Monday, 23 September 2013

Clobbering Elmer

Daffy Duck—okay, Chuck Jones—doesn’t waste time bashing clueless Elmer Fudd with a large mallet in “To Duck or Not to Duck” (1943). Daffy pulls out a mallet in three frames, holds his pose for seven frames, then clobbers Elmer in three frames. That’s about a half second.

Bobe Cannon gets the animation credit on this cartoon, but Ken Harris and Rudy Larriva were animating for Jones as well at this time.


  1. It always bothers me a bit when cartoonists subtract toes.

    1. In his early Daffy cartoons, Chuck Jones always gave him only two toes.