Strange Furry Cinema…

– – Nearing Labor Day as this blog reaches the 300,000 hits mark, we pause to thank our readers for making this possible.  And as we consider dubious achievements, we will also make mention of possibly the worst furry-themed movie ever made…Howard the Duck! 

Widely panned by critics as being one of the worst movies ever, Howard the Duck was actually produced by George Lucas, but wasn’t exactly, ahem, a feather in his cap.  The screenplay was originally intended to be an animated film based on the Marvel comic book of the same name, but contractual obligations required Lucas to provide his then-distributor with a live action film.  The satirical and surrealist strengths of the original source material were then abandoned with a script which altered the personality of the title character.  The uneven 1986 science fiction comedy film which resulted was largely too juvenile for adults but inappropriate for children, exposing us in one scene to anthropomorphic duck breasts; yes, you heard that right!  Some have commented that the scene mentioned has alone created legions of avian furry afficionados.

So whether Howard failed due to deviating from the source material, a poor script, or from featuring a title character presented by actors in a duck suit, one fact remains…at the box office, this turkey didn’t fly!  Daffy Duck would have been a far more compelling male lead…

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4 Comments on “Strange Furry Cinema…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Thufferin’ Thucatash! You are thoooooooooooo right!

    • vulpesffb Says:

      Daffy could have made something out of that turkey! I’ve seen detergents that left a better film!

      • carycomic Says:

        Then, again, HTD is technically a _feathered_ film. In which case, it ties for world’s worst one alongside THE GIANT CLAW! The world’s worst furry film proper, in my book, would have to be…ROBOT MONSTER!! Like TGC, it’s a black-and-white piece of shlock from the late Fifties/early Sixties. But, instead of a Rodan wanna-be, it concerns a cyborg Bigfoot from outer space who brings about the end of the world (while wearing a space helmet that looks like a fish bowl with antennae)!!!

        • vulpesffb Says:

          I’ve never had the…privilege?…of seeing Robot Monster, and will have to submit myself to that one !


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