Duck Amuck
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : February 28, 1953 Series: Merrie Melodies
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Synopsis

In a classic piece of surrealism and breaking the fourth wall, Daffy is put into outlandish situations by an unseen animator.

Characters

Daffy Duck
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Bugs Bunny
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)

Credits

Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Director

Charles M. "Chuck" Jones

Animator

Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Abe Levitow
Richard "Dick" Thompson

Story

Michael "Mike" Maltese

Music

Carl W. Stalling

Backgrounds

Philip "Phil" de Guard
Maurice Noble

Voices

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc

Layout

Maurice Noble

Producer

Edward "Eddie" Selzer (unverified)

Film Editor

Treg Brown (unverified)

Music Sources

Scott, Raymond : "The Penguin "
Warren, Harry and Al Dubin : "The Song of the Marines "
Arlen, Harold and Johnny Mercer : "Captains of the Clouds "


Distributor(s)

Warner Bros.

Clips Used In:

Critical Condition

Reused Animation Used in:

A-Haunting We Will Go
Episode #5

Included in:

The Bugs Bunny / Road Runner Movie (Uses a different title sequence, but the intro and outro sequences have been cut.)

Trivia

  • Warner Bros submitted this cartoon to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration of a nomination for Best Animated Short; unfortunately, the short didn't even get nominated.
  • According to historian Thad Komorowski, this is one of the only films in which Maurice Noble did both layouts and background paintings.

Television

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (Season 1, Episode 12)
The Daffy Duck Show (Season 1, Episode 8)
The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show (Season 2, Episode 32)
That's Warner Bros.! (Season 1, Episode 63)
Bugs 'n' Daffy (Season 1, Episode 63)
Toon In With Me (Season 1, Episode 13)

VHS

United States

Daffy Duck: The Nuttiness Continues...

United Kingdom

Daffy Duck

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Duck Victory: Daffy Duck's Screen Classics

DVD

United States

Looney Tunes Golden Collection
The Essential Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck and Friends
LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 1
50 Cartoon Collection: Looney Tunes

BluRay Disc

United States

Looney Tunes Showcase - Volume 1 (Blu-Ray)
LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 1 (Blu-Ray)

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:57
Production No.: 1240
MPAA No.: 15191
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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Credits

Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Director

Charles M. "Chuck" Jones

Animator

Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Abe Levitow
Richard "Dick" Thompson

Story

Michael "Mike" Maltese

Music

Carl W. Stalling

Backgrounds

Philip "Phil" de Guard
Maurice Noble

Voices

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc

Layout

Maurice Noble

Producer

Edward "Eddie" Selzer (unverified)

Film Editor

Treg Brown (unverified)

Screenshots

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    Sources

    Charles M. "Chuck" Jones: Director
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Michael "Mike" Maltese: Story
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Ben Washam: Animator
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Ken Harris: Animator
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Lloyd Vaughan: Animator
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Maurice Noble: Layout
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Philip "Phil" de Guard: Backgrounds
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Carl W. Stalling: Music
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc: Voices
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Edward "Eddie" Selzer: Producer
    • Unverified

    Abe Levitow: Animator
    • Verified by Thad Komorowski

    Richard "Dick" Thompson: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Treg Brown: Film Editor
    • Unverified

    Maurice Noble: Backgrounds
    • Verified by Thad Komorowski