The Foxy Duckling
Directed By: Arthur Davis
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: August 23, 1947
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: George Hill
Animation: Manny Gould
Don Williams
J.C. Melendez
Layouts: Thomas McKimson
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: A. Fox
Preceded By: A Pest in the House
Succeeded By: House Hunting Mice
Foxy Duckling

Foxy Duckling

The Foxy Duckling is a 1947 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Arthur Davis.


An insomniac fox residing in a forest needs duck down for his pillow in order to be comfortable enough in his bed to fall asleep, and to this purpose he pursues a wily yellow duck. The fox uses a decoy and duck call, and is blasted by hunters' rifles. He builds a series of wooden extensions from a tree branch in an effort to reach the airborne duck, but the duck drops a feather onto the fox's head, and the extensions beneath the fox collapse, with the fox plunging mortally to ground. He returns as an angel and, now able to fly, chases the duck into the distance.


  • Like most cartoons reissued during the time, the original closing was kept.
  • The fox is referred to as A.Fox, evident on the fox's house mailbox.
  • There's only one line of dialogue heard in this cartoon; coming from A.Fox at one scene when he leaves the house to get a duck ("I gotta get a duck! I gotta get a duck! I gotta get a duck!"). Other than that one line of dialogue, the rest of the cartoon is completely non-verbal.