Daffy Duck - Black duck with
white ring around his neck who starred in a number of Looney Tunes
cartoons produced by Warner Brothers. Daffy debuted in Porky's Duck
Hunt (1937) where he said to Porky Pig "I'm just a crazy, darned
fool duck." His maniacal Woo-HOO! Woo-HOO! laughter was inspired by
the "Hoo-HOO" laugh of vaudeville comedian Hugh Herbert.
biography "That's Not All Folks" (Warner Books, 1988) Mel Blanc (the
voice of Daffy Duck) explained how Daffy's voice was created.
engineer sped up the voice on a variable-speed oscillator. Lines
were recorded at eighteen percent below normal speed, then they were
played back conventionally, raising the pitch but retaining the
clarity. The same machine was utilized for Porky Pig and three
subsequent characters, Henery Hawk, Speedy Gonzales, and Tweety, the
later of whom was recorded at twenty percent below."
catchphrase was a spitty "you're desthpicable!" He later starred in
his own show THE DAFFY DUCK SHOW/NBC/1978 which consisted of Warner
Brother cartoons previously released to theaters.
In 1990, Steven
Spielberg produced a series of cartoons called TINY TOONS which
featured Plucky Duck, a younger version of Daffy Duck.