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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 »

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Billy Bletcher ...
Beans (voice)
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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; one soldier's encounters with very smart bullets; a machine gunner with the jitters. Porky leads a charge, but with no support from his company, he runs back and dives under Beans' bunk. After a quick chorus of "You're in the Army Now," a messenger pigeon drops in with news that General Hardtack is being held prisoner. They dash off in a motorcycle/sidecar, chased by another smart bullet, and arrive in the nick of time to dispatch the general's captors. They fly off in a plane and get shot down to end up together in the hospital. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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29 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Yankee Doodle
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Porky as a doughboy in WWI...
13 February 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

There's a primitive look to BOOM BOOM which is well titled because the soundtrack is full of exploding shells, all of which have a habit of aiming for their target with such accuracy that they actually follow Porky and his doughboy pals as they run across the front lines of battle. The plot is a simple one involving Porky's decision to help rescue a prisoner from "the bad guys" by using his wits to outsmart the enemy.

It's a bit disconcerting to watch these cartoons in B&W when we're all used to seeing our cartoon favorites in vivid color these days and the animation is definitely a bit tacky by today's standards--or maybe "crude" is a better word.

Manages to hold the interest for its brief running time, but it's definitely not likely to get much of a rise from today's Porky the Pig fans used to more streamlined animation. It appears as a short subject on the Errol Flynn Signature Collection for CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE.


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