Saturday, April 18, 2015

Looney TV: Duck Dodgers, Green Lantern? (2003)

I had this particular episode of Duck Dodgers up before, but it was taken down when the poster on YouTube lost his membership due to copyright issues. Now, it's back.

In "The Green Loontern", Duck gets a Green Lantern uniform by mistake due to the stereotypical dry cleaner mix-up, a trope that goes back years. Filmmaker Kevin Smith makes a brief appearance as Hal Jordan.

D'ya really want any more reason for DC & WB to do another crossover?

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

You forgot one thing about this short - VA John Stephenson who voiced Ganthet.

When watching this short for the first time, my ears pricked up - I thought, was that.....!!!

Someone must have called in a favor! To hear Stephenson in a role he would have certainly voiced had this toon been made 40+ years ago really made my day!

hobbyfan said...

This wasn't actually a short. This episode took up the entire half-hour, but as you can see, it was edited down to nearly 15 minutes.

SaturdayMorningFan said...

That wouldn't actually take that much editing nowadays, would it? What's the current actual program content of a 1/2 hour show, 20 minutes?

hobbyfan said...

On the average, about 21-22, not including commercials, of course. A good chunk of the initial plot, where Duck had dropped off his uni at the cleaners, was left out.