Daffy's Rhapsody is a 2012 3D computer-animated Looney Tunes short film featuring the characters Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. Directed by Matthew O'Callaghan and written by Tom Sheppard, the film is an adaptation of the song of the same name which was sung by Mel Blanc and recorded in the 1950s by Capitol Records. Daffy's Rhapsody was first shown in theaters before Warner Bros.' feature-length film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Unlike the previous Looney Tunes 3-D shorts, Daffy's Rhapsody has not been released on home media. In 2016, Warner Bros. Animation published this short on YouTube.
Poster for Daffy's Rhapsody
|Directed by||Matthew O'Callaghan|
|Produced by||Spike Brandt|
|Written by||Tom Sheppard|
|Music by||Christopher Lennertz (adaptation score)|
Billy May, Warren Foster and Michael Maltese (song)
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
Elmer Fudd goes to see an anti-duck hunting musical starring Daffy Duck to which upon seeing Daffy as the star of the show, his hunter instincts kick in and he chase Daffy throughout the short while Daffy (whilst singing to the tune of Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2) is initially unaware of Elmer but soon realizes the danger.
This short was initially scheduled to be released in theaters before Happy Feet Two in 2011, but Warner Bros. decided that I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat was more suitable for the film starring penguins.
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