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Daffy Flies North is a 1980 Merrie Melodies short directed by Art Davis, Dave Detiege, Gerry Chiniquy, and Tony Benedict.

Plot

A flock of black ducks are migrating north in the summer. Among them is an out-of-shape Daffy Duck. The flock leader informs Daffy that he's out of formation and questions him about not having any duck's instinct. Daffy strays from the flock and makes a rough three-point landing onto a haystack and gets a pitchfork stuck in his tail.

  • Daffy tries hitchhiking, without success at first; he tries again, only to get the attention of a car full of duck hunters and their dogs. This makes the poor duck run for his life.
  • Daffy comes across a truck hauling a trailer containing a chair. He hops onto the chair, but the trailer's attachment breaks off, sending Daffy and the chair downhill into the pond.
  • Wearing a pair of skis, the duck throws a grappling hook onto an incoming car's rear fender, giving him the ride of his life until he loses his grip on the rope and skis into another pond.

He comes across a horse and plots to ride him north.

  • Daffy tries to gain the horse's trust and ride it, without much progress. He tries to hop on again, only to be dumped into the pond. The horse laughs at Daffy.
  • He tries to jump on the horse from behind, but to no avail.
  • The duck takes the horse by surprise from a wooden fence, but as he rides, the duck's head is banged on the girders of a metal bridge.
  • Daffy then grabs a saddle and tries to straddle it up, but the horse keeps resisting the effort. He stares at the horse in order to make it listen to reason, but unfortunately doesn't realize that the horse's trifling has led Daffy to a rocky cliff. The ground where the duck is standing on gives way and gravity ensues.
  • He manages to saddle the horse from a high tree branch and ties himself around the horse's body, but the saddle begins to lean over from the galloping and Daffy ends up upside-down. As the horse gallops into the lake, Daffy, unfortunately, drags it out of the lake.
  • Daffy tries to ride the saddle onto the horse from the roof of the barn, but overshoots the landing and falls into the horse trough. The horse laughs at Daffy again.
  • The duck tries to swing his way onto the horse, but misses and lands on a bull. The raging bull chases Daffy onto an airport, but Daffy safely boards the jet plane, only to realize that the plane is taking him to South America.

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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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