Thumb Fun

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Thumb Fun
Directed by Robert McKimson
Story by Tedd Pierce
Produced by Edward Selzer
Starring Mel Blanc
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by Rod Scribner
Phil DeLara
Charles McKimson
Bob Wickersham
Keith Darling (uncredited) [1]
Layouts byPeter Alvarado
Backgrounds byRichard H. Thomas
Color process Technicolor
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
March 1, 1952
LanguageEnglish

Thumb Fun is a 1952 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes short directed by Robert McKimson. [2] The cartoon was released on March 1, 1952, and stars Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. [3]

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Plot

Daffy decides to hitchhike south but struggles to catch a ride. He tricks Porky into giving him a lift by painting a fake hole in the road. Along the way, they encounter a menacing driver, leading Daffy to comically grovel to avoid confrontation.

Daffy's reckless driving gets them into trouble with the law, resulting in a fine. Despite Porky's warnings, Daffy's antics lead to another hefty fine. Fed up, Porky seeks revenge by tricking Daffy into launching himself with his own luggage.

Later, Porky gifts Daffy a hitchhiker's thumb, which Daffy naively uses in vain. The cartoon ends with Daffy nursing his bruised thumb, a victim of his own folly.

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References

  1. "Robert McKimson Directors Lead Sheet Porky Pig Daffy 'THUMB FUN' 1952 cartoon | #1941966932". Worthpoint. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  2. Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 233. ISBN   0-8050-0894-2.
  3. Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 70–72. ISBN   0-8160-3831-7 . Retrieved 6 June 2020.