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Hollywood Daffy
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Directed By: Friz Freleng (uncredited)
Hawley Pratt (uncredited)
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: June 22, 1946
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Virgil Ross
Manuel Perez
Gerry Chiniquy
Ken Champin
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Paul Julian
Backgrounds: Hawley Pratt
Paul Julian
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Sara Berner (uncredited)
Richard Bickenbach (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Daffy Duck
Studio Guard
Jack Benny
Jimmy Durante
Johnny Weissmuller
Bette Davis
Preceded By: Kitty Kornered
Succeeded By: Acrobatty Bunny
Hollywood Daffy

Hollywood Daffy

Hollywood Daffy is a 1946 Merrie Melodies short directed by Friz Freleng.

Plot

Daffy Duck visits Hollywood, wanting to see Hollywood moviestars (which he refers to as "stars") and tries to sneak onto the "Warmer Brothers" set, but does not receive a warm welcome from the Joe Besser-parody Studio Guard.

Daffy sneaks in the studio via various disguises (first as popular moviestars of the day such as Charlie Chaplin, Jimmy Durante, Bing Crosby, and then as the Academy Oscar) only to get kicked out each time by the studio guard, resulting to a long chase where Daffy outsmarts the dimwitted studio guard by disguising as both a studio tour guide and then a movie director, which often results to the studio guard receiving the short end of the stick each time.

Eventually, the studio guard finally catches Daffy, eager to throw him out of the Warmer Brothers studio, which Daffy reiterates that he won't leave until he gets to see "stars" (movie stars). The studio guard soon gives in to Daffy's wishes and lets him into the studio, which turns out to be a trick: he bluntly fulfilled Daffy's wishes by literally giving him stars to see (in the form of whacking his head with a baton numerous times) and then kicks Daffy out into the dumpster at the back of the Warmer Brothers studio. A dazed Daffy, whom is now in the dumpster, is happy to get to see "stars" of famous moviestars of the day, such as Heady LeMarr, Alexis Smith, Dorcy LaMour, Baby Snooks, and Ann Sheridan (which the latter Daffy kisses), and hoots wildly, along with the Ann Sheridan star doing the same.

Notes

  • The Joe Besser-parody studio guard from this cartoon bears a strong physical resemblance The Captain from The Captain and the Kids (a.k.a. The Katzenjammer Kids) comic strip and short-lived theatrical cartoon series which director Friz Freleng previously worked with at rival studio MGM back in the late-1930s, albeit not the same character as its MGM counterpart.
  • Known Hollywood celebrities of the day caricatured in this cartoon include Bette Davis, Johnny Weismuller, Jack Benny and Jimmy Durante. During Daffy's Hollywood studio tour, mentioned Hollywood celebrities on private dressing rooms include include Abbott and Costello, Ann Sheridan and Jimmy Durante.
  • This cartoon is not to be confused for Tex Avery's Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938), another cartoon featuring a "screwball" Daffy causing havoc at a Hollywood studio.
  • The copyright was renewed on 1974.
  • Director Friz Freleng is uncredited in this cartoon's opening credits for unknown reasons.

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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 The 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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