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The Foxy Duckling is a 1947 Merrie Melodies short directed by Arthur Davis.

Plot

An insomniac fox residing in a forest needs duck down for his pillow in order to be comfortable enough in his bed to fall asleep, and to this purpose he pursues a wily yellow duck. The fox uses a decoy and duck call, and is blasted by hunters' rifles. He builds a series of wooden extensions from a tree branch in an effort to reach the airborne duck, but the duck drops a feather onto the fox's head, and the extensions beneath the fox collapse, with the fox plunging mortally to ground. He returns as an angel and, now able to fly, chases the duck into the distance.

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Notes

  • The fox is referred to as A. Fox on his house mailbox.
  • There's only one line of dialogue in this cartoon; A. Fox leaves the house to get a duck and says, "I gotta get a duck! I gotta get a duck! I gotta get a duck!"
  • This is the final cartoon to use the 1946-1948 blue ending rings. However, Blue Ribbon reissues in 1948 used the 1946-1948 ending rings as well.
  • MeTV aired a previously unreleased restored print of the cartoon on Toon In with Me.

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