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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 catches a dream version of Porky and takes him home to the fish's family. Porky narrowly escapes, but has run-ins with other marine life, only to awaken and throw his catch back. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The Guy from the Isle of Capri
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The First Classic Porky Short
20 September 2017 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fish Tales (1936)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Classic Porky Pig short has him going fishing but before long he grows tired so he decides to take a nap. In his nap he dreams that he is captured by a fish and prepared for its dinner.

FISH TALES is the first Porky short that I'd call a classic. It's also a film that came out just as the character was growing popular and I'd say that plenty of children got nightmares watching their favorite pig tied up and about to be eaten. What's so fun about this short is that it really does work the nightmare aspect so well and it's pretty intense as poor Porky gets closer and closer to being eaten. The animation was also extremely good and I really loved the underwater sequences. While some kids might have gotten nightmares, there's also some good fun here and there's no question that it was the best of the early Porky shorts up to this time.


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