Daffy Duck's Quackbusters 1988 G CC

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After he inherits a million dollars from the estate of J.B. Cubish, Daffy and his pals open up a ghost-busting service to stop Cubish's ghost from reclaiming the money.

Starring:
Mel Blanc, Mel Tormé
Runtime:
1 hour 20 minutes

Daffy Duck's Quackbusters

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Genres Comedy, Horror, Kids & Family
Director Greg Ford, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Terry Lennon, Robert McKimson, Maurice Noble
Starring Mel Blanc, Mel Tormé
Supporting actors Roy Firestone, B.J. Ward, Ben Frommer, Julie Bennett, June Foray
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Captions and subtitles English Details

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I'm an adult, and I love it.
A. Nowlin
Daffy's Fantastic Island was a lot better than this one, even though it was essentially the same thing.
Silmarwen
This is not only the best Loony Toons film, but quite possibly the best animated film of all time!!!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 7, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This is my favorite Daffy Duck movie. It all start like this a millionaire leaves Daffy money but he must use the money for good and needs to provide a service to people and if Daffy thinks of selfish aims the millionaire (ghost) will make the money disappear so Daffy opens an exorcism agency and Porky, Bugs, and Sylvester work with him and they have to attend cases of ghosts and monsters in a very original way I really recommend this video why WB doesn't start releasing classics like this on DVD, Fantastic Island (Daffy's First Movie 1983), Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie, The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie and all of those cartoons on video I'm sure that many kids will buy at as many other adults trying to remember their childhood.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Paul J. Mular TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 11, 2009
Format: DVD
After the success of BUGS BUNNY SUPERSTAR, Warner Brothers cashed in on the theatrical re-issue popularity with movies made up of clips from classic WB cartoons bridged together by poorly drawn & scripted new animation.

Sadly, this would be Mel Blanc's final work for Warner Brothers.

The story of Daffy Duck inheriting a haunted estate is told through clips from the following cartoons:
Daffy Dilly (not on DVD yet)
The Prize Pest
Water, Water Every Hare
Hide and Go Tweet
Claws For Alarm
The Duxorcist
Transylvania 6-5000
The Abominable Snow Rabbit
Punch Trunk
Jumpin' Jupiter

Also included as a warm-up cartoon is Night Of The Living Duck.

Warner's press release talks of the uniqueness of this movie, being constructed out of several unrelated vintage cartoon shorts. Have they forgot about the other 4 movies?

The real reason for Looney Tunes fans to buy this DVD is the three complete bonus cartoons that are NEW TO DVD:

Duck Dodgers & The Return of the 24 1/2 Century (1980).
Not as satisfactory as the original. It was inteneded for theatrical release, but relegated to inclusion in a TV special after WB saw the final product. Daffy reprises his role as Dodgers with Porky returning as his side-kick to try once again to save the Earth from Marvin Martian.

Superior Duck (1996) Daffy once again has super prowers, but this time it is not nearly as fun as the original "Super Duck". This time most of the Looney Tunes cast join him as well as the original Man Of Steel.

Little Go Beep (2000) An odd Road Runner & Coyote cartoon. The Coyote's Father (I suppose he had one) tells baby Wile E. Coyote not to speak until he catches a road runner.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jerry McDaniel on August 26, 2009
Format: DVD
This 1988 film, built around classic cartoons from the Warner Brothers library and new footage, is a broad spoof of the GHOSTBUSTERS franchise. The obvious title of "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters" will tell you what this clip-fest film will be about. The film features two contemporary cartoon shorts, 1987's "The Duxorcist" and 1988's "Night of the Living Duck". These two cartoons, combined with specific clips edited from classic cartoons, were blended together to showcase a full-length animated feature poking fun at the GHOSTBUSTERS popularity and the language used in the movie.

Daffy, Porky, and Bugs are billed as "Paranormalists at Large". Throughout the film a spoof commercial pops up promoting their ghost hunting business. Part of the commercial includes a now-popular phrase among Looney Tunes fans where Daffy explains the objectives of their business and tells potential clients something like: "spooks spooked, goblins gobbled, ufo's k.o'd, aliens alienated, and monsters remonstrated.". One of the memorable aspects of the film was how effortlessly the classic clips blended together. This wasn't the first time clip-filled animated films had been released by Warner Brothers but it was the first, to my knowledge, where two relatively new theatrical cartoons had been responsible for the commission of a full-length movie release.

And so...in between the classic clips we see new animation of Bugs, Daffy, and Porky bridging the clips along. We'll see the hilarious "but I did see an elephant in my bird bath" clip and pieces of Porky and Sylvester's adventures when Sylvester was cast as a cowardly feline and Porky was his annoyed owner. The 1987 clip of "The Duxorcist" is hilarious...particularly for those familiar with what it's spoofing, The Exorcist.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shawn David Sepulveda on October 6, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
It was a cute diversion but you are better off just watching the classic cartoons that were used to make up the story.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 13, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
Street salesman Daffy Duck inherits a million dollars from the estate of J.B. Cubish, then sets up a ghost-busting service with pals Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig for the purposes of destroying Cubish's ghost. This is basically some new animation which frames several other older Warner Brothers shorts:

The Prize Pest 1951 - Porky wins Daffy as a prize, and he wants to put him outside in the coop. Daffy convinces Porky that he's a Jekyll and Hyde personality, and that he shouldn't be made angry. Daffy finds different ways to scare the heck out of Porky.

Water, Water Every Hare - 1952 - A mad scientist is after Bugs Bunny's brain. Bugs wakes up from his trance, and the scientist sends the big, orange monster to catch Bugs.

Hyde and Go Tweet 1960 - Tweety takes refuge in Dr. Jekyll's house and is changed into a monster.

Claws for Alarm 1954 - Sylvester is terrified when he and Porky spend the night in a ghost town motel that's inhabited by murderous mice that Porky never notices.

The Duxorcist 1987 - Warners first new short in almost 20 years. Daffy Duck has started his own business, a "paranormalist-at-large" exorcism service. In comes a beautiful duck. Unfortunately, she is possessed by an evil spirit that turns her into a hideous, ugly beast.

Abominable Snow Rabbit 1961 - Bugs and Daffy tunnel to Nepal, where they meet Hugo. Hugo wants to hug them and pet them and hold them and squeeze them and name them George.

Transylvania 6-5000 1963 - After taking a wrong left turn, Bugs ends up in the castle of a bloodthirsty Count. Luckily, Bugs knows the secret work, and confounds the Count's attempts to retrieve Bugs' blood.
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