Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

This movie is one of the few Looney Tunes interpretations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

First, the animation is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are brilliant, the characters are expressive, the Christmas decorations are plentiful, and the scenery is lively and fun. It's animation the way it should be done, and there needs to be more of it in Western shows and films. Flash animation and similar art styles have plagued a lot of cartoons, even as far back as the early 2000s.

Daffy was a good choice for Scrooge, and the main characters were given the correct roles as well. Bugs Bunny is forever the instigator. Porky Pig makes a good Cratchit. It was fun to see the other characters working around the department store (even if the store setting is one we've seen in other Christmas Carol retellings).

There is a lot of trademark slapstick in this. It's still very much a Looney Tunes production. The setups, while not being the most unique, are still entertaining punctuation to the story.

The threat from The Ghost of Christmas Future was not one of damnation after Daffy dies, but rather what his death and selfishness meant for his employees and himself. He realizes he doesn't want to die a lonely duck. I think it's a more interesting and concrete "punishment" than a vague reference to hell.

I definitely recommend you watch this one.


I hope you enjoyed The Twelve Days of Christmas Movies! May you have an incredible holiday season, no matter what you celebrate or who you celebrate with.


  1. Another one I've missed. I'll have to look for this, too. I hope your holidays brought you joy and the New Year treats you well!

    1. Thanks! Brandon and I still have our private Christmas a week from Saturday, so I am surrounded by holiday stuff a while longer.