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 »

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(as Fred Avery)
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Joe Dougherty ...
Porky Pig / Porky's Poppa (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce ...
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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 kinds of weather, and they really work. Porky buys them instead of the feed, but when he gets home, his angry father throws them on the ground. The animals eat the pills, and are afflicted with lightning, earthquakes, fog, etc. Finally, Porky explains, and he and his father go looking for the rain pill, but before they can get it, a duck (still afflicted by a wind pill) eats it. Fortunately, the wind causes the duck to eject the rain pill into a cloud and the farm is saved. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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pill | rain | farm | weather | fog | See All (18) »


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1 August 1936 (USA)  »

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Edited into Sioux Me (1939) See more »

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March of the Spiders
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Music by Hubert Bath (as Eric Marco)
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weather these days does seem to be getting more erratic
25 July 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Back when Porky Pig was Warner Bros. top cartoon star - and before Mel Blanc was providing his voice - they made this cartoon about Porky buying weather-making seeds for his farm. Since "Porky the Rain-Maker" came out pretty early on, we shouldn't expect to see any of the really wacky gags that became a staple of Warner Bros. animation through the '40s and '50s. But one might interpret this cartoon as a preview of the erratic weather that we now see due to global warming. Of course, I see a lot of things that probably aren't there; I'm sure that they probably intended this as a silly cartoon, and it comes out like that. Worth seeing, if only once. As it's not currently available on video or DVD, you can find it on YouTube.


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