Sunday, June 12

Tina Russo Duck

There is a new Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show and other than bringing back most of the Looney Tunes brood, they also added some females. There is a new female duck Tina Russo, I thought I'd talk a little bit about a few female ducks that have been paired up with Daffy in the past.
Tina Russo Duck
Daffy's beautiful girlfriend in Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show, though her name and design have been inconsistent. Initially referenced as "Marisol" during production, she was first renamed Tina Duck, then Tina Russo on the show's website. She works at a shop entitled "Copy Place", and claims to be attracted to her wacky boyfriend because she "loves a project." She is best friends with Lola Bunny (voiced by Kristen Wigg out of all people).

The character has also had several visual overhauls; at first given lavender feathers and purple hair, she was more recently redesigned to have yellow feathers and brown hair.

Melissa Duck appeared in adult form in the original Looney Tunes short Chuck Jones's The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) which was, in 1994, voted number 31 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field. In the cartoon, she appears as a blonde damsel-in-distress and Daffy Duck's love interest. The plot followed Daffy attempting to save Fair Lady Melissa from having to marry the evil Grand Duke Sylvester with whom she is not in love.

Baby Melissa Duck
In Baby Looney Tunes (2002-2005), Melissa Duck often sticks with Petunia. She is a highly ambitious, but at times she can be a control freak and get on the others nerves.

Daffy Duck has also appeared married in other Looney Tunes cartoons. For the most, Daffy's wife, usually referred to as Mrs. Daffy Duck, holds dominance over him in the marriage, forcing him to take an interest in their eggs or ducklings. Most of them have been referred to as Mrs. Daffy Duck.