A Coy Decoy (1941)
Article 5485 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Robert Clampett
Featuring the voice of Mel Blanc
What it is: Daffy Duck cartoon
In a bookstore where books come to life, Daffy finds repose in “The Lake”, only to be pursued by the ravenous “Wolf of Wall Street”.
The extra fantastic content in this cartoon is, of course, that it takes place in an environment where characters in books come to life and other characters can enter the environments on the covers of books. Warner Brothers used this gimmick in several other cartoons, such as HAVE YOU GOT ANY CASTLES?, and these cartoons can usually be rather entertaining. This one, however, is a bit of a disappointment, as it never really goes wild with the idea, and the main action in the cartoon mostly takes place in a single book where the wolf lays a trap for Daffy. It also features a few songs and a cameo appearance by Porky Pig. The laughs are a little thin here, though the final gag is perhaps the best moment.