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Aqua Duck
Merrie Melodies/Daffy Duck series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by Warner Bros.
Story by John Dunn
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Bill Lava
Animation by Ted Bonnicksen
Warren Batchelder
George Grandpre'
Keith Darling
Layouts by Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds by Robert Gribbroek
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) September 28, 1963 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6 min.
Language English

Aqua Duck is a 1963 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon starring Daffy Duck. This short is directed by Robert McKimson and written by John Dunn.


Daffy is wandering across a Dalí-style Desert. Under the broiling sun he is suffering from hyperthermia and dehydration. He seeks water, but finds a gold nugget instead. A pack rat wants to give him water in exchange for the gold, but Daffy refuses to trade. The desert heat and his thirst take a toll on Daffy's sanity, as he begins imagining that he's in a bar, in a hotel, playing baseball, waiting for the bus, and dancing with a cactus. Finally Daffy becomes so severely dehydrated that he turns to dust and agrees to surrender the gold. As he takes a glass of water, a storm swamps him in a flood. For the closing line he says, "When I buy water, I sure get my money's worth!"

Preceded by
Million Hare
Daffy Duck Cartoons
Succeeded by
The Iceman Ducketh