|Directed by||Robert McKimson|
|Produced by||David H. DePatie|
|Story by||David Detiege|
|Music by||Bill Lava|
|Edited by||Lee Gunther|
|Animation by||Bob Matz|
Cliff Nordberg (uncredited)
|Layouts by||Dick Ung|
|Backgrounds by||Ron Dias|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
The Vitaphone Corporation
|June 18, 1965|
Suppressed Duck is a 1965 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon directed by Robert McKimson and written by David Detiege. The short was released on June 18, 1965, and stars Daffy Duck. It is Daffy's only solo cartoon in the DePatie–Freleng series.
This marks the final time Daffy appears solo, as well as the final time he says his catchphrase: "You're despicable."
While on a hunting trip, Daffy Duck hopes to shoot a bear. An announcement from a nearby ranger station informs him of a boundary line drawn through the "hunting area." Hunters are told to remain on one side of the boundary and bears to remain on the other side, unless they want to get shot. Daffy chases several bears to the boundary line, and a ranger keeps him from pursuing them across it. One bear taunts Daffy from his side of the line.
In order to catch this bear, Daffy devises many schemes, including using bacon to entice the bear across the boundary line, erasing the boundary line, and disguising himself as a tree. Each time, the bear outsmarts him or he is caught and reprimanded by the park ranger.
In his last attempt to catch the bear, Daffy digs a tunnel underneath the boundary line. The bear discovers his plot, traces his way to the spot where Daffy would come out, and places a small cabin of dynamite above him before hiding. Daffy digs up into the cabin, causing the dynamite to explode, leaving him mostly featherless (except for his head). He gathers up his feathers, saying he is lucky that he keeps his feathers "numbered for just such an occasion."
While re-attaching his feathers, he soon discovers that the bottom half of his feathers are missing, and he turns to see the bear wearing them as a headdress and necklace. Before he can retrieve his feathers, the ranger, having enough of Daffy's rule-breaking behavior, decides to close hunting season for the year and demands that he get out. Obviously irked, Daffy (wearing a barrel over his naked bottom half) tells the bear: "You're desthpicable. But, you haven't seen the last of me!!" As he turns to leave, the backend of the barrel falls away, revealing his plucked behind.
Daffy drives a jeep, but he doesn't have a driver's license.
- Ranger: All hunters must stay on their OWN side of the boundary line! All BEARS should stay on the OTHER side of the line... heh-heh-heh... unless they wanna be SHOT! HA HA HA!
- Bear: [realizing] Shot?! Which side *is* ours? Which side?
- Director: Robert McKimson
- Story: David Detiege
- Animation: Bob Matz, Manny Perez, Warren Batchelder
- Layout: Dick Ung
- Backgrounds: Ron Dias
- Film Editor: Lee Gunther
- Voice Characterizations: Mel Blanc
- Music: Bill Lava
- Produced by: David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng
Suppressed Duck is available on the Looney Tunes Superstars DVD. However, it was cropped to widescreen.
- Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 352. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
- Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 60–62. ISBN��0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)