Daffy Duck's Quackbusters


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Mel Blanc as Daffy Duck / Bugs Bunny / Butler / J.P. Cubish / Porky Pig / Birdbath owner / Asylum collector / Drunk / Coyote / Sylvester / Tweety / Mr. Hyde / Hugo the Abominable Snowman
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June Foray as (voice) (uncredited)
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724.61 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 18 min
P/S 1 / 8
1.31 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 18 min
P/S 3 / 17

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Quinoa19848 / 10

a very good compilation with some inconsistencies

This is one of several Looney Tunes compilations made by Warner brothers in the 80s, and it was the one I watched the most- and still do when it's on TV- as a youth. It's another example from the others of old 50s cartoons put together into a plot that is meant just to string one short to the next, with Mel Blanc's obviously inconsistent voice filling in. Not that his voice at 80 is hard to take at all, but it does become jarring on repeat viewings to suddenly get that age gap just in-between lines of dialog, as if we as the audience didn't notice. The story for the film springs off from a short where Daffy- selling goofy objects on the cheap- tries to sucker JP Cubish for all of his loot by getting him to laugh (which he does finally, hilariously, by getting hit with pies). He leaves his fortune to Daffy with the provision that he use it in a 'service' kind of fashion. So, he opens up shop as a Ghostbuster racket, hiring out Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig for odd jobs out in Transylvania and haunted houses. It all leads up, in the end, to a humiliation due to a tiny elephant.

Like with the less successful string-together flicks of the early 80's, the storyline that is put together for Quackbusters is less than great, even a little too clunky. As a kid I didn't really put much bother to it, but again on repeat viewings it becomes about as obvious as Sylvester's jitters get. One such example is the very flat and ill-conceived bit where Daffy goes to the possessed woman's place. On the other hand, out of the all of the other animated films put together with the shorts- save for the Bugs Bunny and Road Runner Movie- this has the best shorts. My favorites include when Tweety gets the Heckle & Hyde treatment (very, very funny),or when Sylvester gets terrified by mice under a sheet. But the most indelible lines, in just sheer ludicrous and hysterical, fall-on-the-floor funny parts, are when Bugs tricks around the Blood Count ("Walla-walla-Washington", still gets me every time),and when Bugs and Daffy visit the Imbominable snowman. The film is also topped with a pre-short by a fairly humorous song sung by Mel Torme.

So, if you're one of those fans of Looney Tunes that hasn't seen the compilation films before, this is probably the best place to start, as the sum of the shorts are far greater and worth your time than what might be found in the other string-together films. That it still remains memorable more for the older shorts than the newer material is a credit of the late, great Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, and Robert McKimson (the three ORIGINAL directors of the films, not of the in-between segments).

Reviewed by lee_eisenberg7 / 10

Abracadabra and hocus pocus!

Another cartoon compilation?! Yes, and this one's pretty clever. It features Daffy Duck opening a business to battle supernatural forces, a la "Ghostbusters". Probably the funniest part was the cartoon where Bugs Bunny stays in Count Dracula's castle and upsets the count's (after)lifestyle, but it was also really something when the sick millionaire threw all the pies at Daffy, and when Daffy scared Porky. Still, I never quite understood the whole part about the money disappearing.

So, "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters" isn't quite the same as the classic cartoons, but it's still worth seeing. Don't be surprised if, after watching this, you go around saying "abracadabra" and "hocus pocus".

If I may add something, the two segments with Sylvester were also neat.

Reviewed by Aaron13756 / 10

Basically a collection of Looney Tunes cartoons with a bit of new stuff to tie it all together.

There were quite a few of these "movies" made during mainly the 1980's and they were all basically the same thing. A bunch of the original shorts tied together by some new animation featuring those crazy characters. However, some of the shorts are not fully in there, and the new animation sequences are quite weak compared to the old shorts which makes one probably want to just watch the old shorts again. This movie's theme is basically a ghostbuster kind of theme with Daffy Duck taking the helm. I would enjoy this except it is not the old really Daffy Duck, but the newer less daffy and more smartaleck one. The new stuff is basically copying the "Ghostbusters" movie especially the scene where the female duck is possessed. Still, the shorts are funny as we have some involving Porky pig and Sylvester and Bugs and that Snowman dude. All in all a rather boring effort on their part creating new stuff that just is not all that good. However, you are still treated to some rather good classic shorts anyway.

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