July 15, 2012

"Duck Soup to Nuts"

"Duck Soup to Nuts" (short), 1944. Porky Pig hunts Daffy Duck.

Directed by Friz Freleng. Written by Tedd Pierce. Starring Mel Blanc.

Concept: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Story: 1/4 (Bad)
Characters: 3/4 (Good)
Dialog: 3/4 (Good)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4). Funny. I'm much more familiar with the Daffy of the 50s than I am with the early screwball Daffy, and I like this version of him quite a bit (although a glance at his Wikipedia page tells me that this particular cartoon is probably very derivative - which I'm finding is often the case with Friz Freleng cartoons). It's nice to be able to root for a loony.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.6/4 (Good)

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