Porky Pig's Feat
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : July 17, 1943 Series: Looney Tunes
Cumulative rating:
(5 ratings submitted)

Synopsis

Porky and Daffy are staying in a ritzy hotel. But when Daffy blows all their cash playing craps, they have to try to sneak out without paying the bill.
(See below)

Characters

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

Phil Monroe
Arthur "Art" Davis (unverified)

Story

Melvin Millar

Music

Carl W. Stalling

Layout

Dave Hilberman

Producer

Leon Schlesinger

Film Editor

Treg Brown (unverified)

Music Sources

Scott, Raymond : "Powerhouse "


Distributor(s)

Warner Bros.

Bloopers

  • In the scene where Daffy says "We meet on the field of onion," one cel is photographed with the painted side up.

Inside Jokes

  • When Porky and Daffy brainstorm ideas of getting out of their hotel, one of them suggests calling Bugs Bunny. Porky exclaims his fondness for his cartoons, and mentions Leon Schlesinger, the original producer of the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons.

Milestones

  • This was Frank Tashlin's first cartoon (during his third period at WB) to be released.

Trivia

  • When Porky and Daffy are imprisoned in the hotel at the end, one of the things Porky has written on the wall is "Porky loves Petunia". Petunia Pig was Porky's girlfriend in a number of cartoons, beginning with "Porky's Romance", also directed by Frank Tashlin.
  • Bugs Bunny's cameo at the end was his first appearance in a Looney Tune, and his only appearance in a black-and-white Looney Tune.

Television

Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends (Season 1, Episode 24)

VHS

United States

Daffy Duck: Tales from the Duckside

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Ham on Wry: The Porky Pig Laser Collection

DVD

United States

Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 3
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection - Volume 3
Porky Pig 101

BluRay Disc

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 3

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 8:46
Production No.: 11-13
MPAA No.: 9018
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 Toadette :

Tashlin's third stay at WB produced several great cartoons with his own distinct imprint; they tend to feel more like live-action, especially due to the unique camera angles, yet at the same time feature animation that revels in being drawn. Indeed, during this third period, Tashlin's designs grew geometric/angular enough to effectively be proto-UPA; his last Daffy Duck, "Nasty Quacks", is a particularly good example of this.

This cartoon, the second of Tashlin's 1943-46 cartoons to be put into production (though the first to be released), isn't as angular as the Tashlin cartoons that followed, though the rather minimalist backgrounds are definitely modern-looking. The artistic potential of black-and-white is exploited well; the backgrounds' graphic style stands out while complementing the cartoon well, especially since both the backgrounds and the characters are confined to gray hues, and as flat as the backgrounds are, they retain a sense of depth. The cartoon itself is a masterwork of cinematic comedy, with gags drawn out to their ultimate potential in a way that animation does best; for example, when Daffy initially confronts the hotel manager (animated to perfection by Art Davis), the fatness of even the hotel manager's face is taken advantage of as the face is squeezed into the head, while Daffy's beak takes on unusual shapes (take a close look at what it does the first time he says "fffffatso"!). Afterwards, even the action of the manager's face popping back into position in itself is funny, as each portion pops out one by one (and rhythmically!).

Overall, this is easily one of my favorite animated films, and it deserves all ten stars I've given it.

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