A-Haunting We Will Go (1966 film)

A-Haunting We Will Go is a 1966 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Robert McKimson.[1] The short was released on April 16, 1966, and stars Daffy Duck, Speedy Gonzales and Witch Hazel.[2] As with the other Witch Hazel cartoons, June Foray voices Witch Hazel while Mel Blanc voices Speedy Gonzales, Daffy Duck, and Daffy's nephew.

A-Haunting We Will Go
Directed byRobert McKimson
Produced byDavid H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Story byLarz Bourne
StarringMel Blanc
June Foray
Music byBill Lava
Animation byManny Perez
George Grandpré
Warren Batchelder
Bob Matz
Layouts byDick Ung
Backgrounds byTom O'Loughlin
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
April 16, 1966 (USA)
Running time
6 minutes
LanguageEnglish

This is the last Looney Tunes cartoon featuring Witch Hazel, as well as the last Looney Tunes cartoon with June Foray's voice acting in the Golden Age. However, she would reprise her role as Witch Hazel once again in an episode of the 2003 Duck Dodgers series.

PlotEdit

It is Halloween and Daffy Duck's nephew (essentially a child-sized version of Daffy) goes trick-or-treating as a witch, in the same outfit that Bugs Bunny wore in Broom-Stick Bunny. He soon visits Witch Hazel's house. He runs home screaming like a girl after being scared by Witch Hazel's hideous face (however Witch Hazel's skin is more yellow instead of green). At home, Daffy's nephew tries to explain to his uncle that he saw a witch. Daffy gets angry at his nephew and explains him that "there is no such thing as a witch, she's just a poor old lady trying to get along". He tells him that he will prove it by meeting Witch Hazel.

Back at Witch Hazel's home Hazel complains that "all she does is work in front of a hot stove making potions" and that she needs a vacation. But, she must choose someone to take her place. Speedy Gonzales comes and asks for a cup of cheese. Hazel just complains, but soon gets an idea. She grabs a special piece of cheese and feeds it to Speedy. Speedy turns into an identical copy of Witch Hazel and the real Witch Hazel asks him if he can act like her. Speedy, who is quite calm about this, says okay and runs around the house yelling his usual "Ándale, ándale, arriba, arriba, arriba, epa, epa." Witch Hazel says he still acts like himself but it will have to do. She takes off to Hawaii, leaving Speedy to take care of the shop.

Then Daffy comes over and Speedy welcomes him in. Speedy makes tea out of Witch Hazel's potions, leaving Daffy alone. Daffy, a little frightened, stays in the house stating, "she could be somebody's mother, or father, or something". Witch Speedy gives Daffy tea, turning him into the flower-headed creature from Duck Amuck. Hazel then comes back from Hawaii and, after seeing what Speedy has done, turns him into a mouse again. She then sees Daffy and gets in a mood for a duck dinner. She then turns Daffy into his old body. Daffy immediately runs away from Hazel. She catches him on a broom. Daffy jumps off her broom and parachutes down but the parachute turns into an anvil. Witch Hazel laughs until she runs into a rock.

Down on the ground Daffy gets scared of another witch, who turned out to be his nephew in his witch disguise. His nephew asks him if he saw the witch but Daffy just tells him that "she's just some creepy old lady trying to scare people, and that witchcraft is just a myth, an old superstition". On the way home Daffy turns back into the flower-headed creature again, unbeknownst to his nephew.

CrewEdit

  • Director: Robert McKimson
  • Story: Larz Bourne
  • Animation: Manny Perez, George Grandpre, Warren Batchelder, Bob Matz
  • Layout: Dick Ung
  • Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
  • Film Editor: Al Wahrman
  • Additional Voices: June Foray
  • Music: Bill Lava
  • Voice Characterizations: Mel Blanc
  • Produced by: David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng

ProductionEdit

The cartoon reuses some animation of Witch Hazel from Broom-Stick Bunny and reuses Daffy as the flower-headed creature from Duck Amuck.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 358. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 60–62. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. ^ "The Reused Animation Guide". Archived from the original on 2007-09-23.

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