Saturday, April 19, 2014

Looney TV: Daffy Duck's Easter Egg-Citement (1980)

Daffy Duck was starring in his own Saturday morning series on NBC in 1980, but I am not so sure the "Peacock Network" landed his Easter special, which was perhaps the last cartoon issued by DePatie-Freleng, in conjunction of course with Warner Bros., before being bought out by Marvel.

Daffy is joined by Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, and Speedy Gonzales, among others, in this primetime treat. In the fall, Speedy would earn co-star status when Daffy's NBC series was renewed for a 2nd season.......

Unfortunately, Daffy is in his selfish-greedy mode from the 50's & 60's. It'd be a long time before he'd be his old manic self. The framing sequences were borrowed from "Duck Amuck", as if you didn't know, but unlike that classic short, the artist's identity isn't revealed. Hmmmm. Maybe this was on NBC after all. Had it been on CBS, don't ya think Bugs would've been wielding the brush again?

Rating: C.

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