Wednesday, August 17, 2011

085 Scrap Happy Daffy

Title: Scrap Happy Daffy
Studio: WB
Date: 08/21/43
Frank Tashlin
Art Davis
Don Christensen
Musical Direction
Carl W. Stalling
Series: Looney Tunes
Running time (of viewed version): 7:55
Commercial DVD Availability: LTGCv5d4

Synopsis: Daffy protects junkpile for liberty.

Comments: It seems wrong to put a '43 on a disc called "Early Daze". Big gopy letters. Weird Friz at MGM look (tho this is not a Friz cartoon). Almost a Columbia look. Swimsuit. Fade from horse's ass to Hitler. Silhouette into mic. Scrap pile looks a bit like statue of liberty. Many abnormal Daffy teeth. Looking for a can of spinach, which white line ancestors decry as wussy. Then a Superman reference. Greg Ford claims Tashlin was intentionally lifting Leni Riefenstahl setups, but I'm not sold on that. The style exists in more than her work, and beyond Nazi contexts.

1 comment:

  1. The imagery of Daffy in the Superman suit having bullets deflected off of him is some of the most badass work WB ever did.