Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Public Domain Daffy

Daffy the Commando

Here's a wartime short by Friz Freleng that's still in the Public Domain. I actually have a copy on VHS - one of those two dollar compilations with an unbelievably off-model Daffy on the cover. It's clear that these hodgepodge video production companies had no art department to speak of, but that's no reason to delegate package design to Aunt Dorothy the bookkeeper, despite the fine craftsmanship of the googley-eyed pine cone critters she makes for the local craft shows.

It's a great cartoon, and probably would have been shown regularly on the Turner programs were it not for the subject matter.

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