Tag Archives: Porky Pig

Rocket Squad (1956) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Rocket Squad

Rocket Squad

CotD: March must be Daffy Duck month! We have another Daffy cartoon today with “Rocket Squad” which pairs the duck with Porky as they protect the cosmos from evil-doers.

Rocket Squad (1956) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Space cops Porky (Sgt. Joe Monday) and Daffy (Officer Frank Tuesday) are assigned to track down the kid who blew the rings off Saturn, as well as the flying saucer bandit.

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Boom Boom (1936) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Boom Boom (1936) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Boom Boom (1936) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: Rarest of the rare, a leap year cartoon is hard to find. But we do have “Boom Boom” a Looney Tunes short from 1936.

Boom Boom (1936) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Porky Pig and Beans, his friend, are in the army together. When a carrier pigeon brings them news that General Hardtack is being held prisoner, Beans motorcycles to the rescue, dragging a reluctant Porky beside him in his sidecar. The two rescue the general and make their escape in a convenient airplane. After they land amidst an explosion, the three bandaged characters share a hospital bed. The general passes along one of his medals to Beans, who gives half to Porky.

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Picador Porky (1949) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Picador Porky

Picador Porky

CotD: An early Porky short, “Picador Porky” is Mel Blanc’s first appearance in a Warner Bros. short.

Picador Porky (1949) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Slumbering peacefully ‘neath the warm caresses of the noonday sun lies the sleepy little village of La Rosita.

It presents a scene of serene quietude and beauty as its inhabitants enjoy a midday siesta preceding the annual bullfight.

“The solitude is broken only by the occasional strains of a soft guitar.”

Stone broke, Porky and two gringo-dog buddies have hoboed to a Mexican town, apparently on a drinking-binge vacation. They stumble (and we do mean “stumble”) across a sign about the annual bullfighting contest; the winner will receive 1,000 pesos. Porky and his two pals decide to cheat their way to the money by renting a bull costume and a matador outfit in order to win the prize. The plan is to substitute two of them in a bull costume for the real thing, with Porky fighting off the phony bull and then splitting the loot. But the old switcheroo takes place instead. In the bullring, it’s quite a while before Porky realizes that it’s not his friends in disguise, but a real (and very mean) bull whom he’s been out there abusing for the audience!

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Bye, Bye Bluebeard (1949) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Bye, Bye Bluebeard (1949) - Merrie Melodies

Bye, Bye Bluebeard (1949) - Merrie Melodies

CotD: I do not like always posting old WB cartoons, but “Bye, Bye Bluebeard” is an Art Davis cartoon, and I will always post an Arty Cartoon!

Bye, Bye Bluebeard (1949) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

A mouse imitates escaped killer Bluebeard to scare Porky. The mouse even has rockets to the Moon.

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Porky In Wackyland (1949) – Looney Tunes

Porky In Wackyland (1949) - Looney Tunes

Porky In Wackyland (1949) - Looney Tunes

CotD: Obviously inspired by the works of Salvador Dali, Bob Clampett’s 1938 masterpiece “Porky In Wackyland” took cartoons to their limits… and then some. Worth a look if you’ve never seen it.

Porky In Wackyland (1949) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Anything can happen in Wackyland- and it does!- as Porky chases the last Do-Do.

Porky ventures into Darkest Africa in search of the last Do-Do bird, and winds up in Wackyland, a surreal place where anything can happen: the sun comes up atop a human pyramid, the Warner Brothers shield comes zooming from the sky, and populated by creatures such as a three-headed “Larry, Curly and Moe” beast.

The Do-Do finally appears, to great fanfare, and eludes Porky by pulling out a pencil and drawing himself a door.

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Dough For The Do-Do (1949) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Dough For The Do-Do (1949) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon

Dough For The Do-Do (1949) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: A color remake of 1938’s “Porky In Wackyland”, “Dough For The Do-Do” also sported a bit of new animation…

Dough For The Do-Do (1949) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Dreaming of the reward, Porky searches for the last Do-Do.

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