Essential Daffy Duck Collection Comes to DVD

BURBANK, CA — That zany duck, Daffy Duck, one of Looney Tunes’ most enduring characters is celebrated in his very own DVD release when Warner Home Video (WHV) brings The Essential Daffy Duck Collection to consumers November 1, 2011. This definitive collection includes 21 cartoons, three of which are new to DVD, plus a new, mini-documentary, which totals almost four hours of content. A must-own collection for animation lovers, The Essential Daffy Duck Collection retails for $26.99 SRP.

Everything consumers need to know about Daffy Duck is featured on The Essential Daffy Duck Collection, the second compilation from the series of character-based collections. All of Daffy’s funniest moments and essential appearances are compiled in this comprehensive set. From his breakthrough cartoons to classic clashes with co-stars Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam and Porky Pig, this compilation takes viewers through Daffy’s career from the very beginning through current times.

Daffy Duck’s creation was made possible by the combined efforts of such legendary animators as Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Art Davis and Robert Cannon. He has been involved in almost every era of Warner Bros. animation. Daffy Duck’s versatile character has been adapted to suit whatever style a particular time period called for, and has remained one of the greatest and best-loved cartoon stars of all time.

Disc one begins with a wacky duck we all know as Daffy.  These theatrical shorts introduce us to the first time he says some of his most well-known lines including, “You’re despicable!” and “Of course you know, this means War!”  Disc two offers some of Daffy’s rarest appearances, which include television specials and shorts never before available on DVD. The Essential Daffy Duck Collection is aimed at adult collectors of animation.

DVD Bonus Features:

* Daffy Duck: Ridicule Is the Burden of Genius— A mini-documentary that illustrates Daffy Duck’s vast career.
* Daffy Duck’s Easter Special — A Warner Bros. TV television special.
* Daffy Duck’s Thanks-for-Giving Special — A Warner Bros. TV television special.
* Daffy Duck for President — A Warner Bros. cartoon.

“For this title, we have carefully selected a diverse collection of shorts that show off some of Daffy Duck’s best moments,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Non-Theatrical Franchise. She added, “Daffy Duck is one of Looney Tunes’ most popular characters and we are delighted to put together and release a collection entirely devoted to him. It’s a must-have DVD not only for those who love Daffy but for anyone who appreciates great animation and wonderful Looney Tunes cartoon shorts.”

The Essential Daffy Duck Collection Featured Shorts:

Disc 1
Porky’s Duck Hunt
Daffy Duck and Egghead
The Daffy Doc
Plane Daffy
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery
Nasty Quacks
Book Revue
Duck Amuck
Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
The Scarlet Pumpernickel
My Little Duckaroo
A Star is Bored
Deduce, You Say
Ali Baba Bunny
Robin Hood Daffy

Disc 2
The Duxorcist
The Night of the Living Duck
Duck Dodgers Jr.
Superior Duck
Duck Dodgers in Attack of the Drones
The Green Loonturn

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  • http://www.juanalfonsos.blogspot.com Juan Alfonso

    It’ll be worth it just to get a good copy of “My Little Duckaroo”

    • Nic Kramer

      Ugh. I’m tired of people trashing this cartoon. Look, I know it’s not as goods as “Drip=Along Daffy”, but I still think this has it’s moments.

      • http://www.juanalfonsos.blogspot.com juan alfonso

        I’m missing something.I like “My Little Duckaroo” and want a good copy.I’m not sure I’ve seen it in any of the other collections.

  • Jim Lahue

    Most of these cuts have already been released on the Looney Tunes Golden Collections. Three others have been released on other DVDs (Frustrated Fowl and Space Jam), so only 5 of the shorts are new to DVD. It’s a bit pricey for 5 shorts.

  • Daffy-fanatic

    “Porky’s Duck Hunt” is restored and it looks quite good! (1937, Tex Avery) is new to DVD, and even better, it features the original title card and is presented in its original black and white palette.