Watched: June 10 2017

Director: Chuck Jones

Starring: Mel Blanc

Year: 1953

Runtime: 7 min



A short film, so a short post. Duck Amuck brought back many childhood memories as we watched it non stop as children. However, watching it as adults, we realised that we had never understood the dialogue completely. We knew the “melody” of the words by heart, but obviously we watched it before we could speak English. Any child who’s watched animated movies in foreign languages will understand what we’re talking about – you know (and remember) exactly how everything sounds but you have no idea what anything means. So watching it again was a bit of a revelation.

This sort of sums up the experience


Basically, it’s a hilarious fight between Daffy Duck and his animator, and you can watch the entire thing here. We suggest you do, as nothing we say will convey the glory that is this film. Enjoy!

What we learned: We finally learned what the dialogue was all about.

Next time: Glen or Glenda (1953)

7 thoughts on “#112 Duck Amuck

  1. The vintage Warner stuff is hilarious. I especially like “Stupor Duck”, “Duck Dodgers in the 24th and 1/2 Century” and Daffy’s spoof of “Robin Hood”. I quite like animation. Have you ever seen “Spirited Away”?


    1. It really is! Not sure we’ve seen all the ones you refer to, but we’ll check them out. Remember the Robin Hood one very well from childhood at least.
      “Spirited Away” is amazing, and luckily it’s on the list. However, we’re still far away from that one. Looking forward to rewatching it. 🙂


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