Daffy Duck's Quackbusters

Synopsis: In this feature-length film combining footage from classic Warner Brothers cartoon shorts with newly animated bridging sequences, Daffy Duck, after having induced laughter in an ailing millionaire and forestalled the millionaire's death for a time (as chronicled in Daffy Dilly (1948), is the beneficiary for the deceased millionaire's assets. But the millionaire's will clearly stipulates that Daffy must use the money for the common good, by providing a service, and should Daffy think of pursuing selfish aims, the millionaire's ghost will "repossess" his millions by making them disappear from Earthly existence. Under the pretense of community service, Daffy opens an exorcism agency and employs Porky Pig, Sylvester Cat, and Bugs Bunny to track and eliminate ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters, while Daffy secretly schemes to use his learned "ghost-busting" talents to rid himself of the millionaire's nagging spirit.
72 min

"And then, Nose-man takes the ax...

...and chops his way into the city's

inner sanctum. "

And then what? Then what?

Ah! Here it is. Nose-man says:

"This place is malodorous.

Chock full of malignancies. "

Gads, this comic's a real page-turner.

It's slopping over with gripping suspense.

Let's see now, let's see. Nosey says:

"Do my nostrils detect

the overpowering stench...

...of a prehistoric monster?"

He turns around and...


"Story continued in Hideous Tales

Issue Number 177."

Gee, that's nice.

"Story continued in Hideous Tales 177"?

Where is it? Where is it?

It's a veritable collector's item.

- Quick, you're on in five seconds.

- What? Who? Where? Huh?

Gee, tough audience.


Say, this stuff works great.

Take it, Ghoulie.

They're drenched in blood

Or caked with mud

You yell and scream

When one of them arrives

There is no denying

Monsters lead such interesting lives

They live in ooze

They've paid their dues

No brothers, sisters

Moms or dads or wives

Honest, I'm not lying

Monsters lead such interesting lives

When you see them

Coming down the street

You better not have weights

Tied to your feet

They'll steal your heart

Tear you apart

Limb from limb

On a whim they'll suck your brains

And eat your remains

They'll slice you up

With little forks and knives

They're never merry

They're oh so scary

Monsters lead such interesting lives

They're independent fellas

They don't live nine-to-fives

Monsters lead such interesting lives

Thank you. Thank you.

So are you folks enjoying yourselves?

Hi, Frankie. How's the missus?

Look, it's mummy dearest.

Still all wrapped up in yourself, I see.

And... Whoa, it appears

we have a celebrity in our midst.

That 22-ton terror of Tokyo town...

...that towering colossus

of scaly reptilian bulk.

Of course, I'm talking about...

Throw a spot on him, would you, fellas?


So, Smog baby,

leveled any major cities lately?

You know, folks,

Smogzilla's just like any unemployed actor.

Except that when he pounds

the pavement...

...it registers a 10 on the Richter scale.

Aw. What's the matter?

The public not buying

those cheap special effects anymore?

Whew. A dream. It was all a dream.

Heh-heh-heh. Smogzilla.

You was expecting

maybe Calvin Coolidge?

Right this way, folks. Right this way.

It's a bargain at any price.

Step right up and get yourself

a brand-new DeLorean.

No household should be without one.

Just $60,000

in three easy weekly installments.

Yes, sir, these little babies

are selling like hotcakes.

Plus, there's a free six-pack

of ice-cold Billy Beer with every purchase.

They're sturdy, they're dependable,

they're factory fresh.

They're... They're... Hm.

Slightly used. They're...

Sticky Glue.

So strong it can suspend this cow

from an iron girder.

And so easy to use.

Just place between the thumb

and forefinger...

...gently squeeze, and...

And it really sticks.

Like that there.

I represent the Excelsior Appliance

and Appurtenance Company...

...with a complete line

of household appliances and appurt...

- Is the lady of the house in?

- No!

Here you are, folks.

Step right up. Step right up.

My company has authorized me to offer,

at slashed prices...

...this complete line of laugh provokers.

The little gem flower squirter.

Now, don't crowd. Don't crowd.

Well, isn't anybody gonna crowd?


How about a Joe Miller joke book?

Laughs galore.

Ajax rib-tickler, ma'am.

Amuse your boyfriend.

It's used like a...

It's nice.

Special price

on Chicken Inspector badge, sir.

It's only 13 cents.

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Greg Ford

Greg Ford is an animator, director, historian and consultant to Warner Bros. Animation. He is perhaps best known for directing the films Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988) and (Blooper) Bunny (1991). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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