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Porky the Fireman (1938)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 4 June 1938 (USA)
Porky and his friends try to save a theatrical boarding house.

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Porky and his friends try to save a theatrical boarding house.

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Spoofs Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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Boulevardier from the Bronx
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Music by Harry Warren
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Termite Terrace Burns the Mouse
22 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

In 1935, Disney's MICKEY'S FIRE BRIGADE was a great cartoon. Three years later, under the direction of Frank Tashlin, PORKY THE FIREMAN took the same subject and did it forty times as well. Clocking in at 40 gags per minute, a sensible plot and excellent animation, this movie marked the end of Disney's domination of animation. Three years later, the Clampett satire of FANTASIA, A CORNY CONCERTO, would seal the issue.


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