Bugs Bunny in Rabbit Rampage.
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National Film Registry

Duck Amuck

Released 1953
Inducted 1999
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