Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006)

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7.5 Overall Score
Story: 8/10
Acting: 7/10
Visuals: 8/10

Good story, uses lots of characters

Miss the old Mel Blanc voices

 
Movie Info

Movie Name:  Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

Studio:  Warner Bros. Animation

Genre(s):  Animated/Comedy/Seasonal/Family

Release Date(s):  November 14, 2006

MPAA Rating:  Not Rated

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Good think my name isn’t Scrooge, Sylvester…you’d butcher it!

Daffy Duck is a bad manager.  He treats his employees at Lucky Duck Superstore like they are slaves and pushes them even harder through the holidays.  As his poor assistant Porky Pig tries to spend the holiday with his son, Daffy is plagued by a persistent customer in Bugs Bunny.  When Daffy is visited by the ghost of Sylvester the Cat, he learns that he will be visited by three ghosts to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

Directed by Charles Visser, Bah Humduck!  A Looney Tunes Christmas is an adaptation of Charles Dickens 1943 short novel A Christmas Carol.  The film was a straight-to-DVD full length feature.

I grew up loving the Looney Tunes (like many) and always remember wishing I could see new Looney Tunes stories…it always seemed like it was repeats of ones I had seen.  I love seeing Elmer Fudd performing “Figaro’s Aria” from The Barber of Seville with Bugs Bunny, but I could only watch it so many times.  With this in mind, I was rather looking forward to Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas.

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You’re flushing your life away, Duck!

I have to say I wasn’t very disappointed.  The adaptation is a bit different than the multiple versions of this story since they did modernize it (in an almost Scrooged type of way).  The decision to not simply remake A Christmas Carol is a smart one and helps make the jokes a bit fresher.

I also like that there are a number of characters brought in for the story and not simply the “best of” Looney Tunes.  There are tons of cameos from most of the famous characters.  The Ghost of Christmas Past is Granny and Tweety, the Ghost of Christmas Present is Yosemite Sam, and the Ghost of Christmas Present is the Tasmanian Devil.  It is a bit odd that Bugs Bunny is in a rather supporting role, and I guess he’s supposed to be a bit like Scrooge’s nephew Fred since his character really doesn’t fit the Christmas Carol storyline.

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I can’t say no to those eyes!

The animation for the special also is sleek and clean…something not common of many of the old Looney Tunes.  It is a bit jarring to have the voices performed by different actors other than Mel Blanc.  They do a good job, but you can tell it isn’t the original voices.

I do recommend Bah, Humduck!  A Looney Tunes Christmas simply because it is better than some of the other weaker cartoon version.  I like the old characters being back and I still sometimes wish that a new series version of the classic Looney Tunes could hit the small screen sometime.

Related Links:

A Christmas Carol (1938)

A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) (1951)

Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962)

Scrooge (1970)

An American Christmas Carol (1979)

Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)

A Christmas Carol (1984)

Scrooged (1988)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994)

A Christmas Carol (1999)

Christmas Carol—The Movie (2001)

A Christmas Carol:  The Musical (2004)

Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)

Batman:  Noel

Zombies Christmas Carol

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
Follow me on Twitter @JPRoscoe76! Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. Plays video games (basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600), comic loving (for almost 30 years), and a true critic of movies. Enjoys the art house but also isn't afraid to let in one or two popular movies at the same time.

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