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Porky Pig / Theater Usher / Cold Promise / Professor Widebottom / Sterling (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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This short is featured on the Warner Bros. DVD for The Old Maid (1939). See more »

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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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There's a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame
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Written by Dave Franklin and Cliff Friend
Sung by a chorus as "There's a Brand New Show That's Opening Today"
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The spoofs, puns and gags keep it afloat
22 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'The Film Fan' may not be a Bob Clampett classic, but it is still a lot of fun and is a good showcase of what made Clampett's style so unique and imaginative.

Porky is a bit bland and is so underused that he's mostly pointless. The story is a tad rushed and a touch silly. 'The Film Fan' is however well worth watching, with some knowing, easy to spot and affectionate spoofs (The Lone Ranger), endearingly silly and deliciously witty puns and extremely inventive sight gags. The ending is similarly a riot, as is the germs under the microscope.

On top of that, the animation is remarkably pristine, detailed and fluid for an early black and white cartoon, with the characters being well drawn and with imaginative range of expressions. The music is lushly orchestrated and rich in energy and character, not just being dynamic with the action but also enhancing it.

Rest of the characters are a lot of fun, and the voice acting sees very talented prolific voice actors having a ball with their material.

All in all, a strong if not classic cartoon elevated to a higher level by the humour. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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