Tom Turk and Daffy
Directed bySupervision:
Charles M. Jones
Story byMichael Maltese
Tedd Pierce (As The Staff)
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
StarringMel Blanc
Billy Bletcher (unc.)[1]
Music byCarl W. Stalling
Animation byKen Harris
Ben Washam (unc.)
Robert Cannon (unc.)
Rudy Larriva (unc.)
Layouts byBernyce Polifka (unc.)
Backgrounds byBernyce Polifka (unc.)
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures Inc.
Release date
  • February 12, 1944 (1944-02-12)
Running time
7 minutes
LanguageEnglish

Tom Turk and Daffy is a 1944 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.[2] The cartoon was released on February 12, 1944, and stars Porky Pig and Daffy Duck.[3] Michael Maltese and Tedd Pierce are both the writers of the short, and are credited here as "The Staff".

The voices of Daffy and Porky were provided by Mel Blanc, while Tom Turk was voiced by Billy Bletcher.[1]

Plot

On a cold snowy day, Daffy Duck is making a snowman until he hears gunfire in the distance. A turkey, named Tom Turk, desperately begs Daffy to hide him from Porky Pig, who here is portrayed as a pilgrim hunting for a turkey dinner. Daffy agrees and hides Tom in the snowman he made and proclaims to Porky that he won't tell him where his turkey went, as locks appear on his beak. Inside the snowman, Tom Turk mutters, "What a pal, what a pal, what a pal, what a pal, what a pal. What a pal". However, Daffy eventually gives in after Porky mentions all the food he would've prepared for dinner, including candied yams, rushing the snowman with Tom inside in front of Porky and putting up hundreds of signs pointing to it. Inside the snowman, Tom Turk mutters, "Quisling".

Tom Turk, betrayed by Daffy's perfidious attitude, digs under the snowman and plucks his back feathers onto Daffy, who was breaking down for being a stool pigeon to him. Porky then mistakes Daffy as the turkey he was hunting, and proceeds to chase him across the snowy landscape, with Daffy rolling down each hill in a giant snowball. Daffy hides, then deliberately pelts Porky with snowballs offscreen, then wallops him on the head with a mallet in a giant flying snowball. He gets some water out of a frozen lake and throws it at Porky. The water freezes into a bucket-shaped piece of ice as it flies at Porky, hitting him. Daffy remarks, "Cool as a cucumber". Porky wakes up, and chases him. Daffy deliberately throws water on himself, freezing for protection. Porky hits him with his gun, breaking the ice in half, only to vibrate. Daffy uses water from a river to make an ice bridge, which Porky crosses, paying the 10¢ toll, only to realize Daffy made a dunce, a dope, and a sucker out of him. He angrily chases Daffy, on the warpath against him, charging through a rock and snow as a snow tank. Back to Tom, who was building another snowman, Daffy meets up with him again, and begs Tom to help him hide from Porky. Tom agrees. and "attempts" to hide Daffy in different places, but finds all of them fruitless. The cartoon ends with Tom continuously "hiding" Daffy in different places into the night.

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References

  1. ^ a b Hartley, Steven (19 May 2018). "Likely Looney, Mostly Merrie: 423. Tom Turk and Daffy (1944)". Likely Looney, Mostly Merrie. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  2. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 147. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  3. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 70–72. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.