A cruise to Nome, Alaska, starts with some cruise-ship jokes: the ship pulls out of the harbor like a car, raising anchor also raises the front of the boat, the ship follows the coast by ...
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Police officer Porky is called to investigate strange noises at a house that might be haunted. Before he arrives, we tour the house and hear some evil-sounding cackles, which, it turns out,... See full summary »
Porky Pig stars as the Pied Piper, who thinks he has taken care of all the mice. However, there is one rogue mouse that he is unable to catch. So he tries an old-fashioned mouse trap (a cat... See full summary »
Petunia Pig and Porky Pig, each from two families, declare peace between their respective families, the Martins and the McCoys, who have been violently feuding all this time. The happy ... See full summary »
Sons of the Pioneers
This travelogue across America is filled with sight gags such as the 'Old Reliable' geyser spitting into a spittoon, cliff-dwelling Indians who walk horizontally up and down the faces of ... See full summary »
Mr. (and Mrs.!) Daffy Duck are expecting four ducklings; Daffy plays the nervous father, and Porky drops by to offer congratulations. Soon, a bald eagle hijacks the runt of the litter, and ... See full summary »
Out hunting in the jungle with his spear, African native boy Inki keeps narrowly missing his prey: a parrot, a giraffe, even a butterfly. Then there's that weird black bird with the ... See full summary »
A tour of the waters near a South Sea island, introducing us to the various kinds of marine life, including the pickled herring, the hermit crab, the starfish, a seahorse race, and many ... See full summary »
Porky asks Petunia on a picnic. Unfortunately, bratty baby Pinkie tags along. First he separates their sidecar from Porky's scooter, then he torments a squirrel with scissors and Porky with... See full summary »
Porky runs a hotel in the small town of Donut Center ("what a hole"). A goat with gout checks in for a rest, but a talkative duck child will prevent him from getting it particularly when he... See full summary »
A cruise to Nome, Alaska, starts with some cruise-ship jokes: the ship pulls out of the harbor like a car, raising anchor also raises the front of the boat, the ship follows the coast by curving around it. On arrival, we see some local scenes: A penguin eats two fish, then is eaten by the third; the dogs of a dog sled stop (behind an iceberg) at a telephone pole; a timber wolf goes around shouting "Timber!" Two Eskimos rub noses: in preparation, the woman applies lipstick to her nose. Finally, an Eskimo nightclub (after all, the nights are six months long) features a rotoscoped ice skater. The ship leaves, and gets caught in the fog near New York; when the fog clears, we see the ship is perched atop the World's Fair Trilon. Written by
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A double parody-sending up both newsreels and travelogues in one short
Tex Avery did quite a few shorts lampooning the travelogue shorts that were prevalent in the 1930s and one or two satires on the newsreels pre-television visual accounts of news of the week/month. Here he does a short presented in the form of a newsreel that pokes fun at travelogues. Very nice figureskating sequence using rotoscoping -the shooting of live-action footage that is later animated-that is one of the better bits. Good short, but Avery did better in the same vein. Still worth seeking out (I personally think that even Avery's less successful shorts are better or as good as some other directors best work!). Recommended.
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