A travelogue spotlights the tropical island of Pingo Pongo, showing the unusual flora and fauna and the lives of the happy natives.

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A travelogue spotlights the tropical island of Pingo Pongo, showing the unusual flora and fauna and the lives of the happy natives.

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One of the "Censored 11" banned from T.V. syndication by United Artists in 1968 (then the owners of the Looney Tunes film library) for alleged racism. Ted Turner continued the ban when he was hired and stated that these films will not be re-issued and will not be put on Home Video. These cartoons will probably never air on television again, and only non-Warner Bros. licensed public domain video tapes will probably ever have these cartoons on them. See more »

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Music by Harry Warren
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Banned... but funny in parts
15 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This Warner Brothers cartoon does not feature any of their famous cast of characters, instead it takes the form of a travelogue, following the voyage of a cruise ship from New York to the Pacific island of Pingo Pongo. Once on the island it starts by showing us the strange native fauna which includes a mocking bird which repeats everything the commentator says in a sarcastic tone and a gazelle which when asked to stop so we can get a look at her stands on her hind legs to show off a (human shaped) feminine figure.

The problems start in the second half when we are introduced to the native population; these are drawn in a way that one might think they were meant to be apes if one wasn't told otherwise. There were still a few decent jokes though, at one point we are told that the native is unaware he is being filmed then he whips out a camera and takes a photograph. I must admit that I was fairly amused by this overall, especially the sight gags that seemed popular in early cartoons, I could have done without the locals being drawn the way they were but wasn't too offended.


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