Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Duck Dodgers (2003)

With Daffy Duck back on the air on Cartoon Network's Looney Tunes Show, it's time to take a look back at his last outing on CN.

Duck Dodgers was spun off from a pair of theatrical shorts starring Daffy & Porky Pig that were released back in the 50's. As the title implies, Dodgers (Daffy) is a parody of sci fi hero Buck Rogers, with Porky as "The Eager Young Space Cadet". Yeah, that's how he was billed (no pun intended).

In truth, Dodgers was a futuristic Maxwell Smart in that he bumbled his way through every adventure, and while he didn't exactly win the day a good part of the time, well, that was the whole beauty of the show!

Regrettably, Cartoon Network saw fit to cancel Dodgers after 2 seasons and a myriad of schedule changes.

Slipknotforevrr uploaded the open & closing credits:

Rating: A-.

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