Duck Amuck

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Duck Amuck
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Production company Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date Feburary 28, 1953
Run time 7:03
Starring Mel Blanc
Music composed by Carl Stalling
Story by Mike Maltese
Animation Ken Harris
Ben Washam
Lloyd Vaughan
Director(s) Chuck Jones
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Duck Amuck is the three-hundredth and fifteenth Merrie Melodies theatrical short. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and The Vitaphone Corporation on February 28, 1953. It was written by Michael Maltese, and directed by Chuck Jones.

An unseen animator endlessly teases Daffy out of fustration by changing him and his enviroment.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Daffy: Hey! Psst! Whoever's in charge here! The scenery. Where's the scenery?

Daffy: And I've never been so humiliated in all my life!

Daffy: It isn't as though I've lived up to my contract, goodness knows. And goodness knows that it isn't as though I've kept myself trimmed, goodness knows. I-I've done that… That's strange… All of the sudden I don't quite feel like myself… Well, I feel alright, and yet I, uh… I, uhh… EEK! You know better than that!

Daffy: Hey, come here! Come here! Give me a close-up! A close-up!
(screen contracts to Daffy from far away)
Daffy: This is a close-up? A close up, ya JERK! A CLOSE UP!!
(screen does a actual close-up, but only up close to his eyes)
Daffy: Thanks for the sour persimmons, cousin...

Daffy: Alright, let's get this picture started!
(screen irises out to a "The End" card)
Daffy: No, NO!!!

Daffy: Who is responsible for this!? I demand to know who's in charge of this! WHO ARE YOU!? HMM!?
(a pencil closes the painted door around Daffy before he gets to know the animator's identity)
Bugs Bunny: (to audience) Heh, heh, heh! Ain't I a stinker?


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Daffy Duck Mel Blanc
Bugs Bunny Mel Blanc



  • Anvil
  • Artillery shell






The music was composed by Carl Stalling.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: February 28, 1953 in theatres

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