I’ve been looking for this one for years. Duck Dodgers’ laundry is confused with Hal Jordan’s at the dry cleaners, and Duck Dodgers ends up with Hal’s ring.
Cast and Crew Information
Joe Alaskey as Daffy Duck as Duck Dodgers
Bob Bergen as Porky Pig as The Eager Young Space Cadet
Richard McGonagle as Dr. I.Q. Hi
John de Lancie as Sinestro
Kevin Smith as Hal Jordan
John O’Hurley as Captain Star Johnson
Grey DeLisle as Boodikka
John Di Maggio as Kilowog
John Stephenson as Ganthet
Tara Strong as Katma Tui
Frank Welker as Ch’p
Dee Bradley Baker as the Attack Droids
The IMDB page doesn’t list the voice actors for other Lanterns, not all of whom had speaking parts, including Tomar-Re, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Chaselon, Larvox, Salaak and a whole heck of a lot more.
Written by Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini and Tom Minton
Directed by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone
Duck Dodgers picks up his dry cleaning, and finds inside a Green Lantern uniform and power ring. He begins by exploiting them for personal gain before an emergency call summons him to Oa, along with all of the other ring bearers.
“Yeah, um, uh… In Blackest Day or Brightest Night… uh, watermelon, cantaloupe, yadda yadda… a superstitious and cowardly lot… with liberty and justice for all!”
Since when has Daffy Duck shown any amount of willpower?
This is original. Seriously, when have you ever seen a crossover like this? I count one every decade or two. (Superman appeared on the Brady Bunch when they were both cartoons in the 1980s, and Superman also appeared on “I Love Lucy” in the 1950s. Apart from those two, I’m drawing a blank.) I give it 6 out of 6.
The animation was pretty good. Everyone was stylized but still immediately recognizable, the motion was smooth, and the computer assisted elements blend quite nicely. I give it 5 out of 6.
The story is as goofy as one would anticipate given the premise. As Ganthet himself says of Duck Dodgers, “This creature is not evil. Stupid, perhaps very stupid. But not evil.” Give someone that dumb a power ring, and this is pretty much what you’d expect. This effectively combines the Warner Brothers universe with the DCU in a surprisingly natural way, all things considered. I give it 5 out of 6.
The voice acting is well done, bringing it all together and conveying the proper emotions. Yeah, some of them are over the top, but it plays out extremely well given the concept and script. I give it 5 out of 6.
The production is effective, moving the story forward briskly and keeping the balance between in-jokes for GL fans and accessability for those who know as much about the Green Lantern Corps as Duck Dodgers does at the start of the episode. I give it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response is where things really come together. This is a great Duck Dodgers story, a good Green Lantern story, and a pretty darn funny 22 minutes of television. I give it 6 out of 6.
Overall, this is a highly entertaining episode, and one of the most worthwhile bonus features I’ve got in my (not insignificant) home video collection. I give it 5 out of 6.
In total, Duck Dodgers: The Green Loontern receives 37 out of 42.