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Release Date:
16 December 1939 (USA) See more »
Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign... See more » | Add synopsis »
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everything's fun when it's a joke See more (5 total) »


  (in alphabetical order)

Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Theater Usher / Cold Promise / Professor Widebottom / Sterling (voice) (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Narrator / Masked Marvel (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce ... Coming Attractions Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Clampett 
Produced by
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
Raymond Katz .... supervising producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Norm McCabe .... animator (as Norman McCabe)
Vive Risto .... animator
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
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7 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
everything's fun when it's a joke, 30 September 2007
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

One of the many short cartoons from Porky Pig's early days has him sneaking into a movie theater chock full of every pun imaginable. I should identify that these puns are basically groaners that one would expect to find in math homework or in crossword puzzles. But you gotta admit that there are some funny ones in there.

Even beyond word jokes, the cartoon never misses an opportunity for a sight gag. Whether it's the guy's legs, or what happens in the Lone Stranger movie, they keep the surprises coming at you at full speed. So, even if "The Film Fan" isn't the greatest cartoon created by the Termite Terrace crowd, you should still at least watch it for some laughs. It's sure to elicit at least some.

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