Porky's Railroad
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : August 7, 1937 Series: Looney Tunes
Cumulative rating:
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Synopsis

In order to show what his little train can do, Porky competes in a race against a new streamlined engine.

Characters

Porky Pig
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)

Credits

Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Director

Frank "Tish" Tashlin

Animator

Joseph "Joe" D'Igalo
Robert "Bob" Bentley
Volney White (unverified)
Nelson Demorest (unverified)

Story

Melvin Millar

Music

Carl W. Stalling

Voices

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (unverified)
Billy Bletcher (unverified)

Character Design

Thorton ("T") Hee (unverified)

Producer

Leon Schlesinger

Film Editor

Treg Brown (unverified)

Music Sources

Marshall, Leonard & T. W. Tucker : "Don't Give Up the Ship "
Emmett, Dan D. : "Dixie "


Distributor(s)

Warner Bros.

Inside Jokes

  • When Porky's train is stopped at a drawbridge, the ship going under the bridge bears the name "S. S. Leon", an obvious reference to producer Leon Shlesinger.

DVD

United States

Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 4
Attack of the 30's Characters
Porky Pig 101

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 7:12
Production No.: 7877
MPAA No.: 3513
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Black and White
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From tashlinfan44 :

With each film that Tashlin made at the Warner studio during his first stint as a director, Tashlin was experimenting with a different part of his film - in Porky in the North Woods, Tashlin is trying to see how he can establish the mood before the antagonist is fully shown. In Porky's Poultry Plant, Tashlin is experimenting with quick cuts to here and there, trying to get to the action as fast as possible. But in Porky's Railroad, Tashlin is trying to experiment with structure, as over half of the cartoon is purely setup. The experiment works quite well, and Tashlin is able to build up to a big-yet-quick climax and payoff at the end. Overall, Porky's Railroad comes off as a vehicle for Tashlin's more off-the-beaten-path experiments, but they all prove to be successful, and it makes for one of Tashlin's most enjoyable but underrated films.
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