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The Scarlet Pumpernickel is a 1950 Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones.

It stars Daffy Duck in his own role as a swashbuckling hero, The Scarlet Pumpernickel.

Porky Pig is also featured in this short as the Lord High Chaimberman.

Syvlester is also featured in this short as The Grand Duke.

Melissa Duck also makes her debut as the Fair Lady Melissa. 

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Release Date: March 4, 1950


Directed by
Chuck Jones
(Credited as Charles M. Jones)

Story  Michael Maltese
Animation Phil Monroe
Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Layouts Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds Peter Alvarado
Uncredited Film Editor Treg Brown
Voice Characterizations Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Musical Direction Carl Stalling


In a story-within-a-story, Daffy Duck is fed up with being overly type-cast for comedy and wants to try some more serious roles. He offers a script to the Warner Bros. executive "J.L.", called The Scarlet Pumpernickel, which he wrote himself (under the name "Daffy Dumas Duck." Daffy reads various scenes of the script to J.L. 

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External Links

The Scarlet Pumpernickel on the Looney Tunes Wiki