Muscle Tussle (1953) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Muscle Tussle (1953) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series Muscle Tussle

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Daffy Duck, Girl Duck, Muscular Duck, Atomcol Salesman.
  • Voice Actors: Mel Blanc, Gladys Holland.
  • Directed By Robert McKimson.
  • Produced By Edward Selzer.
  • Animated By Rod Scribner, Phil DeLara, Charles McKimson, Herman Cohen.
  • Music: Carl Stalling.
  • Originally Released on April 18, 1953.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:42 minutes.
  • Production Number: 1244.
    MPAA: 15241
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Daffy is at the beach with his slightly ditzy girlfriend, who's somewhat reminiscent of Judy Holliday's "Billie" character in "Born Yesterday." A huge, muscular duck with a Gorgeous George hairstyle and a Southern drawl shows up. Daffy loses his girl to the...  (more)

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There are two unconventional effects that are notable. When Daffy is focusing his camera to take his girl's picture, the image focus is actually changed, as opposed to an animator drawing the effect. Also, from the view through Daffy's camera,...  (more)

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One of McKimson's more interesting Daffys.......its all-duck cast reminds me of a Carl Barks comic.

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This is such a great cartoon, because it sterotypes the "muscle man" bully so well. Poor Daffy...

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McKimson at his funniest...Daffy at his most McKimsonesque...set at the beach, it has a terrifically summer feel to it. My favorite line, from Daffy's girlfriend (who was her voice??): "Go ahead, Daffy...smash him in the...  (read more)

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