The last cartoon voiced by Mel Blanc (who died the following July).
The classic Merrie Melodies theme music used from the '40s and '50s is used for this cartoon.
Writer and co-director Greg Ford hired Mel Tormé to supplement the voice of Blanc, who was ill. This was Tormé's only appearance in a cartoon as a vocalist, and his first appearance in a film since 1966. Tormé (through Daffy) sings "Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives," by Greg Ford (lyrics) and Virg Dzurinko (music). The song was inspired by a line said by Bugs Bunny in the 1946 cartoon Hair-Raising Hare." Said Tormé: "It's a joy beyond my fondest dreams to hear my voice coming out of Daffy Duck's bill."
This cartoon made its world premiere at the New York Film Festival. According to Warner Bros., it was the first cartoon short to appear at the festival.
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