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I Haven't Got a Hat (1935)

It's recital day at the schoolhouse. First up: Porky, who recites The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. A nervous kitten recites Mary Had a Little Lamb. The puppies Ham and Ex sing the title ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ...
Beans / Ex (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty ...
Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ...
Little Kitty, Ham (voice) (uncredited)
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Miss Cud (voice) (uncredited)
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It's recital day at the schoolhouse. First up: Porky, who recites The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. A nervous kitten recites Mary Had a Little Lamb. The puppies Ham and Ex sing the title song. Oliver Owl plays the piano; Beans the cat puts a cat and dog inside, and they play a tune as well. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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9 March 1935 (USA)  »

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Oudot musikantit  »

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Trivia

The title is from the song "I Haven't Got a Hat", written by Buddy Bernier and Bob Emmerich and sung during the cartoon short. See more »

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Porky Pig: Listen, my children, and you shall hear 'The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere'.
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Referenced in Amazing Stories: Guilt Trip (1985) See more »

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Light Cavalry Overture
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Music by Franz von Suppé
Played during Porky's recital
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The debut of Porky Pig
11 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'I Haven't Got a Hat' is significant for being the debut of Porky Pig, but that is not the only reason for watching. It is a decent cartoon in its own right, but Porky did go on to feature and star in better and funnier cartoons as he evolved.

While one is sympathetic towards Porky, this reviewer knows what it's like to be in Porky's position, and he is likable, he is rather underused in an appearance that is more a cameo than anything else and he's had a stronger personality elsewhere.

'I Haven't Got a Hat' is also somewhat light on plot, which is more an excuse to string along renditions of characters performing songs and a few other antics.

And while there are smiles throughout the whole duration of the cartoon, 'I Haven't Got a Hat' is short on humour that's consistent or hilarious, it's not that it's unfunny it's just that there's not enough and it's mildly amusing really.

However, this reviewer really loved the bright and colourful animation with lots of beautiful backgrounds and imaginative visual detail, and even better the music which is essentially the actual star of the show, the character, the energy, the enthusiasm and the lusciousness is seriously phenomenal.

Also appreciated the agreed warmth and gentility of the writing, and the vocals with all the voice actors sounding like they were having the time of their lives. The supporting characters do make more of an impression than Porky and are used more.

Oliver and Beans' antics this reviewer agrees steals the show, it was fun and didn't get repetitive. Kitty was adorable, and one cannot help smiling in the appearance of Ham and Ex.

In conclusion, a good if not great debut for Porky Pig, that's a very pleasant watch but doesn't see the best or funniest of him. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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