Quackodile Tears

Quackodile Tears is a 1962 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Art Davis.[1] The short was released on March 31, 1962, and stars Daffy Duck.[2]

Quackodile Tears
Directed byArthur Davis
Produced byDavid H. DePatie
Story byCo-story artists:
John Dunn
Carl Kohler
StarringVoice characterizations:
Mel Blanc
Additional voice characterizations:
June Foray
Music byMusic directed and orchestrated by:
Milt Franklyn
Animation byCharacter animation artists:
Gerry Chiniquy
Virgil Ross
Bob Matz
Lee Halpern
Art Leonardi
Effects animation artist:
Harry Love (uncredited)
Layouts byCharacter and background layout artist:
Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds byBackground paint artist:
Tom O'Loughlin
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
March 31, 1962 (March 31, 1962)
Running time


Honeybunch is sitting on an egg in her nest and knitting. She tells Daffy it's his turn to sit, but he refuses until she kicks his butt. He moves the egg for a moment to fluff up the nest, but the egg rolls away down the hill and into another nest full of eggs. Unbeknownst to him, these are alligator eggs. Unable to tell the difference, Daffy picks an egg at random and brings it back to his nest. The mother alligator sees him take an egg and cries out, and the father alligator chases Daffy. They squabble about the egg back and forth for a while until Honeybunch returns.

At one point, Daffy uses a grenade painted white as a trap for the crocodile. Honeybunch mistakes it as Daffy throwing away their egg, so she strangles Daffy and forces him to sit on that "egg", ignoring Daffy's explanation that it is a grenade, not the real egg. It explodes, setting his tail on fire.

She makes him sit on the real egg until it hatches into a baby alligator. And when Daffy starts clobbering the alligator with a bat, she tells her husband it's just an ugly duckling which will grow into a beautiful swan. Meanwhile, Mrs. Alligator tells her husband something similar, since both families had swapped eggs.


  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. 337. 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.

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