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Porky's Poppa (1938)

We take a tour of Porky's Poppa's farm, to the tune of Old MacDonald. After meeting several animals, "on this farm, he has a mortgage" which he frets over, particularly since Bessie has ... See full summary »

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Porky Pig / Porky's Poppa / Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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We take a tour of Porky's Poppa's farm, to the tune of Old MacDonald. After meeting several animals, "on this farm, he has a mortgage" which he frets over, particularly since Bessie has stopped producing milk. Poppa orders an Acme milk producing robot, and the beast vs. machine battle is on. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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"Porky's Poppa" contains one of the first ever references to ACME in a Warner Brothers cartoon. In this case, Porky's Poppa orders an ACME mechanical cow via telephone. And true of ACME products to come, said robot causes considerable mayhem. See more »

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Edited into Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars (1988) See more »

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The animation, music and cows steal the show
11 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Bob Clampett's cartoons often were high in energy and fun and displayed a uniquely wacky visual style that one can recognise immediately.

'Porky's Poppa' may not quite one of his masterpieces, but it is still a great cartoon that has Clampett's style all over it.

Carl Stalling's energetically high-voltage, luscious, rousing, dynamic and action-enhancing music score and inspired arrangements of pre-existing music shows off his genius. Absolutely love his unique version of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm".

The animation is deliciously wacky, eye-popping, rich in detail and high in imagination.

Loved the pacing, with many unpredictable and deliciously bizarre gags that come thick and fast at you, going seamlessly from one to another without being rushed and disjointed. The opening and the fast and furious chase scene are the most memorable.

Porky is likable enough, though the cows are much funnier, have more screen time and make much more of an impact especially the mechanical one. The voice acting is strong, interesting that the duck voiced by Clampett himself is a little reminiscent of Daffy Duck but sounds Donald Duck-esque.

All in all, a great cartoon where the animation, music and cows are the high-points, as well as that it's hugely entertaining. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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