Baby Huey is a gigantic and naïve duckling cartoon character. He was
Martin Taras for Paramount Pictures' Famous Studios, and
became a Paramount cartoon star during the 1950s. Huey first appeared
in Quack-a-Doodle-Doo, a Noveltoon theatrical short produced and
released in 1949.
1 Famous Studios
2 Harvey Comics and later animated appearances
3.1 Theatrical shorts
5 External links
Huey first appeared onscreen in the
Quack-a-Doodle-Doo, released in theaters on 1949. The character's
voice was provided by Sid Raymond, an actor and comedian who created
several other voices for Famous Studios' characters, including Katnip.
Many animated shorts featuring Huey had recurring themes. Most common
among them was him trying to be just like any other kid his age. He
would see his peers playing, and would immediately get excited.
Unfortunately, whenever he tried to involve himself in the activities
of his peers (also anthropomorphic ducklings), he would often
inadvertently cause problems at their expense, and as a result they
would drive him away through trickery (and into tears). A hungry fox
(voiced by Jackson Beck) would show up, originally intending to eat
Huey's peers, but upon seeing Huey as a bigger meal and overhearing
the distraught duck's desires to play with someone, would feign
friendship and set traps along the way, all of which would prove
ineffective on Huey and/or backfire on the fox. At first Huey was
blissfully unaware of the fox's true agenda. But as his peers watched
the annoyed fox in action from a safe distance (and fearing for his
safety just as they did their own), Huey would come to realize the
truth about his predator and dispose of him, usually by saying: "Hey,
you! You're the fox! And I think you're trying to kill me!", and would
finish the fox. Other times, however, Huey would remain blissfully
unaware and the exasperated fox would finally give up, fleeing Baby
Huey before any more misfortune befell him. In the end, Huey's peers
would make amends for their previous attitudes towards him and happily
include him in their activities.
Baby Huey had a sidekick in later comics. This was his slow-thinking
cousin, whom he referred to as Cousin Dimwit. Dimwit
was characterized as a fairly skinny duck in an oversized red woolen
sweater, with sleeves that ran over his hands and hung down several
Harvey Comics and later animated appearances
Harvey Hits #60 was the first Harvey-published comic book to
feature the character. Baby Huey, the Baby Giant was the first comic
to bear the character's name; spin-offs included
Baby Huey in Duckland
Baby Huey and Papa.
Huey's parents, Papa and Mama
Duck (Gilbert & Silly), always
struggled to manage their overgrown son despite his overbearing weight
and strength, which often resulted in damage to his family's house or
car, injury to Papa, or a threat from Papa's boss to fire him if Huey
harmed the boss or caused damage to his home or office. Papa often
disparaged Huey (who remained oblivious to his disapproval). Huey's
main sidekicks were small identical triplet ducks (who bore a striking
resemblance to Donald Duck's nephews. Huey, Dewey and Louie) who
resented or mocked Huey for his stupidity and clumsiness but depended
on his superhero strength to get them out of trouble.
Characters who appeared in
Baby Huey comic books in separate strips
Herman and Katnip and Buzzy the Funny Crow, who was always
outsmarting a blue cat (who resembled Katnip) that tried to catch and
Harvey purchased the rights to all of Famous' original characters in
1959, and Huey continued to appear regularly in Harvey publications
until 1972. Huey was rarely seen for nearly two decades afterwards,
returning to comics in 1990.
Baby Huey intended to appear as a cameo in the film Who
Framed Roger Rabbit in the deleted scene "Acme's Funeral". 
Film Roman produced a new series of
Baby Huey cartoons for television
in 1994, which aired as
The Baby Huey Show for two seasons. He also
starred in a live-action direct-to-video film, Baby Huey's Great
Easter Adventure, in 1999.
Bill Clinton in a 1993 conversation cited his
similarities to Baby Huey: "I'm a lot like Baby Huey. I'm fat. I'm
ugly. But if you push me down, I keep coming back." In The
Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper segment entitled "Legend of Duh
Baby Huey makes a cameo at the end of that segment.
Hype! references Baby Huey; by comparing it to
different music revolutions that hit different cities at random times.
Baby Huey is the property of
DreamWorks Animation owned by
Universal Studios a subsidiary of
Quack-a-Doodle Doo (1949)
One Quack Mind (1951)
Party Smarty (1951)
Scout Fellow (1951)
Clown on the Farm (1952)
Starting from Hatch (1953)
Huey's Ducky Daddy (1953)
Git Along Li'l Duckie (1955)
Pest Pupil (1956)
Ghost of Honor (1957, guest)
Jumping with Toy (1957)
Huey's Father's Day (1959)
Matty's Funday Funnies
Matty's Funday Funnies (1959, theatrical shorts shown along with other
post-1950 Paramount cartoons)
Casper and Friends (1990–1994, re-dubbed soundtrack)
The Baby Huey Show (1994–1995)
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper (1996, cameo)
Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure
Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (1998, direct-to-video film)
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^ Dowell, Gary; Holman, Greg (2006). Heritage Comics Dallas Signature
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^ Gibbs, Nancy; Michael Duffy (16 Nov 1998). "Fall Of The House Of
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