Andrea/Duck Dodgers here. I friendly welcome every fan of animation at my blog. The goal is to support the love and rediscovery of Classic Theatrical Cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, keeping meanwhile an eye on Golden Age "Funny Animals" Comics as well as on modern animated productions! Every SUPPRESSED ethnic caricature to be sometimes presented here is just for HISTORICAL and EDUCATIONAL purpose and NOT to offend anyone. Stay Tooned and Enjoy the place !

Monday, May 01, 2006

Did You Miss Me? - "The Ducktators"

The majority of prints of Norman McCabe's classic WWII cartoon "The Ducktators" usually close with a fade-out after the Jerry Colonna rabbit hits himself with a mallet. But in the original version, the cartoon continues, showing the shadows of the three ducktators running away. The minuteman on a War Bonds poster comes out of it and shoots them. We then see the dove of Peace at home showing his nephews, Peace and Quiet, the heads of the ducks mounted on the wall as trophies. A phrase appears below the heads, saying "If you'd like to make this true, This is all you have to do", followed by a sign encouraging to buy War Bonds.

And now, here is the original end sequence. Enjoy!



Yours Truly, mmm...donuts

15 Comments:

Anonymous Nic Kramer said...

The ending was restored on the Toon Heads episode about Norm McCable. Good job posting a piece from You Tube!

10:58 am

 
Blogger Joe said...

Thanks for all the caps, and everything else... Great blog.

7:08 pm

 
Anonymous jorge said...

SWEET! Thanks!

7:55 pm

 
Blogger Comrade Bloody Rox said...

Hello, came across your blog and I must say that as a fan of classic cartoons this is a great idea for a blog. Will look here often!

Cheers,
Anno

9:18 pm

 
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

I was only surprised to see Cartoon Network aired it at all. I've had a copy of this very cartoon in my collection for the past 7 years with the ending intact. Surprised it ever got aired this way and on cable TV (perhaps we'll get this on DVD one day from WB).

9:41 pm

 
Blogger LUKO said...

Ah! ça me rappelle les bonnes heures de mon enfance ... À cette époque les animations étaient en noir et blanc ... Nostalgie ...

11:29 pm

 
Blogger R2K said...

SOOOO racist!

: )

R2K

11:24 am

 
Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

What is racist? The stereotyped Japan leader?
Well, keep in mind that the Japaneses were seen as US' mortal enemies and so they were caricatured that way, to resemble like rats or worst.

Let's try to see these cartoons in the context in which they were made.
In the specific case, the WW2 years.

1:36 pm

 
Blogger Josh Ramsey said...

Was about to say did you watch Toonheads -- and saw that's where this came from. George Klein, the motor behind that great show is now doing promo stuff for Disney. Hopefully, he'll talk Disney into doing their version of Toonheads.

3:41 pm

 
Blogger David Germain said...

alex said..... SOOOO racist!

: )


Also, alex, keep in mind that the two people who run this blog are Italian. As we all know (I'm assuming) Italy was on Hitler's side during WWII. Well, Mousellini was on Hitler's side and the rest of Italy had to follow along "or else". Really, WWII was quite a tumultuous and emotional time for Italy (not as much as the Yiddish community of course but it was still hard).
So, if these Italians are fine with WWII cartoons and all the images within them, what's your problem? >:P

4:28 am

 
Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

David Germain,
the intent of this blog is just that of showing great and forgotten cartoons from the past, not to be racist or post racial caricatures or stereotypes.

We respect everyone. We are just showing screenshots from cartoons that many people never got the opportunity to see.
That's my intent as well as mmm...donuts'.

9:32 am

 
Anonymous Nic Kramer said...

George Klein, the motor behind that great show is now doing promo stuff for Disney. Hopefully, he'll talk Disney into doing their version of Toonheads.

That would be nice. Hope the studio would also use better print of the cartoons shown on the recent wave of Walt Disney Treasures.

11:57 am

 
Anonymous Hans Grotz said...

Its nice to have a chance to see this "lost" animations.Keep doing this great job.I do not care if they are racist or not,it's HISTORY!I'm Brasilian and I woul dnot care if you put some golden age animation showing our equivoqued(is that the word?)stereotypes(like people in mexican clothes speaking spanish in Brazil,yes they already did this,funny ignorance).

4:16 pm

 
Blogger rebecca said...

I really enjoy your blog. Keep it up!!

2:35 pm

 
Blogger Alyssa said...

You can view some of these videos (and more!) at www.LonneyTunes.com

5:58 pm

 

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