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Duck Amuck

Duck Amuck is a 1953 Warner Brothers cartoon starring Daffy Duck, who is tormented by a sadistic animator who constantly changes his clothing, location, appearance, and even shape.

Its creator Chuck Jones claims that this film demonstrates for the first time that animation can create characters with a recognizable personality, independent of their appearance, milieu, or voice. Although in the end, the sadistic animator is revealed to be Bugs Bunny, according to Jones the ending is just for comedic value -- Jones (the director) is speaking to the audience directly, asking "Who is Daffy Duck anyway? Would you recognize him if I did this to him?".

Duck Amuck is included in the compilation film, The Bugs Bunny-Road Runner Movie, along with other favourite Chuck Jones cartoons including What's Opera, Doc?

Mel Blanc does the voices. It was directed by Chuck Jones with a story by Michael Maltese[?].

In 1999 the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

See also: Looney Tunes, Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies filmography



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