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Duck Amuck Reviews

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December 24, 2011
I've always preferred Daffy Duck to Bugs whether I'd prefer Daffy or Donald...that is a stickier issue. But in Warner cartoons, I've always felt Daffy was the funnier character. Duck Amuck features Daffy being tormented by the animator himself, who turns out to be Bugs in the end. It is a historically significant animation, but more importantly it is just a funny short cartoon.
May 17, 2015
in one of Warner's most notable animations, Daffy Duck is tormented by an initially unseen animator who leads him to an existential crisis of sorts by repeatedly changing his appearance and allows the creator Chuck Jones to cleverly demonstrate that animated characters can have their own recognisable personalities independent of their personal appearance. Sure the self referential, fourth wall breaking humour has immense comedic value but the lesson in the possibilities of the cartoon short format is where it's real importance lies.
October 13, 2012
Breaking the fourth wall, Daffy Duck is assailed by the pranks of an omniscient and mean-spirited animator in this beloved short. The standard set by director Chuck Jones and writer Michael Maltese is quite high, but they greatly outdid themselves here. Duck Amuck is as creative and innovative as it is funny.
August 1, 2012
This innovative short openly and boastfully showed how much creativity could be set free within the animation medium.
½ December 16, 2010
"Duck Amuck" is a playful comedy filled with outlandish gags. Of course, Blanc is once again outstanding. By far the most hilarious Daffy/ Bugs short.
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