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Old Glory (1939)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Drama  |  1 July 1939 (USA)
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Porky balks at learning the Pledge of Allegiance until Uncle Sam appears to him in a dream and gives him a lesson in American history.

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Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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Patrick Henry (archive sound) (uncredited)
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Uncle Sam, Paul Revere (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky takes a nap after refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Uncle Sam comes to him in his dreams and explains to him what the Pledge of Allegiance realistically means, and how it honors those who gave their life for the nation. Porky Pig then sees the error of his ways. Written by Mike Konczewski

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1 July 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Merrie Melodies: Old Glory  »

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This was Chuck Jones's first short with Porky Pig. See more »

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Featured in Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
Played when Abraham Lincoln is presented
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This civics lesson brought to you by Warner Brothes and Porky Pig

With the amount of attention being currently given to the Pledge of Allegiance and when (or even whether) it should be said, this cartoon sets forth a very direct and basic value to those words that still holds over 60 years later. Allegiance should (actually I feel that it MUST) be given freely and by choice or its valueless. This cartoon, through effective use of rotoscoping (at least it looks like rotoscoping), is an enlightening look into the value of patriotism and makes some compelling arguments in its favor. Recommended.


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