7.4/10
121
9 user

The Blow Out (1936)

A crazed bomber is terrorizing the city. Meanwhile, a young Porky is a few cents shy of buying an ice cream soda; he starts earning it by picking up items people drop and handing them to ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Fred Avery)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Plane Dippy (1936)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Porky Pig joins the Army Air Corps. After overcoming the problems caused by his small stature and surviving the rigors of basic training, Porky gets his first assignment, as a janitor for ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Jack Carr, Joe Dougherty
Fish Tales (1936)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Porky's going fishing, but his boat careens out of control. He finally settles in and quickly catches several fish, then falls asleep with his line in the water. While he sleeps, a fish ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Joe Dougherty
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The farm is suffering through a terrible drought. Porky's father sends him to the store to buy some feed with their last dollar. Outside the store, a huckster is selling pills to create all... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Joe Dougherty, Tedd Pierce
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Porky and some of his fellow sailors are on shore leave in a bar. A pirate captain discovers that his own crew has jumped ship and forces everyone in the bar to become his crew. The captain... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty
Boom Boom (1936)
Family | War | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

World War I, apparently. There is a series of quick blackout gags, including a soldier that throws the pin, is blown sky-high by the grenade, and is caught in a net by an ambulance driver; ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty
Porky's Pet (1936)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Porky and his pet ostrich, Lulu, get invited to perform on Broadway for $75/week. But first they have to get there, and the train conductor won't let the ostrich board. Porky sneaks her on.... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Joe Dougherty
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The gold rush. Beans finds gold in the mountains and rushes into town with the news. Soon, everyone (except Porky's daughter Little Kitty, who Beans fancies) has rushed out to the mountains... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Bernice Hansen
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The narrator sets the scene for a warped version of the classic poem, and the hijinks when assistant Porky gives the blacksmith a rubber horseshoe, then a hot horseshoe on the horse's backside by accident.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Joe Twerp, Tex Avery, Joe Dougherty
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Porky, along with everyone else, is hitchhiking to the big wrestling match. He gets a ride from the challenger, but at the arena, Porky is mistaken for the challenger and gets thrown into ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Joe Dougherty
Westward Whoa (1936)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Porky Pig and his friends Beans, Little Kitty and Ham and Ex, travel as pioneers toward the western frontier. As their wagon travels across the prairie, Ham and Ex cause trouble by ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Bernice Hansen
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Bernice Hansen
Alpine Antics (1936)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Prolog: various animals enjoy winter sports. Beans sees a notice of a ski race, and decides to enter. But so does a bad guy (who looks more than a little like Disney's Pete). The bad guy ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Mabel the Fat Lady (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty ...
Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
...
The Bomber (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

A crazed bomber is terrorizing the city. Meanwhile, a young Porky is a few cents shy of buying an ice cream soda; he starts earning it by picking up items people drop and handing them to him. But the bomber is not pleased to be on the receiving end of Porky's good deed... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 April 1936 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Stage actress Lucille La Verne provided the voice of "The Bomber". It was surprising for La Verne to do a cartoon since, at that time, many stage actors refused to do film, much less a cartoon. About a year later, La Verne voiced the Wicked Queen/Old Crone, in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). See more »

Connections

Edited into Cinderella Meets Fella (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Fella with the Fiddle
(uncredited)
Music by Charlie Abbott
Played briefly during the opening credits
Also played when Porky watches through the window
Played often in the score and at the end
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Tex Avery, Porky Pig and terrorism
3 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

Also have much admiration for Tex Avery, an animation genius whose best cartoons are animated masterpieces and some of the best he ever did. 'The Blow Out' is fairly early career Avery, but it's a good, very good even, early Avery cartoon. For Avery, 'The Blow Out' is fairly tame with his uniquely wacky style being more obvious from the 40s onward, a sense that he was still finding his style. Porky is fun and appealing, but there is a vast personal preference for Mel Blanc voicing Porky than Joe Dougherty, who didn't sound as natural as the character.

However, the animation in 'The Blow Out' is characteristically great with the inventive and atmospheric use of shadow being particularly striking. The music score is energetic and lush.

Only Avery could make something entertaining out of a very serious subject like terrorism. The material here is not as imaginative or as hilarious as the material when he properly found his style, but it's still well timed and funny while never including anything that will offend.

The pace throughout is lively and the characters are a lot of fun. Dougherty as Porky aside, the voice acting is good especially Lucille La Verne (best known as the evil queen in 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs').

All in all, good well-made fun but Avery is not at his best. 8/10 Bethany Cox


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page