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Daffy's Rhapsody is a 2012 Looney Tunes short directed by Matthew O'Callaghan.

Plot

Elmer Fudd sees the poster of a theatrical performance, Requiem for a Hunt, and wishes to see it, as he is a hunter himself. However, a sticker on the poster peels off as he walks away to reveal the text "Starring Daffy Duck". As the show starts, Daffy reveals himself to the audience, with Elmer seemingly driven mad, before being taken over by hunter instincts. As Daffy sings about how hunters are constantly after him, Fudd sneaks on the stage in pursuit. At first, Daffy does not notice Fudd, who is stopped from shooting Daffy from the prop placement. However, on the line "I'm lit up like a Christmas tree," Fudd sneaks into a present (which is one of the props) and points his gun at Daffy, who manages to cover up the present at the last second.

The two scramble to try and point the gun at the other, with Daffy still singing his piece. Daffy continues the play while using the props to attempt to evade and outwit Elmer Fudd, who is relentless in chasing him. As the verse about the several other animals people could hunt starts, the lighting gives everything saturated and bright colors to contrast with a dark background. Elmer is initially missing for most of this scene, but finally reveals himself after Daffy turns over a cardboard hunter. Daffy runs up a ladder and narrowly avoids getting shot, while having many other weapons tossed at him by an angry Elmer. He jumps on Fudd, blinding him, and causing him to shoot wildly, destroying most of the set.

As the final line of the song approaches, Daffy leaps onto the front of the stage. Fudd cocks his gun in preparation, but right before he shoots, a cabin prop from earlier crushes him, and the play ends. As the "That's All, Folks!" screen is shown, shotgun firings are heard, and holes are shot through the screen as Daffy jumps through (doing his iconic "Hoo-hoo!" laugh and bounce along the way), followed by Elmer, who says "Now I'm weawwy, weawwy mad!" He breaks the fourth wall by doing his iconic laugh at the viewers before shooting, cutting to credits.

Characters

Main

Cameos (All as props)

Songs

Notes

  • Mel Blanc posthumously stars as Daffy Duck, using archive recordings from the song "Daffy Duck's Rhapsody".
  • This short features Billy West as the voice of Elmer Fudd.
  • This was originally intended to play with Happy Feet Two, but instead it got switched with "I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat".
    • It was later released with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
  • This short has not yet been released on any Warner Bros. DVDs.
  • The pamphlet Elmer grabs before the show says "Pwogwam" instead of "Program", as a gag about Elmer's speech impediment.
  • When Daffy appears on the stage for the first time, the posters behind him reference older Daffy Duck shorts: those being "The Scarlet Pumpernickel", "Drip-Along Daffy", "Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century" and "Robin Hood Daffy".
  • The version uploaded by Warner Bros. Animation to YouTube seems to have a scratch audio track as opposed to a final version, as evidenced by a camrip of an actual theatrical showing.[1] This edition of the short has a full orchestra as opposed to synth and the sound design is tighter and more refined.

Gallery

Elmer Fudd Cartoons
1940 Elmer's Candid CameraConfederate HoneyThe Hardship of Miles StandishA Wild HareGood Night Elmer
1941 Elmer's Pet RabbitWabbit Twouble
1942 The Wabbit Who Came to SupperAny Bonds Today?The Wacky WabbitNutty NewsFresh HareThe Hare-Brained Hypnotist
1943 To Duck .... or Not to DuckA Corny ConcertoAn Itch in Time
1944 The Old Grey HareThe Stupid CupidStage Door Cartoon
1945 The Unruly HareHare Tonic
1946 Hare RemoverThe Big Snooze
1947 Easter YeggsA Pest in the HouseSlick Hare
1948 What Makes Daffy DuckBack Alley Op-RoarKit for Cat
1949 Wise QuackersHare DoEach Dawn I Crow
1950 What's Up Doc?The Scarlet PumpernickelRabbit of Seville
1951 Rabbit Fire
1952 Rabbit Seasoning
1953 Upswept HareAnt PastedDuck! Rabbit, Duck!Robot Rabbit
1954 Design for LeavingQuack Shot
1955 Pests for GuestsBeanstalk BunnyHare BrushRabbit RampageThis Is a Life?Heir-Conditioned
1956 Bugs' BonnetsA Star Is BoredYankee Dood ItWideo Wabbit
1957 What's Opera, Doc?Rabbit Romeo
1958 Don't Axe MePre-Hysterical Hare
1959 A Mutt in a Rut
1960 Person to BunnyDog Gone People
1961 What's My Lion?
1962 Crows' Feat
1980 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 (Blooper) Bunny
1992 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers
2012 Daffy's Rhapsody
Daffy Duck Cartoons
1937 Porky's Duck Hunt
1938 Daffy Duck & EggheadWhat Price PorkyPorky & DaffyThe Daffy DocDaffy Duck in Hollywood
1939 Daffy Duck and the DinosaurScalp TroubleWise QuacksNaughty Neighbors
1940 Porky's Last StandYou Ought to Be in Pictures
1941 A Coy DecoyThe Henpecked Duck
1942 Conrad the SailorDaffy's Southern ExposureThe Impatient PatientThe Daffy DuckarooMy Favorite Duck
1943 To Duck .... or Not to DuckThe Wise Quacking DuckYankee Doodle DaffyPorky Pig's FeatScrap Happy DaffyA Corny ConcertoDaffy - The Commando
1944 Tom Turk and DaffyTick Tock TuckeredDuck Soup to NutsSlightly DaffyPlane DaffyThe Stupid Cupid
1945 Draftee DaffyAin't That DuckyNasty Quacks
1946 Book RevueBaby BottleneckDaffy DoodlesHollywood DaffyThe Great Piggy Bank Robbery
1947 Birth of a NotionAlong Came DaffyA Pest in the HouseMexican Joyride
1948 What Makes Daffy DuckDaffy Duck Slept HereThe Up-Standing SitterYou Were Never DuckierDaffy DillyThe Stupor SalesmanRiff Raffy Daffy
1949 Wise QuackersHoliday for DrumsticksDaffy Duck Hunt
1950 Boobs in the WoodsThe Scarlet PumpernickelHis Bitter HalfGolden YeggsThe Ducksters
1951 Rabbit FireDrip-Along DaffyThe Prize Pest
1952 Thumb FunCracked QuackRabbit SeasoningThe Super SnooperFool Coverage
1953 Duck AmuckMuscle TussleDuck Dodgers in the 24½th CenturyDuck! Rabbit, Duck!
1954 Design for LeavingQuack ShotMy Little Duckaroo
1955 Beanstalk BunnySahara HareStork NakedThis Is a Life?Dime to Retire
1956 The High and the FlightyRocket SquadStupor DuckA Star Is BoredDeduce, You Say
1957 Ali Baba BunnyBoston QuackieDucking the DevilShow Biz Bugs
1958 Don't Axe MeRobin Hood Daffy
1959 China JonesPeople Are BunnyApes of Wrath
1960 Person to Bunny
1961 The Abominable Snow RabbitDaffy's Inn Trouble
1962 Quackodile TearsGood Noose
1963 Fast Buck DuckThe Million HareAqua Duck
1964 The Iceman Ducketh
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the HouseMoby DuckAssault and PepperedWell Worn DaffySuppressed DuckCorn on the CopTease for TwoChili Corn CornyGo Go Amigo
1966 The AstroduckMucho LocosMexican MousepieceDaffy RentsA-Haunting We Will GoSnow ExcuseA Squeak in the DeepFeather FingerSwing Ding AmigoA Taste of Catnip
1967 Daffy's DinerQuacker TrackerThe Music Mice-TroThe Spy SwatterSpeedy Ghost to TownRodent to StardomGo Away StowawayFiesta Fiasco
1968 Skyscraper CaperSee Ya Later Gladiator
1980 The Yolks on YouThe Chocolate ChaseDaffy Flies NorthDuck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century
1987 The Duxorcist
1988 The Night of the Living Duck
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 (Blooper) Bunny
1992 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers
1995 Carrotblanca
1996 Superior Duck
2003 Attack of the Drones
2004 Daffy Duck for President
2012 Daffy's Rhapsody
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