Porky owns a full-service gas station; he deals with a wide variety of problems, like a bump that migrates to different parts of the car. But his real nemesis is a supposedly sleeping baby ...
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City dweller Egghead dreams of being a cowboy, but his bouncing around gets him kicked out of his boarding house. He sees an ad for a ranch looking for a cowboy and applies. His tryout ... See full summary »
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Porky is reading the myth of the Greek gorgon, who turned everyone she looked at into stone. Mother tells him it's bed time; he dreams of being the hero that saves Greece, Porkyakarkus. The... See full summary »
Public Enemy #1 wants to wreak havoc again, but he is on the most wanted list in the newspaper. He then notices that there's somebody who looks similar to him: Porky Pig. He kidnaps Porky ... See full summary »
Porky reads a book of new dog tricks; unfortunately, his dog, Rover, is old. A puppy comes by and taunts him. Finally, it comes down to stick fetching. The puppy shows up Rover several ... See full summary »
A small town agricultural fair is giving a prize for the largest home grown product. Porky sets to work planting a garden; his neighbor tries a feed mix for his chickens. But the chickens ... See full summary »
Porky is the engineer on the most pathetic train in the fleet. After some routine episodes (using pepper to get the engine to sneeze itself up a hill, chasing a cow off the tracks, only to ... See full summary »
Red walks past a pool hall; the wolf sees her and pursues. But Red is oblivious to his come-ons. The wolf short-cuts to granny's house; when Red arrives, granny lets the wolf dress as up ... See full summary »
A mouse is trying to free himself from a trap when a cat arrives. The mouse, desperate, asks if the cat has heard the story of the lion and the mouse. We see the lion, scaring all the ... See full summary »
One dark and stormy night, Porky, Petunia and their brothers learn from Lawyer Goodwill that they inherit a fortune from their late Uncle Solomon. But if something happens to the siblings, ... See full summary »
It's race day, and first prize is $2 million (less $1,999,998.37 in taxes). Porky's little car is matched against cars driven by stars of yesteryear, including Laurel and Hardy and Charlie ... See full summary »
Porky owns a full-service gas station; he deals with a wide variety of problems, like a bump that migrates to different parts of the car. But his real nemesis is a supposedly sleeping baby in a car whose tire needs changing; in fact, the baby is wide awake and a real brat. Both Porky and the brat end up covered in grease; the irate mother drives off, but the child has tied a pump to a tire, which ends up pulling the whole station into the ground.Written by
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This cartoon was colorized in 1968 by having every other frame traced over onto a cel. Each redrawn cel was painted in color and then photographed over a colored reproduction of each original background. Needless to say, the animation quality dropped considerably from the original version with this method. The cartoon was colorized again in 1995, this time with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white cartoon. This preserved the quality of the original animation. See more »
My Little Buckaroo
Music by M.K. Jerome
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Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.
Directed by Ub Iwerks, with animation by Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones, 'Porky's Super Service' is very good and a lot of fun. It is always interesting to see Porky in his early years, but that is not usually the only reason to see his early cartoons, even if he went on to do much better things. It is not the most inventive of concepts (not a problem really) and the kid's brattiness is taken a little too far at times (is a problem).
Mel Blanc is outstanding as always however. He always was the infinitely more preferable voice for Porky, Joe Dougherty never clicked with me, and he proves it in 'Porky's Super Service'. Blanc shows an unequalled versatility and ability to bring an individual personality to every one of his multiple characters in a vast majority of his work, there is no wonder why he was in such high demand as a voice actor.
The animation is excellent, it's fluid in movement, crisp in shading and very meticulous in detail. Clampett and Jones bring characteristic visual imagination and wit. The story may be predictable, but it's beautifully paced with never a dull moment and strongly structured.
Writing is witty and never less than amusing. Likewise with the sight gags, which are peppered throughout with little sense of unsettlement. Porky is a likeable and amusing lead and his chemistry with the kid is a large part of the kid's appeal. Despite the kid's brattiness, many of the laughs do revolve around being ahead of Porky for much of the time and Porky struggling to keep up
Carl Stalling's music is typically superb. It is as always lushly orchestrated, full of lively energy and characterful in rhythm, not only adding to the action but also enhancing it.
In summation, not an animated masterpiece but with a lot of very good things. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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