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Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
Actors: Mel Blanc, Mel Torme, Roy Firestone, B.J. Ward, Ben Frommer
Directors: Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Greg Ford, Maurice Noble, Robert McKimson
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Animation
NR     2009     1hr 12min

Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 08/04/2009 Run time: 60 minutes Rating: G


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Actors: Mel Blanc, Mel Torme, Roy Firestone, B.J. Ward, Ben Frommer
Directors: Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Greg Ford, Maurice Noble, Robert McKimson
Creators: Greg Ford, Terry Lennon, Kathleen Helppie-Shipley, Steven S. Greene, John W. Dunn, Michael Maltese, Tedd Pierce
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Animation, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, Comedy, Animation
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Animated
DVD Release Date: 08/04/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 12min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite Daffy Duck movie. It all start like this a millionaire leaves Daffy money but he must use the money for good and needs to provide a service to people and if Daffy thinks of selfish aims the millionaire (ghost) will make the money disappear so Daffy opens an exorcism agency and Porky, Bugs, and Sylvester work with him and they have to attend cases of ghosts and monsters in a very original way I really recommend this video why WB doesn't start releasing classics like this on DVD, Fantastic Island (Daffy's First Movie 1983), Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie, The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie and all of those cartoons on video I'm sure that many kids will buy at as many other adults trying to remember their childhood."
Basically a "clip" show movie. But the bonus cartoons are wo
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 06/11/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"After the success of BUGS BUNNY SUPERSTAR, Warner Brothers cashed in on the theatrical re-issue popularity with movies made up of clips from classic WB cartoons bridged together by poorly drawn & scripted new animation.

Sadly, this would be Mel Blanc's final work for Warner Brothers.

The story of Daffy Duck inheriting a haunted estate is told through clips from the following cartoons:
Daffy Dilly (not on DVD yet)
The Prize Pest
Water, Water Every Hare
Hide and Go Tweet
Claws For Alarm
The Duxorcist
Transylvania 6-5000
The Abominable Snow Rabbit
Punch Trunk
Jumpin' Jupiter

Also included as a warm-up cartoon is Night Of The Living Duck.

Warner's press release talks of the uniqueness of this movie, being constructed out of several unrelated vintage cartoon shorts. Have they forgot about the other 4 movies?

The real reason for Looney Tunes fans to buy this DVD is the three complete bonus cartoons that are NEW TO DVD:

Duck Dodgers & The Return of the 24 1/2 Century (1980).
Not as satisfactory as the original. It was inteneded for theatrical release, but relegated to inclusion in a TV special after WB saw the final product. Daffy reprises his role as Dodgers with Porky returning as his side-kick to try once again to save the Earth from Marvin Martian.

Superior Duck (1996) Daffy once again has super prowers, but this time it is not nearly as fun as the original "Super Duck". This time most of the Looney Tunes cast join him as well as the original Man Of Steel.

Little Go Beep (2000) An odd Road Runner & Coyote cartoon. The Coyote's Father (I suppose he had one) tells baby Wile E. Coyote not to speak until he catches a road runner. I guess the Coyote was successful as he spoke to Bugs Bunny in the "Wile E. Coyote, Genius" cartoons.

O.K., my reviews of the bonus cartoons do not make a great sales pitch. If you are looking for good laughs from classic Looney Tunes, I would suggest the Looney Tunes Golden Collections instead. But if you want everything Looney Tunes, like me, then you will need to get this DVD.
Mel Blanc's Final Looney Tunes
Michael Kerner | Brooklyn, New York U.S.A. | 05/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There is no doubt about the appeal that the Looney Tunes have had over the years. While they've brought so much in the way of influence from the greatness of Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig, to the wackniess of Daffy Duck, whom later felt more angered about being more like a second banana to Bugs, they sadly in this generation have been misbegotten in favor of others like Spongebob Squarepants and the new Penguins Of Madagascar. Yet with all of that, Mel Blanc's influential voice and appeal has honestly been forgotten for what he had made as a take into the depths of great voiceovers and animation. That honestly has showed in his final role as a part of the Looney Tunes family.

The 1988 Looney Tunes feature Daffy Duck's Quackbusters is the final of the classic greats of the original Looney Tunes movies. The movie is finally available for the first time on DVD, and shows no sign of stopping the memory of the looniness. The movie highlights Daffy as a struggling salesman for jokes and gags, whom takes a opportunity to make a dying millionaire's last laughing days go out with a bang, in a news saying he would give $1 million to anyone who makes him laugh. Daffly later on gets the inherited money, but is haunted by the ghost of the millionaire as a ghost, whom demands Daffy uses the money for good deeds. Daffy decides to make a ghost catching agency, who enlists Porky and Bugs, to help in his aid for catching the spirits. But later on loses his money to the ghost J. Q. Publish, bit by bit, while Daffy tries to make a quick buck while he can, to save the business. The cartoon movie has been remastered nicely, and definitely brings in a lot of laughs from the depths of humor from Jekyll & Hyde, to the haunting of Bugs going looney against of Count Blood Count, who wants Bugs for a quick bite. While it is fun in all, it sadly doesn't score the joy Daffy brought in nicely from his other film Daffy Duck's Fantatic Island earlier from the 80's. Still it is a nice treat.

All in all, if you haven't seen Daffy Duck's Quackbusters, than this will be a nice treat for the die hard Looney tunes fan, or if you haven't seen the looney craziness that Daffy Duck has had for so many years. I loved watching the film years ago, and it does a good job at bringing me me back down a trip to memory lane of my childhood. I hope that you have that great joy too with this overlooked looney classic.

Movie: B 1/2-

Price: B

Remastering: B

Overall: B 1/2-"
Tim Janson | Michigan | 01/13/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Street salesman Daffy Duck inherits a million dollars from the estate of J.B. Cubish, then sets up a ghost-busting service with pals Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig for the purposes of destroying Cubish's ghost. This is basically some new animation which frames several other older Warner Brothers shorts:

The Prize Pest 1951 - Porky wins Daffy as a prize, and he wants to put him outside in the coop. Daffy convinces Porky that he's a Jekyll and Hyde personality, and that he shouldn't be made angry. Daffy finds different ways to scare the heck out of Porky.

Water, Water Every Hare - 1952 - A mad scientist is after Bugs Bunny's brain. Bugs wakes up from his trance, and the scientist sends the big, orange monster to catch Bugs.

Hyde and Go Tweet 1960 - Tweety takes refuge in Dr. Jekyll's house and is changed into a monster.

Claws for Alarm 1954 - Sylvester is terrified when he and Porky spend the night in a ghost town motel that's inhabited by murderous mice that Porky never notices.

The Duxorcist 1987 - Warners first new short in almost 20 years. Daffy Duck has started his own business, a "paranormalist-at-large" exorcism service. In comes a beautiful duck. Unfortunately, she is possessed by an evil spirit that turns her into a hideous, ugly beast.

Abominable Snow Rabbit 1961 - Bugs and Daffy tunnel to Nepal, where they meet Hugo. Hugo wants to hug them and pet them and hold them and squeeze them and name them George.

Transylvania 6-5000 1963 - After taking a wrong left turn, Bugs ends up in the castle of a bloodthirsty Count. Luckily, Bugs knows the secret work, and confounds the Count's attempts to retrieve Bugs' blood.

Punch Trunk 1953 - A five-inch-high elephant arrives at Pier 38 in New York City in a boatload of bananas. The city is paralyzed by what its residents take to be a mass hallucination.

Jumpin' Jupiter 1955 - Porky and Sylvester set up camp in the desert, where a flying saucer lands. While Sylvester is terrified by a goofy-looking space alien and his saucer, Porky is oblivious to everything that is happening around them.

These are not the best Warner's shorts. Prize Pest and Claws for Alarm are very funny but the shorts from the 1960's clearly show WArner's reduced quality in their animation.