Nasty Quacks
Merrie Melodies (Daffy Duck) series
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Directed by Frank Tashlin (uncredited)
Produced by Edward Selzer (uncredited)
Story by Warren Foster
Voices by Mel Blanc
Sara Berner (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce (uncredited)
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Animation by Art Davis
I. Ellis
Richard Bickenbach
Backgrounds by Richard H. Thomas
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s) December 1, 1945 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes
Language English

Nasty Quacks is a 1945 Warner Bros. cartoon in the Merrie Melodies series. It was the final Daffy Duck cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin, who is not credited as he had already left the studio for the second time (this time, for good). Voices of the male characters are performed by Mel Blanc.


The father of a suburban family gets a black duckling for his daughter, Agnes, who dotes on the duck. The duck quickly grows up to become Daffy Duck, whose loud and obnoxious behavior is driving the man to distraction, but Agnes defends her pet at every turn.

The father then buys a yellow duckling for Agnes, who changes her focus totally to the new duckling. The father comes at Daffy with murder in his eyes, and chases Daffy around the house. He kicks Daffy out of the house but vow to get rid of his small competitor. Back in the house, he tries to kill the duckling, but has a pang of conscience and decides to make the duckling grow to adult size, and then kill him. Daffy pours vitamins down the duckling's throat. With a "bay-woop", the duckling instantly grows into adulthood - and turns out to be a shapely female duck. Daffy looks at the camera and shrugs his shoulders.

Cut to the father walking down the stairs, laughing to himself, thinking he has chased Daffy out of the house. He is stunned to see Daffy; the female; and several newly-born ducklings bouncing around the dinner table, as Daffy is launching into one of his raucous stories.

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