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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