Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Art Davis - "What Makes Daffy Duck"

More Art Davis for you, this time it's "What Makes Daffy Duck". As usual there's some great backgrounds from Phil DeGuard and excellent animation by Emery Hawkins, Don Williams and company. I'd really like to see some of Don Smith's layouts for Davis's shorts. Anyone happen to see any online anywhere?


Christopher said...

You won't believe how hard it is to find this cartoon nowadays! My all time favourite Daffy cartoon with a brilliant storyline. I'll never forgot the part when the fox threw up his hands - that was cleverly done!

Thanks for posting :)

Anonymous said...

Where the hell do you find all this stuff? This blog is a freakin goldmine.

Mitch K said...

WOW that cartoon is amazing! Especially for 1948!

PCUnfunny said...

The thing I love about Davis's cartoons is he made the protagonists largely battle there opponents physcologically. In "What Makes a Daffy Duck" every time Daffy got caught by either antagonist, he told the other one that it would be a blow to there pride if he was caught. That slowlly built up a hatred between Elmer and the Fox so it would eventually explode into a brawl and made Daffy a petty concern. In "Bowery Bugs", Bugs appeared as every side character. As a result, Brody thought everyone turned into rabbits and was driven mad. In "Dog Gone Cats", the cats tortured the dog by thinking they would destroy the package he needed to deliver.

joecab said...

Wow, this is also my favorite Daffy cartoon. Man, Art really had a great flow in his animation.

And the gag with the fox putting up his hands slays me EVERY time.

Ross Irving said...

Hi Thad,

This cartoon interested me the very second I saw Daffy. He looked very Clampett-y. I got that sort of vibe. And the story wasn't even written by Warren Foster.

My question is, how did the animation get this wild? Especially since the drawings (assumed to be Art Davis's) look so mild?

He must've been a really nice guy.
Thanks for uploading this, Thad.