Hata Mari

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Character in Plane Daffy (Tashlin, 1944) who uses her ample avian feminine wiles to seduce carrier pigeons into spilling military secrets on behalf of the Axis. She uses all of her wits to attempt to make Daffy do the same -- she gets his secret, all right, but with dire consequences for certain of the Nazi leadership. The name refers to the World War I spy Mata Hari, to whom legend ascribes similar actions and technique.

    A recent Warner Brothers television show, Tiny Toons Adventures, has used Hatta Mari on at least one occasion.


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