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Porky's Hero Agency (1937)

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Porky is reading the myth of the Greek gorgon, who turned everyone she looked at into stone. Mother tells him it's bed time; he dreams of being the hero that saves Greece, Porkyakarkus. The... See full summary »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Porky's Mother (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky Pig / Emperor Jones (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce ...
The Gorgon (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky is reading the myth of the Greek gorgon, who turned everyone she looked at into stone. Mother tells him it's bed time; he dreams of being the hero that saves Greece, Porkyakarkus. The Gorgon runs a photo studio; Porky sneaks in and grabs her life-restoring needle, saving civilization just before he wakes up. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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4 December 1937 (USA)  »

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The name "Porkykarkus" is a reference to Parkyakarkas the Greek, a character played by Harry Einstein on the radio show "The Chase & Sanborn Hour" hosted by Eddie Cantor from 1931 through 1940. See more »

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At the beginning of the Emperor's fireside chat, the fireplace has no fire. In the next shot there is a fire, but only as a still image. For the rest of the scene the fire is fully animated. See more »

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References The Emperor Jones (1933) See more »

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The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
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Written by Dave Franklin and Cliff Friend
Played during the merry-go-round bit
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Dreaming of Wackyland
4 September 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Bob Clampett, director of this cartoon, was one of the great cartoon directors that made Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies so great. His greatest strength was his ability to take images and ideas and stretch them endlessly and his great masterpiece, PORKY IN WACKYLAND is the great exemplar of that.

But here, in this short where Porky dreams of being an ancient Greek hero who fights the gorgon, we see that same sensibility. This is a riotous cartoon, full of puns both verbal and visual, and wild images. This would be, I feel, a great cartoon, except for one small flaw: it is all couched as a dream. But even with that, it is still excellent and a rarely seen cartoon. If you have a chance, don't miss it.


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