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Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)

Daffy Duck opens a detective agency for the supernatural along side his Looney Toon buddies.

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In this feature-length film combining footage from classic Warner Brothers cartoon shorts with newly animated bridging sequences, Daffy Duck, after having induced laughter in an ailing millionaire and forestalled the millionaire's death for a time (as chronicled in Daffy Dilly (1948), is the beneficiary for the deceased millionaire's assets. But the millionaire's will clearly stipulates that Daffy must use the money for the common good, by providing a service, and should Daffy think of pursuing selfish aims, the millionaire's ghost will "repossess" his millions by making them disappear from Earthly existence. Under the pretense of community service, Daffy opens an exorcism agency and employs Porky Pig, Sylvester Cat, and Bugs Bunny to track and eliminate ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters, while Daffy secretly schemes to use his learned "ghost-busting" talents to rid himself of the millionaire's nagging spirit. Written by Kevin McCorry <[email protected]>

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Join Daffy Duck and his friends in a quazy, quack-up comedy. See more »


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24 September 1988 (USA)  »

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Mel Blanc's final role in a Looney Tunes related movie. See more »

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When the movie segues into "Claws for Alarm", Porky's voice clearly changes from his 1988 voice to his 1954 voice. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: Ok Abom, here's your bunny rabbit.
Hugo the Abominable Snowman: D'oya... bunny rabbit... George?
Daffy Duck: Bunny rabbit, me?
Bugs Bunny: Yes, you, Doc.
Daffy Duck: Ho ho, very funny, ha ha, very droll. Hey, shorty! What do you consider to be the distinguishing characteristics of a rabbit?
Hugo the Abominable Snowman: D'oy... distinguishing... character...
Daffy Duck: Yeah, yeah, what makes a rabbit look like a rabbit?
Hugo the Abominable Snowman: Why, d'uh, d'uh, long ears!
Daffy Duck: And whom around here has long ears?
[to Bugs]
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Goblins in the Steeple
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Music by Leon Carr
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BEST OF THE COMPLIATION FILMS
8 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Daffy Duck's Quackbusters" is the best of the Warner compliation films. It is a wacky spoof of horror films and "Ghostbusters" in particular that works extremely well.

The film opens with a new short "Night of the Living Duck" with Daffy Duck entertaining at a monster night club. It is funny and clever and a good start for the feature to come.

The film itself, features shorts shown in their entirety with no edits. A new one "The Duxorcist" is hilarious and four classics are includes: Hyde and Go Tweet" (Tweety transforms to a Hyde-bird combo), Transylvania 6-5000 (Bugs vs, a vampire), Punch Trunk (miniature elephant invades city) and Claws for Alarm (Porky Pig and Sylvester spend a night in a hotel invaded by murderous mice). All are hilarious and worth the price of a rental.

The new footage is really good here. The premise is built on the classic short where Daffy helps a dying millionaire laugh again. The man's ghost reappears whenever Daffy becomes greedy and takes money from Daffy's vault. Daffy decides to start a ghostbusting business to vanquish all monsters and spooks for good. It doesn't work as he plans it.

Like the previous films, kids and adults will both enjoy this film. The shorts are shown complete and uncut, not trimmed as in previous entries and there is a strong sense of humor in the bridging material. This is an exceptional film and the best of the compliation films. You owe it to yourself to see this.

**** out of 4 stars


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