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Porky at the Crocadero (1938)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  5 February 1938 (USA)
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The Crocadero nightclub. Porky has his diploma from the Sucker Correspondence School of music, and has dreams of being a bandleader, but he's broke. He gets a job at the club washing dishes... See full summary »

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The Crocadero nightclub. Porky has his diploma from the Sucker Correspondence School of music, and has dreams of being a bandleader, but he's broke. He gets a job at the club washing dishes. His boss mistakes Porky going after a fly for loafing and fires him. His bandleaders don't show, and he brings Porky back to impersonate several famous bandleaders. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Spoofs Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937) See more »

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We're Working Our Way Through College
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Excellent
9 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I do love Looney Tunes, and while I do like Porky- he is very endearing- I do think he works better in support. This time though he is the lead as a band leader and his endearing personality is worked to great advantage. And it helps that he is in an excellent cartoon as well. I didn't find the Cab Calloway imitation offensive but by today's standard there is a shade of political incorrectness about it. That said, the rest of the humour and caricatures work wonders, Paul Whiteman's was a definite standout. The animation is beautifully drawn and lovingly shaded in black and white. Nothing looks crude or flat here. The pacing is crisp and efficient, there is some great dialogue, especially "today you are a ham" and Mel Blanc's voice work is typically adept, if not perhaps among his best. The best asset though is the music, which is so upbeat and catchy that it'd raise the spirits of anybody regardless of their mood before. All in all, an excellent cartoon if not among my absolute favourites. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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