|Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island|
|Directed by||Friz Freleng |
Phil Monroe (co-director)
Friz Freleng (sequence director)
David Detiege (sequence director)
Phil Monroe (sequence director)
|Story by||John Dunn |
|Animation by||Brenda Banks |
|Voices by||Mel Blanc |
|Music by||Rob Walsh|
Carl Stalling (classic cartoons)
Milt Franklyn (classic cartoons)
Eugene Poddany (classic cartoons)
William Lava (classic cartoons)
|Produced by||Friz Freleng|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date||August 5, 1983|
|Format||Color, 78 min|
|Preceded by||Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales|
|Followed by||Daffy Duck's Quackbusters|
Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island is a 1983 Looney Tunes film with a compilation of classic Warner Bros. cartoon shorts and animated bridging sequences, hosted by Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales. This was the first Looney Tunes compilation film to center on Daffy Duck, as the previous ones had centered on Bugs Bunny.
A note in the end credits dedicates the film to animator and story man, John Dunn, "who inspired it." Dunn died of heart failure in San Fernando, California on January 17, 1983, six months before the film's release. This film was released on DVD in North America for the first time on November 18, 2014.
Classic Toons in Order
All are in the post-1948 package.
- "Captain Hareblower" (Pirate Sam Vs. Bugs Bunny)
- "Stupor Duck" (Daffy's wish)
- "Greedy for Tweety" (Granny's wish)
- "Banty Raids" (Foghorn's wish)
- "Louvre Come Back to Me!" (Pepe Le Pew's wish) (The Well: "I grant your wish to meet a girl of beauty unsurpassed, which, when compared with works of art, will leave the louvre outclassed.")
- "Tree for Two" (Spike and Chester's wish)
- "Curtain Razor" (Porky Pig's wish) (The Well: "Discovering new talent for the world to see; a wondrous thing for a producer to be.")
- "A Mouse Divided" (Sylvester's wife's wish)
- "From Hare to Heir" (Yosemite Sam's wish)
- The original mid-80s VHS and the 2014 DVD have the movie's original soundtrack without any alterations. However, current TV broadcasts use an overdubbed audio version where the cartoon's soundtracks keeps echoing. Side effects of this include loud music in some scenes and cartoons (most notably on "Stupor Duck" and "Curtain Razor") making it hard to hear what the characters are saying. This was so the film can be use for foreign language tracks for international distribution. While the DVD uses the original English soundtrack, the overdubbed version can still be heard on its Spanish audio track.
- This is Friz Freleng's last film directorial before his retirement.
- When this film aired on The Family Channel in the 1990s, the entire "Stupor Duck" sequence was cut.
- Current DVD and streaming releases replace the original Saul Bass-designed Warner Communications opening logo and music with the 2000s Warner Bros. Family Entertainment opening logo.
- While Daffy was introducing his guests to Fantastic Island, Tweety appeared to be much bigger to the point of sharing a similar height with Rocky (minus the hat). The same goes for Speedy, who stands about half Daffy's height, and Slowpoke Rodriguez, seen in line just before Foghorn's wish.
- Marvin the Martian's face is tan instead of black during the line sequences.
- After Granny takes a hurt Sylvester, Tweety, and Hector away in their wheelchairs, Sylvester is immediately shown standing back in line at the well.
- Wishing Well: Your fondest wish, your fondest dream. I'll make you Super Duck Supreme!
- Wishing Well: Your wish shall be granted. Gaze into me and see. The next time that you see yourself, a nurse is what you'll be.
- Wishing Well: I am here to grant your wish; the Spirit of the Well. I will knock the cockiness out of that little cockerel!
- Wishing Well: I grant your wish to meet a girl of beauty unsurpassed, which, when compared with works of art, will leave the Louvre outclassed.
- Wishing Well: If that's his wish, and yours alike, I'll make Chester brave and strong, like Spike.
- Wishing Well: Discovering new talent for the world to see; a wondrous thing for a producer to be...
- Wishing Well: I hear your wish and I obey. The patter of little feet you shall hear this day.
- Wishing Well: Your mind is such a simple thing. Your wish I can foretell. You're wishing for a husband, and the ring of a wedding bell?
- Wishing Well: A very rich relative in poor health doth will to you his entire wealth.
- Wishing Well: There are some wishes in the well in truth; they're number three. Use these three wishes wisely, friends. For they are the last; there will be.
- Wishing Well: And now I say; without the jokes, (imitating Porky Pig) A-bee-a-bee-a-bee... That's all, folks!
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