Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Daffy Artist

Acrylic on canvas

Daffy Duck first appeared in the "Merry Melodies" short "Porky's Duck Hunt" (Warner Brothers 1937) and became an immediate hit. Directed by Tex Avery and animated by Bob Clampit, Daffy's personality as the crazy duck who jumped around in the water yelling WOOHOO! WOOHOO! was the direct opposite of the more tame Disney charecters and that's just what Warners was looking for. They needed something to compete with the mainstream cartoons of the day and Tex Avery was just the guy to give it to them. From the stories I've heard about Tex, Daffy was his alter ego.

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