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Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited ... See full summary »

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Porky Pig / Theater Usher / Cold Promise / Professor Widebottom / Sterling (voice) (uncredited)
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Narrator / Masked Marvel (voice) (uncredited)
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Coming Attractions Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited Porky rushes in and views a series of spoofs of newsreels, movie trailers, feature films, and even the Lone Ranger! Written by Jon Cooke <cooke@megalink.net>

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16 December 1939 (USA)  »

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The Masked Marvel is actually the Lone Stranger from an earlier film, The Lone Stranger and Porky (1939) The animation was re-used for this film. See more »

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Spoofs The Lone Ranger (1938) See more »

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Sticks and Stones
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Music by Al Hoffman and Al Goodhart
Played when Porky walks down the street and past the movie theater
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Worth a watch, although it pales in comparison to 'She Was an Acrobat's Daughter'
3 November 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Bob Clampett's 'The Film Fan' is one of the early Porky Pig cartoons in which Porky is still cast as a little boy. Sent on an errand by his mother and told to come straight home, Porky can't resist going to the cinema. So begins another of the many cinema-set Warner Bros. cartoons. 'The Film Fan' has some nice moments in it, especially the visual gags involving sardine-can-like public transport, a deflating building and an arcade crane machine, but for the most part it is overshadowed by Friz Freleng's 'She Was an Acrobat's Daughter' from two years previously. 'The Film Fan' borrows a few gags from that cartoon but doesn't pull them off nearly as well and, overall, it doesn't evoke a sense of being in the cinema like Freleng's cartoon did so well. Also, as is the case with many of his early starring roles, Porky is almost completely unnecessary and barely features between the gags. His sole purpose seems to be to set up the closing gag and to provide the cartoon with a star name, even if that star spends the majority of the cartoon off screen. Nevertheless, Porky fills the role as well as any other character could have done and there's enough good material here (including a very funny spoof of The Lone Ranger towards the end) to make 'The Film Fan' worth a watch, if not exactly worthy of ecstatic recommendation.


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