You Ought to Be In Pictures
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : May 18, 1940 Series: Looney Tunes

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Daffy convinces Porky to tear up his Warner Brothers contract and try to go out on his own.


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


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


Isadore "Friz" Freleng


Herman R. Cohen

Live Action Actor

Leon Schlesinger (unverified)
Fred Jones
Germain Adolph "Gerry" Chiniquy
Henry Binder
Michael "Mike" Maltese


Jack Miller


Carl W. Stalling


Leon Schlesinger

Film Editor

Treg Brown (unverified)

Music Sources

Friend, Cliff and Dave Franklin : "Concert in the Park "
Heyman, Edward & Dana Suesse : "You Oughta Be in Pictures "


Warner Bros.

Included in:

Cartoons in the Real World


  • This was Friz Freleng's first short for Warner Bros. since returning from a short stint at MGM, and the plot can be seen an allegory for his brief departure.
  • The scene of the artists rushing out for lunch was originally shot for the Schlesinger studio's 1939 Christmas party gag reel.


United States

Porky Pig's Screwball Comedies

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Ham on Wry: The Porky Pig Laser Collection


United States

Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 2
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection - Volume 2
LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 2
Porky Pig 101

BluRay Disc

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 2

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 9:41
Production No.: 9366
MPAA No.: 5793
Animation Type: Combined Live-Action and Standard 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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