U.S. #3306b S/A Pane of 9
33¢ Daffy Duck
Issue Date: April 16, 1999
City: Los Angeles, CA
Printed By: Avery Dennison
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine die cut 11.1
Since his debut performance in the short animated film “Porky’s Duck Hunt,” Daffy Duck has appeared in more than 120 cartoons, often co-starring with Porky Pig and Bugs Bunny. It wasn’t until later that the character’s eccentric behavior would earn him the name “Daffy” Duck.
Daffy Duck and Porky Pig were an established team during Daffy Duck’s early years of stardom. The duck’s aggressive style complemented the pig’s less confident demeanor. Although Daffy Duck and Porky Pig became a successful duo, producers later developed a more volatile combination: Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny.
The Daffy Duck character became less wild and more sly when faced with the naturally cool and quick Bugs Bunny. Daffy Duck’s greed, haste, and disregard for warnings set him up for failure every time, and his attempts to outwit Bugs Bunny are always unsuccessful. Audiences admire Daffy Duck because, regardless of the conspiracy against him, he never gives up.
In addition to animated shorts, Daffy Duck has also starred in movies, television shows, and Saturday morning cartoon programs. Daffy Duck’s unpredictable yet lovable personality has made him a favorite with audiences around the world.